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Montreal, QC – May 16, 2019
For fans of Obey The Brave, Alexisonfire, Silverstein, A Day To Remember
FRACTURES & OUTLINES Streaming Debut Album “Defenseless” via PureGrainAudio
“Defenseless” Out May 17th
L-R – Maurice Emond Jr. (Bass), Maxime Rondeau (Lead Guitar), Nicholas Boudreault (Main Vocals), Eric Desormeaux (Rhythm Guitar / Scream Vocals), Mathieu Frechette (Drums / Vocals
Photo Credit: Laurence Bouchard
Leading up to the release of their debut album “Defenseless” out on Friday, May 17th, FRACTURES & OUTLINES, post-hardcore from Gatineau, Canada is streaming the full length via PureGrainAudio.com at the following link here.
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.
May 24 – Bar Sportif La Zone – Gatineau, QC – info
May 25 – Le National – Montreal, QC – Breakdown Fest 2019 – info
June 7 – Vankleek Hill, ON – Vankleek Hill FarmFest 2019 – info
June 29 – Gatineau, QC – Minotaure – FloodFest 2.0 – info
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