Montreal, QC – February 18, 2021
For fans of Slayer, Testament, Voivod, Lamb Of God
ANONYMUS Shares Drum Playthrough “Violencia Versus Violence”Playthrough Premiere via GearGods
New Album “La Bestia” Out Now! via (Bam&Co Heavy)
Winner of Two GAMIQ 2020 Awards “Metal Album of The Year”
& Piggy Award (career recognition in honour of Voivod guitarist Denis “Piggy” D’Amour)
L-R: Carlos Araya (Drums), Daniel Souto (Guitar), Oscar Souto (Vocals and Bass), Jef Fortin (Guitar)
Photo Credit: Dani Rod
Canadian thrash legends Anonymus’ unleashed their award-winning (GAMIQ Awards) and 12 studio album “La Bestia” (Bam&Co Heavy) during June 2020. The album is the band’s first Spanish album that follows their discography of both French and English releases. Many metalheads and critics asked the most relevant question, why an album in Spanish? The answer… since 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 only inevitable to make a record in that language that 3/4 of the band is fluent in.
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.
Today, Anonymus‘ drummer Carlos Araya presents his latest playthrough for the track “Violencia Versus Violence”, which can be watched via its premiere on GearGods 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
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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“Anonymus mix together some of the best from Slayer and Lamb of God. Allowing for some of incredibly strong extreme metal on La Bestia. If you need any proof, tracks “Sobrevivir” and “Violencia Versus Violence” are easy stand outs for melding some spectacular sections and making the most of the band’s sound.” – Metal Injection
“a savage barrage of brutality from Anonymus, featuring break neck speed thrash that’s in your face and intense. 9/10” – Metal Gods TV
“La Bestia hits bluntly and brutishly. It certainly lives up to it’s name, the beast.” – Heavy Music Headquarters
“What a musical violence! Thrash lovers would do well to give this album of Spanish Canadians a listen.” – Arrow Lords of Metal
“Thrashy heavy stuff with a Sepultura-like groove and probably having the lyrics in Spanish help with the vibe… the catch? They’re from Quebec! ” – WORT 89.9 FM – Mosh Pit Radio (Madison, WI)
“The album has a very “bouncy” vibe that really gets the foot tapping and despite the album sounding overall angry, this anger comes off as fun. There’s no way in hell that anyone would stand still when the band plays anything on this album live. If you’re like me and usually more into the classic thrash sound and its close derivatives and feel like trying something else, La Bestia might just be what the doctor ordered.” – The Metal Crypt