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METZ performing at SXSW in 2013
Background information
Origin Ottawa,[1] Ontario, Canada
Genres Noise rock, punk rock, hardcore punk, post-hardcore,[2] post-punk, grunge
Years active 2008 (2008)–present
Labels Sub Pop
Members Alex Edkins
Chris Slorach
Hayden Menzies

METZ is a noise rock band formed in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada[1] and based in Toronto.[3] The band consists of guitarist and vocalist Alex Edkins, bassist Chris Slorach and drummer Hayden Menzies.[4]

Founded in 2008, METZ released its eponymous debut album on the Sub Pop label in 2012.[5] The album was named to the 2013 Polaris Music Prize shortlist on July 16, 2013.[6]

On February 17, 2015, the band announced a new album, II, with the release of its first track, "Acetate," and an accompanying music video; the album was released May 5, 2015 in North America and the previous day elsewhere.[7] II was a long-listed nominee for the 2015 Polaris Music Prize.[8]



  • METZ (2012, Sub Pop)
  • II (2015, Sub Pop)


  • "Dirty Shirt" (2012, Sub Pop)
  • "Eraser" (2015, Sub Pop)
  • "Can't Understand" (2015, Sub Pop)


  1. ^ a b Hughes, Josiah (15 June 2012). "METZ Sign to Sub Pop, Plot Debut Album for October Release". Exclaim!. Retrieved 31 December 2015. 
  2. ^ Minsker, Evan (9 October 2012). "Rising: Metz". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 29 November 2014. 
  3. ^ "New band of the day: METZ. The Guardian, September 27, 2012.
  4. ^ Music: Sub Pop post-punks Metz care little for your sensitive eardrums". Denver Post, 05/03/2013.
  5. ^ "Meet METZ, Toronto’s newest rock trio". The Globe and Mail, October 5, 2012.
  6. ^ "Polaris Short List Anncounced". NXEW, July 16, 2013.
  7. ^ Coughlan, Jamie. "METZ Stream 'Acetate', Announce Album, Tour". Overblown. Retrieved 18 February 2015. 
  8. ^ "Polaris Music Prize Announces 2015 Long List". Exclaim!, 16 June 2015. Retrieved 1 January 2016.

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