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For fans of Slayer, Testament, Voivod, Lamb Of God
Canadian Thrash Legends ANONYMUS Launch IPA Beer “La Bestia”
Team Up With Microbrasserie Le Fermentor For New 6.66% Brut IPA Beer
First Spanish Album “La Bestia” Out Now! via Bam&co Heavy
Canadian thrash legends Anonymus are celebrating their recently unleashed 12th studio album “La Bestia” (Bam&Co Heavy) with the launch of their own IPA beer, named in honour of their first Spanish release.
Best known for his shredding skills as guitarist and producer for his band Anonymus, Jef Fortin is proud to demonstrate his other passion… brewing beer!
In 2017, partnering with Reanimator growler Patrick Martin (which Fortin has produced their 2015 album ‘Horns Up’ along with their upcoming 2020 full length), the two joined forces to open La Microbrasserie Le Fermentor in L’Assomption, QC. Located 40 km east of Montreal, beers crafted at Le Fermentor have been receiving great praise from local connaisseurs. With the demand from their thirsty clientele, the operators of Le Fermentor have expanded to bottle their collection of beers. These beers are distributed in the province of Quebec for the time being, but the duo of Fortin and Martin are ambitious to expand and look forward to what the future may hold.
The Anonymus limited-edition beer “La Bestia” is a 6.66 alc/vol dry IPA, which was dry-hopped with Simcoe, Amarillo, and Mosaic hops. Those American hops bring out the citrus, pine, and tropical fruit aromas. Poured into a glass, it reveals a yellow liquid with a nice white head that is very easy to drink.
Anonymus‘ “La Bestia” IPA is also available for online order at www.lefermentor.com/boutique along with a special “Mercre-death” beer launch party hosted by the band on July 22nd at Microbrasserie Le Fermentor (located at 355 Boulevard de l’Ange-Gardien, L’Assomption). The event will begin at 7 pm local time. Full event details can be found HERE.
On June 12th, Anonymus released their latest album “La Bestia” via label Bam&co Heavy. Known for their discography of both French and English releases, “La Bestia” is their first full length that is completely in Spanish. You may be asking why a Spanish album? Well since 3/4 of the band speaks Spanish. Drummer Carlos Araya is Chilean born, and Oscar (Lead Vocals and Bass) and Dan Souto (Guitars and Backing Vocals) are sons of Spanish immigrants it was time to make one.
The tracks on “La Bestia” were produced mainly by guitarist Jef Fortin as well as Colin Richardson who also produced 1999’s ‘Instinct’ and Jean-Francois Dagenais (Kataklysm) who produced 2006’s ‘Chapter Chaos Begins’. The album also features the bilingual song “Violencia Versus Violence” with the participation of Carlos Maldos of Lethal Creation (MX) and Arno Dhenain Le Bourhis of Black Bomb A (FR) along with a second bilingual track “Tierra” with Marco Calliari singing in Italian.
With over 2.5 million streams on Spotify, Anonymus is showing no signs of slowing down. Fans of thrash metal standbys such as Slayer and Testament will no doubt be intrigued by this new offering.
“La Bestia” album stream and download on Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer HERE.
1. Bajo Presión (3:31)
2. Bicho Loco (3:58)
3. Sobrevivir (4:11)
4. Violencia Versus Violence (featuring Carlos Maldos of Lethal Creation (MX) and Arno from Black Bomb A) (4:33)
5. La Bestia (5:22)
6. Máquinas (3:32)
7. Cada loco con su tema (5:37)
8. Tierra ( Produced by Colin Richardson and Featuring Marco Calliari) (4:01)
9. Terremoto (Produced by Jef Dagenais (Kataklysm) (3:08)
Album Length: 37:57
Album and Live Band Line Up:
Oscar Souto -Vocals/ Bass
Daniel Souto – Guitar/ Back Vocals
Jef Fortin -Guitar/ Back Vocals
Carlos Araya -Drums/ Back Vocals
Anonymus is a Canadian thrash metal band that explodes on stage with each presence, that pulls you in with its passion and that yells at you with corrosive and violent texts that will not leave anyone indifferent.
Since their first release in 1994, Anonymus has made its mark on the Quebec music scene. From the beginning, the group has been well received while demonstrating its brutal sound and technique that has continually evolved over the years. Oscar Souto (vocals, bass) Daniel Souto (guitar, vocals) Carlos Araya (drums), Jef Fortin (guitar since 2006) and Marco Calliari (vocals, guitar from 1994 to 2006) have since widely traveled the roads of their country, participated in the deprivation of Mononc’Serge and continue today to ignite stages everywhere they go. These veterans of the metal scene continue to proudly carry the torch after 20 years of chaos and barbaric music.
Forever hungry for metal, everyone in Anonymus brings ideas to the table. Sometimes it is a whole song or just the beginnings of one, yet together the band works to create a full thrashy anthem from the pieces, working on it until it is complete. The music always comes first, and when the ambiance is formulated, the lyrics, which come from a personal place and from current events, can be added.
Unstoppable and indestructible, inspired by bands like Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax; Anonymus is nothing short of the powerful, aggressive and technical thrash metal that they have been refining for decades exemplified on their impressive discography of both French and English releases, which includes: “Ni vu, ni connu” (1994); Stress (1996); Instinct (1999); Daemonium (2002); Academie du Massacre (2003); Chapter Chaos Begins (2006); Musique Barbare (2008); État Brute (2011); Envers et contre tous (2015); P.O.M.M.E (2017); Sacrifices (2019); and their first-ever Spanish album La Bestia (2020) due out June 12 via label Bam&co Heavy.
Today, Anonymus does not need a presentation. This institution of the Quebec metal industry has been offering for twenty-six years, a passion for dark notes and unrivaled power. The offer is still valid. With more than 1500 career shows under their belt, Anonymus is completely in their element when performing in front of fans, they offer only their absolute best ensuring the crowd is moving. Having shared the stage with metal great such as Anthrax, Cannibal Corpse, and Kataklysm at festivals such as Heavy Montreal, Montebello, and through international tours, they are no strangers to a wild show.
ANONYMUS FOLLOWS ITS PATH, AGAINST ALL ODDS!
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