Tuesday, March 10, 2015


The countdown is on to Meek Is Murder's third LP, Onward/Into the Sun, coming May 5th on Rising Pulse Records.

Last week, Noisey premiered the first slice of the new album – the 1-minute ripper of a song, "Outward" – and today Gear Gods presents a video showing the band recording "Outward" at Developing Nations Studio with producer Kevin Bernsten (Magrudergrind, Full of Hell).

Enjoy the video, here.

Comprised of guitarist/vocalist Mike Keller (ex-The Red Chord)drummer Frank Godla (also of Enabler), and bassist Sam Brodsky, Brooklyn's Meek Is Murder has cemented itself as one of that city's new DIY powerhouses. Churning out six releases in six years and playing countless shows with a who's who of modern-day heavy – Converge, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Retox, Fuck the Facts, Cult Leader, Loma Prieta, Old Wounds, and so on – Meek Is Murder is a machine with its controls set to "maximum." The Meek sound is unmistakable and it defies logic: minimal yet massive, comical yet dead serious, filthy yet precise as a watch made in Zurich. Something like the gnarled noise-core of Botch and Coalesce, re-imagined by a young punk with a very short attention span, Meek's tuneage is designed for pure impact. 

Onward/Into the Sun, a collection of the brand new Onward EP and 2012's Into the Sun Where It Falls Off the Sky EP, is the trio's third full-length and sixth overall release.

Rising Pulse Records is the label owned by John Lamacchia of Candiria and Spylacopa.

Meek Is Murder plays Wednesday, March 11th at Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn with Mutoid Man and Primitive Weapons.

"Face-ripping sonic assault of dizzying riffage and bloody-throated screamoidness... Damaged-era Black Flag in a car crash with metallic hardcore merchants Botch."

"Technical hardcore action." 
–Guitar World

"The best mathcore to come along since that genre's big hitters - Botch, Coalesce, Converge - dominated the late '90s."

"A relentless, visceral expression of both pain and hope, [Meek Is Murder] will remind you why you ever got into extreme music in the first place."

"Riffs the size of aircraft carriers... Any of you still lamenting the loss of Botch will fall on this like a pack of hungry wolves."

"[Meek Is Murder] takes the intense fisticuffs of Lords, smashes it against Pig Destroyer's rabid proficiency and still comes across like an exorcism..."