MEYTAL has entered into a management deal with FM Music Management. They have joined FM Music Management’s impressive roster which includes Nonpoint, Adelitas Way, Through Fire, SHIM, Kataklysm, Royal Bliss, Deadset Society, Keith Wallen, Spoken and more.
“We are excited and thrilled to welcome MEYTAL to our family! Meytal and Sahaj fit right onto our FM Music Management roster. Not only are they gifted musicians, but they are great people as well!” – Bob Hathaway, Partner/Manager FM Music Management
MEYTAL is an American rock band, formed in Los Angeles, CA in 2013. It was founded by YouTube sensation – drummer Meytal Cohen.
The release of the band’s debut album ‘Alchemy‘ in 2015 established MEYTAL as one of the most exciting forces in heavy music today, when upon its release, the album peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Heatseekers Chart, No. 5 on the Hard Rock Albums Chart, and No. 7 on the Independent Albums Chart.
With ‘Alchemy’, Cohen transitioned from creating note-for-note drum cover videos of her favorite songs, drummers, and bands, into writing original songs for the first time with a full band. Starting in 2009, has amassed over 120 videos, 250 million views, and with over 1.2 Million YouTube subscribers, she has more than any other drummer on the platform.
The new MEYTAL album ‘The Witness‘ marks the beginning of a new journey for the band, one that began last year when the band parted ways with singer Eric Emery, following a full US tour alongside heavy rock giants Queensryche. Cohen wrote in a Facebook post, “Sometimes people just don’t mesh. It’s not anyone’s fault, it’s just how it is, and last year it became clear that Eric and the band are going our separate ways.”
Taking over vocal duties for the next album is Sahaj Ticotin, producer of ‘Alchemy’ and vocalist/guitarist/producer of the rock band Ra, who produced the album. Other band members are guitarists Travis Montgomery (of Threat Signal) and bassist Anel Orantes Pedrero.
“Super excited to join forces with FMMM and for their amazing support in releasing the next MEYTAL album The Witness. I’ve always done things in my own sort of “left field” way and I have the feeling this collaboration will bring forth a whole new inspiration, and the guidance needed to transform what might be perceived as a “Youtube project” to a real life act. excited to be part of the FMMM fam!” says Meytal Cohen.
Cohen continues, “Being able to create records completely independently through fan support is an incredible experience. I truly believe this is the most authentic, most empowering way to create music. I feel incredibly blessed to have been able to forge my own path with the support of my fans from the very first YouTube video to my own original albums.”
Sahaj Ticotin adds, “I’ve known Frank for years. He and his company have grown massively while still staying hungry for more. When the discussion for management came up as it pertained to MEYTAL, I didn’t have anyone else in mind. Now that I’ve gotten to know the rest of the team, I’m confident we made the right choice. This project is a bold statement for me personally at this stage of my career and I’m very excited about the future with FMMM!!“