Martyr (band)

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OriginTrois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada
GenresTechnical death metal, progressive death metal
Years active1994–2012 (On hiatus)
Associated actsVoivod, Gorguts, Quo Vadis, Cryptopsy, Kataklysm, Eclipse Prophecy, Beneath the Massacre
MembersMartin Carbonneau
Daniel Mongrain
François Mongrain
Past membersPier-Luc Lampron
François Richard
Patrice Hamelin

Martyr is a Canadian death metal band from Trois-Rivières, Québec.[1] Their musical style consist of mostly progressive use of melodics and variations of thrash and death metal influences.


Formed in 1994 by brothers Daniel (guitar, vocals) and François Mongrain (bass), along with Pier-Luc Lampron (guitar) and François Richard (drums), Martyr recorded a demo tape in September 1995 titled Ostrogoth.[2][3] In September 1997, the drummer François Richard left the band being replaced by Patrice Hamelin, the full-length debut Hopeless Hopes was self-released in November that same year.[2]

Martyr independently released their second album, Warp Zone, in 2000.[4] Lampron had left the band and was replaced on the guitar by Martin Carbonneau.

In 2007 the band released an album, Feeding the Abscess.[5][6] In 2008 the band released a video, Havoc in Quebec City.[7]

Daniel Mongrain joined Voivod in 2008, under the nickname "Chewy".


Former members[edit]

  • Pier-Luc Lampron (1994–2001) - guitar
  • François Richard (1994–1997) - drums
  • Patrice Hamelin (1997–2012) - drums



Live albums[edit]

Video albums[edit]


  1. ^ "Kataklysm Get Huge Toronto Metalhead Support". Chart Attack, Pete Richards - Jun 9, 2008
  2. ^ a b "Martyr Interview with Daniel and François Mongrain". 2008-04-08. Archived from the original on 2013-01-15. Retrieved 2008-10-28.
  3. ^ "Martyr Feeding the Abscess". Sputnik, Review by Mike Stagno December 22, 2006
  4. ^ "Martyr - Warp Zone". Chronicles of Chaos, 25/10/2000 by: Brian Meloon
  5. ^ "Martyr Feeding the Abscess". Exclaim!, By Jill Mikkelson Feb 15, 2007
  6. ^ "Martyr, Feeding the Abscess". Deadtide, K. Huckins. Archived at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ "Martyr Havoc in Quebec City. Exclaim!, By Bill Whish, Oct 23, 2008

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