The band hits the road for the first time this June...
Meshiaak are thrilled to announce they will be taking on their first ever tour in June and will be coming over to Europe to support thrash heroes Metal Church.
Talking about the tour guitarist Dean Wells says; “We are extremely excited to be making our debut tour through Europe with the mighty Metal Church. We couldn’t be happier about starting our journey in Europe and we can’t wait to finally play these songs live. We hope to see a lot of new faces on the road!”
Formed in Melbourne, Australia by 4ARM’s Danny Camilleri and Teramaze’s Dean Wells, bassist Nick Walker and rhythmic weapon Jon Dette, of Iced Earth, Slayer, Testament and Anthrax they combine formidable elements of progressive metal and thrash on debut album Alliance of Thieves which was released in the summer of 2016 on Mascot Records.
Upon release it received praise for its exceptional marrying of the two genres with brooding and smouldering undertones. Called variously “sophisticated”, “incredible”, “astounding” and,’brutal” by the worldwide metal press but most importantly ‘the future of thrash metal‘ by Sentinel Daily‘s very own Scott Adams, it sets the tone for what is going to be a phenomenally frenetic live show.
Talking about the album’s depth Camilleri elaborates; “It Burns at Both Ends is probably the most aggressive and angry song on the album and is a good release for me. I’ve struggled with anger issues for most of my life and though I’ve come a long way in recent times concerning it, I just feel that I was able to vent in that track. Every time I hear the song I can still remember exactly what I was thinking when I was tracking it. I Am Among You would be the most experimental track on the album; it just has so many different layers to it and is fairly unpredictable. Vocally it doesn’t really follow a particular pattern until it hits a chorus; each verse structure vocally is different and with vocals over an odd time signature before half-timing and mellowing-out in the middle of the song.
“We went with keeping the sound as band-orientated and organic as possible, but with using a lot of modern technology,” explains Wells. “It’s a blend of old and new because we recorded to two-inch tape for the drums through an old Neve desk, but the rest of the album was produced in my home studio. We also went with a mixer named Jacob Hansen who is known for a lot more progressive music. But I think the combination really gives Meshiaak a new and fresher sound than most traditional thrash albums. And so we’ve tried to create something fresh amongst the guidelines of traditional metal and thrash with some progressive elements.”
Meshiaak have proved they have the songs, now its time for the people of Europe to experience the full force of Alliance of Thieves
Sat 10 Jun – Tivoli, Bremen, DEU
Sun 11 Jun – Dynamo, Eindhoven, NED
Mon 12 Jun – Colos-Saal, Aschaffenburg, DEU
Tues 13 Jun – Backstage, Munich, DEU
Weds 14 Jun – Das Cann, Stuttgart, DEU
Fri 16 Jun – Graspop, Dessel, BEL
Sat 17 Jun – Stummsche Reithalle, Neunkirchen, DEU
Tues 20 Jun – Underworld, London, ENG
Weds 21 Jun – Audio, Glasgow, SCO
Thurs 22 Jun – Limelight 2, Belfast, NIR
Fri 23 Jun – Voodoo Lounge, Dublin, IRE
Sat 24 Jun – Thekla, Bristol, ENG