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Hear Fucked Up’s Damian Abraham Interview Metz’s Chris Slorach

If you aren’t listening to Fucked Up frontman Damian Abraham’s Turned Out A Punk podcast, you totally should be. Once a week, Abraham brings talks to some musical luminary about growing up within punk rock and how it’s affected their lives, and Abraham gets deep and nerdy about specific bands and records. The conversations with… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 13, 2015 - 3:10 pm

Tegan And Sara, Fucked Up, Metric, Metz Appear In Toronto Indie Rock Video Game

Loud On Planet X is a new music-themed video game from Pop Sandbox, an indie gaming studio based in Toronto. The synopsis is essentially this: Players are transported to a distant planet, where they play music to counteract alien attacks. It’s kind of like Rock Band-meets-Guitar Hero in space. The game developers have been working… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / May 5, 2015 - 4:26 pm

Album Of The Week: Metz II

This is one of those weeks where there’s just an insane array of good music, where it feels like you’re shorting seven other albums if you pick a single one and name it the best. This could’ve gone any number of different ways. Downtown Boys’ Full Communism is a furious and urgent and needed skronk-hardcore… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 5, 2015 - 1:57 pm

Metz – “The Swimmer” Video

Toronto sludge-monster power trio Metz are a day away from releasing their mean-as-fuck new album II. And after sharing the early tracks “Acetate” and “Spit You Out,” as well as a stream of the whole album, they’ve made a video for “The Swimmer,” another, big, heavy bag of hate. Directors Michael Leblanc and Scott Cudmore’… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 4, 2015 - 9:04 am

Stream Metz II

The thundering Toronto pigfuck power trio Metz wrecked whole worlds with their 2012 self-titled debut. They took their time in putting together II, the big follow-up, but it’s finally about to arrive. The new album is leaner and more direct than its predecessor, but it also has bigger riffs and bigger hooks. It’s just a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 27, 2015 - 12:40 pm

Metz – “Spit You Out”

Toronto scuzz-assailants Metz will put out their sophomore Sub Pop release II in early May, and we’ve already heard the record’s debut single “Acetate.” Today, Metz are sharing “Spit You Out,” a caustic and spitting single that initiates with a rapid-fire drum-beat. Alex Edkins told Fader the following about the song’s title:… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / April 6, 2015 - 1:34 pm

FLOODFest Announces Impressive Inaugural SXSW 2015 Lineup

We’re nearing the end of February, which means every inbox in the music industry is overflowing with SXSW showcase announcements. Today, FLOOD Magazine revealed that their debut SXSW showcase, FLOODFest, will be held in none other than the Cedar Street Courtyard, which use to be the longstanding venue of the now-defunct Filter Magazine. As it… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / February 19, 2015 - 11:35 am

Metz – “Acetate”

Canadian pigfuck aggressors Metz will return with their second LP this May. As predicted, it will be called II. Opening track and lead single “Acetate” is as brutal as we’ve come to expect from this band, a ferocious noise-punk skree that will absolutely crush you if you cross its path. Do that below. More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 17, 2015 - 10:24 am

Watch A Teaser For METZ’s New Album

METZ, a band entirely deserving of all caps, will return with a second LP for Sub Pop this spring, the follow-up to 2012’s crusher of a self-titled debut. The band released a video teaser today that says as much, so watch it and get stoked. More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 27, 2015 - 5:29 pm

Photos: 38 Bands Say Goodbye To Death By Audio

Williamsburg DIY venue Death By Audio, which became a staple in the Brooklyn scene after opening in 2007, has now closed its doors for the last time. On Saturday night, Lightning Bolt, JEFF The Brotherhood, A Place To Bury Strangers, and Grooms played the space out for good, but bands have been stopping by to… More »

By: Peter Helman / November 24, 2014 - 11:26 am

METZ – “I’m A Bug” (Urinals Cover) (Stereogum Premiere)

I’m A Bug” is one many fine minimalist outbursts by late-’70s SoCal punk trio the Urinals, but there’s nothing minimalist about METZ. The Toronto trio are the latest to cover “I’m A Bug” — joining Halo of Flies, Lili Z., Meatmen, Ceremony and Sex Cult — and they’ve turned it into one of their patented… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 30, 2014 - 10:00 am

Godspeed You! Black Emperor Win Polaris Music Prize 2013

Godspeed You! Black Emperor’s Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend! won this year’s Polaris Music Prize, the annual award for Canadian Album Of The Year as chosen by a jury of music journalists, broadcasters, and bloggers. Hosted by previous Polaris nominees Kathleen Edwards and Shad, this year’s ceremony was held in Toronto earlier this evening and featured… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / September 23, 2013 - 11:22 pm

Watch METZ Cover The Damned

As part of the A.V. Club’s Undercover video series, in which bands cover songs that we might not expect them to cover, Toronto post-hardcore bashers METZ recently stood outside a Chicago chicken spot in what looks like blistering heat to cover a not-all-that-surprising song. For their entry, METZ took on the Damned’s first-wave punk rager… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 2, 2013 - 1:00 pm

METZ – “Can’t Understand”

Three weeks in, this summer’s Adult Swim Singles Series has already given us new tracks from El-P and Killer Mike’s Run The Jewels project and from Kitty. This week, the series takes an abrupt left turn away from rap and into the feral, punishing post-hardcore of the Toronto trio METZ. The latest entry is METZ’… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 24, 2013 - 10:55 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Once again, the best piece of music-related video wasn’t a music video this week; it was this haunting performance from Neil Young and Willie Nelson, and we can thank CMT, of all possible cable networks, for its existence. (Jim James on Letterman was also pretty great.) Meanwhile, weirdo giants of the music-video field like NabilMore »

By: Tom Breihan / June 21, 2013 - 12:37 pm

METZ – “Get Off” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

The face-ripping Canadian post-hardcore power trio METZ released their awesomely punishing self-titled debut last year, and now their Sub Pop labelmate Chad VanGaalen has directed them a video for the surging, anthemic “Get Off,” one of that album’s standouts. It’s gross, nutso Heavy Metal-style animated comic-book surrealism, and it tells us of the fate of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 19, 2013 - 10:05 am

Photos: METZ, White Lung, Mrs. Magician @ Troubadour, West Hollywood 4/29/13

Having previously rocked The Echo and tearing off the roof at the Stereogum Range Life party, METZ returned to the Troubadour with another heap of sledgehammer guitars, earthshaking drums, and skull-numbing bass. Rounding out the noisy bill was the raucous spitfire anthems of White Lung and reverb soaked garage rock of Mrs. Magician. Check out… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / April 30, 2013 - 2:38 pm

SXSW 2013: Stereogum Range Life, Featuring Youth Lagoon, METZ, Sky Ferreira, Hundred Waters, Bleeding Rainbow, Lakutis

For an afternoon, Stereogum got the keys to the Hype Hotel, bringing at all-over-the-place lineup of performers to the cavernous space. Bleeding Rainbow opened things up early on, admirably wailing their way through fuzzily direct garage-pop and hitting big, harmonious notes while many of us were still wiping sleep from our eyes. Hundred Waters’ electronic,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 16, 2013 - 2:59 pm

METZ – “Wasted” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

In his video for “Wasted,” a clangorous lurch from the noisy Toronto post-hardcore band METZ, director Scott Cudmore turns a setting as mundane as a photo-portrait studio into something absolutely fucked and wrong, using digital distortion and rictus smiles and absolutely deranged-looking people to create total nightmare fuel. The song was already pretty fucking heavy… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 5, 2013 - 10:21 am

Stereogum Range Life 2013 Lineup

In a few weeks we join the herd and migrate south by southwest to Austin, where the bands are second in number only to the brands. And we’re throwing our own branded show (what’s up, Taco Bell and Rdio) rife with great bands and free tacos. It’s called Range Life, as we like to call… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 27, 2013 - 10:55 am
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