Posted in music | tour dates on February 22, 2013


Add Merel to the growing list of hardcore bands that have risen from the grave...

Featuring a rhythm section who went on to help form New Jersey's brilliant Rye Coalition, Merel played chaotic, abrasive, and quite loud experimental hardcore that separated itself from the norm with its unlikely musical creativity. Fierce vocals lead the way, and they are actually relatively understandable while still being quite aggressively screamed. The band toys with both straight-ahead hardcore and a much more explosive style comparable to a completely untamed Rye Coalition.-[Last.FM]
New Jersey's Merel wil return for their first show in 20 years at Grand Victory on April 5. Life Eaters (ex-Rye Coalition) and Entartete (ex Orphan) will join on as support and DJ Zachary Lipez will be on the wheels. Tickets are on sale.

As mentioned, Rye Colation will support The Sonics at Bell House on April 13, a Norton Records benefit show (tickets).

Head below for a refresher course on Merel, done by way of video/streaming audio.




Comments (30)

Too emo for D to care about.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2013 4:24 PM

more sad middle aged men. move on with your lives you freaks!

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2013 4:28 PM

more sad middle aged trolls. move on with your lives you freaks!

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2013 4:49 PM

will Rosie the Riveter make an appearance? Of course.

Posted by Paul Jall | February 22, 2013 4:51 PM

Must suck for your life to peak when you're 19.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2013 4:58 PM

more like Mineral

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2013 6:09 PM

Loving the bitter, yet anonymous comments.

Posted by James | February 22, 2013 6:39 PM

Loving the smooth, yet robust flavor of the hummus.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2013 8:12 PM

John careful with Janis's guitar this time!

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2013 11:01 PM

Why not just move on if you're not a fan? Taking the time to write a negative comment would suggest to those that read comments that you're a sad, bitter, and unaccomplished individual with nothing better to do. If you think any of these people are playing music for any reason other than for the love of it you're a fool. If you don't like the music great, leave it for the rest of us to enjoy and appreciate.

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2013 12:20 AM

Filipino cock rock?

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2013 12:46 AM

chinaman play emo?

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2013 9:56 AM

@9:56 wow. That was a good one. He's Asian so you said "chinaman" that's so witty and hilarious!!! And at 9:56 in the morning! I know the first thing I do when I wake up is look on BV for a chance to make a racist comment that a 2nd grader would make. Well done! Now carry on being a total geek.

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2013 12:02 PM

I thought for a second that read Garden Variety, such a great band

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2013 12:06 PM

Apparently NJ nerds remain NJ nerds.

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2013 12:20 PM

Merel? Barf. Gimme a fucking break. 'Saw them once in '91 or '92 - in one ear and out the other.

Rye Coalition? Double-barf.

Enough with the fuckin' reunions.

Posted by Go Away | February 23, 2013 1:57 PM

comments are where i get my news

Posted by Fridge | February 23, 2013 3:39 PM

I read Naughty by Nature is actually opening this show.

Posted by Milkycerealbaby | February 23, 2013 4:14 PM

I'm waiting for the Sacred Denial reunion.
They could tour with the 'Reagan Youth' incarnation that also played Grand Victory recently. Not for nothing, that was actually fun.

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2013 10:00 PM

new jersey

1. misfits
2. rorschach
3. aod
4. bruise sprungstein

885. lethal aggression
886. bon jovi
887. merel
888. mouthpiece

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2013 12:41 AM

889. untalented bitter geek up on a Sunday night at 12:41 posting on Brooklyn vegan.

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2013 10:54 AM

I laughed heartily at 1241 am's anonymous comment.....and I loved Merel ....and Mouthpiece

Posted by s venoots | February 26, 2013 1:28 AM

890. God, losing a game of ayngree burdz to a hopped up cat drinking the Great Sourmilk of the Cloud that starkens upon ruthroff and such and sort, humblievable.

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2013 3:06 AM

Sorry, 889 is reserved for Deadguy.

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2013 3:17 AM

damn, what a bunch of haters. this was an amazing band and a very innovative band at that. they're playing a show, no one said it was a monumental event that should be full of idol worship. if you don't like them, don't go. for the record, i had to work at a new kids on the block show last night. now that was horrible.

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2013 4:22 PM

scream it louder.

Posted by Jamie | March 9, 2014 6:10 PM

Thanks for the uploads, you made me discover so many bands, this is awesome music ! \ ))^_^((/

Posted by Irish | September 18, 2014 11:44 AM

This sounds really close to regular hardcore punk

Posted by Harwell | September 18, 2014 12:08 PM

Hey B. Vegan - Have you ever thought about disabling anonymous comments? They seem to be nothing but mentally murdered cowards so it seems pointless those diapered monkeys to troll around.

Posted by Javier | February 20, 2015 12:09 PM

Hey Javier

Why do you have a hard-on for censorship. If you can't handle it, don't read them.

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2015 12:17 PM

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