NEWS:  METZ release two tracks:  'Come On Down' featuring Joe Talbot of Idles and unreleased 'Heaven's Gate' & announce tour to celebrate 10th anniversary of debut album
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NEWS: METZ release two tracks: ‘Come On Down’ featuring Joe Talbot of Idles and unreleased ‘Heaven’s Gate’ & announce tour to celebrate 10th anniversary of debut album

Canadian punk rockers METZ have released two tracks: ‘Come On Down’ featuring Joe Talbot of IDLES, along with the previously unreleased ‘Heaven’s Gate’, originally available only in the Cyberpunk 2077 video game which was released in 2020. These releases are on Sub Pop Records.

It may be a cliche but this really is a match made in heaven. The urgent impassioned vocals of Talbot fit perfectly with the glorious punk rock racket that METZ create.

Of the ‘Come On Down‘ track and collaboration, METZ’s Alex Edkins states:
‘Come On Down’ was originally recorded during the Atlas Vending sessions but never fully finished. During the pandemic I really gravitated towards the idea of collaboration as a way to fill the void left by the loss of live music. I reached out to friends from far and wide in order to get that feeling of community that gigs provide. Joe Talbot (IDLES) is a longtime friend who METZ has shared the stage with many, many times, and this song was a very natural and fun way to catch up with him and do something positive with our time off the road.”
Joe Talbot added the following:
METZ have been a band we’ve looked up to since they came into our lives and made things better. I will never forget the first time I saw them or any of the other times. Allowing me to sing with them is a gift and I hope you like it. I love it and I love them. Long live METZ.”

In addition METZ have announced a series of North American dates to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of their massively acclaimed self-titled Sub Pop debut album. They will play the album in its entirety and a full list of dates are below.

METZ Tour dates
Oct 1st | San Diego, CA – Livewire 30th Anniversary Show @ The Mississippi Room at Lafayette Hotel ^
The 10 Year Anniversary Tour:
Oct 13th | Toronto, ON – The Opera House
Oct 20th |  Pittsburgh, PA – Spirit *
Oct 21st | Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage *
Oct 22nd | Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw *
Oct 23rd | Hamden, CT – Space Ballroom *
Oct 24th | Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts *
Oct 25th | Durham, NC – Motorco Music Hall*
Oct 26th | Birmingham, AL – Saturn *
Oct 27th | Atlanta, GA – The Earl *
Oct 29th | Denton, TX – No Coast Fest @ Rubber Gloves
Dec 7th | Phoenix, AZ- Valley Bar +
Dec 8th | Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom +
Dec 9th | Oakland, CA – The New Parish +
Dec 11th | Seattle, WA – Neumos +
Dec 12th | Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge *
Dec 15th | St. Paul, MN – Turf Club *
Dec 16th | Chicago, IL – Metro *

^ w/ Spits + Deadbolt
* w/ Spiritual Cramp
+ w/ Kowloon Walled City

Tickets for all shows available here.

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