Metal singer Aaron Matts best known as the lead vocalist for the French band Betraying the Martyrs announces his new band: ten56. and drops debut single & video on April 9th.
Aaron Matts: “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 me, 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 has 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”
Now, with Aaron Matts new band ten56., the next level of uncomfortably heavy is here – and it’s here to stay. The ex-frontman of Betraying The Martyrs joins forces with members of Novelists FR, Uneven Structure, and Kadinja to unleash their gut-wrenching sound where each new track is taking a direction that is sure to leave listeners in a state of disrepair.
The ten56. debut single “diazepam” will be out on April 9th via Out Of Line Music.
Aaron Matts – Vocals
Quentin Godet – Guitar
Luka Garotin – Guitar
Nicolas Delestrade – Bass
Arnaud Verrier – Drums
Cover photo: (c) Sam Shaw
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