Merauder

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Merauder
Origin Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Genres Metalcore, hardcore punk, crossover thrash, groove metal
Years active 1990–present
Labels Century Media, Regain
Associated acts Ill Niño
Leeway
First Blood
Rag Men
Cold Existence

Merauder is an American metalcore band from New York City, formed in 1990.

History[edit]

The group formed in 1990, establishing itself on the eastern U.S. hardcore-metal scene through frequent touring and a few demo releases. In 1995, the band released an EP after vocalist Jorge joined, replacing Minus, and toured with Biohazard.[1] Upon the release of their 1996 debut, the band scored a slot opening for Fear Factory and toured Europe in 1995 with Böhse Onkelz. Merauder is also one of the key bands from the NYHC scene that shifted into the Crossover/ Metalcore genre.[1] The band split-up following the recording of their 2003 release Bluetality.

In 2007, vocalist Jorge Rosado formed his own version of the band. Guitarist Anthony Muccini publicly opposed Rosado's use of the name, though Muccini himself is not an original member, having replaced the original guitarist, 'Karate" Chris Bozeth.

In 2008, the band announced completion of a new studio album recorded at Big Blue Meenie studios in Jersey City, New Jersey, and embarked on headline tours through Europe, Japan, and the U.S. The band also finished touring with The Haunted and The Agonist.
New record titled God Is I was released 19 June in Europe and 11 August 2009 through Regain Records. Although there were many difficulties with the European release, Regain Records has sent the copies only to Germany, Switzerland, Austria and the Netherlands.
In December 2009, just after their US trek with The Haunted and The Agonist, Merauder toured with Entombed and Devious around Europe. Their last show was performed on Eindhoven Metal Meeting, where they shared stage with the likes of Satyricon, Nile and Legion of the Damned.
In May the band went on a tour around the West Coast of US (including a festival in Las Vegas with such bands like Donnybrook and Grave Maker) and Mexico. On 13 August they're going to be a part of 'This is Hardcore' marathon in Philadelphia, PA and share stage with such bands like Bane, Cro-Mags, Sheer Terror, Death Before Dishonor and more.

In February 2011, a fan made video for the song "Until" surfaced online featuring Rosado and Smerdon an entirely new cast of hired guns signaling the departure of most of the recording lineup on the album God Is I.

Discography[edit]

  • Demo Tape with Minus on vocals (1993)
  • Split EP with Stigmata (1995, Stone Records)
  • Master Killer (1996, Century Media)
  • Demo Tape with Eddie Sutton of Leeway (band) on vocals (1998)
  • Five Deadly Venoms (1999, Century Media)
  • Bluetality (2003, Century Media)
  • Master Killers: A Complete Anthology (Compilation) (2007, Century Media)
  • God is I (2009, Regain Records)

Covers[edit]

Band members[edit]

Current members[edit]

  • Jorge Rosado - vocals (1995-2003, 2008-present)
  • Ernesto Colon - guitar (2013-present)
  • Lumpy - guitar (2016)
  • Kevin Mahon - bass guitar (2013-present)
  • Bobby Blood - drums (2008-present)

Former members[edit]

  • Minus Rodriguez - vocals (of Minus1)
  • Eddie Sutton - vocals (of Leeway)
  • Javier Carpio - guitar (deceased May 1, 2006)
  • "Karate" Chris Bozeth - guitar
  • Anthony Muccini - guitar
  • Delvin "DJ" Hodges - guitar
  • Dave Stafford - guitar
  • Darian Polach - guitar
  • Eamon Carney - bass guitar
  • Rick Lopez - bass guitar
  • Michael MacIvor - bass guitar (of Candiria, Dead Air, Rampage)
  • Drew Smerdon - bass guitar
  • Vinny Vitale - drums
  • Pokey Mo - drums (of Leeway)
  • Dave Chavarri - drums

Original Lineup - 1990 Demo[edit]

  • Minus - vocals
  • Javier Carpio "Sob"- guitar
  • "Karate" Chris Bozeth - guitar
  • Eamon Carney - bass guitar
  • Vinny Vitale - drums

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Biography at Allmusic.com

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