Quebec City’s THE FLAYING are excited to announce the news that their latest album “Angry, Undead” has been nominated for a GAMIQ (Gala alternatif de la musique indépendante du Québec) award for “Metal Album of The Year” along with the band being nominated for “People’s Choice – Artist of The Year” category. Voting for the “People’s Choice” can be done here.
The band comments:
“We are extremely honoured to be nominated for this year’s GAMIQ’s. “Angry, Undead” was an incredible experience to write, record and unleash to Quebec metal fans and beyond. We like to say thank you to the Quebec music industry for recognizing our efforts along with congratulations to our fellow metal brothers nominated alongside us.
GAMIQ “Metal Album of The Year” Nominees:
The Flaying – ‘Angry, Undead’
Backstabber – ‘Conspiracy Theorist’
Thrash La Reine – La Foi, La Loi, La Croix’
Anonymus – ‘Sacrifices’
Barf – ‘Mantra’
Basalte – ‘Vertige’
Behind An Empire – ‘Illusions’
KARMATIK – ‘Unlimited Energy’
Le Kraken – De Paille et D’Or’
Lüger ‘Hellraisers of The Waste’
Tribal Bones ‘Not Me, Just Us’
For more info about GAMIQ, please visit here.
The sophomore album “Angry, Undead” was released this past march via PRC Music. Working with Christian Donaldson of Cryptopsy at The Grid in Montreal, QC, the album is pure mayhem for their fastest and most brutal debauchery to date. The concept of “Angry, Undead” is an intricate one with each of the eight songs falling under a distinct axis: Chaos (social manifestations); Madness (individual manifestations); and Void (existential manifestations). It is brutal, instinctive, unique, and wicked, and is recommended for fans of Cryptopsy, Archspire, Suffocation, and Deicide.
THE FLAYING‘s album “Angry, Undead” is available on Bandcamp, PRC Music, Spotify, and iTunes.
Music Video – ‘La Valse du Scorpion’ here.
Lyric Video ‘Genuflect’ here.
Guitar/ Bass Playthrough ‘Place du Parvis’ here.
October 18 – Quebec City, QC – L’Auteuil – w/ Beyond Creation, Fallujah, Arkaik, Equipoise
1. Ouverture Écarlate (0:35)
2. Disloqué (3:15)
3. Place du Parvis (3:53)
4. Genuflect (4:00)
5. Egocentric Predicament (0:44)
6. Elegy of Emptiness (3:41)
7. La Valse du Scorpion (4:18)
8. Angry, Unleashed (3:23)
9. Angry, Undead (5:34)
Album Length: 29:28
Album and Live Line Up:
Didier Samson aka “Did” – Guitars
Sébastien Marier-Verret aka “Seb” – Bass
William Murray aka “Wil” – Vocals
Michel Bélanger aka “Mike” – Drums
And it all began with the rope dancer….
Formed in July 2010, The Flaying is a death metal band based in Quebec City, Canada that focuses on fluid melodic construction of songs featuring brutal sections which are further complemented by vocals with both low end growls and hateful high pitches.
Since their first release Unhope (2014), Seb, Did, Wil and Mike are forging ahead in order to adopt a more brutal approach: adding new grooves, a greater velocity, and creating a wider ambiance as well as keeping breakdowns and progressive parts with counterpoints constructing a main theme of anger and a general hate of humanity.
Soldiering on with the philosophy of one band, four individuals, four personalities to collide, the writing process is a team effort initially seeing the band collaborate on riffs and groove ideas, adding a flourish of low-end colors, and blending the whole thing together with flying vocals that create a manifest of pure mayhem. This product of this steadfast diablerie will be realized on March 22, 2019, when the second album “Angry, Undead” is unleashed on PRC Music.
The guitarist Didier Samson is already called “Master” in his profession of criminal lawyer, but it is under the title of “masters of the metal” that he and his three acolytes of the death metal band The Flaying aspire with their second album Angry, Undead which appears March 22 on the emerging label PRC Music.” – Le Soleil: The Flaying: Maîtres du métal:
“True to the band’s name, the music of The Flaying will slash the skin from your face in paroxysms of blood-spraying savagery. But it does more than that. It will also suck the air from your lungs, boil the brain, and hammer your bones into fragments fine enough to blow away in the wind.” – No Clean Singing
“Solid and thoroughly enjoyable, The Flaying make a name for themselves on their second album. Angry, Undead is never at a loss for momentum and rage, and still manages to tickle your ears with its massive grooves and musical prowess.” – Dead Rhetoric
“It is a savage, brutish and barbaric death metal album emphasized by the nasty groove of Elegy of Emptiness and the booming Angry, Unleashed. A fine addition to any death metal fan’s collection.” – Games, Brrrains & A Head-Banging Life