French metalcore heavyweights BETRAYING THE MARTYRS will officially release their new album, Rapture, tomorrow, September 13, via Sumerian Records.
Billboard is previewing the album with a sampler compilation, available today at https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/8529468/betraying-martyrs-rapture-album-sampler.
"Rapture embodies every path we have walked since the beginning of our journey," says vocalist Aaron Matts. "Physically and emotionally, we poured all we have into creating a musical rollercoaster that takes the listener to the darkest corners of their mind. We are incredibly excited for people to finally lend their ear to a piece we have worked so hard on, and hope that they can enjoy it as much as we do. Thank you to all who have given us their attention over the years, this one is for you!
BETRAYING THE MARTYRS' first North American headline tour this past summer was cut short when the band was involved in a serious auto incident, causing a fire that claimed their van, trailer and all of their belongings. A GoFundMe was set up to help recoup some of the losses.
About BETRAYING THE MARTYRS:
Based in Paris, France, and featuring members from France and the UK, BETRAYING THE MARTYRS' approach to brutality and melody has established them as one of the most unique bands unrivaled in any genre.
Their stunning debut offering, Breath In Life (2011), made a huge impact in North America and Europe and quickly established BETRAYING THE MARTYRS as one of the hottest new bands around. Coupled with relentless touring and high-profile festival appearances including Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival and All Stars, the band quickly built a strong fan base, which would only continue to grow throughout their career.
Their second album, Phantom (2014), saw BETRAYING THE MARTYRS take their live show to the next level, earning them slots at the biggest European festivals, including Grass Pop, With Full Force, Resurrection Festival and more, and reach entirely new audiences with their cover of 'Let it Go' from the movie Frozen.
In 2016, BETRAYING THE MARTYRS joined forces with esteemed producer Justin Hill to create third album The Resilient, a record that cemented the band as the European kings of 21st century metal. The Resilient showcased their newfound focus on songwriting, which earned them many more huge touring opportunities - including a slot on the Summer Slaughter Tour (US), and further propelled them to become one of today's most important heavy acts.
BETRAYING THE MARTYRS is:
Vocals: Aaron Matts
Keyboard/Vocals: Victor Guillet
Guitar: Steeves Hostin
Guitar: Baptiste Vigier
Bass: Valentin Hauser
Drums: Boris Le Gal
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