Last Known Status: Active
Latest The Prestige News
Below is our complete The Prestige news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
A few days after a first announcement concerning its brand new full-length album, still expected in April through through various labels, France's The Prestige unveils a special video called "Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground:" a short documentary of the group's memorable road trip around Cuba. Check it out below, courtesy of PartySmasherInc.com.
In 2014, the band received an exceptional invitation to tour the island, leading the Winter edition of the Brutal Fest with other European and Canadian bands. Director Berzerker (Closed on Sunday) followed and captured the adventure in this documentary. More...
The Prestige has posted a new track from forthcoming album "Ecotone." The track is titled "World At My Feet" and can be heard in the player below, courtesy of AbsolutePunk.net. To give insight into the song, vocalist JC Hamel offered the following:
"Depression is hell of a nightmare for anyone stuck with it. You tend to see the bad side out of everything, and you carry some sort of sadness around with you wherever you go. This song is a window on the moment where you realize what the situation is, and decide when/where you flip things over, and start seeing the beauty in everything. It's never too late to turn around, we've all been there. We feel having your feet at the top of the world is an equivalent of making the best we can out of anything."
The band teamed with producer Antoine Lussier (Obey The Brave, Ion Dissonance) AT .357 Productions to record "Ecotone," whom the band has worked with in the past. “It was the third time we hit the studios with him and we had a blast. He truly is a genius and he helped us craft the sound we were always looking for. We are very proud of how it sounds and cannot wait to have everyone listen to it,” stated guitarist Sebastien Marois.
Touring Canada aggressively over the years, especially in 2013 for promotion of the "Tides of War" album, Ottawa melodic death thrashers Chariots of The Gods are proud to announce their first ever tour outside the snow infested lands of Canada for this year's "Brutal Winter Fest Tour" in Cuba.
The band will also be joined by The Prestige (France), Algebra (Switzerland), No Sun In San Francisco (Switzerland), Meltdown (Switzerland). Chariots of the Gods guitarist Mat St-Amour comments:
"Cuba is going to be amazing! The Brutal Fest is getting bigger and bigger every year and we can't wait to bring 'em our music. Plus as a bonus we get to escape winter for two weeks!"
13/02 Santa Clara - Plaza Sandino
15/02 Holguin - Mestre
16/02 Santiago de Cuba - Pista Pancho Alonso del Teatro Heredia
18/02 Camagüey - Casino Deportivo / Cepmi
19/02 Trinidad - TBA
21/02 La Habana - Maxim Rock
22/02 La Habana - Maxim Rock
23/02 Artemisa - TBA
Mediaskare Records is proud to announce the addition of Montreal, Quebec’s The Prestige to its roster of artists and will release the band’s Antoine Lussier-produced album "Ecotone" on March 18th. You can listen to the track “Dismantle” from the album below.
“We chose to release Dismantle first because we feel it perfectly represents everything contained on the album musically, its heavy and catchy,” stated guitarist Sebastien Marois. Adding, “Lyrically, Martin and JC wrote the song as an interpretation of the last lucid moments with your loved ones and facing the realization that your whole life is being dismantled brick by brick. Both have had the disease impact their lives in a big way. It’s a terrible thing to imagine, having all the people you love and have had by your side your entire life slowly become complete strangers.”
“An ecotone is a transition area between two biomes, It is where two communities meet and integrate. It may be narrow or wide, and it may be local (the zone between a field and forest) or regional (the transition between forest and grassland ecosystems),” explained the band. “Our bass player Blaise came with the idea about a year ago while we were writing the album and simply stuck with it. It really is a good metaphor about us. This album draws the line between our old sound and what we crafted over the years. The overall image is about separations, as in, before/after, right/wrong, and so on.”
The band teamed with producer Antoine Lussier AT .357 Productions to record "Ecotone," whom the band has worked with in the past. “It was the third time we hit the studios with him and we had a blast. He truly is a genius and he helped us craft the sound we were always looking for. We are very proud of how it sounds and cannot wait to have everyone listen to it.” More...
After the release of debut album "Black Mouths," Paris act The Prestige has released a new music video for "Hooks & Lips," which can be viewed below. The following press release was also issued:
"The hi-energy quartet from Paris, which plays a mix between (post) chaotic hardcore, intense punk, metal and rock under constant injection of adrenaline, has just put online its new music video for the song 'Hooks & Lips.' For fans of Converge, Every Time I Die, The Ghost of a Thousand, Norma Jean, Touché Amoré, and The Carrier.
"Directed by Ben Berzeker, this video has been recorded live by Amaury Sauvé at Moulin de Favry Studio (Laval, France), who has worked on the album and is available right now! The track is also available for free on the band's new website. 'Black Mouths' is still available on CD & LP through Basement Apes Industries, Tangled Talk, Enjoyement Records, Brain Ache Records or directly through The Prestige BigCartel."
French act The Prestige has released a new music video clip online for the song "The Truth," which is available below. The band commented:
"Ladies and Gentlemen, 'THE TRUTH,' directed by Berzerker! You can also download the track for free on our bandcamp page. Thank you again for your support, you're amazing."
The Prestige has posted a trailer online for the upcoming "The Truth" video clip which can be viewed below. The band also commented:
"We're playing in the UK for the first time ever this weekend with The Cold Harbour. To celebrate this sick and over-emotional event, here is the trailer of our first video clip 'THE TRUTH' directed by Berzerker."
"The Truth" is off the "Black Mouths" album, due out April 3rd, 2012 through Basement Apes Industries / Tangled Talk Records / Enjoyment Records and Brain Ache Records. More...
Paris based act The Prestige has issued the following announcement about releasing the "Black Mouths" album:
"We are very proud to announce that our first record 'Black Mouths' will be released worldwide on April 3rd by Basement Apes Industries (FR), Tangled Talk Records (UK), Enjoyment Records (UK) and Brain Ache Records (UK).
"We would like to thank these awesome record labels for their trust and passion. And to thank you all again for your incredible support. Love."
The track listing is as follows:
1. The Truth
2. Burn Down Vegas
4. Crane Flies
6. The Never Ending End
9. A Thousand Trees In My Closet
10. Hooks & Lips
Born in 2009 on the ashes of French metalcore band Draftdown, The Prestige is a quartet from Paris which plays a mix between chaotic hardcore, intense punk, metal, and rock under a constant injection of adrenaline.
The debut album from the band will be out in early Spring 2012 and was produced and recorded by Guyom Pavesi (Die On Monday, Headcharger, The Locomotive Sound Corporation) and Amaury Sauvé (As We Draw, Birds in Row, Comity) at Moulin de Favry (France). Mixing and mastering were handled at Riddarborgen Studios (Sweden) by Magnus Lindberg (August Burns Red, Cult of Luna).