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Friday, 16. June 2017

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Tickets availble from


Sat 10 Jun – Tivoli, Bremen, GERMANY

Sun 11 Jun – Dynamo, Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS

Mon 12 Jun – Colos-Saal, Aschaffenburg, GERMANY

Tues 13 Jun – Backstage, Munich, GERMANY

Weds 14 Jun – Das Cann, Stuttgart, GERMANY

Fri 16 Jun – Graspop, Dessel, BELGIUM

Sat 17 Jun – Stummsche Reithalle, Neunkirchen, GERMANY

Tues 20 Jun – Underworld, London, UK

Weds 21 Jun – Audio, Glasgow, UK

Thurs 22 Jun – Limelight 2, Belfast, UK
Fri 23 Jun – Voodoo Lounge, Dublin, IRELAND

Sat 24 Jun – Thekla, Bristol, UK


Debut album ‘Alliance of Thieves’ out now

Mascot Records/Mascot Label Group


Get ready to rock and keep your eyes peeled” Loudwire

“Brooding progressive metal and heavy rock” Classic Rock


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Drowning, Fading, Falling | Alliance of Thieves – The Making Of


Featuring Jon Dette (Slayer, Anthrax, Testament, Iced Earth), Dean Wells (Teramaze) & Danny Camilleri (4ARM)


MESHIAAK are thrilled to annouce they will be taking on their first ever tour in June and will be coming over to Europe to support thrash heroes Metal Church.


Talking about the tour Dean Wells says; “We are extremely excited to be making our debut tour through Europe with the mighty Metal Church . We couldn’t be happier about starting our journey in Europe and we can’t wait to finally play these songs live. Hope to see a lot of new faces on the road!


Formed in Melbourne, Australia by 4ARM’s Danny Camilleri and Teramaze’s Dean Wells, bassist Nick Walker and rhythmic weapon Jon Dette, of Iced Earth, Slayer, Testament and Anthrax they combine formidable elements of progressive metal and thrash on debut album ‘Alliance of Thieves’ which was released in the summer of 2016 on Mascot Records.


Upon release it received praise for its exceptional marrying of the two genres with brooding and smouldering undertones.  Called “sophisticated” by Metal Hammer, “incredible” and “astounding” by Powerplay and “brutal” by Rhythm magazine it sets the tone for what is going to be a phenomenally frenetic live show.


Talking about the album’s depth Danny elaborates;  “‘It Burns at Both Ends’ is probably the most aggressive and angry song on the album and is a good release for me. I’ve struggled with anger issues for most of my life and though I’ve come a long way in recent times concerning it, I just feel that I was able to vent in that track. Every time I hear the song I can still remember exactly what I was thinking when I was tracking it. ‘I Am Among You’ would be the most experimental track on the album; it just has so many different layers to it and is fairly unpredictable. Vocally it doesn’t really follow a particular pattern until it hits a chorus; each verse structure vocally is different and with vocals over an odd time signature before half-timing and mellowing-out in the middle of the song.


We went with keeping the sound as band-orientated and organic as possible, but with using a lot of modern technology,” explains Dean. “It’s a blend of old and new because we recorded to two-inch tape for the drums through an old Neve desk, but the rest of the album was produced in my home studio. We also went with a mixer named Jacob Hansen who is known for a lot more progressive music. But I think the combination really gives Meshiaak a new and fresher sound than most traditional thrash albums. And so we’ve tried to create something fresh amongst the guidelines of traditional metal and thrash with some progressive elements.


Meshiaak have proved they have the songs, now its time for the people of Europe to experience the full force of ‘Alliance of Thieves’



An extended list of press quotes about Meshiaak’s debut album from 2016, ‘Alliance Of Thieves’:


“Get ready to rock and keep your eyes peeled.” – Loudwire (US)

“Look no further, thrash album of the year” 5 out of 5 – Music Waves (France)

“I've seen the future of thrash metal” Sentinel Daily Review (Australia)

“Every thrash fan in 2016 should hear this! “ - Rock Hard (Germany)

“Thé thrash metalsensation of 2016! (…) Did I say in the last Aardschok that Gojira made the best metalrecord of the year? It could very well be Meshiaak now!” 10 x honourary metal – Aardschok (Netherlands)

“It’s long ago that such an impressive debut record came out as this one from Meshiaak” 9 out of 10 – Rock Tribune (Belgium)

“Alliance Of Thieves bludgeons and berates the senses with incredible precision and astounding musicianship” 9 out of 10 – Powerplay (UK)

“Definitely one of the best records of the genre this year, you'd be a fool not to give it a thorough listen.” Dynamite award – Rock Hard (Italy)

“A masterful offering from four incredible, passionate metal musicians who have collaborated to create an astounding thrash metal volume. Don’t miss out, Alliance of Thieves is out now and will likely become a classic.” - Metal As Fuck (Australia)

“If you are looking for a ballad you need look elsewhere as Meshiaak only know how to deliver track after track of some of the best Speed Metal out there today.” - Hard Rock Haven (US)

“Thé album of the month, maybe even of the year” 9.5 out of 10 - Amped-Up (Belgium)

“One of the best debut Metal albums in recent years“  9 out of 10 – Metalwani (Australia)

“Overall, Alliance of Thieves demonstrates that top-tier musicianship is only one asset of a supergroup. Meshiaak also exhibits strong writing abilities in telling an engaging, cohesive story, and with a message that is sincere.” - Anti Hero Magazine (US)

“Meshiaak could well be the saviour of modern thrash metal“ 89 out of 100 - Metalfan (Netherlands)

“A stunning debut“ 9.5 out of 10 - Wall of Sound (Australia)

“If Meshiaak were to submit a resume for the position of leading new hard rock band, a prospective employer would be sweating at their over-qualification of talent and badassery.” - Shockwave Magazine (US)

“The best thrash album I’ve heard in years” 95 out of 100 -Concertmonkey (Belgium)

“Alliance Of Thieves stacks up against (and beats in many cases) anything from anywhere else in the world” - (Australia)

“As well as being one of the most honest metal records so far this year, it is also one of the best.” - Maximum Volume Music (UK)

“Meshiaak have released the debut metal album of the year” 4.5 out of 5 - Buried in Music (Australia)