Beyond Creation saw the light of day in 2005 in Montreal, Canada but it wasn’t until 2010 that the band was ready to hit the stage with their original line-up consisting of Simon Girard, Kevin Chatré, Guyot Bégin-Benoît and Dominic ‘Forest’ Lapointe.
A year later, they self-released their debut full-length album "The Aura", which quickly became a highlight in the genre. Since then, Beyond Creation has been known as the progressive, innovative and exciting new metal sound of their homeland, Quebec.
In late 2012, the band had Philippe Boucher (Ex-First Fragment, Incandescence, Chthe'ilist, Décombres) take Guyot's place on drums.
Things started moving at a faster pace in 2013 as they joined Season Of Mist Record Label, re-releasing "The Aura” and touring North America, but also Japan. In 2014, they performed several shows, festivals and tours in North America before the release of their second album ‘’Earthborn Evolution’’ which had them end the year in Australia and Japan again.
The next year started with the addition of Hugo Doyon-Karout (Brought By Pain, Equipoise, Conflux Collective) as the new bassist.
From 2015 to 2017, they focused on touring as much as possible on the ‘’Earthborn Evolution’’ album cycle compiling 3 North American tours, 3 European tours, countless shows in Canada, appearances in Mexico, Colombia and Dubaï, sharing the stage with Arch Enemy, Hate Eternal, Misery Index, Rivers of Nihil, Gorod, Psycroptic, Entheos, Obscura, Revocation, Virvum and Dying Fetus among plenty of other heavy weights. They also took part in multiple large-scale music festivals such as Hellfest, UK Tech-Fest, Montebello Rockfest, Heavy MTL, Knights of Metal and Damnation Festival.
In 2018, Beyond Creation recorded their highly-anticipated 3Rd album ‘’Algorythm’’ which is set to be released this fall. Additionally, they have performed on the 70 000 Tons of Metal Cruise, Trois-Rivières Metalfest, Modified Ghost Festival and Montebello Rockfest while they were preparing new content for their fans and planning their touring schedule for the ‘’Algorythm’’ album cycle.
Stay tuned, Beyond Creation will continue to crush the metal scene and have a lot more good news to share with you in the coming months!
BROUGHT BY PAIN
Emanating from Montreal, Canada, Brought by Pain is a Progressive Technical Death Metal band active since 2009. They incorporate elements from Jazz, Progressive Rock, Black Metal and Reggae while remaining in the technical sphere of metal. Their music is recognized among death metal connoisseurs as a powerful, complex and balanced listening experience.The band self-released their first album ‘’The Dreamer’s Will’’ in 2011 as well as their most recent EP ‘’Crafted by Society’’in 2016, which presented a massive upgrade in both production quality and musical identity. With Kevin Chartré on guitars (Beyond Creation/Unhuman) and Hugo Doyon-Karout on fretless bass (Beyond Creation/Equipoise), Brought by Pain’s powerhouse of a lineup is among the most precise and masterful of it’s genre.
After the critically acclaimed album «A Maze Of recycled Creeds» and the incredible thrashy EP «Kiss The Freak», recorded for their latest European tour with US thrash bands, GOROD will release its new opus «ÆTHRA» October 19th on Overpowered Records... and one thing is sure... this new masterpiece will make everyone agree !Produced and recorded by Mathieu PASCAL, Gorod mastermind, in his Bud Studio, mixed at Dugout Studio by the outstanding Daniel Bergstrand (Meshuggah, Behemoth, Decapitated, In Flames...) and mastered by Lawrence Mackrory at Obey Mastering (Decapitated, Nightrage...), «ÆTHRA» announces itself as the inevitable metal album for this end of the year.This is not just a continuation of what the previous album offered, but an improvement in terms of production, songwriting and arrangements.With a successful international experience, GOROD demonstrates once again its ability to write catchy songs with disconcerting ease.With «ÆTHRA», the band transports us into a more tragic and melancholic universe than its previous releases, in a completely new darkness, while preserving what made its typicity and success: its incomparable groove, its remarkable dexterity, its relentless technicality and more and more catchy compositions.As a real live band, where they top the game with ultimate power and precision, GOROD will tour through Europe this fall to promote this new album!
Dark Future[Spinefarm Records] may be the second full-length album from Entheos, but it feels like the first for the California quartet—Chaney Crabb [vocals], Navene Koperweis [drums], Evan Brewer [bass], and Travis LeVrier [guitar]. As far as technical heavy music goes, the group’s powerhouse pedigree remains unparalleled. A veritable who’s who of the scene, Evan and Navene not only co-founded underground luminaries Animosity, but the bassist and drummer served in the ranks of The Faceless and Animals As Leaders, respectively. As Chaney, Navene, and Evan toured behind Entheos’s acclaimed 2016 debut, The Infinite Nothing, the lineup solidified with the addition of Travis—whohadrecently departedScale The Summit.“To me, Dark Futureis like our first real release,” affirms Chaney. “Travis coming into the band was the perfect match, and the album encompasses each individual band member. It’s us saying, ‘This is Entheos. This is who we are. Dark Future begins our journey’.”“I’ve known Navene and Evan since 2004,” says Travis. “When they were touring behind The Infinite Nothing, we hung out. They asked me if I was interested in playing guitar for them. I joked, ‘I would step in, but I’m not sure if I have the chops.’They exchanged a look, and I was like, ‘What did I say? I was joking.’It turns out they weren’t,” he laughs. “Ultimately, it was areallyseamless transition for me.”The Infinite Nothingearned praise from Loudwire, Metal Injection, New Noise Magazine, and more as the group toured with everyone from The Black Dahlia Murder and The Dillinger Escape Plan to Veil of Maya and Between The Buried and Me.Getting off the road, the musicians holed up in Navene'sapartment in early 2017 to begin writing what would become Dark Futuretogether. “We wanted to evolvethe sound a little bit,” Navene exclaims. “Evan wrote a lot more. You can feel Travis’s influence in there. We didn’t have that before. The process was different this time around. We decided to get together for a couple of weeks in a room and hammer out the whole album. The last time, it was mostly done via email. Being in the same place, you really get inspired by what everyone else is doing.”“It just flowed really well once we got together,” agrees Travis. “That was the last piece of the puzzle that I needed to prove to myself. I knew I could do well on tour and live, but I wanted to prove I could write music with them. The whole thing was very inspiring for all of us.It was creativity in its purest from. That’s where it all started.”“Now, it was much more of a group effort from the ground up,” adds Evan. “It was different in that regard. Once we started recording, everythingwent really fast.”The song “Melancholia” reflects the strength of their union. Tightly wound polyrhythmic guitars entwine withmind-numbing percussion, tempering technicality, groove, and space. Meanwhile, Chaney’sscreams haunt and hypnotize before spiraling into an entrancing blastof fret fireworks.
“The title fully describes the song,” admits Chaney. “It’s about being melancholy or unsure about life and if the decisions you’ve made are correct. The start is very reminiscent of our last two releases, but there’s an evolution in songwriting that brings everythinginto new territory.”Speaking of new territory, two head-spinning musical movements earmark the record. The first sees “Black Static (I)” collide with the progressive pummeling of “White Noise (II),” while the second ignites the scorched metallic mastery of “Inverted Earth (I)” towards the galactic grinding of “Sunshift (II).”“I think this album is going to translate better live,” explains Evan. “It’s technical, but not in a super dense way. There’s more space, and the tempos are slightly slower—which will be fun on stage.”Ultimately, Dark Futurehints at what’s ahead for not only Entheos, but extreme music in general as it positions the band ahead of the curve in all regards.“I want people to walk away with a sense of who we are as a band,” concludes Chaney. “Evan, Navene, and I have been extremely tightknit since the beginning. It just took us a year-and-a-half to find Travis. Now that we’re together, I hope listeners want even more from us.”“I hope audiences feel like they experienced something,” Navene leaves off. “When I heard it totally done, I felt like I had just left a movie theater. It’s a heavy, deep, and cinematic experience. I hope that’s what comes across.”