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Montreal, QC – June 5, 2019
For fans of Kataklysm, Hypocrisy, Decapitated, Deicide, At The Gates
Northern Quebec’s BACKSTABBER To Play FRIMAT Festival w/ Grimskunk, Inire and more!
New Album “Conspiracy Theorist” Out Now!
L-R: Patrick Gagné (Drums), Christian M. Thériault (Guitars & Vocals), Éric Séguin (Bass & Back Vocals)
Unleashing their debut beast “Conspiracy Theorist” this past February, Northern Quebec’s BACKSTABBER announces they will be performing on day three of this year’s musically eclectic FRIMAT Festival in Val d’Or, QC on July 26th. The band will be sharing the stage at the festival with Grimskunk, Inire, Carambolage and Les Louanges. Full details on the festival can be found at http://frimat.qc.ca/2019/.
BACKSTABBER‘s debut album “Conspiracy Theorist” is a fierce 10 track full-length that encompasses themes about scandals, critiques of mainstream media and conspiracies such as hollow Earth. Remaining old school, there are no clean vocals or breakdowns here, just a solid and mature death/thrash metal album, with good flow and clear thought in the tracks and compositions.
Vocalist/guitarist Christian M. Thériault adds:
“‘Conspiracy Theorist’ is an album that’s meant to open your mind about the way the world revolves around us as it offers a new perspective on many issues that we see in our lives.”
Album Stream “Conspiracy Theorist” here.
Lyric Video – ‘Geo Engineering’ here.
Music Video – ‘Subterranean’ here.
Christian M. Theriault – Guitars & Vocals
Eric Seguin – Bass
Patrick Gagne – Drums
Hailing from Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec, Canada, Backstabber is a formidable death/thrash metal trio inspired by conspiracies, new technologies, philosophy, and history. Covering a vast number of themes throughout their music, Backstabber can be likened to a ‘loose cannon’ with no foreshadowing of what direction they will take next, musically.
Starting with themes and gradually adding riffs, drums, bass and finally vocals, they pride themselves on complimenting their compositions with energetic and interactive live shows, the entire reason for them writing their music.
Eager to bring raw and fierce metal to the ears of listeners, Backstabber has recorded their first full-length “Conspiracy Theorist” set to be released February 15, 2019.
Backstabber has shared the stage with Cattle Decapitation, Depths of Hatred, First Fragment, Ending Tyranny, Insurrection, Blinded by Faith, Aepoch and more.
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“Powered by drumwork that resembles a ferocious mix of machine-gun and mortar fire, Backstabber mount the attack with flurries of vicious, seething riffery and nail-gunning jab-fests, with the lyrics voiced in heartless, imperious roars. The devastation is pushed to further heights of frenzy with a shrill, eerily spiraling solo, and concludes with a hint of off-planet mystery.” – No Clean Singing
“Fast, frantic, politically minded and heavy” – Exclaim!
“Backstabber’s death metal is more of the modern variety (in a good way) with a very clean yet brutal sound and speed aplenty. The playing is insanely tight at times and it’s often hard to believe that this is only the first album of a relatively young band, their first demo having been released in 2016. Some passages are a little on the thrash side but for the most part, this is heavy, pounding, fast death metal driven by a drummer who is really asking for a speeding ticket. ” – 4/5 – The Metal Crypt
“The songs are heavy, and the death and thrash influences make for some fairly easy to get into head bobbing as each track progresses… Conspiracy Theorist is a solid beginning for Backstabber… Solid for those that want some new, well-rounded death metal.” – Dead Rhetoric
“Backstabber’s Conspiracy Theorist is a self-released album that makes one wonder how they haven’t been signed to any label yet… Backstabber have on their hands the first essential death metal release of 2019.” – 4/5 – Heavy Music HQ