Tuesday, May 17, 2016


"Brooklyn's most batshit insane extreme music act... Was is a lethal injection of schizophrenic mathcore."

Meek Is Murder has revealed the first taste of its new, fourth album, Wasopening track "Black Lung" is now streaming via MetalSucks in the form of a video shot during the recording of the album at GodCity Studio with producer Kurt Ballou (Converge, Nails).

Watch the "Black Lung" studio video, here:


Recorded and mixed by Ballou and mastered by Alan Douches (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Tombs), Was is the most powerful distillation of the Meek Is Murder sound yet recorded. MetalSucks calls the band "Brooklyn's most batshit insane extreme music act"; Noisey has described it as "Damaged-era Black Flag in a car crash with metallic hardcore merchants Botch." Was bursts with full-throttle D-beats and epic, free-falling riffs, bridging the short attention span grind of Pig Destroyer or Graf Orlock, with soulful, end-of-the-world noise-core.

Frontman Mike Keller describes the concept behind Was: "Typical humans, we think about the past a lot. We romanticize it to reconcile a disappointing present. We re-write history so it reads the way we wish it went. We black it out when it's just too much. And worst of all, we forget. It's a struggle to appreciate the good things or recognize the negative ones at the time they occur."

Was is set for a July 15th release.

Meek Is Murder heads to Europe this week for a full European tour, ending with a slot on the stellar Temples Fest!

May 20 - Brighton, UK @ Cowley Club w/ Svalbard

May 21 - London, UK @ The Dome w/ Svalbard
May 22 - Capelle aan den Ijsell, NL @ Capsloc w/ Svalbard
May 24 - Dresden, DE @ MI6 w/ Svalbard
May 25 - Innsbruck, AT @ PMK w/ Svalbard
May 26 - Vienna, AT @ Venster 99 w/ Svalbard
May 27 - Budapest, HU @ Durerkert w/ Svalbard
May 28 - Graz, AT @ Sub w/ Svalbard
May 29 - Zagreb, HR @ AKC Attack w/ Svalbard
May 30 - Milan, IT @ Casa Occupata Gorizia w/ Svalbard
May 31 - Geneva, CH @ La Makhno w/ Svalbard
Jun 1 - Paris, FR @ Le Buzz w/ Svalbard
Jun 2 - Basingstoke, UK @ Sanctuary w/ Svalbard
Jun 4 - Bristol, UK @ Temples Festival w/ Melvins, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, All Pigs Must Die
Jul 2 - Ithaca, NY @ One Fest w/ Dragged Into Sunlight, Primitive Man, Cult Leader

Cover art by Dan Miccio
Photo by Dean Chooch Landry