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      December 7, 2017

      Thursday   8:00 PM

      925 E Pike Street
      Seattle, Washington 98122

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      Metz

      with Moaning, Sashay
      Since releasing their self-titled debut record in 2012, which The New Yorkercalled, One of the years best albums...a punishing, noisy, exhilarating thing, the Toronto-based 3-piece METZ have garnered international acclaim as one of the most electrifying and forceful live acts, touring widely and extensively, playing hundreds of shows each year around the world.Now, Alex Edkins (guitar, vocals), along with Hayden Menzies (drums), and Chris Slorach (bass) are set to unleash their highly-anticipated third full-length album, Strange Peace, an emphatic but artful hammer swing to the status quo."The best punk isn't an assault as much as it's a challenge to what's normal, to what's comfortable, or simply to what's expected. Teetering on the edge of perpetual implosion, NPRwrote in their glowing review of METZs 2015 second album, II.Strange Peace was recorded in Chicago, live off the floor to tape with Steve Albini. The result is a distinct artistic maturation into new and alarming territory, frantically pushing past where the band has gone before, while capturing the notorious intensity of their live show.Recording in Chicago was a blast. We tracked fourteen songs in four days. It was the first time we felt confident enough to just play live and roll tape, Edkins said of the recording process. Strange Peaceis much morediverse and varied than anything weve done before, which was exhilarating, but terrifying, too. We took the tapes home to Toronto feeling like wed made the record we wanted to make.

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