The only thing harder than the water in Flint, Michigan, is the city’s metal scene. Whereas Detroit boasts established bands like The Black Dahlia Murder and We Came As Romans, Flint has been gathering its own modest collection of heavy-hitters, including The Hook-Approved, It Lies Within.
Also among these ranks are the up-and-coming genre-defying quintet Meridians. Having formed in 2012, the band was finally given a chance to release a legitimate body of work, aptly titled The EP, on June 24th. However, being the kind up-and-comers that they are, Meridians has also made the entire release available to listen to via YouTube.
Listen to all six tracks below!
The band, which is comprised of Alex McClain on vocals, Austin Stewart and Ryan Laing on guitars, Josh Miller covering drums and vocals, and Deven Trull on bass, has gone through a painstaking process leading up to the release of this stellar and varied material.
Miller expresses the band’s feelings on the subject, "Making this EP into a reality was one of the hardest things we have ever done. It took us nearly 3 years of member changes, gear changes, and all around "starting over" on several occasions to finally end up with something we are all proud to call our own. We just hope our past, present, and future fans will love it as much as we love them. Although this album and the songs it contains holds a myriad of meanings to each of us individually, "The EP" is still something we made with our fans in mind."
Meridians will also be supporting It Lies Within, In Dying Arms, Sea Of Treachery, and more on the Flint date of the Fight The Parasite Tour, which takes place at The Machine Shop on Saturday, July 9th. If you are somehow able to go to Flint for that date, do yourself a favor and catch one of this band’s intense live sets.
Check out the band across the social-media board, and hopefully they will be able to tour more extensively soon. They will be up to something and you will definitely want to be in the know! As always, stay tuned for more ass-kicking progressive metalcore!