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HAVOC IN QUEBEC CITY DVD
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Here are the latest news from Martyr:
mm/dd/year Latest news
05/19/12

Statement

Hi Everyone,

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

02/13/11

New 2011 concerts!

Don't miss Martyr as direct support for Voivod

Click here for the concerts schedule...

09/09/10

New 2010 concerts!

Trois-Rivières Metalfest and more...

Click here for the concerts schedule...

04/27/10

New! Package deals available in the merch section!

02/09/10

Schedule update : take note that the upcoming concert at Repentigny will be on Saturday Febuary 27th.

Click here for the concerts schedule...

01/03/10

First 2010 concerts: Quebec City & Montreal!

Click here for the concerts schedule...

12/04/09
New Warp Zone hoodie available in the merch section...
06/18/09
TERRORIZER interviews Dan Mongrain.

Watch it on Terrorrizer website... or on Youtube.
The interview took place in England during the Voivod European tour.

05/23/09
Dan Mongrain is now endorsed by Guerilla guitars !


05/15/09
Martyr in the writing process of their fourth full length album!

Martyr works actively on the writing of the next album.
The first song is nearly complete!

05/15/09
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)
03/23/09
With the purchase of $40 or more in the merch section, you'll get a free CD of Trois-Rivieres Metalfest 2008 (merch section).

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03/23/09
Read Dan interview by stephen Rosen on Ultimateguitar.com

Click here for more...

03/07/09
François joins EX DEO on bass

EX DEO, the band featuring KATAKLYSM frontman Maurizio Iacono, are currently working on their epic debut.
Check for more at
Ex Deo's Myspace.

11/17/08
New merch products available

New T-Shirt and Zipper hoodie models plus embroided merch are in!

09/24/08
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...

09/18/08
Dan with VOIVOD at Kawasaki, Japan

www.voivod.net

09/18/08
Martyr at the Trois-Rivieres Metalfest

www.troisrivieresmetal.com


08/18/08
Martyr now on Facebook

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06/17/08
Here's an interview and live footage From our last Montreal Show at the Medley!

Enjoy!

Video interview: http://hardtimes.ca/node/5774

Live @ Medley: http://hardtimes.ca/node/5779

Print interview: http://hardtimes.ca/node/3943

06/16/08
Canadian Maritimes Mini-Tour 2008

June 27 : Moncton, NB
June 28 : Halifax, NS
June 29 : day off : ferry to Newfoundland
June 30 : St-John's, TN
(venue updated)
July 1st : St-John's, TN
(venue updated)

06/16/08
New pictures of Martyr live

> Jonquiere (04/19/08)

> Quebec City (06/08/08)

> Montreal (06/07/08)

Thanks to Fred Laroche & "La Capitale du Metal"!

05/27/08
Pictures of Maryland Deathfest VI...

Click here to see the pictures of Martyr...
(These pictures copyright 2008 returntothepit.com)

05/08/08
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!"

05/02/08
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."

INFO:

www.voivodfan.com
www.heavymtl.com
www.monstersofrockfestival.com

04/24/2008
BIODISCOGRAPHY UPDATED + French version available here
04/08/2008
HAVOC IN QUEBEC CITY DVD
AVAILABLE NOW with a free 12x18" Poster

Get it now in the Merch section!

DVD info: DVD 9, country code 0 NTSC, audio Dolby Digital Stereo, duration 187 minutes. Mixed & mastered by Pierre Remillard (THE END, CRYPTOPSY).

Special guest: Jean-Yves 'Blacky' Thériault ex VOIVOD on ''Brain Scan'' (VOIVOD cover) in the additional live songs section.

LIVE CONCERT (72 minutes):
01. Lost in Sanity
02. Warp Zone
03. Havoc
04. Endless Vortex Towards Erasing Destiny
05. Perpetual Healing (Infinite Pain)
06. Speechless
07. Nameless, Faceless, Neverborn
08. Retry ? Abort ? Ignore ?
09. Feast of Vermin
10. Virtual Emotions
11. Nipsky
12. Ostrogoth
13. Carpe Diem
14. Hopeless Hopes
15. Prototype

BONUS FEATURES:
Documentary (57 minutes)
Recording sessions (33 minutes)
5 additional live songs (25 minutes)

02/29/2008
HAVOC IN QUEBEC CITY DVD schedule

The DVD project is sent to duplication.
Release date will be announced in a few weeks.

02/14/2008
HAVOC IN QUEBEC CITY DVD schedule

Done:
- Concert editing
- Audio mixing and mastering
- Bonus songs selection
- Bonus footage selection
- Photos selections
- Interviews (band members and guests)
- Bonus features editing (documentary and extra footage)
- Subtitles translation

About to be completed in a few days:
- English subtitles integration
- DVD authoring (selection menus)
- Cover & DVD layout design

Release date will be announced in a few weeks.

12/31/2007
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

15/10/2007
Francois on tour with KATAKLYSM...

As announced on Kataklysm website :
"Kataklysm will tour as direct support to Chimaira from November until Xmas. [...]
Unfortunately, bassist Stephane Barbe will not be able to make the trek on the Chimaira tour due to an important family obligation. He will rejoin the band on the four last dates of the tour.

Kataklysm will be utilizing the services of Francois Mongrain, bassplayer of tech death metalers Martyr for the tour until Stephane can rejoin the band."

See the live performance on Youtube 1, 2, 3 and 4 at Tucson, Arizona!)

(Tour dates...)
22/09/2007
We're looking for live video footage of Martyr.

We invite you to send us live footage of Martyr for the DVD bonus material purpose. Everything will be evaluated.

Martyr
5580, Tour du Lac
Lac-a-la Tortue, Quebec
Canada G0X 1L0

22/09/2007
22/08/2007
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.

24/07/2007
Bass tabs book out now! Get it in the merch section.

Drum book will be available in a few month.

07/07/2007
New merchandise : Metal necklace, pin and keychain!

Fine quality metal items available in silver color.

Cds are now available in Germany and Europe through :


No Compromise onlile store - Germany

NO COMPROMISE, P.O.BOX 360528,
10975 BERLIN, GERMANY
http://nocompromise.ws/Martyr
 

06/07/2007
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).
All items shown with red outlines are now only available in white.
New items will be available soon! (metal wear, new hoodie model, girl clothes, stickers, books)

06/07/2007
Feeding the Abscess nominated at the GAMIQ in the Best metal/hardcore album category

Alternate indie music gala of Quebec

Vote now!

"The nomination Vote will end Saturday June 30th 23h59. The nominees announcement will be on Tuesday July 17th.
To win, we have to be nominated in the first round.
After that date, come back on the GAMIQ website to vote for the winner.

Thanks for your support and good voting!"

(french below)

Feeding the Abscess en nomination au GAMIQ dans la catégorie meilleur album métal/hardcore

Gala de l'Alternative Musicale Indépendante du Québec

Votez maintenant!

"Vous avez jusqu’au samedi 30 juin 23h59 pour le Vote de nomination. Le dévoilement se fera le mardi 17 juillet.
Pour gagner, nous devons tout d'Abord être nominé en première ronde.
Après cette date, vous serez réinvité à voter sur le site de la GAMIQ pour choisir le gagnant.

Merci de nous supporter et bon vote!"

www.gamiq.ca
Survey / Sondage

04/26/2007

- Canadian tour dates announced - posters in the concert section

MARTYR/NEURAXIS canada tour - May 2007

  • Saturday 12 : Montreal, QC - Medley (w/quo vadis & Blinded by Faith) *Without Neuraxis
  • Thursday 17: Thunder Bay, ON - The Office
  • Friday 18: Winnipeg, MB - The Zoo
  • Saturday 19: Saskatoon, SK - The Bassment
  • Sunday 20: Medicine Hat, AB - Moose Lodge Social Room
  • Tuesday 22: Calgary, Ab - The Underground
  • Wednesday 23: Emonton, AB - The Mead Hall
  • Thursday 24: Prince George, BC - Sound Entertainment
  • Friday 25: Vancouver, BC - Balmoral
  • Saturday 26: Victoria, BC - Sugar Nightclub
  • Sunday 27: Vancouver, BC (bonus concert)
  • Monday 28: Lethbridge, AB - The Beverage Warehouse
  • Wednesday 30: Regina, SK - The Distrikt
- New color T-shirts available now : Warp Zone & Hopeless Hopes


04/09/2007

- New guitar books from Feeding the Abscess out now!
- Work shirts are back!

04/02/2007

DVD Recording
April 6, 7h30 pm
IMPERIAL de QUEBEC , 252 rue st-Joseph, Quebec City


Thanks to Capitale du Metal for the promotion.

The DVD will be released on Galy Records next Fall.

03/03/2007

Updated on
03/12/2006

Contest / Concours
Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean concerts (Quebec, Canada)

Winners / gagnants (ticket, cd, t-shirt):
Benoit Lavoie, Chicoutimi
Fredo Tremblay, Chicoutimi

Congratulations! Félicitations!
www.metaluniverse.net

03/03/2007
Web banner available

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02/17/2007
Martyr complete live show

Martyr at Woodspunx 8 outdoor fest, Baie-St-Paul - video (advertisement will precede)

02/11/2007
New photos!

Check it out! (multimedia section).

02/10/2007
A logo's journey: the little story behind Martyr logo

Check it out! (multimedia section).

01/22/2007
Paypal online shopping available in the merchandise section!

With Paypal, you can now easily get Martyr stuff with a Paypal account or credit card.

New stuff available : Martyr zipper hoodies, New hats, beanies, patch and pins models.
01/04/2007
Happy new year! Here are the last news

- Western Canadian tour : May 2007. Dates will be announced soon.
- Feeding the Abscess tabs books are in the making
- Paypal online shop available soon.
- Concerts updated.

- Recent reviews (more!):

Metal Observer 10/10
Metal Mayhem UK 9.5/10
Thrashocore 9/10 (French)
Violent Solutions16.5/20 (French)
Deadtide webzine
ArcRyte Online (Japanese and english reviews compilation page)

28/12/2006
The following albums will be on displays at special prices with some Combat Records album too (Death, Exodus, Forbidden...) (limited time!)
(more...)

20/12/2006

Chicago Powerfest 2007

Martyr will perform on April 21. (poster)

19/12/2006

Nice reviews:

Skyline Press 8.5/10
Metaleater 9/10

12/12/2006

Concerts added for 2007

More will be posted very soon

Exclaim! reviews:

Exclaim! #1
Exclaim! #2

12/10/2006
More reviews:

Soul killer (scroll down to Martyr entry)
Lambgoat 8/10
Pivotal Rage LIGHT 5/5
L'avant-garde radio website 5/5 (French)

Coming soon:

- Photo updates
- A logo's journey: the little story behind Martyr logo

11/29/2006
Here are some recent reviews from...

Voir 4/5 (French)
Metal Review
 666/666
Metal Universe
 9.8/10
(French)
Hardcoresounds
4.5/5
Metal-archives
90%
Metal world 9.9999999/10 (French)

11/29/2006
First bad review for Feeding the Abscess on www.blabbermouth.net with a nice 6/10
(more...)
11/20/2006
Brain Scan video with former Voivod bassist "Blacky"
(more...)
11/18/2006 Martyr & Alcoholica vocalist performing Blackened at one of their gigs.
Patrice jamming with Ontarion's band Senate : video1 / video 2
11/16/2006 New shirts and merch are in! Go get a look!
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)
11/12/2006
The release party at the Medley was a blast! Thanks everyone!
(more...)
11/04/2006

Layout update for the official website. (Me go sleep now... - Frank)

11/01/2006

Layout updated for Myspace page, Feeding the Abscess style.

10/31/2006

Album release party : tickets through Ticketpro available.

10/22/2006

- Paypal links repaired for the online purchase of Feeding the Abscess.
- Myspace link added on menu.

10/13/2006

Updated on
11/28/2006
Album preview - In store - Galy Records order
(more...)
10/13/2006
Galy Records is proud to announce the release of Martyr’s highly anticipated third studio album, Feeding The Abscess.
(more...)
08/26/2006

New concerts added
Schedule for the new album:
- Mixing and mastering: end of september.
- CD Layout design: September.
- New website design: early november.
- Guitars & bass recordings completed in july.
- Lyrics completed in the beginning of June.
- Vocals recorded in the beginning of July.
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Layout updated for Myspace page, Feeding the Abscess style: october.

07/21/2006

New album release concert


01/23/2006 - Pictures added : Gallery for 2003-2005 and four new pics from the 2001 Canadian Tour.
- 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.

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