Jul 132019

Betraying The Martyrs has been forced to cancel the rest of their North American summer “Rapture” tour, including Thursday night’s (July 11) show in Orangevale, California, after being involved in a serious auto incident following the band’s 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: “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.” Continue reading »

Jul 032019

French heavyweights, Betraying The Martyrs, recently announced the upcoming release of their fourth full-length studio album, “Rapture,” via Sumerian Records on September 13.

Today, the band announces their headline European Parasite Tour, featuring support from Russian R&B-metal crossover band Shrezzers and Nepalese metal outfit, Underside. See below for all currently confirmed European tour dates.

Coinciding with this European tour announcement is the release of a playthrough by drummer Boris LeGal, performing the band’s new single ‘Parasite’. Check it out below.

Continue reading »

Aug 282018

Two years after the release of their ground-breaking Persevere EP, Los Angeles hardcore band Rapture releases their new album “Unburned” today through OnTheAttack Records. This album demonstrates an increased musical maturity, but all the same energy, rage and massive breakdowns that have been the band’s hallmark sound over the years. Continually bold. Continually brutal. Continually faithful to their roots.

Rapture features Richard Haro (Vocals), Garrett Gutierrez (Guitar), Tony Rangel (Drums) and Isaac Guerrera (Bass). Continue reading »

Mar 202018

‘Rapture’, the new video from the metalcore act Underøath. can be seen below. The song is taken from the band’s sixth album, “Erase Me”, which will be releaed on April 6 via Fearless Records.

“I think we really wanted to capture something different with this video,” said guitar player Tim McTague. “The song is so unique for Underøath and we have always been a visual band. I think being able to tell a visual story with an audible narrative that ties everything together is one of the things that makes Underøath special to fans. We are stoked to see the reaction.”

“Erase Me” was written and recorded over the summer of 2017 with producer Matt Squire (Panic! At The Disco3OH!3) and mixed by Ken Andrews (Failure, Jimmy Eat World). Continue reading »

Rapture – “Persevere” (ep)

 Posted by on September 7, 2016 at 22:40  No Responses »
Sep 072016

Rapture_Persevere_AlbumCover_7b3Rapture is back with their sophomore effort, Persevere, which packs 13 minutes of Los Angeles style hardcore fury into the six songs on the ep.

Rapture have only been around since 2014 and Persevere (ep) is their second ep, following the release of Trials in 2015, which On the Attack records released and in conjunction with the band made it a free release.  Coincidentally, it is still available that way on the band’s and label’s Bandcamp sites.  Coming from Los Angeles and playing hardcore, one can’t help but think of bands like Terror, who not surprisingly is listed as an artists they like.  Fitting with their Christian outlook, the band also lists some well-known Christian hardcore bands as well including Sleeping Giant, Dynasty, and xDeathstarx, and lyrically the band covers the ongoing struggle against sin and challenge to walk the Christian path, all the while through the hardcore voice that can simultaneously inspire and lift spirits as well as serve as a light in the darkness. Continue reading »