Meek Is Murder just revealed a first taste of upcoming fourth album, “Was,” with opening track “Black Lung” now streaming in the form of a video shot during the recording of the album at GodCity Studio with producer Kurt Ballou (Converge, Nails).
Recorded and mixed by Ballou and mastered by Alan Douches (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Tombs), “Was” is the most powerful distillation of the Meek Is Murder sound yet recorded.
Frontman Mike Keller describes the concept behind the album: “Typical humans, we think about the past a lot. We romanticize it to reconcile a disappointing present. We re-write history so it reads the way we wish it went. We black it out when it’s just too much. And worst of all, we forget. It’s a struggle to appreciate the good things or recognize the negative ones at the time they occur.”
New album “Was” is set for a July 15th release. Meek Is Murder also heads to Europe this week for a full tour, ending with a slot on the Temples Fest.
May 20 – Brighton, UK @ Cowley Club w/ Svalbard
May 21 – London, UK @ The Dome w/ Svalbard
May 22 – Capelle aan den Ijsell, NL @ Capsloc w/ Svalbard
May 24 – Dresden, DE @ MI6 w/ Svalbard
May 25 – Innsbruck, AT @ PMK w/ Svalbard
May 26 – Vienna, AT @ Venster 99 w/ Svalbard
May 27 – Budapest, HU @ Durerkert w/ Svalbard
May 28 – Graz, AT @ Sub w/ Svalbard
May 29 – Zagreb, HR @ AKC Attack w/ Svalbard
May 30 – Milan, IT @ Casa Occupata Gorizia w/ Svalbard
May 31 – Geneva, CH @ La Makhno w/ Svalbard
Jun 1 – Paris, FR @ Le Buzz w/ Svalbard
Jun 2 – Basingstoke, UK @ Sanctuary w/ Svalbard
Jun 4 – Bristol, UK @ Temples Festival w/ Melvins, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, All Pigs Must Die
Jul 2 – Ithaca, NY @ One Fest w/ Dragged Into Sunlight, Primitive Man, Cult Leader