Orlando Florida’s #1 Metal Band MEKA NISM Announce New EP to be Recorded in
Germany with a Festival Date and the Release of their Signature Coffee the “MEKA NISM
EP ‘The Shift’ Now Available – iTunes | Google Play | Spotify
August 7, 2017, Orlando FL – It is impossible to pigeonhole MEKA NISM into a specific genre. The band inhibits no particular style but it’s own, manifesting itself as an artistic, elaborate, and eclectic sonic barrage. Named the #1 Metal Band for Orlando Weekly’s “Best of Orlando” in 2016 and runner up the past two previous years in a row. MEKA NISM features enigmatic lead vocalist Meka, former guitar player for Orlando punk legends Dirty Barby, front person for goth metal project Angel Autopsy and International Japanese rock project Origami Girls.
MEKA NISM will be heading across the pond to Lubeck, Germany, to record their new EP, The War Inside, with world renowned producer and engineer, Lasse Lammert. The band has successfully raised enough of the funds through their Go Fund Me Campaign and leave September 1st. While in Germany, MEKA NISM will be performing at the BREEDING FESTIVAL on September 8th in Flensburg. The festival consists of two consecutive days of heavy metal from all over Europe. MEKA NISM is the only American band on the bill and has been listed as one of the headliners.
Meka states, “We are very excited about going to Germany. This is the first time for us to be going to Europe, and what a first time it is! Recording with Lasse is going to be great as he has already expressed a lot of enthusiasm towards the new material. We look forward to seeing our
German fans and meeting all of the new ones at the Breeding Festival! It’s about time for us to be over in Europe.”
With everything going on, MEKA NISM, has managed to have enough time to develop a signature coffee, MEKA NISM – SHAMAN BLEND! Meka has partnered with Breyting Community Roaster, a company dedicated to activism working with Fred Schneider III from B 52s fame and Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. Breyting Community Roaster is based out of Deland, Florida, and invites everyone to experience their dark side with the MEKA NISM SHAMAN BLEND. The blend is so named as a celebration for Meka’s passion for the study of the healing arts, academically referred to as Shamanism, which she magnificently expresses in the band’s stage production and which is at the core for the symbolism used to express the vision of the project. Meka Nism’s SHAMAN BLEND will officially be released on Monday, August 7th.
Cupping Notes, “Journey through the realms of epic flavor with the Meka Nism Shaman Blend! Its time to wake up your soul to the sensation of dark berry, savory earth notes with a milk chocolate finish drumming on your taste buds. Like a mosh pit in your mouth, the Meka Nism Shaman Blend will activate your internal revolution, and make you have a great f**king day!” To purchase or order MEKA NISM’s SHAMAN BLEND, you can go to the Breyting Community Roaster website here: http://www.communityroaster.com
MEKA NISM was formed back in 2003 and originated as Meka Nism and Her Rusty Tears. Meka originally burst onto the scene as the former guitar player for Orlando punk legends Dirty Barby and Angel Autopsy. Florida-based Hidden Records quickly noticed her as being a unique talent and signed her to their independent label. In 2006, ‘Mad to Love’ was the first album recorded as Meka Nism and her Rusty Tears. The album was recognized as an exceptional artistic achievement of great beauty and passion. “Break”, the second track released from the album, was the winner of the Songwriter’s Showcase of America (SSA) Best Experimental Song of the Year award in 2006. In addition, Meka was also named SSA’s Solo Artist of the Month in January 2007.
In 2010, Meka returned from a massive tour and experience of Japan, including her work as beloved J-pop/American Rock sensation Origami Girls with Yukari Ikeda and continuing as acoustic artist Ms. Meka Nism. Meka’s solo creations were fired up into a more metal-esque rock band featuring the addition of talented metal guitarist Bobby Keller in an effort to grow the immense power that Meka unleashes both sonically and visually. The movement to solidify the group as MEKA NISM began and in March of 2013, the band’s debut EP and very first collaborative effort, ‘The Dance at the End of the World’, was released out of Hi Five Audio. This EP spawned the band’s first music video for the English/Japanese single “Bring the Sun Back” in October of 2013.
After touring and playing numerous shows in Florida and in the South East, opening for Mastodon at the Kink Festival, and a headlining a House of Blues show, MEKA NISM began writing their EP, ‘The Shift’. After successfully funding the EP via a Kickstarter campaign in 2014, the band joined Brett Hestla – former bass player for Creed and vocalist for Dark New Day – in the studio to record. ‘The Shift’ was released on May 1, 2015
with a massive CD release show at the House of Blues in Orlando, Florida.
In 2015, MEKA NISM joined, muli-platinum selling artist, TRAPT for an extensive tour through the mid-west and east coast. Afterwards in 2016, landing the opening slot for the up and coming band from Sweden, Avatar, across the mid-west. MEKA NISM has stayed very busy,
headlining the Kink Festival in Orlando, Florida, with the likes of major bands In Flames, Evanescence, and Hellyeah. They also opened the main stage at Earthday Birthday 24 with Nonpoint, Alter Bridge, Sevendust, and more in Orlando, Florida, back in April of 2017.
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MEKA NISM is:
Ms. Meka – Vocals
Bobby “The Ripper” Keller – Lead Guitar
Jarret Robinson – Bass
Chris Lane – Drums
Jay Adkisson – Keyboards