now in the Merch section!
After 14 years of great musical adventures, drummer Pat Hamelin has decided to leave the band Martyr due to personal reasons. We all wish him well.
The remaining members of Martyr are unsure about the future of the band, as there has been a lot of undergoing tensions through the last years that was not taken care of, thus resulting in a frustrating negative vibe that would stagnate creativity and motivation.
Martyr is on hold for now. More news to come later.
Thanks for your support over all these years!!
François, Martin, Daniel
New 2011 concerts!
Don't miss Martyr as direct support for Voivod
New 2010 concerts!
Trois-Rivières Metalfest and more...
New! Package deals available in the merch section!
Schedule update : take note that the upcoming concert at Repentigny will be on Saturday Febuary 27th.
First 2010 concerts: Quebec City & Montreal!
New Warp Zone hoodie available in the merch section...
TERRORIZER interviews Dan Mongrain.
Dan Mongrain is now endorsed by Guerilla guitars !
Martyr in the writing process of their fourth full length album!
actively on the writing of the next album.
Francois in new EX DEO album. Video Up!
EX DEO, the new Roman themed band featuring Maurizio Iacono of KATAKLYSM and MARTYRís very own Francois Mongrain will unleash the new EX DEO album Romulus this June 19th (Europe) and June 30th (North America)! EX DEO recently tapped renowned director Stanimir "Staca" Lukic to helm the video for the title track of the group's upcoming debut album, Romulus. The clip was filmed in early March in Belgrade, Serbia where the magic of Rome was recreated. To send EX DEO a direct friend request, please click here. Watch the music video below:
(Bulletin from Nuclear Blast Records - USA)
With the purchase of $40 or more in the merch section, you'll get a free CD of Trois-Rivieres Metalfest 2008 (merch section).
Read Dan interview by stephen Rosen on Ultimateguitar.com
François joins EX DEO on bass
EX DEO, the
band featuring KATAKLYSM frontman Maurizio Iacono, are currently working
on their epic debut.
New merch products available
New T-Shirt and Zipper hoodie models plus embroided merch are in!
Patrice join QUO VADIS on drum
MARTYR drummer Patrice Hamelin, who has previously done session work with DESPISED ICON and SENATE, will join fellow Canadian progressive tech-death giants QUO VADIS on tour and in studio. Read more at Blabbermouth...
Dan with VOIVOD at Kawasaki, Japan
Martyr at the Trois-Rivieres Metalfest
Martyr now on Facebook
Here's an interview and live footage From our last Montreal Show at the Medley!
Video interview: http://hardtimes.ca/node/5774
Live @ Medley: http://hardtimes.ca/node/5779
Canadian Maritimes Mini-Tour 2008
June 27 :
New pictures of Martyr live
Fred Laroche & "La Capitale du Metal"!
Pictures of Maryland Deathfest VI...
here to see the pictures of Martyr...
Strigampire confirmed to replace Senate at the DVD release concert.
As stated on Senate website: "Senate are saddened to announce the recent passing of our guitarist Jay Hudson's father after a lengthy battle with illness. We want to extend to him and his family our sincerest condolences.
Unfortunately we will have to cancel our May 8th show in Trois-Rivieres, QC and our May 18th show in Hamilton, ON to allow Hudson to take care of what he has to. [...] Once again we apologize to everyone who was hoping to see us at these dates and we hope to make it up to you sooner than later!"
Dan Mongrain with VOIVOD
VOIVOD, who last performed live on July 30th, 2003 during OzzFest in Florida, will return to the stage on June 22nd, 2008 as part of the Heavy MTL Festival in Montreal.
The band has issued an update regarding their upcoming live appearances."A lot has happened since the band's last live appearance. The band had taken time off to begin writing what would become the album Katorz.
In April 2005 while the new album was in progress, guitarist Denis 'Piggy' D'Amour became ill before recording began and sadly died of colon cancer. It took awhile to recover from the sudden passing of Denis before Michel 'Away' Langevin, Denis 'Snake' Belanger and Jason 'Jasonic' Newsted could begin to assemble the songs from the demos and create Katorz.
Discussions of a tribute show and possible guitar players for it followed, yet it just did not seem right to perform without Denis, but time does help heal wounds and this summer Voivod feel it is time to perform the music Denis helped create once more.
On June 22, Voivod will perform in Montreal as part of the Heavy MTL festival and July 26th, 2008 in Calgary for the Monsters of Rock festival with original bass player Jean-Yves Theriault ('Blacky') for the first time in 17 years. Dan Mongrain from the Quebec band Martyr, a good friend of the band, will play guitar.
Songs from the early catalogue will be the focus for these short festival sets. Jason Newsted is still very much part of the Voivod family and is working with the band on the new record (also constructed from the 2004 demos) along with Jean-Yves Theriault and Eric Forrest. However, Newsted is unable to perform live at this point.
Denis and Michel are determined to play more shows in the future to celebrate Denis 'Piggy' D'Amour's legacy. Stay tuned."
UPDATED + French version available
IN QUEBEC CITY DVD
HAVOC IN QUEBEC CITY DVD schedule
DVD project is sent to duplication.
HAVOC IN QUEBEC CITY DVD schedule
Release date will be announced in a few weeks.
Patrice on the two past tours with DESPISED ICON...
As stated by Alex Erian from Despised Icon in an interview for Way too Loud web magazine:
"We’ve got a fill-in drummer on this tour, Pat from Martyr. [...] Alex Pelletier is missing out on this tour and the next one, so we have [...] Pat [Hamelin] filling in on drums. Alex will jump back in with us on tour next year in Europe.[...] We were afraid at first, because Pat had 1 audition and 2 jams, and then we left for a 2 month tour. It took a lot of guts and a lot of preparation on his part, and we’re all really satisfied in how everything is coming along."
N.B. Both Despised Icon tours just ended. See their archived show dates of November-December 2007
Francois on tour with KATAKLYSM...
Kataklysm will be utilizing the services of Francois Mongrain, bassplayer of tech death metalers Martyr for the tour until Stephane can rejoin the band."(Tour dates...)
KATAKLYSM w/ CHIMAIRA, TERROR & THE END
- Norfolk, VA - The Norva*
* w/ Divine
We're looking for live video footage of Martyr.
you to send us live footage of Martyr for the DVD bonus material purpose.
Everything will be evaluated.
Martyr at Maryland Deathfest!
MARTYR Confirmed For Maryland Deathfest VI
Next year’s Maryland Deathfest VI - Complete Annihilation, will take place May 23rd - 25th 2008 at the Sonar in Baltimore, MD.
Acts on the bill are as follows: MARTYR, MONSTROSITY, DERANGED, IMPALED, SQUASH BOWELS, FUCK…I’M DEAD, DISAVOWED, GADGET, SUBLIME CADAVERIC DECOMPOSITION, COFFINS, GHOUL, GRUESOME STUFF RELISH, THE DAY EVERYTHING BECAME NOTHING, SLEEP TERROR, ENGORGED, THE ARSON PROJECT, AFGRUND, BEHOLD…THE ARCTOPUS, INFECTED MALIGNITY, KEITZER, KALIBAS, DEFEATIST.
Bass tabs book out now! Get it in the merch section.
Drum book will be available in a few month.
New merchandise : Metal necklace, pin and keychain!
Fine quality metal items available in silver color.
Cds are now available in Germany and Europe through :
Special offer - last chance to get the first Feeding the Abscess hoodie model.
USA : $37.00 usd / Canada : $35.00 cnd / World : $40.00 usd
Some items are permanently out of stock (old shirt models,
Warp Zone hat).
Feeding the Abscess nominated at the GAMIQ in the Best metal/hardcore album category
Alternate indie music gala of Quebec
Vote will end Saturday June 30th 23h59. The
nominees announcement will be on Tuesday July 17th.
Feeding the Abscess en nomination au GAMIQ dans la catégorie meilleur album métal/hardcore
Gala de l'Alternative Musicale Indépendante du Québec
avez jusqu’au samedi 30 juin 23h59 pour le Vote
de nomination. Le dévoilement se fera le mardi 17
- Canadian tour dates announced - posters in the concert section
- New color T-shirts
available now : Warp Zone & Hopeless Hopes
New guitar books from Feeding the Abscess out now!
Web banner available
Copy-paste this code in
your HTML :
Martyr complete live show
Woodspunx 8 outdoor fest, Baie-St-Paul - video
(advertisement will precede)
Check it out! (multimedia section).
A logo's journey: the little story behind Martyr logo
Check it out! (multimedia section).
Paypal online shopping available in the merchandise section!
With Paypal, you can now easily get Martyr stuff with a Paypal account or credit card.
available : Martyr zipper hoodies, New hats, beanies, patch and pins models.
Happy new year! Here are the last news
- Western Canadian tour : May 2007. Dates will be announced soon.
The following albums will be on displays at special prices with some Combat Records album too (Death, Exodus, Forbidden...) (limited time!)(more...)
The following albums will be on displays at special prices with some Combat Records album too (Death, Exodus, Forbidden...) (limited time!)
Du Son 255, 3e Rue Est La Sarre PQ
Du Faubourg 2005 623, rue St-Jean Quebec PQ
Chicago Powerfest 2007
Martyr will perform on April 21. (poster)
Concerts added for 2007
More will be posted very soon
- Photo updates
Here are some recent reviews from...
First bad review for Feeding the Abscess on www.blabbermouth.net with a nice 6/10
You like our stuff and want to help us? Then go post your opinion about it and give it a better rate!
Personnaly, I find the score somewhat funny and think the album deserves a few more listenings before giving such a judgement.
- Frank & Martyr(less)
Brain Scan video with former Voivod bassist "Blacky"(more...)
Brain Scan video with former Voivod bassist "Blacky"Jean-Yves 'Blacky' Theriault formely of Voivod join Martyr on stage at their cd release show (November 11: Montreal, QC at the Medley) to perform Brain Scan (Voivod cover, Dimension Hatröss album) in front of 900 fans.
Check out a video of the release party - Martyr performing Brain Scan Voivod cover wirh former Voivod member Jean-Yves "Blacky" Thériault!
Blacky also lay down the bass track in the studio for Brain Scan with Martyr, the song can be found on their latest album Feeding The Abscess.
- Feeding The Abscess was release on Galy Records on October 31st in Canada (F.A.B Distribution).
- The album will be release in the US on February 27th (Lumberjack Mordam Music Group)(less)
vocalist performing Blackened
at one of their gigs.
Patrice jamming with Ontarion's band Senate : video1 / video 2
shirts and merch are in! Go get
Orders are possible through mail for now (Paypal transactions will be available soon).
|11/14/2006||EUROPE - promotion:
Feeding the Abscess (Paypal)
(Violent solutions (VS-webzine) & Galy records)
The release party at the Medley was a blast! Thanks everyone!(more...)
The release party at the Medley was a blast! Thanks everyone!
We want to thank Marc-André
Paillé from the Medley
for his great help and support!!! Without him this show wouldn't have
been possible!!! Thanks also for the photo shots!!
Frank & Martyr(less)
update for the official website.
(Me go sleep now... - Frank)
updated for Myspace
page, Feeding the Abscess style.
release party : tickets through Ticketpro
Paypal links repaired for the online purchase of Feeding the Abscess.
Album preview - In store - Galy Records order(more...)
Album preview - In store - Galy Records order
MARTYR announce New Album Preview, Release Party In November
MARTYR : Montreal In-Store On October 27
Also available :
For Canada = payment in canadian funds
Galy Records is proud to announce the release of Martyr’s highly anticipated third studio album, Feeding The Abscess.(more...)
Galy Records is proud to announce the release of Martyr’s highly anticipated third studio album, Feeding The Abscess.The new album will contain nine enthralling songs full of technicality, intricacy and sheer aggressiveness, built on complex song structures that only Martyr are capable of performing. Feeding The Abscess was Recorded & Mixed by Pierre Rémillard (Gorguts, The End, Cryptopsy) at Wild Studio and will be Mastered by Alan Douches (Nile, Unearth, Mastodon) at West West Side Music. A release date is set for October 31st. Demo tracks and other unreleased tracks can be heard (not final version, low quality MP3) at this location: www.myspace.com/martyrcanada
back catalog will also be reissued through Galy Records. The Hopeless
Hopes album will be re-released with a stunning new booklet, while both
Hopeless Hopes and Warp Zone will be remastered by Yannick St-Amand
(Despised Icon, Beneath The Massacre) and will contain four bonus tracks.
Both reissues will be available on September 19th. The track listings
for the reissues are available for viewing at this location : www.galyrecords.com/file-martyr.html
New album release concert
Pictures added : Gallery
for 2003-2005 and four new pics from the 2001
- Fan art added (logo) in the multimédia / bonus stuff section.
|01/20/2006||Drums recording is done! You can take a look at the drum session photos here.|
will hit the studio to record their upcoming full length on december
18, at Wild Studio with Yannick St-Amand (Despised Icon,
Ion Dissonance, Neuraxis, Ghoulunatics).
Audio sample added in the audio section : Havoc (pre-production version)
|11/27/2005||Song writing is completed for the next album!|
|11/16/2005||Trois-Rivieres Metalfest review|
will soon enter studio for the recording of the 3rd album.
|09/02/2005||Quebec City concert added + updates.|
D'Amour "Piggy", founding member of Voivod passed away on
August 26, after fighting against a serious illness...
He was an inspiration for Martyr.
R.I.P. (1959-2005). Cont...
|08/28/2005||Sherbrooke concert is cancelled.|
|08/19/2005||New concerts added + venues updated.|
concerts in july.
Don't miss our first visit to Toronto in August!
|05/31/2005||Listen to the pre-production sample in the audio section now!|
|05/15/2005||Daniel left Cryptopsy for professional matters and to work full-time with Martyr.|
We are now in pre-production for the third album!
- We have a new mail address :
- Major website updates :
- Upcoming updates : Photo section, french versions of lyrics, and more.
|10/02/2004||- Next album status : 9 songs in the making, 6 of them almost completed.|
Patrice, Martin and François made a guest appearance to play Blackened with Alcoolica (Metallica tribute band), friday 4th, at Maquisart de Trois-Rivières. Daniel joined the band a few months ago.
new year 2004!
- Next album status : 8 songs in the making, 3 of them completed!
- Friday : Radio interview in France with Daniel Mongrain about the Quebec metal scene, live on "Emission Impossible sur Triangle FM 98.4"
The radio shows can be listened online at 22pm (France time zone) - www.trianglefm.net
- Trois-rivières metal is setting up a bus from Trois-Rivières for the Kataklysm/Martyr concert (March 27, Montréal)
Spread the word!
Upcoming concerts : Rouyn - Jonquiere - Trois-Rivieres
|07/30/2003||Daniel Mongrain will make a guest apearance at the Reanimation radio show (CFOU 89.1 fm) (Trois-Rivieres) on Thuesday August 5 (7h-10h30 pm). Dan will play some songs on the guitar. You'll have the chance to ask him to play live Martyr stuff. 1-819-376-5183.|
|06/11/2003||New concerts featured in the Concerts section. Don't miss it!|
|04/13/2003||Multimedia section - New videos, audio samples, bonus section with logos, screen saver, winamp skin... more updates to come!|
|04/10/2003||Check out the Martyr concert (video) at Montreal's Medley on Bandeapart.fm|
|03/12/2003||Martyr is back from New-Jersey March Metalmeldown festival. The crowd's response was excellent. Warp Zone, Speechless, Endless Vortex Towards Erasing Destiny, Retry? Abort? Ignore? and Virtual Emotions were played in front of an all new audience. Finally, it was a real succes.|
|02/12/2003||Contest #2 has ended! Go to the contest section to see who are the winners. Thanks!|
|02/12/2003||Daniel will go to Florida in the end of Febuary as a guest guitarist for the band Capharnaum.|
will play Saturday March 8th at the New-Jersey March
Metalmeltdown fest (March 7-8-9). 80 bands, 2 stages on 3 days.
Featuring Nile, Deicide, Overkill, Nuclear Assault, Symphony X and more.
Tickets available directly through here directly through Martyr. Tickets are 80$ (Can) or $50.00 (U.S.), shipping cost included, for Friday and Saturday. (limited quantities).
|01/04/2003||Daniel Mongrain played with DBC for the New Year concert at the Salle de l'X. Martyr is now in intensive writing process.|
|01/04/2003||Martyr is featured on Skyscraper Music's Into the Blizzard...chapter II compilation. Available through our merchandise section.|
|01/04/2003||Warp Zone Europe Edition available through Sekhmet Records (for Europe), Freeson Rock Online, Galy Records , and also through our merchandise section (New price list).|
|10/23/2002||Apex Harmonics is now online and is having a grand opening contest. Martyr is presented inside the site, as well as many other bands.|
THRASHBACK with BLACK CLOUD - November 9th
You know the word supergroup ? Well, there is not a more accurate word to describe the band Black Cloud. For this special night only and as a tribute to the Thrash Metal music of the 80s, you will be able to see and hear Jean-Yves Blacky Thériault of Voïvod on bass, Pierre Rémillard (Obliveon) on guitar, Daniel Mongrain (Martyr) on guitar, Florent Mounier (Cryptopsy) on drums, Patrick Mireault (Ghoulunatics) on vocals as well as Marc Vaillancourt (B.A.R.F.) who will join the band for a few songs. It will be your chance to witness this extraordinary reunion of these famous Quebec musicians and to see them perform live classics by METALLICA, SLAYER, VENOM, CELTIC FROST and VOÏVOD to name a few. An incredible event not to be missed!
|10/05/2002||Merchandise section updated.|
October 1st 2002, MARTYR signed on Sekhmet
Records (France) for the
Europe release of the album WARP ZONE, available in December 2002.
|09/27/2002||Hommage to David Guay from Dissidence.|
|09/24/2002||A new section "Extra stuff" added.|
|08/26/2002||!! Major update in the photo section. !!|
|08/22/2002||With Arie Itman leaving the band unexpectedly four weeks before the studio dates, Quo Vadis has asked Daniel Mongrain of Martyr to fill in for Arie for the recording of the album, given Daniel's skill and the band's tight studio schedule. Daniel has agreed to perform a few solos and melodies for the Quo Vadis album on a professional basis. The band is grateful to Daniel for accepting this new challenge. Quo Vadis will pursue a search for a permanent replacement for Arie after the works for the new album have been completed. Patrice Hamelin recorded drum tracks for the next Horfixion album. He will play a few concerts with them too.|
|08/03/2002||NEW! Warp Zone & Hopeless Hopes Bass tablatures books available now! Warp Zone tab book available too! Info...|
|07/17/2002||Martyr will play at the - Polliwog - ! More info in the concert section.|
|06/01/2002||Obliveon, we'll miss you guys! Thanks for your music and friendship through all these years!!!|
Any message from firstname.lastname@example.org or Martyr_DM@hotmail.com must be
ignored. Someone is using this address and uses our identity. Anyone
who gets a disrespectful message from this address or from another similar
address, please ignore it.
THE ONLY OFFICIAL ADDRESS IS :
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Thanks and we're sorry for the inconvenience.
|03/05/2002||Don't miss the upcoming concerts featuring Zimmer's hole (2 members from strapping young lad Jed Simon and Byron Stroud) and The Almighty Pundrunk with Gene Hoglen (ex Death, Dark Angel, Testament and actual Strapping Young Lad member). Zimmer hole and Punchdrunk are from vancouver, the concerts also features Origami from Norway.|
|02/24/2002||Finally, here are some updates after numerous computer problems. Important news : Pier-Luc leaves Martyr. Guitar player Martin Carbonneau joins the band. Martyr is nominated in the MIMI's. Don't miss the upcoming concerts with the new lineup!|
|10/09/2001||COMPUTER CRASH - LOST MANY FILES - Please send your contact, email address and files you sent me in August and September, especially during the tour. Everyone who subscribed to the newsletter and contest, please send your contact again. Thanks!|
|09/24/2001||LIVE ALBUM -EXTRACTING THE CORE-, new hooded sweat shirts, tank tops and t-shirts available here.|
|09/01/2001||We're hitting the road this morning! New hooded sweat shirts, tank tops and t-shirts available as soon as we get back from the tour.|
|08/18/2001||Two concert dates have been added to the tour. New shirts available soon.|
|08/01/2001||The Canadian Warp Zone Tour : Dates available in the Concerts section. The live album - Extract The Core - will be released in September under Skyscraper Music label.|
|03/15/2001||Daniel leaves Gorguts. Martyr is working on new songs and a live album.|
|03/15/2001||Warp Zone tabs added in the tabs section !|
|03/13/2001||NEW! Warp Zone tablatures book available now! Info...|
|03/06/2001||MIMI's : Thanks for everyone who voted for us! Congratulation to the winners!|
|02/15/2001||FIRST CONTEST WINNER NAMES HERE! SECOND CONTEST ONLINE NOW! Info...|
|01/31/2001||Martyr is in the nominees for the MIMI's awards. Ballots will be available as of February 1 in Hour and Voir magazines, as well as on the following sites: Mondo-live and Netmusik|
|01/29/2001||History section updated|
|01/28/2001||Shirts available at Freeson Rock Online|
|01/25/2001||Gorguts interview in the Metal Maniacs. Online soon!|
|11/13/2000||Reviews added in the press section|
|10/31/2000||NEW! Hopeless Hopes tablatures book available now! Info...|
|10/31/2000||NEW! Girl shirt available now! Info...|
|09/24/2000||Some tempo has been corrected in the tabs.|
|08/16/2000||Prototype tabs added in the tabs section !|
|08/16/2000||Martyr appears on the Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles CD Knuckle Tracks #24 Featuring : Warp Zone song "The Fortune-Teller" ! Warp Zone album is reviewed in the Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles #43|
|07/27/2000||Daniel will be at the Milwaukee Metal Fest XIV with Gorguts on July 29.|
|06/23/2000||Daniel is in studio with Gorguts.|
|06/14/2000||Martyr is on MP3.com.|
|06/13/2000||The links section has been updated.|
|06/09/2000||Music stores distributing Martyr cds have been added to the merchandise section.|
|05/26/2000||9 pics have been added to the photos section.|
|05/23/2000||Warp Zone Lyrics have been added to the lyrics section.|
|05/??/2000||The METALMANIA contest is completed. CONGRATULATION to the winners!|
|05/16/2000||The Japanese site has been redesigned ! Thanks to ICHIHARA Toshihiko!|
|05/15/2000||The photos section has been updated !|
|05/03/2000||The song Warp Zone has been added in MP3 format.|
|04/28/2000||The site is redesigned !|
Zone is now available through
|01/21/2000||We finished the Warp Zone recording sessions!! :-)|
|10/--/1999||Thanks to everyone who supported us through the year. We're now about to produce the second album Warp Zone at the Victor studio with Pierre Remillard and Sebastien Bussieres.|
|10/04/1999||A Japanese version of the site has been created. Thanks to ICHIHARA Toshihiko!|
|09/??/1999||DANIEL MONGRAIN replaces guitarist Steeve Hurdle from GORGUTS. Dates are set for the US, Quebec and Europe. DANIEL takes part to the writing and recording of their next album. DANIEL is still in MARTYR, and this won't interfere with our activities. Visit the GORGUTS web site.|
|01/--/1998||MARTYR has been voted "1st in the Top Demo Slabs of 1998" (10/10) by BRAVE WORD & BLODDY KNUKLES #27, for the Hopeless Hopes CD!!|