Long-running New York-based metal/hardcore band MERAUDER has finished laying down the drum tracks for its new album at Big Blue Meenie Studio in Jersey City, New Jersey. Drummer Bobby Blood (ex-CREMATORIUM, FIRST BLOOD) states, "We're working to bring some real music with some meaningful substance behind a brutal but rhythmic sound. New tracks include titles such as 'Until', 'Built On Blood', 'Rat Catcher' and 'Ahora', which is the first-ever MERAUDER song done in Spanish. We have yet to fully decide on an album title; it could be one we've speculated on in the past or something different. It all depends on what we feel is an appropriate title for the album once it's complete and we are able to get the overall vibe of the album as well as what we feel defines the overall message of the new material."
Big Blue Meenie originally built in 1981 as Quantum Sound has hosted an array of artists of all genres, including RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, INXS, P.O.D., EVANESCENCE and CREED.
A new MERAUDER song, entitled "Until", is available for streaming on the group's MySpace page.
Former MERAUDER guitarist Sob (real name: Javier Carpio) passed away in April 2006 at the age of 33. A founding member of the acclaimed New York-based metal/hardcore act, Sob played on all three of the band's albums 1996's "Master Killer", 1999's "5 Deadly Venoms" and 2003's "Bluetality" which were released through the Century Media label.
Upcoming MERAUDER shows:
Jul. 18 - Dour, Belgium @ Dour Open Air Festival
Jul. 19 - Tilburg, Netherlands @ 013
Jul. 20 - Saarbruecken, Germany @ Garage
Jul. 21 - Berlin, Germany @ Wild At Heart
Jul. 22 - Hamburg, Germany @ Hafenklang
Jul. 23 - Munich, Germany @ Backstage Club
Jul. 24 - Magdeburg, Germany @ Blow Up
Jul. 25 - Lisbon, Portugal @ [to be announced]
Jul. 26 - Lichtenvoorde, Netherlands @ Zwarte Cross Open Air Festival
Jul. 27 - Koln, Germany @ Underground
Jul. 27 - Amsterdam, Neverlands @Winston
Sep. 02 - Nagoya, Japan @ Diamond Hall
Sep. 03 - Tokyo, Japan @ Club Asia
Sep. 05 - Fukuoka, Japan @ Graf
Sep. 06 - Yamaguchi, Japan @ Squad
Sep. 08 - Tottori, Japan @ Belier
Sep. 09 - Osaka, Japan @ Freestyle Outro 5 Festival
MERAUDER live in Denmark 2007: