Set to unleash their new EP “The War Inside” on May 10th, Orlando’s MEKA NISM, a metal tour de force has teamed up withPureGrainAudio.com for the premiere of their next single “Trailblazer”.
Listen to one of metal’s next titan’s triumph with this powerful anti-suicide track about keeping positive and persevering when times feel they have no escape.
“Trailblazer” can be heard at http://puregrainaudio.com/
The band adds:
“The meaning behind ‘The War Inside’ has a lot to do with the duality of things, the mental wars we all have with ourselves, good vs. bad, all of the stuff going on in the world today, and the everyday battles that we all go through. Whether its depression, anxiety, suicide, family, or outside pressure, everyone deals with some sort of War Inside, and we are here to try and help you through it.”
“The War Inside” follows MEKA NISM‘s three previous releases “Live From The Machine Shop” (Live CD) (2016), “The Shift” (EP) (2015), “The Dance At The End of The World” (EP) (2013).
Inspired by Metallica, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Iron Maiden, Slayer, Ghost, MEKA NISM’s sound is powerful, metallic, aggressive, melodic, and in your face. They are a band that fires on all cylinders and with the most charismatic front-woman “Meka”, they have supported legends like Mastodon, Gojira, The Offspring, Limp Bizkit, Otep and In Flames, which now continues as the band has been confirmed to be local Orlando support for Korn’s Jonathan Davis’ tour date on May 14th at Plaza Live, details can be found here.
Vocalist Meka comments:
“We are very excited to have this opportunity to play with Jonathan Davis. I know I speak for everyone in Meka Nism, that we are greatly inspired by his music as a solo artist and with Korn. He is a brilliant artist, consistently creating truly great music with his own unique sound. This will be special experience to share with our hometown tribe in Orlando.”
“The War Inside” EP pre-order available at www.meka-nism.com.
May 10 – Orlando, FL – Park Ave. CDs – info ( The War Inside EP Release & Listening Party)
May 12 – Tampa Bay, FL – Brass Mug – info (Halfway To Halloween 2018)
May 14 – Orlando, FL – Plaza Live – info (w/ Jonathan Davis)
June 2 – St. Petersburg, FL – State Theatre – info
1. The War Inside (4:49)
2. These Years of Silent Screams (3:32)
3. Trailblazer (4:32)
4. Arrows of Alchemy (5:22)
5. Black Sky (4:03)
EP Length: 22:20
EP and Live Band Line Up:
– Ms. Meka (Vocals)
– Bobby Keller (Guitar)
– Chris Lane (Drums)
– Jarret Robinson (Bass)
– Jay Adkisson (Keys)
– Played Breeding Festival in Flensburg, Germany in 2017.
– Opened Main Stage for WJRR’s Earthday Birthday 24 in April 2017.
– Headlined Local Stage at 3rd Annual Kink Music Festival.
– Ranked 2016 Orlando’s #1 Metal Band – Orlando Weekly.
– Toured with Avatar in 2016.
– Toured with Trapt and Otep in 2015.
– EP “The Shift” Named One of Top 34 Albums of 2015 – Unrated Entertainment Magazine.
– Single “From Out of Nowhere” Selected to Best of 2015 List – From the Depths Entertainment.
– Vocalist Meka has lived in Japan, is active in Shaman studies and creative in visual and performing arts.
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“What would happen when you lock Arch Enemy and Lacuna Coil in the same room and force them to record an album? Well, you’d probably get something like Florida residents Meka Nism.” – Merchants of Air
“They experiment with melodies, dipping their toes in and out of a pool of sounds and influences. Then, they combine these creative expressions with the most important element of their music: the message. Meka Nism doesn’t just deliver thrashing tunes; it seeks to deliver listeners from their own wars inside. ” – Shockwave Mag
“It’s honest, heavy and packed full of some of the most amazing elements of metal music infused with some of the most versatile, controlled and distinct vocals in metal music today.” – Yesterdaze News
“Meka Nism is a band to watch. ” – Sonic Cathedral
“Lead singer Ms. Meka is intriguing and quite compelling, both visually and with her vocal range, and the guys in her band provide the perfect vehicle for the artistic vision that they’ve managed to create together.” – I’m Music Magazine
“This band is simply what is needed in this world. I truly cannot get enough of this band and the music. Their second album “The Shift” is a work of art. The EP takes you on a journey through so many levels of brilliance in metal and rock. ” Metal Unrated
“They are an exceptionally talented 5 piece, fronted and founded by Meka, whose vocals are just mesmerizing…I feel like I can say a lot of the same things about a bunch of the songs, yet all the songs are very different. For the most part, they are all dynamic, they build and drop, they’re powerful, diverse, melodic, and heavy. You can feel the passion as well throughout, and that is often something hard to capture on a recording. The musicianship is top notch in all aspects…Easily one of my favorites of 2015. It blew me away like few things do anymore.” – The Last Exit (EP review “The Shift: Anthems For A Revolution” (2015)
“Full of energy, this band never fails to strike a chord with everyone sharing the stage from the audience. Meka’s vocals are the antithesis of the ever-present smile on her face that lights up the room. This lovely woman genuinely smiles with her eyes. The entire band is simply memorizing. Meka Nism is one of those bands that must be seen live. Don’t hesitate to meet them either. All of them are engaging, genuine and make you feel like the rock star! ” – Metal Nexus
“Orlando’s metal/operatic band, MekaNism performed songs which included “From Out of Nowhere” and “Mekamorphosis,” which got the crowd hyped for their set. Ms. Meka, with her melodious sound and great enthusiasm, was so engaged and energized throughout the performance. The rest of the band was bursting with the same energy and truly put on a memorable show.” – (Live Review) Monkey Goose Magazine