Live Footage: METZ on Seattle’s KEXP

With the release of their self-titled debut effort in 2012, the Toronto-based trio Metz received both national and international attention for a sound that may remind listeners to Bleach and In Utereo-era NirvanaA Place to Bury Strangers and Japandroids as their material is usually comprised of sludgy, face-melting power chords, tuned-down, rumbling bass chords, thundering drumming and howled vocals.

The Canadian trio’s sophomore effort, II was released through Sub Pop Records earlier this year, and the album continues the band’s reputation for face-melting power chords and mosh pit worthy music — but interestingly enough the material on the album somehow manages to sound more forceful, more furious, more frenzied than ever before.

The members of METZ are in the middle of a rather lengthy European leg of an even more extensive world tour but before they embarked to Europe, the Canadian trio were on a lengthy North American tour, which included a stop in Seattle. And while in Seattle, the band stopped by Seattle’s renowned indie station KEXP to perform material from II including “Wait in Line,” “The Swimmer,” “Spit You Out,” and “Acetate.” And simply put the performance, which is shot in a gorgeous black and white, seems to be an accurate representation of their live set — and it seems as though it may be the most awesome, ass-kicking thing, ever.

There’s also a hilarious interview section includes the band talking about awful movies such as The Garbage Pail Kids Movie and Vanilla Ice‘s Cool as Ice.

Tour Dates
Sep. 11 – Rome, IT – INIT
Sep. 12 – Milan, IT – Lo Fi Club
Sep. 14 – Zurich, CH – Kinski Club
Sep. 15 – Lausanne, CH – Le Romandie
Sep.17 – Toulouse, FR – le Metronum
Sep. 19 – Madrid, ES – Sala Lemon
Sep. 20 – Porto, PT – Hard Club/Amplifest
Sep. 21 – Bilbao, ES – Kafe Antzokia
Sep. 23 – Lyon, FR – Le Transbordeur
Sep. 24 – Relms, FR – Festival Elektricity
Sep. 25 – Dusseldorf, DE – Zakk
Sep. 26 – Hamburg, DE – Reeperbahn Festival
Oct. 16 – Stockholm, SE – Debaser
Oct. 17 – Lund, SE – Mejeriet
Oct. 18 – Oslo, NO – John Dee
Oct. 19 – Aarhus, DK – Atlas ^
Oct. 20 – Copenhagen, DK – Loppen @ Christiana ^
Oct. 22 – Nijmegen, NL – Doornroosje ^
Oct. 23 – Amsterdam, NL – Bitterzoet ^
Oct. 24 – Zwolle, NL – Let’s Get Lost Festival
Oct. 27 – Paris, FR – La Maroquinerie ^
Oct. 28 – Lille, FR – L’ Aeronef ^
Oct. 29 – Antwerp, BE – Trix ^
Oct. 30 – Birmingham, UK – Hare and Hounds ^
Oct. 31 – Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club ** ^
Nov. 01 – London, UK – Scala  **
Nov. 03 – Bristol, UK – The Fleece **
Nov. 04 – Manchester, UK – Sound Control **
Nov. 05 – Glasgow, UK – Stereo **
Nov. 06 – Dublin, IR – Whelans
Nov. 18 – Helsinki, FI – Supermassive Festival
Nov. 20 – Utrecht, NL – Le Guess Who? Festival
Nov. 21 – Kortrijk, BE – Sonic City Festival
Nov. 29 – Brighton, UK – Mutations Festival.