Northern Quebec’s BACKSTABBER Bring Conspiracy Music Video ‘My Disclosure’ To Life
L-R: Keven Letiecq Hull – Drums, Christian M. Theriault – Guitars & Vocals, Eric Seguin – Bass & Vocals, Philippe Beliveau St-Jacques – Guitars
Unleashing their debut beast “Conspiracy Theorist” in 2019 with much praise from metal media and even a nomination for metal album of the year from the GAMIQ’s (Gala alternatif de la musique indépendante du Québec), Northern Quebec death/thrash trio BACKSTABBER bring their track ‘My Disclosure’ to life in a new music video.
The video tells the story of the kidnapping of a young girl who is turned into a guinea pig by Aliens or Deep State (you’ll have to watch the video to find out). The track digs into the feelings of gaining back consciousness, the depression, and dizziness one can feel when realizing they can’t even trust their own memory. Then they recollect the events piece by piece to only realize that the knowledge of the truth may not be the best outcome.
The band adds:
“When we wrote the lyrics for this song we knew from the start that there was a good story plot and material to make a good video clip, so we kept the storyline in mind as we created the track. The plot twist is kept vague throughout the song so that we had room for the video production as we focussed a lot on the main character, which is the kidnapped girl, we wanted to dig into her emotions as she experienced horrific events. The filming part was quite a challenge as we had to shoot in many different locations ranging sometimes a hundred kilometres apart. ‘My Disclosure’ takes a specific approach to the disclosure movement as it focuses more on the victims of third kind encounters than the disclosure itself. It’s an in-depth view of the hell these people go through as they try to figure what happened to them. It’s also a reminder that knowledge can be a burden to bear and that some things are meant to be kept hidden.”
Watch ‘My Disclosure’ via its premiere on Metal Injection HERE.
BACKSTABBER‘s debut album “Conspiracy Theorist” is a fierce 10 track full-length that encompasses themes about scandals, critiques of mainstream media and conspiracies such as hollow Earth. Remaining old school, there are no clean vocals or breakdowns here, just a solid and mature death/thrash metal album, with good flow and clear thought in the tracks and compositions.
Vocalist/guitarist Christian M. Thériault adds:
“‘Conspiracy Theorist’ is an album that’s meant to open your mind about the way the world revolves around us as it offers a new perspective on many issues that we see in our lives.”
Hailing from Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec, Canada, Backstabber is a formidable death/thrash metal trio inspired by conspiracies, new technologies, philosophy, and history. Covering a vast number of themes throughout their music, Backstabber can be likened to a ‘loose cannon’ with no foreshadowing of what direction they will take next, musically.
Starting with themes and gradually adding riffs, drums, bass and finally vocals, they pride themselves on complimenting their compositions with energetic and interactive live shows, the entire reason for them writing their music.
Eager to bring raw and fierce metal to the ears of listeners, Backstabber recorded their first full-length “Conspiracy Theorist” was released on February 15, 2019.
Backstabber has shared the stage with Cattle Decapitation, Depths of Hatred, First Fragment, Ending Tyranny, Insurrection, Blinded by Faith, Aepoch and more.
“Powered by drumwork that resembles a ferocious mix of machine-gun and mortar fire, Backstabber mount the attack with flurries of vicious, seething riffery and nail-gunning jab-fests, with the lyrics voiced in heartless, imperious roars. The devastation is pushed to further heights of frenzy with a shrill, eerily spiraling solo, and concludes with a hint of off-planet mystery.” – No Clean Singing
“Fast, frantic, politically minded and heavy” – Exclaim!
“Backstabber’s death metal is more of the modern variety (in a good way) with a very clean yet brutal sound and speed aplenty. The playing is insanely tight at times and it’s often hard to believe that this is only the first album of a relatively young band, their first demo having been released in 2016. Some passages are a little on the thrash side but for the most part, this is heavy, pounding, fast death metal driven by a drummer who is really asking for a speeding ticket. ” – 4/5 – The Metal Crypt
“The songs are heavy, and the death and thrash influences make for some fairly easy to get into head bobbing as each track progresses… Conspiracy Theorist is a solid beginning for Backstabber… Solid for those that want some new, well-rounded death metal.” – Dead Rhetoric
“Backstabber’s Conspiracy Theorist is a self-released album that makes one wonder how they haven’t been signed to any label yet… Backstabber have on their hands the first essential death metal release of 2019.” – 4/5 – Heavy Music HQ