METZ – ” 10-Year Anniversary “

Posted: September 24, 2022 in MUSIC

This autumn, METZ will celebrate the 10-year anniversary of their massively acclaimed self-titled Sub Pop Records debut with a series of North American shows where they will play the album in its entirety. Next month, METZ are headed out on a tour to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their self-titled debut album. Today, they’re sharing two tracks: “Come On Down” a brand-new one featuring IDLES frontman Joe Talbot, and “Heaven’s Gate” which was previously only officially available on a radio station in the video game Cyberpunk 2077 under the pseudonym Blood And Ice.

“Come On Down’ was originally recorded during the “Atlas Vending” sessions but never fully finished,” METZ’s Alex Edkins said in a statement. “During the pandemic I really gravitated towards the idea of collaboration as a way to fill the void left by the loss of live music.” He continued: I reached out to friends from far and wide in order to get that feeling of community that gigs provide. Joe Talbot (IDLES) is a long time friend who METZ has shared the stage with many, many times, and this song was a very natural and fun way to catch up with him and do something positive with our time off the road.

Talbot said: “METZ have been a band we’ve looked up to since they came into our lives and made things better. I will never forget the first time I saw them or any of the other times. Allowing me to sing with them is a gift and I hope you like it. I love it and I love them. Long live METZ.”

The sonic trajectory of METZ; Alex Edkins (guitar & vocals), Hayden Menzies (drums), & Chris Slorach (bass), captures the journey of a band shedding influences & digging deeper into their core—steady propulsive drums, chest-thumping bass lines, bloody-fingered riffs, & the howling angst of fading innocence. A Deluxe Edition of their ST album feat. 3 tracks from a BBC session is out now.

This updated, thirteen-track album features the original ten songs along with bonus versions of “Wet Blanket,” “Wasted,” and “Get Off” from a BBC Radio 1 session at Maida Vale Studios which originally aired on Huw Stephens’ show in 2013.

released October 6th, 2022

Sub Pop Records

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