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Montreal, QC – October 17, 2014

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Montreal Groove Metal BORNBROKEN Posts New Lyric Video ‘Watch The World Unwind’ Featuring New Vocalist And Drummer

 NEW Line Up = L-R = Steve Burns (Drums), Tommy Vaillancourt (Bass), Jeff Boisvert (Vocals), Mike Decker (Guitar), Simon Savard (Guitar)

(Photo Credit: Eric Sanchez)

New Lyric Video = BornBroken – Watch The World Unwind

http://youtu.be/IFkwIiKAopM 

(video created by Roberto Napolitano Studio)

Song Stream Links:

Bandcamp – http://bornbroken.bandcamp.com/track/watch-the-world-unwind 

Soundcloud – http://soundcloud.com/bornbrokenmusic/watch-the-world-unwind-single-2014 

Youtube – http://youtu.be/YY6_GExA45o 

     Recently announcing their new line up with extreme vocalist Jeff Boisvert (ex-Forbidden Sin) and the ferocious drumming of Steve Burns (Mythosis). Montreal, QC groove metal band BORNBROKEN is proud to unleash to fans their new lyric video for ‘Watch The World Unwind’, the line ups first track recorded and produced by Chris Donaldson (Cryptopsy).

Guitarist Mike Decker comments:

We’re happy to have had this opportunity to give our fans a bigger better taste of the new single with this lyric video. Not only can you hear the cry, but you can see it now!!! Thanks again “the broken” fans for being loyal, kind and most of all METAL to the CORE!!!!”

The new BornBroken line up will also be performing their first show supporting The Agonist on November 7th in Montreal, QC at Foufounes Electriquesalongside Ogenix, Red Skies and Temptist. For show and ticket info, please visit the following link here.

BornBroken‘s 2013 debut album ‘The Healing Powers of Hate’ is now streaming at the following link: http://soundcloud.com/bornbrokenmusic/sets/thehealingpowersofhate

About the album:

BornBroken‘s debut album ‘The Healing Powers of Hate’ was released in June 2013. The album was fan voted as Album of The Week (June 10th, 2013) on Revolver Magazine, along with debuting #8 on Canadian College Loud Charts, plus was named one of the best unsigned Heavy Metal Bands for June 2013 by Drago’s Dungeon on About.com – Heavy Metal. They have also received great admiration from Yell Magazine! quoting ‘This is a debut metal album of epic proportions. If it’s not the Canadian metal album of the year, it’s certainly in the running for Canadian debut metal album.’ and TheFrontRowReport.com quoting ‘BornBroken may be the best metal band you probably haven’t heard of. Those who love hard, heavy, angry metal are in for a treat and may find a new favorite in BornBroken.’.

About the band:

BornBroken was formed with one simple mission in mind: Help the masses find a voice, a face, an “X” that marks the spot through the sounds of beating skins, metal strings and broken chords.

After months of writing and hours spent in the studio, BornBroken managed to take every emotion they felt, put it to music, build off of past battle scars and create a record where listeners will feel they are part of the storyline.

On their debut album, The Healing Powers of HateBornBroken play out not only what life has given them but also what they want to give back: truth, integrity, perseverance, loyalty and faith in humanity’s struggle for equality.

To order their incredibly designed physical copy plus comic illustrated booklet (pic below), please visit the following link http://bornbroken.bandcamp.com.

BornBroken-The Healing Powers of Hate

Track Listing: The Healing Powers of Hate -

1 – Can’t Quiet The Riot
2 – Old News
3 – Anger of The Day
4 – I Will Rise
5 – Control
6 – It Has Begun
7 – Birth of The Broken
8 – Bleed The Sky
9 – Reborn From The Ashes
10 – The Healing Powers of Hate

Album Line Up:
Simon Savard – Guitar
Jesus Salazar – Vocals
Tommy Vaillancourt – Bass
Mike Decker – Guitar
Brian Craig – Drums

For more info, tour dates and updates on BornBroken, please visit these links.

http://bornbroken.bandcamp.com/

http://www.facebook.com/bornbroken

http://www.twitter.com/bornbroken

EPK – http://ashermediarelations.com/epks/epk-bornbroken-the-healing-powers-of-hate-2013-release-date-june-4-2013/

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Highlight: #10 on Top 20 for July 2013 – Canadian College Loud Charts (Earshot)

Highlight: #17 on Top 20 for June 2013 – Canadian College Loud Charts (Earshot)

Highlight:  #10 on Top 10 – For The Week Ending: Tuesday, August 20, 2013 – Canadian College Loud Charts (Earshot)

Highlight:  #6 on Top 10 – For The Week Ending: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 – Canadian College Loud Charts (Earshot)

Highlight:  #10 on Top 10 – For The Week Ending: Tuesday, July 16, 2013 – Canadian College Loud Charts (Earshot)

Highlight: #10 on Top 10 – For the Week of July 9, 2013 – Canadian College Loud Charts (Earshot)

Highlight: #9 on Top 10 – For the Week of July 2, 2013 – Canadian College Loud Charts (Earshot)

Highlight: #8 on Top 10 – For the Week of June 18, 2013 – Canadian College Loud Charts (Earshot)

Revolver Magazine – Album of The Week – June 10, 2013  

The Healing Powers of Hate – #10 on Top 20 of 2013 Albums – Metal Made In Canada

The Healing Powers of Hate – #10 Album of 2013 – Musik Universe

The Healing Powers of Hate – Album of The Year 2013 – Québec-Métal

The Healing Powers of Hate – #4 Album of 2013 – Made In Quebec Metal

Nominated for Best and Upcoming Band for 2013 – Radio Riff

Named discovery of the year 2012 – Musique d’une nation

Named discovery of the year 2012 – Québec-Métal

Voted 2nd best show of 2012 in Montreal – Québec-Métal

Voted 2nd best show of 2012 in Montreal – Ondes Choc

“Montreal’s BornBroken simply go for the throat and never let up. Their debut record The Healing Powers of Hate is a no holds barred punch to the face. Combining the aggression of Lamb of God with the riffs of Pantera makes for a modern day polished metal release. A concept record based around mankind’s ability to overcome adversity and rise up against it, the message is powerful and thought provoking.” – About.com – Heavy Metal – Drago’s Dungeon: June 2013 The Month’s Best Unsigned Heavy Metal Bands

“BornBroken may be the best metal band you probably haven’t heard of. Those who love hard, heavy, angry metal are in for a treat and may find a new favorite in BornBroken. Their latest album, The Healing Powers of Hate, is the perfect combination of heavy meets melodic and combines what you’d hear from Lamb of God, Hatebreed and Five Finger Death Punch into one powerful, melodic, fist-pounding metal experience. There’s not one dull moment here and any metal head should at least check this album out. Rating: 8.5/10″ – TheFrontRowReport

“These extreme metallers have done an amazing job of combining death and thrash without treading on melodic death too much…The quality of the recording is also up to standards, including some gravity blasts that’ll have you shouting, “fuck yeah!”…This is a debut metal album of epic proportions. If it’s not the Canadian metal album of the year, it’s certainly in the running for Canadian debut metal album.” – 4/5 – Yell Magazine 

“‘The Healing Power of Hate’ is a well executed album, tight and well produced, at times with strong hardcore influence. I liked the strong profile that the drums took, the guitar breaks were exciting and all the way through the vocals were first rate. The time taken to create it is very evident in the final result.” 4.5/5 – MetalTalk

“From the Canadian Mecca of metal, Montreal, comes upstart antagonists of aggression BornBroken and their debut The Healing Powers of Hate. From the opening moments of lead track “Can’t Quiet the Riot” it’s obvious these boys aim to take their hybrid of groove metal and metalcore and jam it right down your throat. Drawing heavily from the likes of Pantera and Lamb of God, the first meal of the day is a pit-ready anthem. Working off catchy as fuck, breakdown inflected riffs BornBroken mercilessly pound the listener to pulp. There is absolutely no doubt people leave a BornBroken show with injuries.” – Hellbound

“Montreal Metalheads spawn a beast of a debut album…Over the years, there has been the odd occasion when a debut album has really struck me between the eyes, knocked me to the ground and given a damn good slapping (in the musical sense of course). Here is the latest in that line, an album of intense and brutal passion mixed with a groove based element that had me hooked from track one.” – Planet Mosh

“This album is 44 minutes of pure adrenaline infused death-thrash metal at its finest. The Healing Powers Of Hate captures the voice of ‘the broken’ and grants an identity to the thousands of so called misfits that struggle to find a place in our society. Marching to the sounds of brutal bass, slamming percussion, high-speed guitar solos and violently powerful vocals, the broken shall rise.” – LouderThanHell – 5/5

“The Healing Power of Hate is a great example of why Canadian metal is regarded around the world as being of very high quality: Because, quite simply, it is”. – GoetiaMetal

“It’s aggressive, fierce, and well-crafted” – Bloody Underated

“I especially liked the guitars’ tone and the bass omnipresence, which add a thick extra layer of heaviness to the overall sound and prevent the album from feeling too polished or light. A well-crafted album without frills: as I mentioned above, BornBroken is not here to be cute but instead to knock you out with a direct hit in the face and they achieve this perfectly.” – Metal Made In Canada

“I was sucked in after the first couple of songs and if I had a label I would sign them in a heartbeat! I understand that this release was self-produced and if that is the case these boys are ten steps ahead of the game and will have labels banging through their doors in no time.” – XplosiveMetal

“Many of the hooks and riffs are excellent, they absolutely destroy my speakers, and the bedroom mosh commences.” – MetalStorm

“this record succeeds because it is so damn fun to listen to and the aggression seems just 2nd nature to these guys.” – Imhotep

“I thoroughly enjoyed “The Healing Powers of Hate”. It’s got breakdowns, screaming solos and funky bass, three of my favourite things. I also liked the way the band incorporated other non-musical features, such as the sounds of sirens and spoken lyrics. It’s hard to hate on this album, despite the healing powers the emotion offers. ” – Metal Temple

The Healing Powers Of Hate is the debut release from these up-and-comers and is loaded with hard-hitting riffs and even heavier breakdowns. With this album BornBroken have resurrected the intense metallic sounds of bands the likes of A Life Once Lost, Hatebreed, Nora, and Arise And Ruin that once dominated the North American metal scene. It’s wonderful to hear a band like BornBroken bringing back what some might consider the peak sound of modern metal.” – PureGrainAudio.com

“Pour percer le domaine du groove métal, tu dois avoir de bons… grooves! Et Bornbroken t’en sert dans bouche à grands coups de louche, toutes très pleines ! Groupe émergeant de la scène québécoise, cette troupe de Montréalais replace les pièces de certains puzzles laissées au sol par des groupes comme Pantera,Lamb of God et Hatebreed car en plus d’être métal et groové, on sent une petite corde bien tendue vers le hardcore métallisée…Si je m’entrainais au gym, question d’augmenter le volume de façon exponentielle de mon chest et de mes bras, c’est sur du Bornbroken que je le ferais!” – MusikUniverse

“Musically, BornBroken are a more solid, and extremely heavy, lot. Simon Savard and Mike Decker’s surging, Dimebag Darrell-inspired grooves hit like haymakers throughout, aided by the sort of dry, ultra-punchy production Terry Date used to achieve such brutal majesty with Pantera, Unearth, Deftones and on White Zombie’s Astro Creep: 2000. The sound here is huge – especially for a self-released effort – clear and quite pummeling.” – Metal-Rules

“It’s not often when you find yourself deep inside of a storyline with an album especially a Metal album, and this is exactly where you find yourself being drowned in throughout The Healing Powers of Hate. Every lyric and every song has a purpose and sheds the tearing storyline that is BornBroken. Throughout every well timed riff through the endless pounding of the skins and through each scream and Growl BornBroken brings you down to their deep hell and shows you their vision through The Healing Powers Of Hate.” – KingstonMusicReviews

“BornBroken deserves broad attention. They’ve already made a very big impression in their native Montreal, both for their live performances as well as their music in general. I honestly don’t know that much about the Montreal metal scene, but I do know that it is getting bigger and more competitive. For these guys to emerge as a local favorite suggests something of their overall quality. Give this one a spin.” SeaofTranquility – 4/5

“BornBroken’s Healing Powers Of Hate is a powerful album that falls in line with the likes of Pantera, Lamb Of God, and Hatebreed with some thrash inspirations from the likes of Testament, and Slayer.” – Emurg.com

“I must say that BornBroken’s amalgamation of melodeath, metalcore and modern thrash works very well. It is well balanced and captures only the good aspects of these three genres, reminding us that, despite all the not-so-interesting bands that roam the three genres, melodeath, metalcore and modern thrash do have a lot to offer…Fans of Pro-Pain, Lamb of God, Killswitch Engage, Machine Head and a wide variety of modern metal bands should definitely check out this potent debut album.” – 4/5 – MetalMusicArchives

What BornBroken have done here is create an album that ticks pretty much every box on the seriously heavy tick sheet, managing to put together an album which is heavy, melodic, dark, haunting, and yet uplifting at the same time. Representing the pain and angst that went into making it, this album will connect with your soul, and remind you of what heavy is.” – Loud-Stuff.com

“I was digging these guys all the way through and just wanted to keep playing the album over and over again. If you were to mixed elements of PANTERA, SEPULTURA, HATEBREED, SLAYER, LAMB OF GOD, HAVOK & SLIPKNOT together you would end up with BornBroken. They have been building up a following of fans in Canada and now are ready for the world. They have a fan for life in me now!” Beowolf Reviews

“The track Control has a super hooky melodic line that rides over a thicker groove.  It really fills my body with warmth while also making my blood boil.  This echoes with a bit of Gothenburg stylistic trappings without going overboard.  It really is a tasty riff.” – Nocturnal Cult

Il y a un certain buzz à l’entour de The Healing Powers Of Hate et pour cause, le premier album de BornBroken est l’album de la semaine sur le site de Revolver Magazine. Tout un honneur et c’est amplement mérité. Ça me manquait d’entendre du bon groove métal et cette formation de Montréal excelle dans ce domaine. Imagine un mélange de Pantera et Lamb Of God avec une voix hardcore à la Hatebreed et ça te donne une bonne idée du style que propose BornBroken.

Ce qui frappe à la première écoute est la qualité de la réalisation. T’as l’impression qu’il y a des blocs de ciment qui sortent de tes speakers tellement le son est sec et puissant. J’aime particulièrement l’attaque de la batterie qui me rappelle celle de Vinnie Paul sur Reinventing the Steel. C’est une bonne référence en passant…Si tu apprécies les bons solos de guitares, cet album en est plein, j’adore entre autres ceux à la Slayer sur la pièce It Has Begun. BornBroken ne cache pas ses influences mais livre la marchandise avec une confiance déconcertante.” – 8/10 – Boulevard Brutal

“So watch for it. Listen to it. These Montreal Metal Thrash-core compadres are definitely onto something different, and not only with regard to the local scene, but for Metal in general. The BornBroken boys are biting off as much as they can chew by creating a heavy-duty concept album, fusing the powers of all their influences and generating a sound that fluctuates between latter day Sepultura and mid-career Lamb of God.” – BetweenTheHorns.ca

“J’avouerais que l’ensemble de cet album constitue une production des plus solides. Ils nous offrent une musique qui montre un groupe mature qui a bien travaillé et retravaillé ses compositions pour respecter l’esprit thrashcore mais sans que celles-ci soient toujours construites selon le même pattern …  Si Metallica est une inspiration pour beaucoup de groupes, c’est du côté plus sombre du thrash que BORNBROKEN puisent la sienne. On sentira tout au long de l’album les influences dont ils se réclament eux-mêmes (Slayer,Pantera) alors que du côté core, ils mentionnent Hatebreed et Parkway Drive. Je peux également rajouter du Sepultura en masse et des trucs plus vieux comme du Sick of it all ou duBiohazard.” – OndesChocs

“…At the first look, the album looks like a collector’s item.”
“…The Healing Powers of Hate as a sound comparable to the big names of the industry…I have the strong impression that everything was thought of on this CD. It’s a very well done album from A to Z. The Healing Powers of Hate from BornBroken is nothing less then a must!!” – Musique D’Une Nation

“BornBroken is the future of Québec Metal, with 10 titles to discover, even on stage, since the group demonstrates an uncanny and totally uncommon, energetic stage presence. They have poured their guts into the making of this introductory album, their own monies and a wealth of professionalism, which must be recognized. Bravo for an excellent album that one just doesn’t tire of listening to.” – Québec-Métal

“…le disque est marqué au fer rouge d’une intensité menaçante qui n’épargnera aucun tympan.’’- Bande à part (Radio-Canada)

Originally posted on Boulevard Brutal:

Doux Jésus! Écoutez le nouvel extrait des montréalais BornBroken. Le groupe a ajouté Jeff Boisvert (ex-Forbidden Sin) et Steve Burns (Mythosis). Je sens d’ailleurs l’influence de Burns dans cette toune. Si vous connaissez Mythosis, vous allez comprendre assez vite ce que je veux dire. Good shit!

Vous aurez la chance de voir le band en spectacle le 7 novembre prochain aux Foufs avec The Agonist et Ogenix.

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NEWS RELEASE

Montreal, QC – October 3, 2014

ALBUM PROMOS FOR MEDIA COVERAGE (ex. feature, interview, album review, airplay, contests / cd give aways, etc) CAN BE REQUESTED HERE

(R.I.Y.L. = Pantera, Slayer, Hatebreed, Lamb of God, Sepultura, Ektomorf)

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Montreal Groove Metal BORNBROKEN Announce New Line Up + New Track ‘Watch The World Unwind’

NEW Line Up = L-R = Steve Burns (Drums), Tommy Vaillancourt (Bass), Jeff Boisvert (Vocals), Mike Decker (Guitar), Simon Savard (Guitar)

(Photo Credit: Eric Sanchez)

New Single = BornBroken – Watch The World Unwind

Bandcamp – http://bornbroken.bandcamp.com/track/watch-the-world-unwind 

Soundcloud – http://soundcloud.com/bornbrokenmusic/watch-the-world-unwind-single-2014 

Youtube – http://youtu.be/YY6_GExA45o 

     Debuting their album ‘The Healing Powers of Hate’ during summer 2013 with great reception from fans, media and topping Canadian College Radio Loud Charts, Montreal, QC groove metal band BORNBROKEN is proud to return this fall 2014 after a few line up changes with a new track ‘Watch The World Unwind’ featuring their new line up with extreme vocalist Jeff Boisvert (ex-Forbidden Sin) and the ferocious drumming of Steve Burns (Mythosis). They will also be performing their first show with the new line up supporting The Agonist on November 7th in Montreal, QC at Foufounes Electriques along side Ogenix, Red Skies and Temptist. For show and ticket info, please visit the following link here.

Guitarist Mike Decker comments:

We would like to first thank everyone who have bought, listened, and become one with the broken on our first release “The Healings Powers of Hate.” Now for what comes next, we had to make some lineup changes but sometimes change is for the better”.

The addition of Steve Burns and Jeff Boisvert on vocals has given BornBroken a new dimension as we move forward. We are truly happy with choosing the The Grid and producer Chris Donaldson for our next CD, as you will hear, we are pushing new boundaries with our sound and approach and Chris has the knowledge to help with that. 

The future of BornBroken is far from over as we are in the middle of writing and recording 2.0. As we keep some things for now shrouded in shadows we are proud to give you a front row seat to ‘Watch The World Unwind’.

Hear the cry once more….

‘The Healing Powers of Hate’ is now streaming at the following link: http://soundcloud.com/bornbrokenmusic/sets/thehealingpowersofhate

BornBroken‘s debut album ‘The Healing Powers of Hate’ was released in June 2013. The album was fan voted as Album of The Week (June 10th) on Revolver Magazine, along with debuting #8 on Canadian College Loud Charts, plus being named one of the best unsigned Heavy Metal Bands for June 2013 by Drago’s Dungeon on About.com – Heavy Metal. They have also received great admiration from Yell Magazine! quoting ‘This is a debut metal album of epic proportions. If it’s not the Canadian metal album of the year, it’s certainly in the running for Canadian debut metal album.’ and TheFrontRowReport.com quoting ‘BornBroken may be the best metal band you probably haven’t heard of. Those who love hard, heavy, angry metal are in for a treat and may find a new favorite in BornBroken.’.

About:

BornBroken was formed with one simple mission in mind: Help the masses find a voice, a face, an “X” that marks the spot through the sounds of beating skins, metal strings and broken chords.

After months of writing and hours spent in the studio, BornBroken managed to take every emotion they felt, put it to music, build off of past battle scars and create a record where listeners will feel they are part of the storyline.

On their debut album, The Healing Powers of HateBornBroken play out not only what life has given them but also what they want to give back: truth, integrity, perseverance, loyalty and faith in humanity’s struggle for equality.

To order their incredibly designed physical copy plus comic illustrated booklet (pic below), please visit the following link http://bornbroken.bandcamp.com.

BornBroken-The Healing Powers of Hate

Track Listing: The Healing Powers of Hate -

1 – Can’t Quiet The Riot
2 – Old News
3 – Anger of The Day
4 – I Will Rise
5 – Control
6 – It Has Begun
7 – Birth of The Broken
8 – Bleed The Sky
9 – Reborn From The Ashes
10 – The Healing Powers of Hate

Album Line Up:
Simon Savard – Guitar
Jesus Salazar – Vocals
Tommy Vaillancourt – Bass
Mike Decker – Guitar
Brian Craig – Drums

For more info, tour dates and updates on BornBroken, please visit these links.

http://bornbroken.bandcamp.com/

http://www.facebook.com/bornbroken

http://www.twitter.com/bornbroken

EPK – http://ashermediarelations.com/epks/epk-bornbroken-the-healing-powers-of-hate-2013-release-date-june-4-2013/

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Highlight: #10 on Top 20 for July 2013 – Canadian College Loud Charts (Earshot)

Highlight: #17 on Top 20 for June 2013 – Canadian College Loud Charts (Earshot)

Highlight:  #10 on Top 10 – For The Week Ending: Tuesday, August 20, 2013 – Canadian College Loud Charts (Earshot)

Highlight:  #6 on Top 10 – For The Week Ending: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 – Canadian College Loud Charts (Earshot)

Highlight:  #10 on Top 10 – For The Week Ending: Tuesday, July 16, 2013 – Canadian College Loud Charts (Earshot)

Highlight: #10 on Top 10 – For the Week of July 9, 2013 – Canadian College Loud Charts (Earshot)

Highlight: #9 on Top 10 – For the Week of July 2, 2013 – Canadian College Loud Charts (Earshot)

Highlight: #8 on Top 10 – For the Week of June 18, 2013 – Canadian College Loud Charts (Earshot)

Revolver Magazine – Album of The Week – June 10, 2013  

The Healing Powers of Hate – #10 on Top 20 of 2013 Albums – Metal Made In Canada

The Healing Powers of Hate – #10 Album of 2013 – Musik Universe

The Healing Powers of Hate – Album of The Year 2013 – Québec-Métal

The Healing Powers of Hate – #4 Album of 2013 – Made In Quebec Metal

Nominated for Best and Upcoming Band for 2013 – Radio Riff

Named discovery of the year 2012 – Musique d’une nation

Named discovery of the year 2012 – Québec-Métal

Voted 2nd best show of 2012 in Montreal – Québec-Métal

Voted 2nd best show of 2012 in Montreal – Ondes Choc

“Montreal’s BornBroken simply go for the throat and never let up. Their debut record The Healing Powers of Hate is a no holds barred punch to the face. Combining the aggression of Lamb of God with the riffs of Pantera makes for a modern day polished metal release. A concept record based around mankind’s ability to overcome adversity and rise up against it, the message is powerful and thought provoking.” – About.com – Heavy Metal – Drago’s Dungeon: June 2013 The Month’s Best Unsigned Heavy Metal Bands

“BornBroken may be the best metal band you probably haven’t heard of. Those who love hard, heavy, angry metal are in for a treat and may find a new favorite in BornBroken. Their latest album, The Healing Powers of Hate, is the perfect combination of heavy meets melodic and combines what you’d hear from Lamb of God, Hatebreed and Five Finger Death Punch into one powerful, melodic, fist-pounding metal experience. There’s not one dull moment here and any metal head should at least check this album out. Rating: 8.5/10″ – TheFrontRowReport

“These extreme metallers have done an amazing job of combining death and thrash without treading on melodic death too much…The quality of the recording is also up to standards, including some gravity blasts that’ll have you shouting, “fuck yeah!”…This is a debut metal album of epic proportions. If it’s not the Canadian metal album of the year, it’s certainly in the running for Canadian debut metal album.” – 4/5 – Yell Magazine 

“‘The Healing Power of Hate’ is a well executed album, tight and well produced, at times with strong hardcore influence. I liked the strong profile that the drums took, the guitar breaks were exciting and all the way through the vocals were first rate. The time taken to create it is very evident in the final result.” 4.5/5 – MetalTalk

“From the Canadian Mecca of metal, Montreal, comes upstart antagonists of aggression BornBroken and their debut The Healing Powers of Hate. From the opening moments of lead track “Can’t Quiet the Riot” it’s obvious these boys aim to take their hybrid of groove metal and metalcore and jam it right down your throat. Drawing heavily from the likes of Pantera and Lamb of God, the first meal of the day is a pit-ready anthem. Working off catchy as fuck, breakdown inflected riffs BornBroken mercilessly pound the listener to pulp. There is absolutely no doubt people leave a BornBroken show with injuries.” – Hellbound

“Montreal Metalheads spawn a beast of a debut album…Over the years, there has been the odd occasion when a debut album has really struck me between the eyes, knocked me to the ground and given a damn good slapping (in the musical sense of course). Here is the latest in that line, an album of intense and brutal passion mixed with a groove based element that had me hooked from track one.” – Planet Mosh

“This album is 44 minutes of pure adrenaline infused death-thrash metal at its finest. The Healing Powers Of Hate captures the voice of ‘the broken’ and grants an identity to the thousands of so called misfits that struggle to find a place in our society. Marching to the sounds of brutal bass, slamming percussion, high-speed guitar solos and violently powerful vocals, the broken shall rise.” – LouderThanHell – 5/5

“The Healing Power of Hate is a great example of why Canadian metal is regarded around the world as being of very high quality: Because, quite simply, it is”. – GoetiaMetal

“It’s aggressive, fierce, and well-crafted” – Bloody Underated

“I especially liked the guitars’ tone and the bass omnipresence, which add a thick extra layer of heaviness to the overall sound and prevent the album from feeling too polished or light. A well-crafted album without frills: as I mentioned above, BornBroken is not here to be cute but instead to knock you out with a direct hit in the face and they achieve this perfectly.” – Metal Made In Canada

“I was sucked in after the first couple of songs and if I had a label I would sign them in a heartbeat! I understand that this release was self-produced and if that is the case these boys are ten steps ahead of the game and will have labels banging through their doors in no time.” – XplosiveMetal

“Many of the hooks and riffs are excellent, they absolutely destroy my speakers, and the bedroom mosh commences.” – MetalStorm

“this record succeeds because it is so damn fun to listen to and the aggression seems just 2nd nature to these guys.” – Imhotep

“I thoroughly enjoyed “The Healing Powers of Hate”. It’s got breakdowns, screaming solos and funky bass, three of my favourite things. I also liked the way the band incorporated other non-musical features, such as the sounds of sirens and spoken lyrics. It’s hard to hate on this album, despite the healing powers the emotion offers. ” – Metal Temple

The Healing Powers Of Hate is the debut release from these up-and-comers and is loaded with hard-hitting riffs and even heavier breakdowns. With this album BornBroken have resurrected the intense metallic sounds of bands the likes of A Life Once Lost, Hatebreed, Nora, and Arise And Ruin that once dominated the North American metal scene. It’s wonderful to hear a band like BornBroken bringing back what some might consider the peak sound of modern metal.” – PureGrainAudio.com

“Pour percer le domaine du groove métal, tu dois avoir de bons… grooves! Et Bornbroken t’en sert dans bouche à grands coups de louche, toutes très pleines ! Groupe émergeant de la scène québécoise, cette troupe de Montréalais replace les pièces de certains puzzles laissées au sol par des groupes comme Pantera,Lamb of God et Hatebreed car en plus d’être métal et groové, on sent une petite corde bien tendue vers le hardcore métallisée…Si je m’entrainais au gym, question d’augmenter le volume de façon exponentielle de mon chest et de mes bras, c’est sur du Bornbroken que je le ferais!” – MusikUniverse

“Musically, BornBroken are a more solid, and extremely heavy, lot. Simon Savard and Mike Decker’s surging, Dimebag Darrell-inspired grooves hit like haymakers throughout, aided by the sort of dry, ultra-punchy production Terry Date used to achieve such brutal majesty with Pantera, Unearth, Deftones and on White Zombie’s Astro Creep: 2000. The sound here is huge – especially for a self-released effort – clear and quite pummeling.” – Metal-Rules

“It’s not often when you find yourself deep inside of a storyline with an album especially a Metal album, and this is exactly where you find yourself being drowned in throughout The Healing Powers of Hate. Every lyric and every song has a purpose and sheds the tearing storyline that is BornBroken. Throughout every well timed riff through the endless pounding of the skins and through each scream and Growl BornBroken brings you down to their deep hell and shows you their vision through The Healing Powers Of Hate.” – KingstonMusicReviews

“BornBroken deserves broad attention. They’ve already made a very big impression in their native Montreal, both for their live performances as well as their music in general. I honestly don’t know that much about the Montreal metal scene, but I do know that it is getting bigger and more competitive. For these guys to emerge as a local favorite suggests something of their overall quality. Give this one a spin.” SeaofTranquility – 4/5

“BornBroken’s Healing Powers Of Hate is a powerful album that falls in line with the likes of Pantera, Lamb Of God, and Hatebreed with some thrash inspirations from the likes of Testament, and Slayer.” – Emurg.com

“I must say that BornBroken’s amalgamation of melodeath, metalcore and modern thrash works very well. It is well balanced and captures only the good aspects of these three genres, reminding us that, despite all the not-so-interesting bands that roam the three genres, melodeath, metalcore and modern thrash do have a lot to offer…Fans of Pro-Pain, Lamb of God, Killswitch Engage, Machine Head and a wide variety of modern metal bands should definitely check out this potent debut album.” – 4/5 – MetalMusicArchives

What BornBroken have done here is create an album that ticks pretty much every box on the seriously heavy tick sheet, managing to put together an album which is heavy, melodic, dark, haunting, and yet uplifting at the same time. Representing the pain and angst that went into making it, this album will connect with your soul, and remind you of what heavy is.” – Loud-Stuff.com

“I was digging these guys all the way through and just wanted to keep playing the album over and over again. If you were to mixed elements of PANTERA, SEPULTURA, HATEBREED, SLAYER, LAMB OF GOD, HAVOK & SLIPKNOT together you would end up with BornBroken. They have been building up a following of fans in Canada and now are ready for the world. They have a fan for life in me now!” Beowolf Reviews

“The track Control has a super hooky melodic line that rides over a thicker groove.  It really fills my body with warmth while also making my blood boil.  This echoes with a bit of Gothenburg stylistic trappings without going overboard.  It really is a tasty riff.” – Nocturnal Cult

Il y a un certain buzz à l’entour de The Healing Powers Of Hate et pour cause, le premier album de BornBroken est l’album de la semaine sur le site de Revolver Magazine. Tout un honneur et c’est amplement mérité. Ça me manquait d’entendre du bon groove métal et cette formation de Montréal excelle dans ce domaine. Imagine un mélange de Pantera et Lamb Of God avec une voix hardcore à la Hatebreed et ça te donne une bonne idée du style que propose BornBroken.

Ce qui frappe à la première écoute est la qualité de la réalisation. T’as l’impression qu’il y a des blocs de ciment qui sortent de tes speakers tellement le son est sec et puissant. J’aime particulièrement l’attaque de la batterie qui me rappelle celle de Vinnie Paul sur Reinventing the Steel. C’est une bonne référence en passant…Si tu apprécies les bons solos de guitares, cet album en est plein, j’adore entre autres ceux à la Slayer sur la pièce It Has Begun. BornBroken ne cache pas ses influences mais livre la marchandise avec une confiance déconcertante.” – 8/10 – Boulevard Brutal

“So watch for it. Listen to it. These Montreal Metal Thrash-core compadres are definitely onto something different, and not only with regard to the local scene, but for Metal in general. The BornBroken boys are biting off as much as they can chew by creating a heavy-duty concept album, fusing the powers of all their influences and generating a sound that fluctuates between latter day Sepultura and mid-career Lamb of God.” – BetweenTheHorns.ca

“J’avouerais que l’ensemble de cet album constitue une production des plus solides. Ils nous offrent une musique qui montre un groupe mature qui a bien travaillé et retravaillé ses compositions pour respecter l’esprit thrashcore mais sans que celles-ci soient toujours construites selon le même pattern …  Si Metallica est une inspiration pour beaucoup de groupes, c’est du côté plus sombre du thrash que BORNBROKEN puisent la sienne. On sentira tout au long de l’album les influences dont ils se réclament eux-mêmes (Slayer,Pantera) alors que du côté core, ils mentionnent Hatebreed et Parkway Drive. Je peux également rajouter du Sepultura en masse et des trucs plus vieux comme du Sick of it all ou duBiohazard.” – OndesChocs

“…At the first look, the album looks like a collector’s item.”
“…The Healing Powers of Hate as a sound comparable to the big names of the industry…I have the strong impression that everything was thought of on this CD. It’s a very well done album from A to Z. The Healing Powers of Hate from BornBroken is nothing less then a must!!” – Musique D’Une Nation

“BornBroken is the future of Québec Metal, with 10 titles to discover, even on stage, since the group demonstrates an uncanny and totally uncommon, energetic stage presence. They have poured their guts into the making of this introductory album, their own monies and a wealth of professionalism, which must be recognized. Bravo for an excellent album that one just doesn’t tire of listening to.” – Québec-Métal

“…le disque est marqué au fer rouge d’une intensité menaçante qui n’épargnera aucun tympan.’’- Bande à part (Radio-Canada)

cool to see the local metal I’ve worked in Montreal get preliminary noms forGAMIQ‘s (Gala Alternatif de la Musique Indépendante du Québec)! Congrats and good luck! HolloW – Mordrake, BornBroken – The Healing Powers of Hate,Dark Century – Murder Motel
http://gamiq.net/index.php/artistes-et-albums-eligibles-de-l-edition-2014

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BornBroken Announce Limited Edition Hockey Jersey; Make Donation On Behalf of Rock The Cause Charity Concert To Montreal Children’s Hospital

Performing at the third annual benefit show Rock The Cause last December in Montreal, QC. Groove metal band BornBroken is proud to announce with Rock The Cause that just under 3,000 dollars was raised for The Montreal Children’s Hospital. The band was joined by Melting Point, One Night Stand, Monkey Bones and Your What’s Itchy. The picture below is of BornBroken guitarist Mike Decker (far left) making the donation with Peter Chritchlow of Melting Point, Patrick Birnie of Monkey Bones, Daniel Haque from Rock The Cause staff, Rock The Cause event organizer Steve Hart with Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation Rep Tatiana.

BornBroken guitarist Mike Decker comments:

“I’ve been involved with Rock The Cause for the past three years doing designing and marketing for the event. When my band BornBroken was asked to play the 2013 event, myself and the band we’re excited and also humbled. Music is used for many reasons, to soothe the soul of the savage beast or to heal the hearts of many.  Rock The Cause chose to take a usual gig night and turn it into an event where we give back to the community.  We hope to be involved in many more of these over the next couple years and you can still donate to the foundation in the name of rock the cause/BornBroken.”

In additional news, the band has created a limited edition BornBroken hockey jersey just in time for Olympic Hockey, and being Canadian and all… the band is wishing good luck to Team Canada (both womens and mens) to bring home the GOLD!!!

“Keeping up with going for things just a little bit out of the ordinary, BornBroken have decided to put out a hockey jersey just in time for Canada to go for the gold at the Olympics in Sochi. If any of you are interested, you could go hit us up at http://bornbroken.bandcamp.com/merch and check out the merch section. What goes better with a hard-hitting sport in the frozen tundra but a little bit of BornBroken on your chest. Seeing as the jersey is a little pricey, we decided that from a little good faith on your part, the band will donate a percentage of the sale in your name to Rock The Cause.’ comments guitarist Mike Decker.

To purchase your limited edition jersey, please visit the following link: http://bornbroken.bandcamp.com/merch/b-symbol-hockey-jersey

‘The Healing Powers of Hate’ is now streaming at the following link: http://soundcloud.com/bornbrokenmusic/sets/thehealingpowersofhate

BornBroken‘s debut album ‘The Healing Powers of Hate’ was released in June 2013. The album was fan voted as Album of The Week (June 10th) on Revolver Magazine, along with debuting #8 on Canadian College Loud Charts, plus being named one of the best unsigned Heavy Metal Bands for June by Drago’s Dungeon on About.com – Heavy Metal. They have also received great admiration from Yell Magazine! quoting ‘This is a debut metal album of epic proportions. If it’s not the Canadian metal album of the year, it’s certainly in the running for Canadian debut metal album.’ and TheFrontRowReport.com quoting ‘BornBroken may be the best metal band you probably haven’t heard of. Those who love hard, heavy, angry metal are in for a treat and may find a new favorite in BornBroken.’.

About:

BornBroken was formed with one simple mission in mind: Help the masses find a voice, a face, an “X” that marks the spot through the sounds of beating skins, metal strings and broken chords.

After months of writing and hours spent in the studio, BornBroken managed to take every emotion they felt, put it to music, build off of past battle scars and create a record where listeners will feel they are part of the storyline.

On their debut album, The Healing Powers of HateBornBroken play out not only what life has given them but also what they want to give back: truth, integrity, perseverance, loyalty and faith in humanity’s struggle for equality.

To order their incredibly designed physical copy plus comic illustrated booklet (pic below), please visit the following link http://bornbroken.bandcamp.com.

BornBroken-The Healing Powers of Hate

Track Listing: The Healing Powers of Hate -

1 – Can’t Quiet The Riot
2 – Old News
3 – Anger of The Day
4 – I Will Rise
5 – Control
6 – It Has Begun
7 – Birth of The Broken
8 – Bleed The Sky
9 – Reborn From The Ashes
10 – The Healing Powers of Hate

Album Line Up:
Simon Savard – Guitar
Jesus Salazar – Vocals
Tommy Vaillancourt – Bass
Mike Decker – Guitar
Brian Craig – Drums

For more info, tour dates and updates on BornBroken, please visit these links.

http://bornbroken.bandcamp.com/

http://www.facebook.com/bornbroken

http://www.twitter.com/bornbroken

EPK – http://ashermediarelations.com/epks/epk-bornbroken-the-healing-powers-of-hate-2013-release-date-june-4-2013/

http://musiclegends.ca/interviews/bornbroken-interview-mike-decker/

http://www.imhotep.no/?did=9115525

http://www.musikuniverse.net/nouvelles.php?id_nouvelle=20244

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(R.I.Y.L. = Pantera, Slayer, Hatebreed, Lamb of God, Sepultura, Ektomorf)

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BornBroken Rock The Cause For The Montreal Children’s Hospital December 7th

Live Line-Up = (L-R) Simon Savard (Guitar), Matt Bailie (Vocals), Joe Ménard (Drums), Mike Decker (Guitar), Tommy Vaillancourt (Bass) – Photo Credit: James Arsenian

   Groove metal band BornBroken is proud announce they will be supporting this year’s third annual benefit show Rock The Cause on December 7th at Le Pionnier with proceeds donated to The Montreal Children’s Hospital. The band will be joined by Melting Point, One Night Stand, Monkey Bones and Your What’s Itchy.

BornBroken guitarist Mike Decker comments:

BornBroken is always happy and very humbled to play and be able to give back not only to people in need, but to help out sick children who do not or may not have the same opportunities that we were blessed with. We’ve all had hard lives (probably mostly self inflicted), but never ever as hard as these kids have or will have, so when we were given the chance to play the “ROCK THE CAUSE III” show benefiting “The Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation”, we jumped on the chance to dawn on wings instead of horns for a night.

Steve Hart and his family, friends have been amazing in taking time out of their lives to put on benefit shows for different charities. There will also be a non perishable donation box for the local food bank On Rock Community Services that Percy Hart “Your What’s Itchy” is also doing. So please look in your cupboard and grab a can of something you would usually eat and bring it on down for someone who may not get the luxury.

We will also donate a part of all merch sold that night to the cause plus we will be having a reunion with our former vocalist Jesus Anzola Salazar. SEE YA’ll there! This will be the last show for 2013…

Full event details can be found at the following link here.

This will be drummer Jonathan Menard’s last show with BornBroken as they are currently searching for his replacement to take on upcoming live and recording duties in 2014.

The band is accepting video submission auditions, which can be submitted on their facebook page here. Finalists will be contacted for further auditioning.

BornBroken‘s debut album ‘The Healing Powers of Hate’ was released earlier this June. The album was fan voted as Album of The Week (June 10th) on Revolver Magazine, along with debuting #8 on Canadian College Loud Charts, plus being named one of the best unsigned Heavy Metal Bands for June by Drago’s Dungeon on About.com – Heavy Metal. They have also received great admiration from Yell Magazine! quoting ‘This is a debut metal album of epic proportions. If it’s not the Canadian metal album of the year, it’s certainly in the running for Canadian debut metal album.’and TheFrontRowReport.com quoting ‘BornBroken may be the best metal band you probably haven’t heard of. Those who love hard, heavy, angry metal are in for a treat and may find a new favorite in BornBroken.’.

‘The Healing Powers of Hate’ is now streaming at the following link: http://soundcloud.com/bornbrokenmusic/sets/thehealingpowersofhate

Recent Live Video – Anger of The Day – BornBroken w/ new vocalist Matt Bailie (ex-The Catalyst) – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gehu2VeWnyA

Recent Live Video – Control – BornBroken w/ new vocalist Matt Bailie (ex-The Catalyst) – Wait for 5:13 of the video for the killer crowd chant! – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VA4RNyEzAPg

About:

BornBroken was formed with one simple mission in mind: Help the masses find a voice, a face, an “X” that marks the spot through the sounds of beating skins, metal strings and broken chords.

After months of writing and hours spent in the studio, BornBroken managed to take every emotion they felt, put it to music, build off of past battle scars and create a record where listeners will feel they are part of the storyline.

On their debut album, The Healing Powers of HateBornBroken play out not only what life has given them but also what they want to give back: truth, integrity, perseverance, loyalty and faith in humanity’s struggle for equality.

To order their incredibly designed physical copy plus comic illustrated booklet (pic below), please visit the following link http://bornbroken.bandcamp.com.

BornBroken-The Healing Powers of Hate

Track Listing: The Healing Powers of Hate -

1 – Can’t Quiet The Riot
2 – Old News
3 – Anger of The Day
4 – I Will Rise
5 – Control
6 – It Has Begun
7 – Birth of The Broken
8 – Bleed The Sky
9 – Reborn From The Ashes
10 – The Healing Powers of Hate

Album Line Up:
Simon Savard – Guitar
Jesus Salazar – Vocals
Tommy Vaillancourt – Bass
Mike Decker – Guitar
Brian Craig – Drums

For more info, tour dates and updates on BornBroken, please visit these links.

http://bornbroken.bandcamp.com/

http://www.facebook.com/bornbroken

http://www.twitter.com/bornbroken

EPK – http://ashermediarelations.com/epks/epk-bornbroken-the-healing-powers-of-hate-2013-release-date-june-4-2013/