MELDRUM is a multinational hard rock/metal band that has toured worldwide with Lemmy Kilmister's Motörhead, Zakk Wylde's Black Label Society, Sepultura, Danzig, Nashville Pussy, as well as sharing the stage with many more. Touting a combination of mammoth vocal styles along with aggressively melodic vocals, mind bending guitar riffs and a rhythm section that creates fiercely bombastic grooves, this is what gives MELDRUM their unique, cutting edge sound.
Featuring a new lineup in 2008, their newest members include metal vocalist Michele Madden (Tourette's) and Laura Christine (Warface) on bass guitar.
Michelle Meldrum, raised by parents in the entertainment business, began her career when she and drummer, Gene Hoglan, started their first band Wargod. Gene went on to notoriety with Death, Dark Angel, Testament, Fear Factory, Strapping Young Lad and many others, while Michelle founded Phantom Blue (on Shrapnel, Roadrunner, and Geffen Records). While her career was flourishing, she moved to Sweden to form MELDRUM. After many successful tours, she reunited with Gene in 2006 when he appeared as a guest on MELDRUM album and events. Inspired to once again collaborate, Michelle moved back to America where they began writing the next MELDRUM album together. Gene also appears in Dethklok, the band for the animated cartoon Metalocalypse that airs on Nickelodeon's Adult Swim.
Enter Michele Madden: amazonian goddess and lyricist/vocalist of Australian band, Tourette's. Receiving much attention through the media for her uniquely unsurpassed vocal stylings, she performed at European festivals such as Wacken Open Air and Australia's Big Day Out, and as a guest on Strapping Young Lad's album Alien.
Meldrum then recruited the electrifying angel, Laura Christine of Warface, who rose to the challenge by expanding her repertoire from guitar to bass. With Warface, she has received recognition through Pit Magazine and Metal Maniacs. Her contribution of low end bass frequencies help round out MELDRUM's new sound.
With that, the new tracks MELDRUM will unveil now trump anything previously unleashed from an already potent venture. Keep checking back, there is much more news to come from this amazing team of players who have proven to confront and prevail over any obstacle triumphantly.
2005-2007: MELDRUM toured with Motörhead, Zakk Wylde's Black Label Society, Sepultura, Danzig, Nashville Pussy, appearing in sold out venues across North America, Europe and Scandinavia.
2007: MELDRUM released their first CD Blowin Up The Machine in Europe on Frontiers Records (Warner Bros), and in North America on Locomotove Records (Warner Bros). Produced by Toby Wright (Slayer, Metallica, Korn, Soulfly, Fear Factory, Alice In Chains) it featured guest appearances by both Lemmy Kilmister (Motörhead) and Gene Hoglan (Death, Strapping Young Lad).
2008: MELDRUM wrote and recorded their new release. Their music has appeared on television and movies, including coverage on MTV.
2012-"Lifer", their posthumous tribute to MELDRUM founder Michelle Meldrum is released.
MELDRUM are back and they are taking no F@#%^KIN' PRISONERS!!! The band's highly anticipated sophomore release, "BLOWIN' UP THE MACHINE" is packed and loaded with enough balls to the wall rock firepower to flatten an entire city!
Strong music throughout with killer vocals and a bitchin' overall performance makes Meldrum one of the surprise acts of the year. I can't wait to hear more! And, unlike most of the bands I have heard recently in which the live performance far outshines the studio material, Meldrum shines in both.
It’s solid, nothing more and nothing less, and proves that girls can ROCK.
Meldrum was the next band up and, when the three women who make up 3/4 of this band took the stage, one couldn't help but wonder how heavy they would be. That was soon proven quite clearly when the band ripped into power riffs that shook the Ventura Theater's very foundations.
The energy & aggression simply drips from this record like sweat of the back of a buffalo with a female soon-to-be companion in clear view