NYHC kingpins MERAUDER have locked down a string of new live dates for May throughout North America. They kick off the brutality with a pair of California shows, followed by MERAUDER’s headlining appearance at 5/9 Fest in Las Vegas where they’ll be filming for an upcoming DVD. Following the fest they’ll play their way south and cross the border into Mexico for a five-date stretch. They round out the end of the month with two shows in New York (Albany/Brooklyn) alongside state-mates All Out War. They’ve also been confirmed to play the Metalliaurinko Festival in Harjavalta, Finland in early June.
Check out the USA/Mexico tour poster, as well as the poster and video trailer for the 5/9 Fest at this location
MERAUDER’s latest album God Is I was released last August, their first for Regain Records. Quoted as being the hardcore assassins’ most brutal album to date, the stylized crunch of God Is I shows the band at their most inspired and invigorated in years with its runaway freight train grooves, mid-pace stomps, seething gang vocals and death metal drenched riffs all built into the band’s patented metallic hardcore delivery.“On God Is I, the band’s brawny, grooving thrash – inspired by New York’s Hardest (Cro-Mags, Biohazard, etc.) – still has the power to peel skin off heads.” – Revolver
“…with the release of God is I, Merauder brings credibility back to metalcore.” - SLUG Magazine“This album is super fucking heavy and a return to the form of the Merauder I’ve always loved… This is the way that metalcore is supposed to sound.” 90/100 – Stereokiller.com“…what Merauder have accomplished here is nothing less than a near perfect blend of hardcore and metal elements.” 4/5 – MouthForWar.net