Origin: Trois-Rivieres, Canada
Genres: Progressive Metal, Death Metal
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French-Canadians Martyr played a highly complex form of technical death metal, a style that soon became synonymous with the Quebec area. Drawing from bands such as late-period Death, Cynic, and Atheist, the song arrangements jumped all over the place, showcasing the advanced musicianship of the members. Not for the casual metal listener, as the riffs and time signatures were constantly changing, but for technical metal fans, this band was a must. After self-releasing their albums for far too long, they finally signed to Galy Records for what turned out to be their last album, Feeding The Abscess. They broke up in 2012, and guitarist Daniel Montgrain went on to replace the immortal Piggy in Voivod.

Current Members

Daniel Mongrain

guitars/vocals (Capharnaum, ex-Gorguts, Voivod)

Martin Carbonneau


Francois Mongrain

bass/vocals (ex-Ex Deo)

Patrice Hamelin

drums (Gorguts, Horfixion, Quo Vadis)

Former Members/Guests

Pier-Luc Lampron


Francois Richard



Hopeless Hopes 
1997 independent
  1. Hopeless Hopes
  2. Prototype
  3. Elementals
  4. Non Conformis
  5. Ostrogoth
  6. The Blind's Reflexion
  7. Inner Peace
  8. Ars Nova
  9. Nypsky
  10. Prototype (demo version) (*)
  11. Ars Nova (demo version) (*)
  12. Ostrogoth (demo version) (*)
  13. Non Conformis (demo version) (*)
  • Daniel Mongrain
  • Pier-Luc Lampron
  • Francois Mongrain
  • Francois Richard

Reviews:   Metal Observer 

Warp Zone 
2000 Galy
  1. Warp Zone
  2. Virtual Emotions
  3. Endless vortex towards erasing destiny
  4. Deserted Waters
  5. Carpe Diem
  6. The Fortune-Teller
  7. Speechless
  8. Retry? Abort? Ignore?
  9. Realms of Reverie
  10. Enoz Praw
  11. Warp Zone (demo version) (*)
  12. Virtual Emotions (demo version) (*)
  13. Deserted Waters (demo version) (*)
  14. Carpe Diem (demo version) (*)
  • Daniel Mongrain
  • Pier-Luc Lampron
  • Francois Mongrain
  • Patrice Hamelin

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Metal Observer 

Extracting The Core  LIVE
2001 Skyscraper
  1. Warp Zone
  2. Speechless
  3. Inner Peace
  4. Virtual Emotions
  5. Endless vortex towards erasing destiny
  6. Hopeless Hopes
  7. Retry? Abort? Ignore?
  8. Carpe Diem
  9. Prototype
  • Daniel Mongrain
  • Pier-Luc Lampron
  • Francois Mongrain
  • Patrice Hamelin

Feeding The Abscess 
2006 Galy
  1. Perpetual Healing (Infinite Pain)
  2. Lost in Sanity
  3. Feast of Vermin
  4. Interlude - Desolate Ruins
  5. Havoc
  6. Nameless, Faceless, Neverborn
  7. Silent Science
  8. Felony
  9. Dead Horizon Part I : Echoes of the Unseen
  10. Dead Horizon Part II : Romancing Ghouls
  11. Dead Horizon Part III : Stasis Field
  12. Dead Horizon Part IV : Shellshocked
  13. Brain Scan
  • Daniel Mongrain
  • Martin Carbonneau
  • Francois Mongrain
  • Patrice Hamelin

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Metal Observer 

Havoc In Quebec City  COMPILATION
2008 Galy


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