NEWS : MON, DEC 7, 2015 at 7:00 AM

Watch the new METZ video for “Spit You Out”

Hold on to yer butts: METZ have shared their official video for “Spit You Out”, a standout from II, their acclaimed 2015 album. This thrilling, frenetic video, directed by the band and edited by Scott Cudmore (“The Swimmer,” “Wasted,” “Wet Blanket”), features effects-laden live footage and presents a visceral representation of the band’s sound and deft power in performance.

Noisey calls “Spit You Out” “a menacing track off of II that pits hypnotic noise punk against the grungey godheads of the Pacific Northwest” (see December 7th premiere).

Get Yer METZ:
METZ II is now available for purchase through the Sub Pop Mega MartiTunesAmazon, and Bandcamp.

METZ “Eraser” b/w “Pure Auto” single, will be available January 22nd, 2016 on 7” vinyl from Three One G and digitally from Sub Pop.  The “Eraser” / “Pure Auto” single will come pressed on both green and white colored vinyl and each run is limited to 1,000 copies. It’s now available for preorder through Three One G and the Sub Pop Mega Mart (while supplies last). The single will also be available digitally through megamart.subpop.comiTunes, and Amazon.  

And because you always need more METZ: “Can’t Understand,” their contribution to the 2013 installment of the Adult Swim Singles Series, and is now available to purchase via Sub Pop Mega Mart, iTunes, and Amazon.

METZ’s extensive 2015/16 headlining world tour in support of II resumes January 9th in Cambridge, MA at The Sinclair and currently ends February 20th in Bejing, CN at Mao Livehouse.  Tour highlights 
include: a short east coast/midwest US tour January 9th-16th (with Bully);  January 29th in Tokyo at Fever;  January 30th-February 14th at the multi-city Laneway Festival, held in Singapore, Australia and New Zealand; and appearances in Taiwan and China (February 17-20). (see complete dates below).

METZ II has earned acclaim from the likes of Entertainment Weekly, Rolling StoneThe AV Club, SPIN, Treble, and more. IIscored the band its highest chart position in the U.S. to date, entering at #98 / Billboard Top 200.  In Canada, the album debuted at #27 on the Top 200 albums chart. II also peaked at #8 on theCMJ Top 200 chart.

What people are saying about METZ II:
“Metz colors outside the lines—obliterates them, really.”  - New York Times

“The record twitches with the flying-off-the-rails urgency of the band’s live shows as Metz sandblasts the industrial precision of their first album into a nastier, more shambolic attack.” - Rolling Stone
“These mild-looking Canadians revive the golden age of early Nirvana and ’90s grunge with 10 walloping noise-rockers—but there are surprising hooks amid all the Sturm und Drang.” -Entertainment Weekly
“The record is all killer, no filler.” - AV Club
II is looser and fuzzier than its predecessor… one of 2015’s standout records.” [8.5 / 10] - MAGNET
“This isn’t just purgative music hell-bent on bloodletting and catharsis; it’s also carefully composed, with loving attention paid to fine detail and immaculate precision.” [“First Listen”] - NPR Music
“Creating a soundscape of claustrophobic, ravenous guitar riffs awash in feedback and distortion, with drums that never let you catch your breath. You’ll feel it in your stomach as much as you hear it.” [First Play] - CBC Music
“Album of the Week” - Stereogum
“Hits like a concussion grenade, and you’ll revel in the damage long after the room’s been cleared.” [4/5]- Alternative Press 
II, like the record that preceded it, is still a seasick and unyielding document of brutalist experimentation. But because the trio is willing to explore different avenues, 
 more corners to get lost in.” [8/10] - SPIN
“Album of the Week” - Treble
“A direct gut-punching affair.” [5/5] – DIY
“Bigger, faster, louder, stronger - in many ways II is everything the band’s second record ought to be.” [8/10] - Loud & Quiet
“Bold, unsympathetic and brutally effective.” [8/10] – NME
“Raucous, filthy and hummable in equal measure.” [8/10] - Rock Sound
A second volume of string-bending, amp-busting noise-punk…Awesome.” [4/5] - Time Out London
II is what Metz do best: brazenly truculent hardcore.” - The Guardian
“Few bands anywhere do this sort of thing this well.” - The Quietus
“With II, Metz 
have done more than enough to cement themselves as the new kings of transgressive hard rock, and that’s a crown which is going to be difficult for anyone to wrestle from them.” [8.5/10] - The Line of Best Fit 
“This album has achieved a seemingly impossible feat by sounding even more aggressive than the one that preceded it.” [8/10] - The 405
“The whole record is a dizzy, punk joy - taking itself far less seriously than most proper hardcore bands, whilst sounding twice as aggressive as any of them, and with better tunes.” [8/10] -Drowned in Sound
“II almost feels like Metz wanted to push the boundaries to see just how dark and dirty they could play while still carrying a tune and continuing to draw listeners in with unconventionally gripping arrangements - and good on them, they pulled it off!” [10/10] -Louder Than War

Tour Dates

Jan. 09 - Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair # ^
Jan. 11 - Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel # ^
Jan. 12 - Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church # ^
Jan. 13 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom #
Jan. 14 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg #
Jan. 16 - Chicago, IL - Metro #
Jan. 29 - Tokyo, JP - FEVER
Jan. 30 - Singapore, SP - Laneway Festival
Feb. 01 - Auckland, NZ - Laneway Festival
Feb. 05 - Adelaide, AU - Laneway Festival
Feb. 06 - Brisbane, AU - Laneway Festival
Feb. 07 - Sydney, AU - Laneway Festival
Feb. 10 - Sydney, AU - Oxford Art Factory
Feb. 12 - Melbourne, AU - The Corner**
Feb. 13 - Melbourne, AU - Laneway Festival
Feb. 14 - Perth, AU - Laneway Festival
Feb. 17 - Taipei City, TW - The Wall Livehouse
Feb. 19 - Shanghai, CN - Yuyintang
Feb. 20 - Bejing, CN - Mao Livehouse
* w/ My Disco, The Low Life
** w/ My Disco, Deaf Wish
# w/ Bully
^ w/ So Pitted

Posted by Rachel White