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Beneath The Massacre Unveil New Song, Artwork, Track List
August 1, 2010
Montreal based tech-death metal band, Beneath The Massacre, have launched the track, "Black Tide," from their upcoming five song EP 'Maree Noire', which will be released in North America on September 14th. It will be available as a limited edition red 7" record and on CD. Pre-order is now available for each format, as well as for bundles including a brand new shirt design. Check out the track and the pre-order here.

'Maree Noir' track listing:
1. The Casket You Sleep In
2. Black Tide
3. Drill Baby Drill
4. Designed To Strangle
5. Anomic

'Maree Noire'
was produced and mixed by Chris Donaldson, known for his work with Cryptopsy, and mastered by Alan Douches (Hatebreed, Shadows Fall, Converge). It features artwork by Felix Rancourt, who has done work for the band before, as well as Despised Icon, Neuraxis and more.

Guitarist Chris Bradley commented on the release: "'Maree Noire' was written using a different approach than the preceding release. We wouldn't start the writing process from the same point. Some songs were more structured by melodies while others all started from drums pattern. I think it makes the songs stand out a little more."

Vocalist Elliot Desgagnes added: "It's going to be two years since our last album and we had the idea of a short release while we keep writing for the next full length. We picked five songs to go on the EP and I feel like these are by far the best songs we've ever written. Nothing that different from our other releases but we're always getting a little closer to the sound we want. So we're all satisfied with the result and are looking forward to share it.

"The tones are a little rawer and it helped a lot that Donaldson and Bradley already worked together in the past. We were all on the same page and everything went well in studio. I really like the EP format. It's easier lyrically to make connections between the songs and follow a thought pattern. We named the EP 'Maree Noire,' 'Black Tide,' in English, because I was writing lyrics on Absurdism, self fulfilled prophecy and corporations raping everything, when BP started to shit in the Gulf of Mexico."

Beneath The Massacre
will do a Canadian tour beginning in late August and wrapping up in early October, sponsored by JagerMusic Canada. They will be playing with Neuraxis, Ion Dissonance and others along the trek.

JagerMusic Canada Presents:
8/26 - Rimouski, QC - Petit Pavillon Agricole#
8/27 - Moncton, NB - Manhattan#
8/28- Halifax, NS - Gus' Pub#
8/29 - St John, NB - Nickolaj's#
8/30 - Fredericton, NB - Kinsmen Center#
9/03 - Ottawa, ON - Mavericks
9/04 - Sudbury, ON - The Serbian Hall (w/ Neuraxis)
9/05 - Rouyn-Noranda, QC - Petit Theatre du Vieux-Noranda (FME Festival)
9/10 - Brantford, ON - Rehab (Sick Fest metal festival)%
9/11 - Toronto, ON - The Rockpile%
9/12 - Kingston, ON - The Mansion (Wine Cellar Room)%
9/16 - Trois Rivieres, QC - Rock Cafe le Stage
9/17 - Quebec, QC - L'Agitee
9/18 - Sherbrooke, QC - bar le Magog
9/23 - St. Catharines, ON - Mikado*
9/24 - Windsor, ON - Chubby Pickle*
9/25 - London, ON - Moon Over Marin*
9/26 - Oshawa, ON - EP Taylors*
9/30 - Chicoutimi, QC - Le Bunker ^
10/1 - St-Hyacinthe, QC - Bar le Trash - Trash Metalfest
10/2 - Victoriaville/Warwick, QC - Salle du Canton ^

# = w/ Ion Dissonance
% = w/ Aeternam
* = w/ Kraken
^ = w/ Divinity
 
 
 
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Beneath The Massacre Announce EP Title, Street Date
July 21, 2010
Canadian technical death metal titans, Beneath The Massacre, have announced 'Maree Noire', as the title of their forthcoming EP which will be released in North America on September 14th. The effort was co-produced by Chris Donaldson, known for his work with Cryptopsy, with guitarist Chris Bradley and the band. It was mixed by Donaldson and mastered by Alan Douches (Hatebreed, Shadows Fall, Converge).

Bradley
commented on the release: "'Maree Noire' was written using a different approach than the preceding release. We wouldn't start the writing process from the same point. Some songs were more structured by melodies while others all started from drums pattern. I think it makes the songs stand out a little more."

Vocalist Elliot Desgagnes added: "The tones are a little rawer and it helped a lot that Donaldson and Bradley already worked together in the past. We were all on the same page and everything went well in studio. I really like the EP format. It's easier lyrically to make connections between the songs and follow a thought pattern. We named the EP 'Maree Noire,' 'Black Tide,' in English, because I was writing lyrics on Absurdism, self fulfilled prophecy and corporations raping everything, when BP started to shit in the Gulf of Mexico."

Beneath The Massacre
will appear at the Heavy MTL Festival later month alongside Slayer, Megadeth, Lamb of God, Despised Icon, Mastodon and more. The band has also announced a Canadian tour beginning in late August and wrapping up in early October, sponsored by JagerMusic Canada. They will be playing with Neuraxis, Ion Dissonance and others along the trek. The dates are as follows:

7/25 - Montreal, QC - Heavy MTL

JagerMusic Canada
Presents:
8/26 - Rimouski, QC - Petit Pavillon Agricole (w/ Ion Dissonance)
8/27 - Moncton, NB - Manhattan (w/ Ion Dissonance)
8/28 - Halifax, NS - Gus' Pub (w/ Ion Dissonance)
8/29 - St John, NB - Nickolaj's (w/ Ion Dissonance)
8/30 - Fredericton, NB - Kinsmen Center (w/ Ion Dissonance)
9/03 - Ottawa, ON - Mavericks
9/04 - Sudbury, ON - The Serbian Hall (w/ Neuraxis)
9/05 - Rouyn-Noranda, QC - Petit Theatre du Vieux-Noranda (FME Festival)
9/10 - Brantford, ON - Rehab - Sick Fest metal festival (w/ Aeternam)
9/11 - Toronto, ON - The Rockpile (w/ Aeternam)
9/12 - Kingston, ON - The Mansion (Wine Cellar Room) (w/ Aeternam)
9/16 - Trois Rivieres, QC - Rock Cafe le Stage
9/17 - Quebec, QC - L'Agitee
9/18 - Sherbrooke, QC - bar le Magog
9/23 - St. Catharines, ON - Mikado (w/ Kraken)
9/24 - Windsor, ON - Chubby Pickle (w/ Kraken)
9/25 - London, ON - Moon Over Marin (w/ Kraken)
9/26 - Oshawa, ON - EP Taylors (w/ Kraken)
9/30 - Chicoutimi, QC - Le Bunker (w/ Divinity)
10/1 - St-Hyacinthe, QC - Bar le Trash - Trash Metalfest
10/2 - Victoriaville/Warwick, QC - Salle du Canton (w/ Divinity)

'Maree Noire'
is the band's first release since 2008's 'Dystopia'. Since recording 'Dystopia', the band has toured extensively: five full North American tours (including Summer Slaughter Canada 2008 and Sumer Slaughter 2009) and four full European tours (including Thrash and Burn Europe the past two years) Beneath The Massacre were nominated in 2009 for Metal Hammer's Golden God Award for "Best Underground Band."
 
 
 
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Dying Fetus To Headline European Thrash And Burn Tour 2010
December 22, 2009
Dying Fetus will headline the third installment of the "Thrash And Burn Tour" as it returns to Europe in early April. Joining Dying Fetus for this month-long tour is Origin, Beneath The Massacre, Revocation and Man Must Die. A listing of confirmed "Thrash And Burn" tour dates and cities can be found below. Additional tour news and ticket information will be made available via www.myspace.com/thrashandburneurotour.

Dying Fetus, who have just returned home the "Planetary Depravity" US Tour and an European run alongside Cannibal Corpse, are touring in support of their brand new album 'Descend Into Depravity'. The band's Sean Beasley commented on their upcoming tour; "We are very excited to be a part of Thrash And Burn this year and can't wait to witness the carnage every night of this tour."

Dying Fetus has also recently completed work on the second video from 'Descend Into Depravity' for the track "Your Treachery Will Die With You". The video was lensed in New York once again with director Kevin Custer (Hatebreed, Testament, Kingdom Of Sorrow) and will see its premiere imminently. Dying Fetus previously worked with Custer on the first video from 'Descend Into Depravity', for "Shepherd's Commandment", which can be viewed below.

'Descend Into Depravity' saw its international release in late September and is currently streaming in its entirety at www.DescendIntoDepravity.info. The album debuted at #166 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart and at #4 on the Heatseekers Chart.
Updated Dying Fetus news and tour information will be made available at www.relapse.com, the Official Dying Fetus website and Myspace page.

Dying Fetus Tour Dates:

Imperial Clothing presents in conjunction with Avocado Booking and Outerloop Management The Thrash And Burn Euro Tour

w/ Origin, Beneath The Massacre, Revocation and Man Must Die:
4/09 - Karlsruhe, Germany - Substage (tickets here)
4/10 - Essen, Germany - Turock (tickets here)
4/11 - Hamburg, Germany - Markthalle (tickets here)
4/13 - Copenhagen, Denmark - The Rock (tickets here)
4/14 - Berlin, Germany - S036 (tickets here)
4/15 - Nitra, Slovakia - Nova Pekaren (tickets here)
4/16 - Leipzing, Germany - Theaterfabrik (tickets here)
4/17 - Wurzburg, Germany - Posthalle (tickets here)
4/18 - Wien, Austria - Arena (tickets here)
4/19 - Munchen, Germany - Feierwerk (tickets here)
4/20 - Graz, Austria - Seifenfabrik (tickets here)
4/21 - Bologna, Italy - Estragon (tickets here)
4/22 - Milan, Italy - Tunnel (tickets here)
4/23 - Erstfeld, Switzerland - Transilvania Live (tickets here)
4/24 - Savigny, France - Le Temple Emprunte (tickets here)
4/25 - Rennes, France - Ubu (tickets here)
4/26 - Gent, Belgium - Minus One (tickets here)
4/27 - London, UK - Underworld (tickets here)
4/28 - Newport, UK - TJ's
4/29 - Manchester, UK - Club Academy (tickets here)
4/30 - Birmingham, UK - 02 Academy (tickets here)
5/01 - Tilburg, Netherlands - Death Fest (tickets here)
5/02 - Barroselas, Portugal - SWR Metalfest (tickets here)
 
 
 
 
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Annotations Of An Autopsy Forced To Cancel U.S. Tour
November 6, 2009
UK based death metallers Annotations Of An Autopsy have been forced to pull out of their upcoming tour with Dying Fetus and The Faceless. The band recently issued the following statement:

"Due to the American immigration office not processing our visa applications in time because of a backlog, we have been forced to pull out of the upcoming ‘Planetary Depravity’ tour. We're very sorry to all our fans in the States but it was out of our hands. We're pretty gutted we can’t come and party with all of you but we assure you we will be back there in 2010. We hope you all understand and we'll see you very soon!"

Annotations Of An Autopsy
are the third band on the Nuclear Blast roster, including Hypocrisy and Ex Deo, to be affected recently by changes in U.S. immigration policies.

Annotations Of An Autopsy
will release their new album, 'The Reign Of Darkness', via Nuclear Blast Records worldwide (excluding the UK) in early 2010.

For more info visit: www.myspace.com/annotationsofanautopsy.
 
 
 
 
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Dying Fetus Announce U.S. Co-Headline Tour With The Faceless
October 12, 2009
Long running death metal mainstays, Dying Fetus, have announced a co-headlining US tour with The Faceless in support of their new album, 'Descend Into Depravity'. This tour, dubbed “The Planetary Depravity Tour”, will kick off in mid-November and also include Beneath The Massacre, Vital Remains (on select dates), Annotations Of An Autopsy and more on select dates. A complete listing of tour dates and cities can be found below with more details to be announced soon.

Dying Fetus are currently touring through Europe alongside Cannibal Corpse. This tour also includes Obscura in the mainland followed by Annotations Of An Autopsy and Trigger The Bloodshed in the United Kingdom. A complete listing of confirmed Dying Fetus tour dates can be found below.

'Descend Into Depravity', Dying Fetus' seventh studio recording, saw its North American release last month and is currently streaming in its entirety at www.DescendIntoDepravity.info. 'Descend Into Depravity' debuted at #166 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart and at #4 on the Heatseekers Chart.

Dying Fetus recently premiered the first video from 'Descend Into Depravity', for the track “Shepherd’s Commandment”, online here. The “Shepherd’s Commandment” video was lensed in New York with director Kevin Custer (Hatebreed, Testament, Kingdom Of Sorrow).

Dying Fetus
Tour Dates:
w/ Cannibal Corpse, Obscura, Evocation:
10/13 - Milan, Italy - Alcatraz
10/14 - Rome, Italy - Alpheus
10/16 - Athens, Greece - Gagarin 205
10/17 - Thessaloniki, Greece - Principal Club Theatre
10/18 - Belgrade, Serbia - SKC
10/19 - Bratislava, Slovakia - DK Dubravka
10/20 - Cracow, Poland - Studio
10/21 - Berlin, Germany - Columbia Club
10/23 - Munchen, Germany - Backstage
10/24 - Linz, Austria - Posthof
10/25 - Ludwigsburg, Germany - Rockfabrik
10/26 - Dordrecht, Netherlands - Bibelot
10/27 - Zwolle, Netherlands - Hedon

w/ Cannibal Corpse, Annotations Of An Autopsy, Trigger The Bloodshed:
10/28 - Colchester, UK - Arts Center
10/29 - London, UK - Koko
10/30 - Sheffield, UK - The Corporation
10/31 - Glasgow, UK - ABC Glasgow
11/01 - Lemmington Spa, UK - Assembly

The Planetary Depravity Tour
w/ The Faceless, Beneath The Massacre, Annotations Of An Autopsy, more:
11/17 - Layton, UT - V2
11/18 - Denver, CO - Marquis Theatre
11/20 - St. Paul, MN - Station 4
11/21 - Chicago, IL - Jaguar Club
11/22 - Detroit, MI - Blondie’s
11/23 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody’s
11/24 - Toronto, ON - Mod Club
11/25 - Montreal, QC - National
11/26 - Quebec City, QC - L’Imperial
11/27 - Manchester, NH - Rocko’s
11/28 - New York, NY - Gramercy Theatre
11/29 - Baltimore, MD - Sonar
11/30 - Reading, PA - The Silo
12/02 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
12/03 - Orlando, FL - Club Firestone
12/04 - New Orleans, LA - The High Ground
12/05 - Houston, TX - Meridian
12/06 - McAllen, TX - Jagz
12/07 - Ft. Worth, TX - Ridglea Theatre
12/08 - Austin, TX - Emo’s
12/09 - El Paso, TX - Chic’s
12/10 - Tucson, AZ - The Rock
12/11 - Las Vegas, NV - The Farm
12/12 - San Diego, CA - SOMA
12/13 - San Francisco, CA - DNA Lounge
12/14 - Victorville, CA - Karma
12/15 - Los Angeles, CA - Key Club

Updated Dying Fetus news and tour information will be made available at www.relapse.com, the Official Dying Fetus website at www.dyingfetus.com and the band's Official MySpace page.
 
 
 
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Biography
YEAR FORMED: 2004
HOME TOWN: Montreal, Quebec
MEMBERS:
Elliot Desgagnes - Vocals
Christopher Bradley - Guitar
Justin Rousselle - Drums
Dennis Bradley - Bass

Frothed from the fertile soil of Montreal, BENEATH THE MASSACRE's brand of brutally technical death metal was all but reassured as nothing but studio magic during the band’s busy 2007 and early 2008 on the road, and the band returns to prove it wasn’t a one-shot wonder with Dystopia, the band's latest claim to the crown of Canada's most brutal band.

With such a rich national heritage of bands both brilliantly technical and unrelentingly brutal, BENEATH THE MASSACRE's latest foray into the extreme underground sees the band continuing to build on the interest and fanbase gained over the course of a few short years. Initially leaving extreme music fans worldwide salivating for more than 5 titillating tracks upon release of the band's debut EP, Mechanics of Dysfunction – the band’s debut for new home Prosthetic – was unleashed upon the masses in early 2007, boasting 10 tracks combining the brutality of Suffocation, the brutal skillfulness of Origin, cacophonous melody of The Dillinger Escape Plan, and the sheer technicality of fellow Canadians Cryptopsy, all under the watchful eye of producer Yannick St-Amand (Despised Icon, Ion Dissonance).

Of course, the subsequent, relentless touring – after an early career which seemed to doom the band from hitting the road, be it by catastrophic van accidents, visa problems with crossing borders, or an early member change – BENEATH THE MASSACRE established the last few years its existence as proof positive to the metal world that a sound so extreme and technical on record could be harnessed and proven live.

With the help of endless weeks out on the road honing the band’s craft, Dystopia is subsequently the sound of a band more seasoned, more brutal, and more technically adept, while also dabbling more with the limits of extreme metal, than audiences have seen from the band yet.

Again tapping producer St-Amand and the mastering of Alan Douches (Shadows Fall, Hatebreed, Mastodon), BENEATH THE MASSACRE also called upon seasoned veteran Jason Suecof (The Black Dahlia Murder, All That Remains) into the fold for mixing, resulting in another 10 track whirlwind of finger-twisting riffs, gut-wrenchingly heavy vocals and pounding double bass that lets up even less than its predecessor, yet still retains an intelligent, introspective vocal narration of humanity and its shortcomings in a technological age. Then again, it probably doesn't hurt that musicianship has taken a step forward after two years of constant experience out on the road both at home and abroad – or that Dystopia sees the band experimenting more with death metal’s limits and lead riffs than efforts past.

With fellow countrymen as broad, and as brutal, as Kataklysm, Cryptopsy, Neuraxis, and Gorguts and modern contemporaries like Ion Dissonance, Fuck The Facts, and Despised Icon, coupled with recurring time on the road with Germans Necrophagist, it's no wonder why BENEATH THE MASSACRE might be seem to be a step up from their American brethren, not only in sheer heaviness but in composed, technical musicianship within the confines of song structure that doesn't meander beyond its means, yet still pushes the limits of what extreme metal can be.