Betraying the Martyrs are a deathcore band from Paris, France.
Betraying the Martyrs was founded in 2008 and currently consists of Aaron Matts (lead vocals), Baptiste Vigier (rhythm guitar), Lucas d'Angelo
(lead guitar), Victor Guillet (clean vocals/keyboard), Valentin Hauser (bass guitar) and Mark Mironov (drums). Former members of the band included
Eddie Czaicki (vocals), Antoine Salin (Drums), and Fabien Clévy (lead guitar).
Before joining the band, Czaicki played in the French metalcore outfit, Darkness Dynamite. Guillet was the lead vocalist and keyboardist in the
post-hardcore band, The Beverly Secret. Vigier and d'Angelo were in the metalcore band, Black Curtains. On November 18, 2009, Betraying the
Martyrs released their debut EP The Hurt, The Divine, The Light, a self-produced recording funded entirely by the band and mixed by Stephane Buriez.
The EP sold more than 2,000 copies in France alone. Their first European tour, "The Survivors Tour" (2010), involved the band playing in support of
Whitechapel, Dark Funeral, Darkness Dynamite, A Skylit Drive, Adept, Despised Icon, Dance Gavin Dance, While She Sleeps and Shadows Chasing Ghosts.
The band met current vocalist, British native Aaron Matts, during that tour, as he replaced Czaicki shortly thereafter. Czaicki opted to leave the
band to pursue an art career.
In 2011, the band started working on their first album and quickly signed deals with Sumerian Records, for North America, and Listenable Records for
the rest of the world. On September 23, 2011, Betraying the Martyrs' debut album, Breathe In Life, was released globally. The album was produced
in the band's studio and mixed by Charles J Wall at Sonic Assault Studios and the cover art was d by Hauser, the band's bass player. The
album works with the central themes of life, faith and interpersonal relationships.
Between April and May 2011, the group completed a second European tour, the “Breathe In Life Tour", for the promotion of their debut album. The tour
included performances in Germany, Russia, Ukraine, Poland, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, Austria, Luxembourg, Belgium, France, the Netherlands and
the United Kingdom. Support on the "Breathe In Life Tour" was provided by Russian deathcore band, My Autumn, and Despite My Deepest Fear. Later that
year, during the northern fall, the band toured the United States with Born of Osiris, Veil of Maya, Carnifex and Structures.
Breathe In Life was warmly received by reviewers throughout Europe and notable received higher acclaim when compared to other groups in their
The French Guitarist Mag magazine named the album as one of the Top 5 Albums of 2011 (second behind Megadeth), and the Best Newcomer of the Year in
the Hard Metal category. Gibson named them in the Ten Metal Bands to check out in the summer of 2012, along with bands like Asking Alexandria and Five
Finger Death Punch.
In May 2012, Antoine quit the band and was replaced by Russian drummer Mark Mironov from the deathcore band My Autumn.
The band went to the studio after touring with Asking Alexandria in Europe. Phantom will be released by Sumerian Records on the 15th of July 2014.
On the 28th of May 2014, the band released a new song called Where The World Ends.
On the 17th of June 2014, the band released a new song called Jigsaw.