Video: METZ – “Drained Lake”

METZ are marking last month's album Strange Peace with a new video for "Drained Lake," its first single. The combined live action/animation clip satirizes the song's percussive clatter with…
Anna Gaca / October 26, 2017

Stream METZ’s New Album Strange Peace

Toronto rockers METZ are back with more skull-shaking, propulsive punk. Their third LP, Strange Peace, picks up where 2015's II left off, serving up 11 tracks of…
Liz Cantrell / September 14, 2017

Metz Announce New Album Strange Peace, Release “Drained Lake”

Toronto noise-rock purveyors Metz have announced their third full-length album, Strange Peace. They've also released "Drained Lake," a relentless yet compact tumult that plays like a slightly slicker version of…
Anna Gaca / August 2, 2017

Get ‘Caught Up’ in METZ’s Ferocious New Song

METZ, the post-hardcore group who shred in the face of Canadian stereotypes, have shared a raging new track that sees the Toronto-based outfit partner with garage-punk regular…
James Grebey / April 11, 2016

METZ Share Explosive New Single, ‘Eraser’

Following this year's sophomore record, II, METZ has unveiled a crashing new single. Titled "Eraser," the booming cut will be available on 7" along with another…
Rachel Brodsky / October 13, 2015

Fucked Up’s Damian Abraham Interviewed METZ’s Chris Slorach

Fucked Up's Damian Abraham hosts a weekly podcast, Turned Out a Punk, where he sits down with a big name in the music or entertainment industry and talks…
James Grebey / May 13, 2015

Review: Post-Hardcore Stalwarts METZ Vary Their Mutilation Technique on ‘II’

8SPIN Rating: 8 of 10Release Date: May 04, 2015Label: Sub PopWith the imposing physicality of their music's warped hardcore handiwork, METZ to date has not…
Colin Joyce / May 5, 2015

METZ Drop Grimy, .GIF-Like Video for ‘The Swimmer’

Toronto noise-rock outfit METZ are releasing their aptly named sophomore album, METZ II, today, and they shared a new music video to boot. The visuals for "The Swimmer,"
James Grebey / May 4, 2015

Stream METZ’s Combustible Rager of a Sophomore LP, ‘II’

On their second album, II, METZ have gotten, if anything, even more powerful. The Toronto-via-Ottawa ragers say and sound like they hail from the "Washington, D.C.
Harley Brown / April 27, 2015

SPIN’s SXSW Showcase at Stubb’s: An Artist-By-Artist Recap

Those South by Southwesters who braved the elements at Stubb's yesterday were treated to gigs by nine of our favorite artists working right now, ranging…
SPIN Staff / March 21, 2015

SPIN Singles Mix: Blur ‘Go Out,’ Sufjan Stevens Finds ‘No Shade,’ and More

Welcome to SPIN's Singles Mix! The SPIN staff has rounded up their favorite, must-hear tracks for your personal playlists. From resurrected Britpop legends to eyebrow-raising indie-folkies to Canadian…
SPIN Staff / February 20, 2015

Watch METZ Brutally Slay the Damned’s ‘Neat Neat Neat’

Speaking to SPIN last fall, METZ singer-guitarist Alex Edkins said, "I always say that I feel really excited before we play, and after we're done,…
Kyle McGovern / August 2, 2013

The Biggest Losers: Sub Pop’s Silver Jubilee Celebrates 25 Years With Built to Spill, King Tuff, More

Yes, you're old. On Saturday, great American institution Sub Pop Records celebrated its honest-to-god 25th birthday with a multi-stage blowout in its Seattle hometown, with…
Jolie Ruben / July 15, 2013

METZ Amp Up the Loudness Wars on ‘Adult Swim’ Ear-Splitter ‘Can’t Understand’

Okay, so METZ's latest noise-punk blaze probably isn't technically louder in the "Loudness War," Metallica-mastered-their-album-funny sense, but have you seen their SoundCloud wave? "Can't Understand"
Marc Hogan / June 21, 2013

METZ Detail Alien Junkyard Origins of a Flying Dog in Animated ‘Get Off’ Video

And now for a METZ video as bugged-out as the Toronto band's brand of noise-rock. These SPIN Best New Artists alums' previous clips from last…
Marc Hogan / June 19, 2013
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