MERAUDER Announce USA & Mexico May 2010 Tour

NYHC kingpins MERAUDER have locked down a string of new live dates for May throughout North America. They kick off the brutality with a pair of California shows, followed by MERAUDER’s headlining appearance at 5/9 Fest in Las Vegas where they’ll be filming for an upcoming DVD (see fest flyer and video trailer below). Following the fest they’ll play their way south and cross the border into Mexico for a five-date stretch. They round out the end of the month with two shows in New York (Albany/Brooklyn) alongside state-mates All Out War. They’ve also been confirmed to play the Metalliaurinko Festival in Harjavalta, Finland in early June.

5/07/2010 924 Gilman St – Berkely, CA w/ Ruckus, Rule Of Thumb
5/08/2010 Common Grounds – Riverside, CA w/ Ruckus, Rule Of Thumb
5/09/2010 Area 702 Skatepark – Las Vegas @ 5/9 fest w/ Donnybrook, Gravemaker, Beg For Life + 9 more
5/10/2010 Skrappy’s – Tucson, AZ w/ Ruckus, Rule Of Thumb, Beg For Life
5/11/2010 Open Aired – Yuma, AZ w/ Ruckus, Rule Of Thumb, Beg For Life
5/12/2010 1979 Club – Tijuana, Mexico w/ Rule Of Thumb
5/13/2010 Inferno Rock Rar – Matamoros, Mexico w/ Rule Of Thumb
5/14/2010 Ibex Rock Bar – Monterrey, Mexico w/ Rule Of Thumb
5/15/2010 Rock Live Bar – Gudalajara, Mexico w/ Rule Of Thumb
5/16/2010 El Clandestino – Mexico City, Mexico w/ Rule Of Thumb
5/28/2010 Bogies – Albany, NY w/All Out War
5/29/2010 HBNYC – Brooklyn, NY w/ All Out War
6/05/2010 Metalliaurinko Festival – Harjavalta, Finland

MERAUDER’s latest album God Is I was released last August, their first for Regain Records. Quoted as being the hardcore assassins’ most brutal album to date, the stylized crunch of God Is I shows the band at their most inspired and invigorated in years with its runaway freight train grooves, mid-pace stomps, seething gang vocals and death metal drenched riffs all built into the band’s patented metallic hardcore delivery.

“On God Is I, the band’s brawny, grooving thrash – inspired by New York’s Hardest (Cro-Mags, Biohazard, etc.) – still has the power to peel skin off heads.” – Revolver

“…with the release of God is I, Merauder brings credibility back to metalcore.” – SLUG Magazine

“This album is super fucking heavy and a return to the form of the Merauder I’ve always loved… This is the way that metalcore is supposed to sound.” 90/100 –

“…what Merauder have accomplished here is nothing less than a near perfect blend of hardcore and metal elements.” 4/5 –