ten56. (Ex-Betraying The Martyrs, Etc.) Premiere “Boy” Music Video

ten56. (ex-Betraying The Martyrs, etc.) have premiered a new video for their new song “Boy.“ You can check that out below:

Aaron Matts commented:

“‘Boy‘ is one of the tracks from the upcoming record that we feel really captures the dark headspace of the ten56. universe; we set out to write a song that was as unnerving and hectic as ‘Diazepam‘ but that also incorporates some of the elements that, as listeners will come to learn, makes the ten56. sound as unique as it is.

As is the case for many of our tracks, the lyrical content is taken from the most traumatizing moments of our personal lives; there’s nothing that could convince me to go into detail publicly about the original theme of this track, so we’ll just let the listener come to their own conclusion about ‘Boy‘.”

“As with the lyrical content, the theme of the music video for ‘Boy‘ is meant to plunge the audience into a state of discomfort, and to highlight the chaotic sound of ten56., the live performance experience is something that, given the current times, people will have to wait to discover, so we’re happy to have captured the intensity of a live performance, to be able to introduce the personalities that make up the band, and also to deliver the dark thematic of the song itself.

The music video shoot was two very intense days of hard work in the cold, we knew we wanted to work with the very talented Pavel Trebukhin, and we are incredibly happy with the result!”

ten56. (Ex-Betraying The Martyrs, Etc.) Premiere “Diazepam” Music Video

ten56., the new band featuring Aaron Matts (ex-Betraying The Martyrs), Quentin Godet (Kadinja), Luka Garotin (Earth Trip), Nicolas Delestrade (Novelists FR), and Arnaud Verrier (Uneven Structure). have premiered a new song titled “Diazepam.” You can find an official video for that below:

Matts commented:

“As is the case for all of the tracks on the record, it’s been a true battle putting the thoughts I have into words on paper; the song’s true meanings are there to be found inside the lyrics, and given the nature of the subject matters I don’t feel super comfortable going too deeply into the gritty details. I’ve done my best to put it all out there in these tracks so I feel there’s nothing left to say, plus therapists are expensive, hence the birth of ten56.”

“We’ve been working on this silently for over a year and have a lot of surprises all backed up and ready to go; I can confidently say that no matter what people’s first impressions of our first single may be, they should not be hasty to form an opinion until they have heard the whole upcoming record, each single is going to a shock to the system, that I am sure of!

As for the guys in the band, it’s been a help being in the game for over ten years, it started with Arnaud, then together we hand picked from our close friends who we knew would be the perfect fit, and fuck me we lucked out, everyone is so sick.”

Aaron Matts Exits Betraying The Martyrs, Announces New Project ten56.

Aaron Matts has announced his departure from Betraying The Martyrs. The vocalist will be moving forward with a new project called ten56.

Matts said the following:

“Ten years have gone by in the blink of an eye, it feels like just yesterday I was moving to France to join the band that changed my life forever and brought me so many new experiences and countless friends; and although this is a decision that I initially made more than a year ago, it feels odd to be putting this into words now; but here we are.

Betraying The Martyrs has been the focus point of my life for the most part of these past ten years and was at some point the very thing that defined who I was as a person; but as you all know, times change and it is with a heavy heart but also with a great deal of anticipation that I have decided to part ways with my role as the lead vocalist of the band.

There are many reasons and factors that have played a role in making this decision, but what it really boils down to is simply the necessity to make decisions for myself, to do what’s right for me in order for me to remain healthy and happy; and above all, to remain true to myself, to who I am as a person, a musician, and to what really moves me artistically.

During the process of making this decision I felt like I had lost that passionate connection that I felt to music, to performing, and everything in-between; but I came to realize that I still have that fire that burns so bright, but that I need to do it for the same reasons that made me follow my heart at the very start of this journey. So, I got my head down and instead of putting my energy into giving up, I put it into building something that I can truly say is 100% of what makes me, me.

It brings me a great deal of excitement to save my breath on the regular “I’m still going to be active as a musician, so keep your eyes peeled” nonsense, and instead to announce that for the past year I have built a new band that embodies everything I love about heavy music, something I feel extremely passionate about, and that tonight, I will be announcing the band name and line up, and that in exactly one week from today I’ll release the first single from a record that I am extremely proud of!

I, of course want to take this opportunity to thank every single person that has ever been involved in helping to build BTM into what it is now; all of the fans both past and present, bands that I met along the way that had a huge influence in putting us on, and also those in the industry who put their blind faith in what we were doing. There are way too many people to list, but you know exactly who you are.

Thank you to all of those people that so generously dived deep into their pockets to help us when we lost everything to a blaze and kept us going through the hardest days of our lives.

If one thing is certain, it’s that BTM is not over. The band have been working on incredible new material, and I can sincerely say that the torch has been passed to a very talented, and deserving individual who will not disappoint, trust me!

His identity as well as the new music the guys have been working on real hard for the past months will all be revealed soon, so please make sure to keep supporting the band like you’ve all being doing for all these years. We’ve never taken your support for granted and we’re fully aware that we wouldn’t be anywhere if it wasn’t thanks to you all. We part ways in good terms and relationships; it’s simply time for me to build something new, but rest assured that I will cherish these memories for the rest of my life.

Thank you for the ride guys, all of you. It’s been real.

Aaron“

He also added:

“Betraying The Martyrs has been the focus point of my life for the most part of these past ten years and was at some point the very thing that defined who I was as a person; but as you all know, times change and it is with a heavy heart but also with a great deal of anticipation that I have decided to part ways with my role as the lead vocalist of the band.

There are many reasons and factors that have played a role in making this decision, but what it really boils down to is simply the necessity to make decisions for myself, to do what’s right for me in order for me to remain healthy and happy; and above all, to remain true to myself, to who I am as a person, a musician, and to what really moves me artistically.

It brings me a great deal of excitement to save my breath on the regular ‘I’m still going to be active as a musician, so keep your eyes peeled’ nonsense, and instead to announce that for the past year I have been building a new band that embodies everything I love about heavy music, something I feel extremely passionate about, and that in exactly one week from today, on April 9th, we will release the first single from a record that I am extremely proud of.

Over this past year, I have gotten together with some incredible musicians from outstanding bands (Novelists FR, Kadinja, Uneven Structure, etc.) and formed a well-oiled and destructive machine named ten56. ten56. is an embodiment of everything that inspires us, and keeps this fire burning. We’re incredibly excited to reveal this sound that we’ve been working on; the clip is full up and we’re ready to spray!

I of course want to take this opportunity to thank every single person that has ever been involved in helping to build BTM into what it is now; all of the fans both past and present, bands that I met along the way that had a huge influence in putting us on, and also those in the industry who put their blind faith in what we were doing.

There are way too many people to list, but you know exactly who you are. Thank you to all of those people that so generously dived deep into their pockets to help us when we lost everything to a blaze and kept us going through the hardest days of our lives. BTM is not over.

The band have been working on incredible new material, and I can sincerely say that the torch has been passed to a very talented, and deserving individual who will not disappoint, trust me!

Thank you for the ride guys, all of you. It’s been real. Aaron”

ten56.’s debut single “Diazepam” will be released on April 9 and a teaser for it can be found below: