Merzbeat is a studio album by the Japanese noise musician Merzbow. It features beats sampled from rock, just like 1998's Aqua Necromancer. However, the beats are more prominent and the noise simpler than earlier albums. "Promotion Man" samples the song of the same name and "I'll Do It All Again" by the 1970s hard rock band Highway Robbery. This is the first album to feature Minazo on the cover.
The first pressing includes a bonus remix of Amlux by Jack Dangers of Meat Beat Manifesto hidden on track 66 after several tracks with four seconds of silence.
To celebrate the release of two seal-themed albums, 24 Hours – A Day of Seals and Merzbeat, an exhibition called was held October 10 – December 10, 2002 at Los Apson?, a record store in Tokyo. The exhibit featured eight seal-themed paintings.