Merzbeat is a studio album by the Japanese noise musicianMerzbow. It features beats sampled from rock, just like 1998's Aqua Necromancer. However, the beats are more prominent and the noise simpler than earlier albums. "Promotion Man" samples the song of the same name and "I'll Do It All Again" by the 1970s hard rock band Highway Robbery. This is the first album to feature Minazo on the cover.
To celebrate the release of two seal-themed albums, 24 Hours – A Day of Seals and Merzbeat, an exhibition called Seal Exhibit (海豹展?,Azarashi ten) was held October 10 – December 10, 2002 at Los Apson?, a record store in Tokyo. The exhibit featured eight seal-themed paintings.