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Beneath The Massacre РVocalist Elliot Desgagn̩s

August 27th, 2010



Beneath The Massacre


‘Extreme Metal Lifers’

Interview by Shawn Jam Hill

Montreal is awash in heaviosity.

It’s no secret that North America’s most metal city is festooned with amazing talent be it the technical death vehemence of Cryptopsy or the bruising deathcore pioneers in Despised Icon, the city is getting rocked off its foundations on a daily basis. Underground heroes Beneath The Massacre are no strangers to the world of heavy. Churning out a decidedly brutal mix of neck-snapping hardcore and blast beat-soaked chaos, brothers Christopher and Dennis Bradley (guitar and bass) tub thumper Justin Rouselle and glass-packed larynx crusher Elliot Desgagnes have been slaughtering the masses since 2004. With Maree Noir (Prosthetic), the boys have sharpened their songwriting craft into a laser-like lance meant to shed blood with maximum efficiency. Metal-rules.com recently caught up with affable frontman Desgagnes to discuss Beneath The Massacre’s ravaging sound, the kindness of the Montreal community and what it’s like jamming next to a blues bar famous for smoked meat.

If that’s not fucking metal, I really don’t know anything anymore…

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BENEATH THE MASSACRE Unveil New Song, Cover, Track Listing and Launch Pre-order

July 30th, 2010

Montreal based tech-death metal band, BENEATH THE MASSACRE, have launched the track, “Black Tide,” from their upcoming five song EP “Marée 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 at www.store.prostheticrecords.com
The track listing of the EP is:
The Casket You Sleep In
Black Tide
Drill Baby Drill
Designed To Strangle
Anomic

“Marée 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: “’Marée 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 ‘Marée 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.

The dates are:
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   #
9/3 Ottawa, ON-   Mavericks
9/4 Sudbury, ON-   The Serbian Hall (w/ Neuraxis)
9/5 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

“Marée 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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BENEATH THE MASSACRE Announce Title of New EP and Street Date

July 21st, 2010

Technical death metal act, BENEATH THE MASSACRE, have announced “Marée 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: “’Marée 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 ‘Marée 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.

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BENEATH THE MASSACRE To Release Five Song EP of New Material

July 16th, 2010

Montreal masters of tech death brutality, BENEATH THE MASSACRE, have announced they will be releasing an EP, featuring five brand new tracks, in the coming months. This will be 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.”  More details regarding the EP will be announced in the upcoming weeks.

Vocalist Elliot Desgagnes commented on the new release:
“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.”

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:
7/25 Montreal, QC- Heavy MTL
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   #
9/3 Ottawa, ON-   Mavericks
9/4 Sudbury, ON-   The Serbian Hall (w/ Neuraxis)
9/5 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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Summer Slaughter Tour Live in Vancouver – August 25, 2008

September 4th, 2008

Summer Slaughter Canada

(feat. Necrophagist, Dying Fetus, Into Eternity, Beneath The Massacre, Neuraxis, Whitechapel & Veil of Maya)

Monday, August 25th, 2008

The Commodore Ballroom

Vancouver, BC  Canada

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***Live Review & All Photos By Lord of The Wasteland


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