A new chapter of Betraying The Martyrs has just started, with a whole host of announcements.
First, the band have revealed their new vocalist following the departure of Aaron Matts earlier this year. May we introduce Rui Martins.
The band had this to say about the recruitment:
"We DEFINITELY upgraded to BTM 2.0! Most of us are perfectionists about our own art, so we're super stoked and excited to have people's opinion and reactions about this new track. We're well aware that changing the frontman can be a little tricky sometimes (even if bands like Northlane, Chelsea Grin, and Lorna Shore showed us that it could be very successful,) but we're very confident Rui's the perfect fit, and we hope people will welcome our new recruit with open arms and show him the support he deserves. Rui's abilities will definitely take things to a whole new level, as he has a great approach for both the heavy side and the more melodic part of our songwriting.
"Rui knows perfectly what BTM was and also is now in 2021. He has a great vision of what BTM fans expect and also where we want to go. Rui is bringing a lot of great ideas for his vocals, lyric-wise, melody-wise...and his vocal range is incredible: he can go from super heavy guttural screams to high pitched beautiful clean vocals; it's a real pleasure to be able to work with someone so talented, and we're definitely planning on using his range to its maximum potential to serve BTM's upcoming music."
And that track that they speak of 'Black Hole', a mesh of the symphonic and savage elements that make BTM the band that they are. Huge melodies, sweeping atmospheres and a couple of tectonic breakdowns, it's quite an introduction.
It's also the first new music from the band on their new label Out Of Line Music.
This is what they had to say about the signing:
"It was such a welcomed change for us. OOL is a German label, and Germany has always been our second home country as we've toured so much over there. We connected instantly with André; he is a day-one fan of our band, and he instantly understood what we wanted and needed to do to push our band further. We really feel loved and supported, and it is such a good feeling to be working with a new dedicated team."