Having last played VERA back in 2016, and their 2022 show getting cancelled due to the pandemic, METZ have finally found their way back to the VERA Mainstage.

The band that was once known for blowing out eardrums with songs of joyous rage have, over their past few years, been exploring ways to turn abrasiveness into atmospherics, the evolution of their sound not only a reflection of the maturing of the band themselves but also of a changed world that demands nuance and compassion to comprehend and to survive.

It was a journey already underway on 2020’s Atlas Vending, but one that reaches new heights on Up On Gravity Hill, where the Canadian trio creates a kaleidoscopic sonic world as tender as it is dark. Deep, detailed, and unyieldingly personal, it is not only METZ’s most powerful record to date but also their most beautiful. Up On Gravity Hill is set to release in April this year.