Betraying The Martyrs Premiere “Monster” Music Video

Betraying The Martyrs have premiered a new video for their song “Monster.” This track is from the band’s latest album “Rapture.” The group commented:

“This video was shot at various shows across the globe during one year of touring. We would like to thank everyone that has been a part of this, every person that attended a show, all of the road crew that helped out along the way, and every venue and their staff. It’s been a tough year for us and we really want to thank everyone deeply for all the support we received.”

Betraying The Martyrs Share “Rapture” Album Sampler

Betraying The Martyrs have shared a sampler with previews of all the tracks on their new album “Rapture.” That effort will be released tomorrow (September 13).

Aaron Matts commented:

“‘Rapture‘ embodies every path we have walked since the beginning of our journey. Physically and emotionally, we poured all we have into creating a musical rollercoaster that takes the listener to the darkest corners of their mind. We are incredibly excited for people to finally lend their ear to a piece we have worked so hard on, and hope that they can enjoy it as much as we do. Thank you to all who have given us their attention over the years, this one is for you!”

He also told Billboard the following:

“The album does really have dark subject matter… I was going through a lot of depression and anxiety, just like everyone seems to be at this point in time. I try to keep it vague so people can connect and relate to the subject matter. I tried to ask the other guys what they had on their minds and write things that felt close to all our hearts, personally. It just came together naturally and very organically. I think that reflects in the music.”

Betraying The Martyrs Cancel North American Tour Following Van Fire

Betraying The Martyrs were forced to cancel their North American headlining tour after their van caught fire following their July 10 show in Los Angeles, CA. Unfortunately, the band lost a lot of gear, personal items, and more in the fire. You can help them out by donating via GoFundMe.

The group commented:

“Betraying The Martyrs has been forced to cancel yesterday’s show in Orangevale CA as well as the rest of their North American Summer “Rapture” tour after being involved in a serious auto incident after their show in Los Angeles.

All crew and band members are safe.

The incident happened around 4 a.m. when the trailer portion of the band’s Mercedes Sprinter van caught fire. All band and crew members were able to safely to exit the vehicle with no major injuries. Tragically, all of the band’s equipment was lost in the blaze.

Singer Aaron Matts commented on the scene “We’re all shaken by what has happened this morning. We’re well but very heartbroken that all we have worked hard to accumulate over the years, both in musical equipment, and personal belongings has been lost in a matter of minutes.

I’m grateful that we have our health, each other, and were able to walk away with the clothes on our backs, . We are extremely sorry to have missed another opportunity to play for those that were looking forward to see us. We’ll bounce back and we’ll see you soon. Thank you”

Guitarist Baptiste Vigier also added: “This is the most tragic event that has ever happened in our band’s career, and in my entire life. Earlier this morning, i was awakened by our driver screaming and urging us all to get out of the vehicle. Although I’m incredibly thankful to still be alive and tell this story, I lost all my gear and personal belongings. We feel incredibly powerless and in shock.”

If it weren’t for our driver and now best friend Daniel Johnson, we wouldn’t have made it out safely. This man literally ran though the fire in an attempt to salvage our belongings and to ensure our safety and well-being. Daniel acted out of pure courage and professionalism in order for the band and crew to be safe and at a lower risk of injury. Whatever we have left after this, we owe it to you Daniel. A part of potential funds raised will be going to Daniel to compensate for his courage and for his belongings lost.

If you’ve ever had the chance to catch BTM live, if you know the band or simply follow what we do, if you’ve shared the stage with us, if you’ve ever listened to or streamed our music, we’re asking for your help.

ANY donation will be incredibly helpful to all of us and will go directly towards rebuilding our band, to help us get back home and ultimately to keep doing what we love, which is creating music and sharing it with our fans.”

Here’s a list of what we have lost so far:

– Splitter

– In Ears Monitors System x 4

– Most of our Merchandising

– 1 furman power conditioner

– S16 / x32

– 4 keyboards

– our shock mount racks units

– 1 Helix

– 1 AxeFX

– 6 guitar cases

– all personal belongings and suitcases

– A full Midas Mixing Desk and its case

– A full drum kit

– The whole brand new trailer”

Betraying The Martyrs Announce European Tour With Underside & Shrezzers

Betraying The Martyrs have announced a European tour with Underside and Shrezzers. The band will be touring in support of their new album “Rapture“ (out September 13).

Tour Dates:

09/18 Berlin, GER – Musik & Frieden
09/19 Prague, CZE – Modra Vopice
09/20 Dresden, GER – Reithalle
09/21 Vienna, AUT – Viper ROom
09/22 Munich, GER – Backstage Halle
09/23 Stuttgart, GER – Wizemann Club
09/24 Aschaffenburg, GER – Colos-Saal
09/25 Baden, SWI – Werk Kulturlokal
09/26 Lyss, SWI – Kulturfabrik
09/27 Rotterdam, NET – Baroeg
09/28 Eindhoven, NET – Dynamo
09/29 Cologne, GER – Euroblast Festival
09/30 Hamburg, GER – Logo
10/02 Gothenburg, SWE – Tradgam
10/03 Stockholm, SWE – Fryshuset Klubben
10/05 Tampere, FIN – Lost In Music Festival
10/06 Helsinki, FIN – On The Rocks

Betraying The Martyrs Premiere “Parasite” Music Video, Reveal Details For New Album “Rapture”

Betraying The Martyrs have premiered a new video for their new song “Parasite.” This track is from the band’s new album “Rapture,” which will be released on September 13.

Aaron Matts said the following about the song/video:

“The song is a subject that I’ve wanted to touch on for quite some time now. It speaks of an internal battle of the minds between myself and that evil self that I’m sure we all have and know all too well.

The story speaks of the innocent untainted self that ultimately trumps and returns to defeat this metaphorical parasite of depression and anxiety. The song is more of a celebration of overcoming a dark period in my life, but can be seen from more than one perspective.

We’re in love with the music video – Igor [Omodei] did a fantastic job as he always does, and we absolutely cannot wait for people to see what we’ve been working so hard on!”

He also added the following about the album:

“‘Rapture‘ for us is a product of each one of our experiences up until this moment; each moment lived on the road, and every drop of inspiration picked up along the way.

Written musically in the only way we know how, we took each one of our musical tastes and formed it into the ultimate album for ourselves, hoping that it will translate and fall onto the ears of the listeners the same way it falls onto ours.

‘Rapture‘ is a musical journey through each one of our minds, lyrics that come from both the darkest and lightest corners of our souls. We put everything into this one, leaving behind any preconceptions, and what came out the other side is something that we’re all so proud of, and we hope that the listener will feel it within themselves also.”

“Rapture” Track Listing:

01. “Ignite”
02. “Eternal Machine”
03. “Down”
04. “The Iron Gates”
05. “Parasite”
06. “The Sound Of Letting You Go”
07. “The Swarm”
08. “Monster”
09. “Imagine”
10. “Incarcerated”
11. “Rapture”

Betraying The Martyrs Announce North American Tour With Entheos, Sentinels, Within Destruction, & Defying Decay

Betraying The Martyrs have announced a summer North American tour. Entheos, Sentinels, Within Destruction, and Defying Decay will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

06/28 Stanhope, NJ – Stanhope House
06/29 Frederick, MD – Cafe 611
06/30 Spartanburg, SC – Groundzero
07/01 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
07/02 Tampa, FL – Crowbar
07/03 Orlando, FL – Soundbar
07/05 Houston, TX – The Secret Group
07/06 Fort Worth, TX – Tomcats West
07/07 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
07/08 Albuquerque, NM – The Launchpad
07/09 Mesa, AZ – Club Red
07/10 Los Angeles, CA – 1720
07/11 Orangevale, CA – The Boardwalk
07/12 Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom
07/13 Armstrong, BC – Armstrong MetalFest
07/14 Seattle, WA – Club Sur Rocks
07/16 Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
07/17 Denver, CO – The Roxy Theater
07/18 Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
07/19 Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
07/20 Minneapolis, MN – The Whiskey Junction
07/21 Cudahy, WI – X-Ray Arcade
07/22 Joliet, IL – The Forge
07/23 Detroit, MI – Sanctuary
07/24 Toronto, ON – Rockpile West
07/25 Ottawa, ON – Mavericks
07/26 Quebec City, QC – L’Anti
07/27 Hartford, CT – Webster Underground
07/28 Brooklyn, NY – The Kingsland

Betraying The Martyrs Premiere “Eternal Machine” Music Video

Betraying The Martyrs have premiered a new video for their new song “Eternal Machine.” The band commented:

“Darker, heavier, with more precision than ever before, we are back with ‘Eternal Machine‘ – our first offering from our upcoming 4th LP and first piece of music in 2 years since the release of ‘The Resilient‘. We are gearing up to bring the destruction on our upcoming North American tour with The Browning and are about to fly to our first ever Asian tour.”

Betraying The Martyrs Part Ways With Guitarist Lucas D’Angelo

Betraying The Martyrs have parted ways with guitarist Lucas D’Angelo. Steeves Hostin has been recruited as his replacement. Furthermore, the band have also confirmed that they are hitting the studio to record their new album.

The group said the following about their lineup change:

“Dear BTM fans, as some of you may have guessed by now, Lucas has decided to part ways with BTM. There’s absolutely no hard feelings between us and we’ll stay best friends forever, but he made clear he wants to explore different directions, styles of music and focus on music production, and we all wish him the very best success doing so!

That being said, we’d like you to welcome our new guitarist Steeves Hostin with open arms, who will be replacing Lucas and joining the band permanently! 🎸
As you can already hear on the cover we just put out, Steeves is a mind-blowing guitarist but also a very talented sound-engineer as well as a long-time close friend! We hope you’ll welcome him nicely, show him the love he deserves, and will come meet him at our shows during the upcoming incredible festivals and tours we have planned for 2018 and 2019!



Upon A Burning Body & Betraying The Martyrs Share Avenged Sevenfold Covers From Metal Hammer Tribute CD

Metal Hammer previously released an Avenged Sevenfold tribute album, titled “Hail To The Kings – A Tribute To Avenged Sevenfold,“ as part of one of their issues. Now, Upon A Burning Body‘s cover of “Remenissions” and Betraying The Martyrs‘ cover of “Bat Country“ have been made available digitally and can be streamed below: