METZ is a Canadian punk rock band from Ontario, formed in Ottawa and based in Toronto. The band consists of guitarist and vocalist Alex Edkins, bassist Chris Slorach and drummer Hayden Menzies.
Founded in 2008, METZ released its eponymous debut album on the Sub Pop label in 2012. The album was named on the 2013 Polaris Music Prize longlist. Metz performed a "homecoming show" at Lee's Palace in Toronto that year.
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.II was a long-listed nominee for the 2015 Polaris Music Prize.
In May 2017, METZ announced its third studio album, Strange Peace, recorded by Steve Albini, which was released on September 22, 2017.
Drummer Hayden Menzies has a degree in Fine Art from Concordia University and designs the artwork for the band.
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