with Fallujah, Arkaik and Equipoise
From the Promoter
Armed with a sound that has been compared to The Faceless, Obscura, Gorod and Augury, Montreal's Beyond Creation put forth technical and progressive death metal, at once pushing the boundaries of aggression and creating catchy, melodic songs. The band draws inspiration from all corners of the scene, from the complex brutality of Necrophagist to the harmonious and rhythmical musicality of Animals As Leaders.
On a high from recent shows in support of well-known acts such as Atheist, Augury, Obscura, Neuraxis, Martyr,and Revocation, Beyond Creation are receiving a warm welcome from the eager death metal throngs. The launch of the band's 2011 album, 'The Aura', in 2011 has seen the band achieve North American distribution and is solidifying its rising star status.
In the coming months, Beyond Creation is looking forward to several shows in Quebec and elsewhere, including a few official 'The Aura' launch events.
In Early 2007 A group of high school friends (Alex Hofmann, Scott Carstairs, Tommy Logan, Dan Wissinger, And Suliman Arghandiwal) from the east bay first started jamming and writing music. The initial product being both misguided and adolescent, the band played its first show on June 15th 2007 In walnut creek. The First 4 song Demo (which is and forever will be out of print) was released in late june of 2007. The songs "tyrant", "verdict", Schleicher", And "Infidel" were the first tracks to define the bands sound, which at the times was hardcore grind and death metal in the vein of The Acacia Strain, Converge, and Despised Icon.
Later that year the bands parted with their bassist Dan Wissinger due to other commitments and their drummer Tommy Logan as well. Brandon "Brando" Hoberg (ex-Vivisection) Joined on bass and Andrew Baird (ex Someones Lullaby) On drums. The band continued to play shows around the bay area and over time broke out into areas such as the Central Valley, Sacramento, and Central Coast. In Winter 2007 The band recorded their 2nd demo (Which is and forever will be out of print) at TWS studios in Vacaville. The songs "Prophets", "Tyrant", and "100 Years From Now" pushed the band further in the realm of musicianship and well rounded song structure. The songs were released January 2008.
After nearly a year of playing songs from previous recordings, the band had done quite a bit of growing musically and began writing their debut EP which was eventually named "Leper Colony". Prior to recording, the band parted ways with their original singer Suliman for personal reasons and guitar player Alex Hofmann took up vocals and Rob Maramonte (ex-Eviscerated) joined on as a new guitar player. The songs were a huge leap forward on maturity as the band truly defined their own sound blending technical death metal, black metal, and atmosphere while still retaining a heavy and energetic vibe. The band Recorded with Sam Pura of Panda Studios in San Francisco. The Songs were released in January of 2009.
The band expanded its conquered territory and reputation greatly in the months after The Release of "Leper Colony". The band ventured from Chico, Fresno, Bakersfield, and in the summer of 2009 the band embarked on its first legitimate tour with Oakland's Antagony. The band toured California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona. The bands came home successful after over 2 weeks of basement shows, parties, and van breakdowns.
Fallujah has since evolved to be one of those most aspiring and respected SF Bay area bands. The band evolved once again both musically and lyrically with songs concerning Satanism, religious fundamentalism, secret societies, nature, and social fallacies. With imagery provided by Artist and Singer Alex Hofmann the band progressed visually as well to a finely tuned machine. In late summer 2009 the band started writing their 2nd EP taking their largest leap forward combining atmospheric and depressive black metal, progressive death metal, and fusion to truly define a unique sound unlike anything else heard in the underground music scene. With the help of mini labels "Grind-house Music" and "Foot & Mouth Records" the EP is to be released worldwide. The band once again evolved in form with the parting of longtime bassist and guitar player Brandon Hoberg and Rob Maramonte due to musical and personal differences. The band took in Anthony Borges(ex-Scourge of Medusa, Valkyrja, and Suffokate) and Danny Farhoud (ex-Scourge of Medusa and Valkyrja). The band will be embarking on a month long US tour with friends Rise of Caligula and plans to release its next album in January 2010.
Arkaik is currently hard at work on their sophomore effort which will be titled Metamorphignition. The plan to go into the Studio sometime in Feb. 2012. The bands intention is to create a more mature and rhythmically balanced album that expands on their already fierce musical style. It will be an evolution in which the brutality and technical ferocity will not be lost; it will merely be accompanied by more musical elements which will add depth to the sound.
The music on the album will be intertwined with a story with the intention of engaging listeners. It will take them on an abstract journey into the transcendental nature of humanity and the cosmos. Arkaik plans to head into the studio near the end of the year. We are excited to announce that the artwork will be handled by the graphic master Tony Koehl. He is in the process of designing new T-Shirt art as we communicate. You can be sure too expect a cinematically sonic and thought provoking follow-up album from us! Already titled Metamorphignition ~ It will be an epic CD and will likely be called The Dark Side of the Moon of death metal.
Hugo Karout - Fretless bass
Zach Hohn - Song composition, Rhythm/lead guitars
Nick Padovani - Song composition, Rhythm/lead guitars, Drum programming, Keyboard/piano arrangements, Lyrical concept, percussion
Stevie Boiser - Lyrics, Lyrical concept, Vocals
Guyot Begin-Benoit - Drums
Jimmy Pitts - Keyboard arrangements, Keyboards/synths
Philippe "Pat" Tougas - Guitars
Guest musicians : Sanjay Kumar / Vanesa Jalife / Julien "Nutz" Deyres / Christian Muenzner
Logo/Cover layout : Christopher Horst