Whelans, Dublin: 1st May, 2018: Click here to view available tickets.
Tickets priced €17.50 inclusive of booking fee
METZ is inarguably one of the best live bands around, and this incredible footage proves it. Watch them deliver blistering performances of the politically-charged Strange Peace standout “Mr. Plague,” and “Eraser,” the A-side from their split Three One G/Sub Pop single from 2016, filmed live during their European tour in Paris at Le Trabendo on November 21st, 2017 by La Blogothèque for ARTE Concert [view here].
METZ’s 2017 tour dates in support of Strange Peace resume Wednesday, December 7th in Seattle at Neumos and continue through to December 15th in Austin at The Mohawk. The band will see support from labelmates Moaning (Dec. 7th-15th) and Cherubs (Dec. 15th).
The band have also announced a new, European headlining and festival tour for 2018, which begins April 19th in Amsterdam at Paradiso Noord and ends May 5th in Leffinge, Belgium at De Zwerver. The 2018 trek will bring METZ to the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Italy, Germany, France, Ireland, and the UK.
Recently, METZ delivered a mind-altering visual for “Drained Lake” from Strange Peace [view here]. Directed by Shayne Ehman (who also directed the band's video for “Cellophane”) the piece highlights nothing less than the transient nature of time and space, through cutlery and kitchen wares [view here].
Strange Peace is available now on CD / LP / DL / CS worldwide (except in Canada) from Sub Pop [link here]. In Canada, Strange Peace is available from Royal Mountain Records [link here].
What people are saying about METZ’s Strange Peace
“Strange Peace is more - more intense, more melodic, more brutal, more confident.” [4/5] - DIY
“With Strange Peace, METZ have created an album that still largely has one foot rooted in the best of their past, but sees the other stretching forward into a future that is just as riotous. Long may it continue.” [8/10] - The Line of Best Fit
“Laden with hypnotic riffs and Alex Edkins’ delightfully coarse vocals, the album has a basement-to-radio quality. METZ maintains the relentless punk energy from their first two albums, but with a more accessible play-through; Strange Peace could serve as a comfortable introduction to noise punk....Born out of political defiance, punk rock is a necessary retort at this juncture; it can’t be dead, especially if METZ has anything to say about it.” – Stereogum
"Hardcore fans can rest easy knowing that METZ haven't skimped on the nitrous-fuelled angst that has inspired legions of us to smash windows with our faces since 2012." - Under the Radar
"Strange Peace is an album that just sounds great from front to back, consistently knocking it out of the park with heavy guitars, concrete drums, and basslines that threaten speaker systems everywhere." - Northern Transmissions
"The band’s third album, Strange Peace, is very much like its first two, and that is a good thing. Each is single-minded in its purpose and methods. There are no ballads, no songs that are quiet or long or contemplative. Instead, there is a constant search for a frequency that is thrilling and a commitment to it." [8/10] - Popmatters
“Strange Peace is as raucous and fun as you want a METZ record to be.” [4/5]- Dork
"The Toronto-based trio METZ have incorporated harmony into their heavy sound on their third full-length. They shift away from all-out abrasion, adding color to their eruptions."- Pitchfork