There was a time, in recent history, when you needed to have at least twelve members to even be considered a band in Canada. It was nearly impossible to tour if you didn’t have access to some kind of personnel carrier, and making a record involved several years of tambourine overdubs. You know there were kids out there who just wanted to get in a van and play loud as hell through an Ampeg stack or a four-piece drum kit, but how could you call it a band if you didn’t even know a French horn player? By 2008, band membership had reached a critical mass. You’d go to a show and you might be the only person in the room who wasn’t playing an instrument. Hard times.
Thankfully, there are always a few naturally resourceful people who refuse to be intimidated or excluded from making their own wild racket in public. Alex Edkins, Hayden Menzies and Chris Slorach have been around long enough to know that if you can’t fit it in the van, it’s not worth bringing. METZ play like one brutally heavy instrument with three heads, slashing heavy-gauge strings, bending guitar and bass necks in weird unison, along with what is probably the loudest drumming you’ve ever heard. It’s a return to everything that’s good about loud, ecstatic live music; a frantic nod to Nation of Ulysses, Shellac, The Pixies, The Jesus Lizard, and Public Image Ltd. at their most vicious, while still carving out some heavy new business. They play the instruments, the amps, and the room.
Over the last three-and-a-half years, METZ have slayed in basements, skate shops, clubs, and festivals, sharing stages with Mission…
Canada’s METZ are a return to everything that’s good about loud, ecstatic live music; a frantic nod to Nation of Ulysses, Shellac, The Pixies, The Jesus Lizard, and Public…
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Thursday, December 12, 2013
Bodega (Wellington, NZ), Wellington, New Zealand
Friday, December 13, 2013
King's Arms, Auckland New Zealand
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Union Sound Hall, Winnipeg Canada
Big Fun Festival!
Friday, January 24, 2014
Starlight Room, Edmonton Canada
Saturday, January 25, 2014
Republik, Calgary Canada
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Sub Pop Festival (BR), Sao Paolo Brazil
w/Mudhoney & Obits
Friday, May 16, 2014
Bananada Festival, Goiania Brazil
w/Obits & Mudhoney
- Promo Photo - METZ logo (PDF)
- Promo Photo - METZ 2012 Colin Medley 3
- Promo Photo - METZ 2012 Colin Medley 2
- Promo Photo - Photo Credit: Robby Reis
- Bio - METZ bio
- Cover - METZ
- Admat - METZ