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Betraying the Martyrs Forced to Cancel Remaining North American Tour Dates Due to Van Accident and Fire

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BETRAYING THE MARTYRS has been forced to cancel the rest of their North American Summer “Rapture” tour, including last night’s show in Orangevale, CA, after being involved in a serious auto incident following 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.” 

A GoFundMe has been set up to help the BETRAYING THE MARTYRS 
replace the items lost in the fire.

Visit GoFundMe to donate. 

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,” the band says. “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.” 

The band also adds, “There is absolutely no way we could thank enough, our driver and new best friend Daniel Johnson. This man literally ran into the flames 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.

Band manager Chris Adler of Kinsugi Management
posted the following video of the fire:

Below is a list of items that were lost:

• Splitter

• In Ears Monitors System x 4

• Most of their Merchandising

• 1 Furman power conditioner

• 4 keyboards

• Shock mount racks units

• 1 Helix
• 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

The tour will continue with Within Destruction and Sentinels. “We encourage you to come support our tour brothers that we must unfortunately leave,” says the band. “Show them some love too.

French Deathcore Heavyweights Betraying The Martyrs Return to North America for Summer Rapture Tour

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French deathcore heavyweights Betraying The Martyrs will return to American shores this summer for their first-ever headline tour of North America. The “Summer Rapture Tour 2019,” also featuring support from Entheos, Within Destruction, Sentinels and Defying Decay, will kick off on June 28 in Stanhope, N.J.

A Preview of What’s to Come On the “Summer Rapture Tour

We are beyond excited to cover US soil on our first full US headlining tour,” says vocalist Aaron Matts. “To be able to play a full energetic set to an audience that has been with us since day one is an absolute honor for us! Along with a stacked line-up of sick bands, we’re all stoked to get on the road! Come to a show and lose yourselves with us all, see you all in the pit!”

The band recently also announced a new partnership with Chris Adler‘s management company, Kintsugi Management and is working on a new album. Betraying The Martyrs will play new songs from the upcoming album for the very first time on this tour.

Kintsugi is proud to be working with Betraying The Martyrs,” Adler says. “I’m honestly excited to be working with a group of friends with a united vision. Betraying The Martyrs is doing something very special. It’s labeled metalcore because it’s easy to put every band in a box, but in this case, that is a mistake. They have taken time to study and have salvaged and fine-tuned all that I love in metal music. It’s an exciting time for the band. We believe in the guys and there’s an incredible new album soon to drop. The band continues to grow a dedicated, international fan base via their hard work, vision and brutally contagious music. The new Betraying The Martyrs album is going to change the game. I’m sincerely thrilled to be involved with a group of people that focus and deliver.”

Matts adds, “We are beyond excited to announce our collaboration with the legendary Chris Adler and Kintsugi Management. To be on board the same ship as Chris and his incredible team has breathed new life into what we do. Their backing support goes beyond anything we have known previously. It’s truly an honor. With our next release in the barrel and ready to be fired into the world, we could not be any more prepared for the road ahead. We announce our signature to Kintsugi with great pride.”

The Paris-based band’s last album, The Resilient, was released via Sumerian Records in 2017 and showcased a unique songwriting dynamic unrivalled within their genre. Followed by worldwide touring in support of the record, Betraying The Martyrs cemented their position as the European Kings of 21st Century Metal.

Enter to win two tickets to any show on the tour, special merchandise packs, a visit with the band on their tour bus and a soundcheck experience with Betraying The Martyrs HERE.

Summer Rapture Tour 2019 Dates:

6/28 – Stanhope, NJ @ The Stanhope House
6/29 – Frederick, MD @ Cafe 611
6/30 – Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
7/1 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Purgatory)
7/2 – Ybor City, FL @ Crowbar
7/3 – Orlando, FL @ Soundbar
7/5 – Houston, TX @ The Secret Group
7/6 – Ft. Worth, TX @ Tomcats West
7/7 – Austin, TX @ Come and Take It Live
7/8 – Albuquerque, NM @ The Launchpad
7/9 – Mesa, AZ @ Club Red (Small Room)
7/10 – Los Angeles, CA @ 1720
7/11 – Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk
7/12 – Portland, OR @ Bossanova Ballroom
7/13 – Armstrong, BC @ Hassen Memorial Arena
7/14 – Seattle, WA @ Club Sur Rocks
7/16 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
7/17 – Denver, CO @ The Roxy Theatre
7/18 – Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
7/19 – Des Moine, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
7/20 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Whiskey Junction
7/21 – Cudahy, WI @ X-Ray Arcade
7/22 – Joliet, IL @ The Forge
7/23 – Hamtramck, MI @ The Sanctuary
7/24 – Toronto, ON @ Rockpile West
7/25 – Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks
7/26 – Quebec, QC @ L’Anti Bar & Spectacles
7/27 – Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater Underground
7/28 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Kingsland

Betraying The Martyrs burst on to the scene in a stunning 2011 debut, Breathe in Life, and made a huge impact throughout North America and Europe, touring relentlessly on such high-profile tours as RockStar Mayhem Fest and club tours alike.

The 2014 sophomore album, Phantom, and its ensuing tours seasoned Betraying The Martyrs into a venerable freight-train of aggression with blazing harmonies, captivating hooks and bombastic off-time precision. The album also opened the doors to an entirely new audience with the unlikely cover of Frozen’s “Let it Go.”

Betraying The Martyrs Is:

Victor Guillet – Keyboards, Clean Vocals
Baptiste Vigier – Rhythm Guitar
Valentin Hauser – Bass
Aaron Matts – Lead Vocals
Boris Le Gal – Drums
Steeves Hostin – Lead Guitar

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