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Montreal, QC – April 24, 2019
For fans of Obey The Brave, Alexisonfire, Silverstein, A Day To Remember
FRACTURES & OUTLINES Premiere Music Video “Defenseless” + Debut Album Out May 2019
“Defenseless” Out May 17th
L-R – Maxime Rondeau (Lead Guitar), Mathieu Frechette (Drums / Vocals), Nicholas Boudreault (Main Vocals),
Maurice Emond Jr. (Bass), Eric Desormeaux (Rhythm Guitar / Scream Vocals)
Photo Credit: Jessy Dwyer of DwyerJ Photography
Leading up to the release of their debut full-length album “Defenseless”, FRACTURES & OUTLINES, post-hardcore from Gatineau, Canada is releasing their new music video for the album’s title track out via SpaceUntravel‘s YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/SEXlRKW_-3s
The title track features the band’s signature catchy vocals blending punk rock into the post-hardcore breakdowns bordering on metalcore with both the melody and aggressiveness. The band explains the meaning behind their work:
“It has punk rock riffs and a melodic chorus, with heavy breakdown for contrast. The song is about struggling with depression and alcoholism and losing the fight.”
Full of heavy hooks, catchy choruses and brutal breakdowns the album clearly shows the band’s punk and hardcore influences, and follows their 2017 EP ‘Checkmate’. FRACTURES & OUTLINES comments that the sound will be a bit different from the demo:
“Since the EP, we are definitely more mature than our first release. We’re used to working with each other and we’re all motivated to try new things.”
FRACTURES & OUTLINES are suggested for any breakdown fans, especially those who already include Silverstein, Alexisonfire, A Day to Remember and Killswitch Engage in their rotations.
“Defenseless” will be released on May 17, 2019 and is available on the band’s Bandcamp along with their first single “Mirrors”.
1. End of The World (3:03)
2. Echoes (2:39)
3. Defenseless (3:29)
4. Mirrors (3:32)
5. Ouragan (3:43)
6. Over My Head (3:21)
7. The Oppressor (4:47)
8. Spades (4:37)
9. Swallowing Teeth (4:13)
10. Defenseless (Acoustic version) (3:37)
Album Length: 37:05
Ripping out of Gatineau, Canada, Fractures & Outlines are a post-hardcore band with influences ranging from Silverstein, No Use For A Name and Killswitch Engage.
The band came together in 2014 and work tirelessly planting their feet in the local underground music scene. Today the lineup consists of Nicholas Boudreault (vocals), Mathieu Frechette (drums/vocals), Eric Desormeaux (guitar/vocals), Maxime Rondeau (guitar), and Maurice Emond Jr. (bass). Intrepidly, they created their first EP ‘Checkmate’ in 2017, which was met with solid acclaim from various publications.
Since first taking the stage in 2014, Fractures & Outlines have played a whirlwind of local shows and festival including Rock Revolt 2017, Floodfest 2017, and Hullfest 2018. They have shared the stage with bands such as Sworn Enemy, Obey The Brave and Mass Hysteria.
As a team, the band works on each song together crafting heavy hooks, catchy choruses and brutal breakdowns with lyrical themes about internal struggle and having to fight your own demons. Each member brings a different set of musical influences to the table, making Fractures & Outlines stand out in the genre.
Working to further develop a sound that is their own, they hit the studio in 2018 to start work on their 10 track full length ‘Defenseless’, which will be revealed on May 17, 2019.
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“An interesting choice to the lineup, as the other bands were of the deathcore / melodic metal genre. However, what they lacked in genre similarity they made up for in energy. This was highlighted by their cover of Alexisonfire “This Could Be Anywhere in the World“, which I and the crowd were taken aback by. Not only did they do the cover well, but they got the crowd engaged and were eager to mosh and sing along to it.” – Splice Media Group