Martyr (band)

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Martyr
Origin Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada
Genres Technical death metal, progressive death metal
Years active 1994–2012 (On hiatus)
Labels Galy
Associated acts Voivod, Gorguts, Quo Vadis, Cryptopsy, Kataklysm, Eclipse Prophecy, Beneath the Massacre
Website www.martyr-canada.com
Members Martin Carbonneau
Daniel Mongrain
François Mongrain
Past members Pier-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.

History[edit]

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".

Members[edit]

Former members[edit]

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

Timeline[edit]

Discography[edit]

Live albums[edit]

Video albums[edit]

References[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". hardtimes.ca. 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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