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AUGURY To Enter Studio In November

Canadian progressive death metallers AUGURY will enter the studio in November to record their second album for a tentative spring 2008 release. The follow-up to 2004's "Concealed" will feature original drummer Etienne Gallo and will be produced by Yannick St-Amand and Hugues Deslauriers. According to the band's official bio, "AUGURY doesn't identify itself with any ...

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BLINDED BY FAITH To Support THINE EYES BLEED In Canada

Québec City, Quebec, Canada's BLINDED BY FAITH will support THINE EYES BLEED on three dates in East Canada in early October. In addition, the band will perform at the Trois-Rivières Metalfest on November 3 alongside QUO VADIS and AUGURY, among others. Also planned is an appearance at the Galy Records five-year anniversary concert/party on November ...

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DESCEND INTO NOTHINGNESS: New EP Out Now

Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec, Canada-based metallers DESCEND INTO NOTHINGNESS have released their new EP, "Empowerment of the Oppressed", via Cryogenic Records. The EP contains four brand new tracks produced by Yannick St. Amand (DESPISED ICON). Audio samples can are available at this location. In other news, the band has issued the following update: "We just ...

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NEGATIVA Guitarist On Band's New Direction: 'It Is Time For Us To Do Something Else'

NEGATIVA, the Quebec-based band featuring former GORGUTS members Steeve Hurdle (guitar, vocals) and Luc Lemay (guitar, vocals), along with Etienne Gallo (drums, AUGURY) and Miguel Valade (bass, ex-ION DISSONANCE), recently announced that it was seeking a female vocalist with a clean singing voice, stating that "any level of experience will be considered" and asking interested ...

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NEGATIVA Seeks Female Vocalist

NEGATIVA, the Quebec-based band featuring former GORGUTS members Steeve Hurdle (guitar, vocals) and Luc Lemay (guitar, vocals), along with Etienne Gallo (drums, AUGURY) and Miguel Valade (bass, ex-ION DISSONANCE), is currently seeking a female vocalist with a clean singing voice. Interested parties can contact the group at [email protected] Any level of experience will be considered. ...

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TALAMYUS: 'In These Days Of Violence' Out Now

The new album from Montreal-based thrash viking band TALAMYUS, entitled "In These Days of Violence", is now out on Prodisk. The group will officially launch its CD on September 23 at Club Soda in Monreal, opening for FINNTROLL. Also scheduled to appear are AUGURY and HOWLING SUN. TALAMYUS will join ASHES OF EDEN for a ...

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NEGATIVA Cancels Dates

NEGATIVA, the Quebec-based band featuring former GORGUTS members Steeve Hurdle (guitar, vocals) and Luc Lemay (guitar, vocals), along with Etienne Gallo (drums, AUGURY) and Miguel Valade (bass, ex-ION DISSONANCE), has issued the following update: "We're really disappointed to announce that we have to cancel the shows scheduled from August 1-3 in Toronto, Hamilton and London. ...

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NEGATIVA: Back In Studio

NEGATIVA, the Quebec-based band featuring former GORGUTS members Steeve Hurdle (guitar, vocals) and Luc Lemay (guitar, vocals), along with Etienne Gallo (drums, AUGURY) and Miguel Valade (bass, ex-ION DISSONANCE), is back at Wild Studio with producers Pierre Remillard and Jean-Yves Theriault (a.k.a. Blacky, former bassist of VOIVOD). Commented Hurdle: "There's a lot going on for ...

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UNEXPECT To Play 10th Anniversary Show In Montreal

Quebec's rambunctious and truly unique act UNEXPECT will play their 10th anniversary show on May 4, 2007 at the Theatre Plaza in Montreal. Commented the band: "This first leg of our lives has been fruitful in enjoyments and we look forward the next 54 years of karma bashing…Come celebrate with us in the most festive ...

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NEGATIVA: Another New Song Posted Online

NEGATIVA, the Quebec-based band featuring former GORGUTS members Steeve Hurdle (guitar, vocals) and Luc Lemay (guitar, vocals), along with Etienne Gallo (drums, ex-AUGURY) and Miguel Valade (bass, ex-ION DISSONANCE), has posted another new track, entitled "Taedium Vitae", on www.negativa.ca and www.myspace.com/negativa1. "Taedium Vitae" (9:32) comes off NEGATIVA's debut, self-titled multimedia mini-CD. ...

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AUGURY To Headline Third Annual ASHES OF AUTUMN Festival

Montreal tech-death stars AUGURY have been confirmed as the headliners of the third annual Ashes of Autumn concert, set to take place December 2 at The Metal Bar in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Also scheduled to appear are hyper folk-black metal newcomers PROFUGUS MORTIS, THREAT SIGNAL, and ADYTUM. Attendees can expect to hear performances of brand ...

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NEGATIVA Announces Record-Release Showcase

NEGATIVA, the Quebec-based band featuring former GORGUTS members Steeve Hurdle (guitar, vocals) and Luc Lemay (guitar, vocals), along with Etienne Gallo (drums, ex-AUGURY) and Miguel Valade (bass, ex-ION DISSONANCE), has scheduled a record-release showcase for its debut, self-titled multimedia mini-CD on Sunday, November 12 at Cafe Chaos in Montreal. "Negativa" will be released on November ...

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NEGATIVA: New Song, Video Available

NEGATIVA, the Quebec-based band featuring former GORGUTS members Steeve Hurdle (guitar, vocals) and Luc Lemay (guitar, vocals), along with Etienne Gallo (drums, ex-AUGURY) and Miguel Valade (bass, ex-ION DISSONANCE), has posted its track "Chaos in Motion" on its MySpace page. A video for the song can be viewed at YouTube.com. "Chaos ...

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NEGATIVA: Debut CD To Be Released Through Newly Launched PRODISK Label

NEGATIVA, the Quebec-based band featuring former GORGUTS members Steeve Hurdle (guitar, vocals) and Luc Lemay (guitar, vocals), along with Etienne Gallo (drums, ex-AUGURY) and Miguel Valade (bass, ex-ION DISSONANCE), will release its debut, self-titled multimedia mini-CD via the new metal label Prodisk. Prodisk was created in March 2006, a few days after Remi Cote's departure ...

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AUGURY Guitarist's Instrumental Project To Feature Artwork By VOIVOD's AWAY

AUGURY guitarist Mathieu Marcotte is currently recording an instrumental solo album called "Humanoid". This acoustic-space-metal project with varied influences such as CYNIC, PINK FLOYD and OPETH, will feature guest appearances by Forest (AUGURY, QUO VADIS, ATHERETIC) on fretless bass and ChaotH (UNEXPECT) on bass. The cover artwork will be a creation from Michel "Away" Langevin ...

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NEGATIVA On Upcoming Mini-CD: 'The Production Is Huge!'

NEGATIVA, the Quebec-based band featuring former GORGUTS members Steeve Hurdle (guitar, vocals) and Luc Lemay (guitar, vocals), along with Etienne Gallo (drums, ex-AUGURY) and Miguel Valade (bass, ex-ION DISSONANCE), has finished recording three songs at Wild Studio with producers Pierre Remillard and Jean-Yves Theriault (a.k.a. Blacky, former bassist of VOIVOD). Commented Hurdle: "We're back from ...

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NEGATIVA Completes Work On New Mini-CD

NEGATIVA, the new Quebec, Canada-based metal band featuring former GORGUTS members Steeve Hurdle (guitar, vocals) and Luc Lemay (guitar, vocals), along with Etienne Gallo (drums, ex-AUGURY) and Miguel Valade (bass, ex-ION DISSONANCE), has finished recording three new songs at Wild Studio with producer Pierre Remillard. "It sound heavy as fuck!!" Lemay writes on the group's ...

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NEGATIVA To Enter Studio Next Month

NEGATIVA, the new Quebec, Canada-based metal band featuring former GORGUTS members Steeve Hurdle (guitar, vocals) and Luc Lemay (guitar, vocals), along with Etienne Gallo (drums, ex-AUGURY) and Miguel Valade (bass, ex-ION DISSONANCE), has issued the following update: "The last few weeks have been very thrilling for us as we have finally arranged to enter studio ...

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NEGATIVA Featuring Ex-GORGUTS Members: Work Continues On Debut Demo

NEGATIVA, the new Quebec, Canada-based metal band featuring former GORGUTS members Steeve Hurdle (guitar, vocals; also ex-PURULENCE) and Luc Lemay (guitar, vocals), along with Etienne Gallo (AUGURY) on drums, have issued the following update: "Lately lotsa things [are] happening for NEGATIVA. First, the demo got delayed because I had health problems and Etienne was on ...

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NEGATIVA Part Ways With Bassist, Announce Replacement

NEGATIVA, the new Quebec, Canada-based metal band featuring former GORGUTS members Steeve Hurdle (guitar, vocals; also ex-PURULENCE) and Luc Lemay (guitar, vocals), along with Etienne Gallo (AUGURY) on drums, have parted ways with bassist Dominic Lapointe (QUO VADIS, AUGURY, ATHERETIC). "Dominic coudn't make it. He was too busy with his two other bands," Hurdle said. ...

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DREADNAUT, AUGURY, UNEXPECT Confirmed For MANITOBA METALFEST

DREADNAUT, AUGURY and UNEXPECT are among the confirmed bands for the fifth annual Manitoba Metalfest, set to take place march 31 – April 1 at The Zoo Bar in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Friday, March 31: THE LIFELESS DESIGN DREADNAUT TORN INTO DAMASCUS BLOODSHED SYMPHONY Saturday, April 1: ...

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NEGATIVA: Former GORGUTS Members Working On Debut CD

NEGATIVA, the new Quebec, Canada-based metal band featuring former GORGUTS members Steeve Hurdle (guitar, vocals; also ex-PURULENCE) and Luc Lemay (guitar, vocals), along with Dominic Lapointe (QUO VADIS, AUGURY, ATHERETIC) on bass and Etienne Gallo (AUGURY) on drums, have opened their official message forum on CanadianMetal.com at this location. NEGATIVA are curently working ...

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Trilateral Progression - NEURAXIS

NEURAXIS' "Trilateral Progression" is one impressive death metal album. On its fourth full-length release, the Montreal tech-death squad has accomplished what so many of its brethren have failed to do: adroitly combine technicality, brutality, and melody. Is there a death metal training facility in Montreal that has been secretly financed by the Canadian government? I ...

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UNEXPECT: New Songtitles Revealed

Montreal's eclectic black/classical/technical outfit UNEXPECT have revealed the tentative track listing for their upcoming The End Records debut, tentatively due in the first half of 2006. Entitled "In a Flesh Aquarium", the 60-minute effort will include the following songs: 01. Chromatic Chimera (band version) 02. Feasting Fools 03. Desert Urbania 04. Summoning Scenes 05. Silence_011010701 ...

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NEGATIVA: Former GORGUTS Members To Record New Demo In March

NEGATIVA, the new Quebec, Canada-based metal band featuring former GORGUTS members Steeve Hurdle (guitar, vocals; also ex-PURULENCE) and Luc Lemay (guitar, vocals), along with Dominic Lapointe (QUO VADIS, AUGURY, ATHERETIC) on bass and Etienne Gallo (AUGURY) on drums, have issued the following update: "We will record our very first demo hopefully in late March! As ...

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Former GORGUTS Members Resurface In NEGATIVA

Former GORGUTS members Steeve Hurdle (guitar, vocals; also ex-PURULENCE) and Luc Lemay (guitar, vocals) have joined forces in a new project called NEGATIVA, The band, whose lineup is completed by Dominic Lapointe (QUO VADIS, AUGURY, ATHERETIC) on bass and Etienne Gallo (AUGURY) on drums, will be entering the studio in the winter for a promo ...

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MARTYR And AUGURY Confirmed For Toronto's TROO NORTH METALFEST

MARTYR and AUGURY are among the bands confirmed for the Troo North Metalfest, a three-day festival set to take place August 25-27 at The Vatikan in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. A kickoff party, featuring 4-5 bands and headlined by THE HOLLOW, will be held on Thursday, August 25. AUGURY will headline Friday night (August 26) and ...

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QUO VADIS Film Montreal Show For Upcoming DVD

Canadian technical metallers QUO VADIS filmed their May 7 show at the Medley in Montreal for an upcoming DVD. The band peformed their third album, "Defiant Imagination", in its entirety as well as songs from their previous releases. Commented the band in a statement: "We haven't seen the footage yet, but we are really looking ...

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