Long-running New York-based metal/hardcore band MERAUDER has completed work on its new album at Big Blue Meenie Studio in Jersey City, New Jersey.
Check out photos from the recording sessions on the group's MySpace page.
Drummer Bobby Blood (ex-CREMATORIUM, FIRST BLOOD) previously stated about MERAUDER's new CD, "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. 12 - Queens, NY - Open Culture Center
Jul. 17 - Amsterdam, NL - Winston
Jul. 18 - Dour, Belgium - Dour open air Festival
Jul. 19 - Tilburg, Netherlands - 013 (with No Turning Back)
Jul. 20 - Saarbruecken, Germany - Garage
Jul. 21 - Berlin, Germany - Wild At Heart
Jul. 22 - Hamburg, Germany - Hafenklang
Jul. 23 - Weinheim, Germany - Café Central
Jul. 24 - Magdeburg, Germany - Blow Up
Jul. 25 - Rotterdam, Germany - Baroeg (with Exodus)
Jul. 26 - Lichtenvoorde, Netherlands - Zwarte Cross Festival
Jul. 27 - Koeln, Germany - Underground
Aug. 02 - Nagoya, Japan - Diamond Hall
Aug. 03 - Tokyo, Japan - Club Asia
Aug. 05 - Fukuoka, Japan - Graf
Aug. 06 - Yamaguchi, Japan - Squad
Aug. 08 - Tottori, Japan - Belier
Aug. 09 - Osaka, Japan - Partitta
Aug. 29 - Baltimore, MD - Fletchers
Aug. 30 - Oakdale, NY - Fins Pub
MERAUDER live in Denmark 2007: