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Quo Vadis

From: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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Latest Quo Vadis News

Below is our complete Quo Vadis 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.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Annex Theory Signs To Pivotal Rockordings

Canada’s Annex Theory, which features in its ranks former Quo Vadis vocalist Trevor Birnie, has signed to Pivotal Rockordings. The band will release its debut EP, “Beneath the Skin,” in May via all major digital retailers. “Beneath the Skin” was produced and mixed by Carlin “Lemon” Heibert, cousin of Comeback Kid guitarist Jeremy Heibert, and was mastered by Tesseract guitarist Acle Kahney. The EP will see a worldwide digital release in May, while physical copies will be made available exclusively through the band.

The track listing for “Beneath the Skin” is as follows:

1. Beneath the Skin
2. Event Horizon
3. Orbit
4. Horizons

Last month, the band revealed the artwork for the EP, which was designed by drummer Adam Jefkins—who had also previously wrapped up assisting in costume design for the 2011 feature length film “Goon,” starring Seann William Scott (American Pie, Role Models) and Jay Bruchel (How To Train Your Dragon, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Tropic Thunder).

The band will tour Canada in August supporting progressive death metallers LAIKA. Tour dates are as follows:

August 11th – Winnipeg, Manitoba – The Royal Albert Arms
August 12th – Thunder Bay, Ontario – Kilroy’s
August 14th – Toronto, Ontario – Blue Moon
August 15th – Windsor, Ontario – Coach and horses
August 17th – Montreal, Quebec – Katacombes
August 20th – Halifax, Nova Scotia – Coconut Grove
August 23th – Quebec City, Quebec – Bar Octobre
August 24th – Ottawa, Ontario – Cafe Dekcuf
August 25th – Sault ste. Marie, Ontario – The Rosie
August 27th – Thunder Bay, Ontario – Kilroy’s

In the meantime, you can check out some of Annex Theory's music on the band's MySpace page.

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Quo Vadis Releases New Music Video

Polish extreme metallers Quo Vadis, not to be confused with the Canadian band of the same name, have released the music video for their new single "Blood For Oil." The song comes off of the band's new album "Infernal Chaos" which was released this past June.

The video can be viewed below:

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Unexpect Finishes Mixing New Album

Montreal avant-garde metal band Unexpect has recently left for Europe for the European Progressive Nation Tour with Dream Theater, Opeth, and Bigelf. The band has issued the following update regarding the progress of their upcoming album and their tour:

"We'll be finishing up the mixing process of the new album as soon as we get back home. In between, we'll be doing the Trois-Rivieres Metal Fest this year with Suffocation & Quo Vadis! Don't miss this annual and classic event on November 13 at the Bâtisse Industrielle!" More...

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Quo Vadis Announces North American Shows

Candian death/thrashers, Quo Vadis, have announced a few North American shows. The dates are as follows:

August 28th - Rochester, NY at the Penny Arcade
August 29th - Providence, RI at Club Hell for the New England Deathfest.
September 6th - Bent River Ranch, Alberta - Harvesting Hell Open Air More...

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Quo Vadis Announces European Tour Dates

Canadian metal band, Quo Vadis, has announced a European tour. Quo Vadis will be returning to Europe with new members drummer Patrice Hamelin (Martyr), vocalist Trevor Birnie (Annex Theory, Damascus) & Bassist /Keyboardist Roxanne Constantin. The band will perform new music from their upcoming release still in production.

Quo Vadis European tour dates are as follows:

4/03 - Istanbul, Turkey - Kemanci
4/04 - Ankara, Turkey - IF Performance Hall
4/05 - Izmir, Turkey - PUNTA
4/06 - Bucharest, Romania - Live Metal Club
4/07 - Cluj-Napoca, Romania - Irish Music & Pub
4/08 - Split, Croatia - Kocka
4/10 - Sisak, Croatia - SKWHAT
4/11 - Golbey, France - L'Artiste -
4/12 - Chaulnes, France - Chaulnes Metal Fest at L'OMCSL

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Quo Vadis Posts New Song, Announces New Bassist

Montreal's Quo Vadis has posted a brand new song featuring the new lineup, titled "Equilibrium," on their Myspace page.

Quo Vadis is current in the midst of their Quebec and Ontario tour with the remaining tour dates left:

Oct 29. Hamilton, ON - The Casbah
Oct 30, Oshawa, ON - E.P. Taylor’s
Nov 2 . Drummondville, QC - La Piaule

Quo Vadis recently revealed their new bassist as Roxanne Constantin (Vocalist for Negativa, keyboards/Quo Vadis, Rostrum, Aven Aura) to join alongside with Patrice Hamelin (Martyr) and Trevor Birnie (Damascus and Annex Theory).

Roxanne has a B.A. in piano performance from the Montreal Conservatory of Music. Prior to taking the bassist position, she contributed keyboards and vocals to the band as well as help with choirs and different live shows. In the months leading up to the shows, Roxanne underwent a strenuous practice regimen of up to 10 hours a day dedicated to music. Her playing can be heard on the new song posted on Quo Vadis' Myspace page.

"She is one of the best musicians QV has ever had the opportunity to work with. Roxanne has also been strongly involved supporting the band since 2002 so it was a natural fit." Says guitarist Bart Frydryhowicz.

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Quo Vadis Reveals New Vocalist For Upcoming Shows

Montreal's Quo Vadis has announced their new vocalist Trevor Birnie (Damascus, Annex Theory) as the singer for Quo Vadis' Canadian show dates in October and November.

"I've toured Canada twice and I am eager to get back on the road especially with Canadian metal titans Quo Vadis. I've grown as a vocalist, lyricist and performer over the past 5-6 years in bands and I feel that my experience and growth would definitely evolve with an opportunity of such honour." says new Quo Vadis vocalist Trevor Birnie.

Along with the upcoming Canadian show dates, Quo Vadis is preparing a taste of new material that will be revealed in the following weeks.

Quo Vadis has also added more dates to the show line-up. The band will be taking the stage in the following Canadian cities:

Oct 23. St-Hyacinthe, QC - Le Thrash
Oct 24. Rimouski, QC - La Coudée
Oct 25. Jonquière, QC - Place Nikitoutagan
Oct 26. Québec, QC - l'Anti
Oct 27, Ottawa, ON - Rainbow
Oct 28. Toronto, ON - The Kathedral
Oct 29. Hamilton, ON - The Casbah
Oct 30, Oshawa, ON - E.P. Taylor's
Oct 31, London, ON - TBA
Nov 2 . Drummondville, QC - La Piaule

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Martyr Drummer Announced For Quo Vadis Lineup

Martyr’s drummer Patrice Hamelin (Martyr, session-Despised Icon, Senate) will join fellow Canadian progressive tech death band Quo Vadis on tour and in studio for new material. The announcement is the first in a series of line-up changes after their Sept 6th show in Montreal with Despised Icon, Neuraxis, Blinded by Faith and (the)Plasmarifle.

Next week Quo Vadis will also reveal the identity of the new vocalist who will join the band on stage for the upcoming series of Canadian shows.

Oct 23. St-Hyacinthe, QC - Le Thrash
Oct 24. Rimouski, QC - La Coudée
Oct 25. Jonquière, QC - Place Nikitoutagan
Oct 26. Québec, QC - l'Anti
Oct 27, Ottawa, On - tba
Oct 28. Toronto, ON - The Kathedral
Oct 29. Hamilton, ON - The Casbah
Nov 2 . Drummondville, QC - La Piaule

Quo Vadis guitarist and front man Bart Frydrychowicz comments on Patrice Hamelin’s musical artistry and his joining the tour:

"Having Patrice join us on the road is a great honour and I’m privileged to share the stage with a great and talented drummer like him. Pat’s musical ability comes to enhance and compliment Quo Vadis' existing material and his playing style is a perfect match. We hope to record at least one new song at 40 West Studio in the next 2-3 weeks so that you have a chance to listen and get to know the new material before hearing it live."

Here's a live (albeit very pixelated) video of the band: More...

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Quo Vadis Guitarist Addresses Rumors

Canada's Quo Vadis has been surrounded by an aura of uncertainty as of late. The band's Montreal concert on September 6th, although a resounding success along the lines of the band's past hometown shows, went down in the wake of several anonymous messages released directly to the press. The band's guitarist and composer Bart Frydrychowicz had been faced with news about band members, while recovering from injuries sustained in both his knees and being unable to walk since the September 6th show. Now that the dust has settled, Bart is determined to clear the air, salute the fans and put the rumour mills to rest with a videoblog statement.

In the video, the artist and producer speaks out on the truth about Quo Vadis, scheduled shows to be announced soon, line-up changes, and the approaching release of new material.

The fans are assured that Quo Vadis is alive and well and that great things are to come in the near future. "This is to dispel the rumours circulated on the Internet. First of all Quo Vadis is not finished,[…]there will be line up changes and most importantly new material," says Bart Frydrychowicz.

The departure of Yanic Bercier, the band's original drummer, is also addressed. "Yanic has been an integral part of Quo Vadis since the band's inception. His skill on the kit, his energy on stage will be very difficult to match[...]I wish him great success in all his endeavours."

Bart also extended his gratitude to the staff and crew of BCI and credited Stephan Mellul for his role in making the September 6th show an event to remember. The show also featured Despised Icon, Neuraxis, Blinded by Faith and Plasmarifle and enjoyed a total attendance of over 1400 metalheads.

The full video message follows: More...

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Quo Vadis Parts Ways With Three Members

Canadian death metal band Quo Vadis have parted ways with their vocalist, drummer, and bass player. The band issued the following statement on their MySpace page:

The reason of this press release is to inform you that vocalist Stéphane Paré is leaving the band along with drummer Yanic Bercier and bassist Dominic ‘’Forest’’ Lapointe.

'As of today, July 13th, we are officially leaving the band for various reasons. As for the shows that are already booked, we are still going to perform as agreed, on a professional basis.'

This decision is the hardest for drummer Yanic Bercier as he has been in the band since day one, 15 years ago. As for vocalist Stéphane Paré, he was in the band for more than 5 1/2 years.

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Necronomicon Issue Studio Update

Quebec-based dark metallers NECRONOMICON have issued the following update:

"We are happy to anounce the extras on the Return Of The Witch album have been recorded. Extras featured include: Arianne Fleury (ex-AUGURY) and Roxanne Constantin (NEGATIVA, QUO VADIS) and others. Rob the Witch's (guitars, vocals) recovery from a throat injury is going well. A minor infection is still on and off but everything should be good for the April 3rd show at the Metropolis in Montreal [with DIMMU BORGIR and BEHEMOTH]. Some tests will be done this weekend while Rob will be recording his vocal tracks on the album. If everything is good the band should be ready to mix really soon. Scheduled for first week of April, the entire crew and of course the producer as well as the band will meet on the set for the video clip of 'The Time Is Now' to talk about the last details before setting the official date of shooting."

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Recordings Of Death Tribute Show Online

Canadian band Symbolic - "the ultimate Death tribute" - have updated their MySpace page to stream tracks recorded on December 12th at Quebec City's Theatre Imperial during the benefit gig in honor of fallen metal hero Chuck Schuldiner (Death, Control Denied). You can check out the recordings at this location.

For the above mentioned "tribute show," Symbolic shared the stage with Bobby Koelble (Symbolic album), Shannon Hamm, Scott Clendenin (The Sound Of Perseverance album), Daniel Mongrain (Martyr), Marc-André Gingras (Quo Vadis), Jonathan Lee (The Autumn Offering, ex-Acheron), and Nick Barker (ex-Dimmu Borgir/Cradle Of Filth drummer).

All the profits from the show, which was recorded for an upcoming DVD release, will be divided between Schuldiner's foundation for cancer research and a local foundation.

You can also check out the photos from the show at Capitale du Metal.

The setlist was as follows: More...

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Quo Vadis Post Tracks From Live In Montreal CD

Montreal-based metallers QUO VADIS have posted two new tracks from their Live In Montreal Double CD at this location. The tracks 'Mute Requiem' and 'Legions Of The Betrayed' were recorded live in Montreal at the Medley on May 12, 2007 where the band appeared alongside MARTYR, BLINDED BY FAITH and ENDUST.

As previously reported, Quo Vadis are in the midst of working out the details for new material set to begin recording in January.

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Quo Vadis Guitarist Inks Deal With Engl Amps

Montréal-based melodic technical death metal band QUO VADIS have issued the following update:

"We are proudly announcing Bart's (Frydrychowicz) recent association with German amp manufacturer Engl. Bart became intrigued after having had a great experience playing Engl gear on tour in Europe."

Comments Bart: "The Engl Invader's vast tonal range translates perfectly both live and in the studio. I'm looking forward to playing and recording this amp on future projects!"

Bart recently put his new Invader 150 through a studio test session at 40 West studio. Check www.bartfrydrychowicz.com soon for the results.

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Quo Vadis To Record New Material In January

Guitarist/vocalist Bart Frydrychowicz and drummer Yanic Bercier of the Montreal-based technical death metallers QUO VADIS are currently working out the details of new material to be recorded sometime in January. More information will be made available soon.

QUO VADIS earlier in the year issued the "Live in Montreal" CD containing the audio portion of its previously released DVD concert.

QUO VADIS in 2005 issued a triple-DVD, entitled "Defiant Indoctrination". The set was filmed on May 7, 2005 at the Medley in Montreal. The band peformed their third album, "Defiant Imagination", in its entirety as well as songs from their previous releases. More...

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Quo Vadis Announce More Quebec Dates

Montreal-based metallers QUO VADIS have lined up the following dates in November:

Nov. 01 - Jonquiere, QC - Place Nikitoutagan
Nov. 02 - Quebec, QC - L'Anti
Nov. 03 - Trois-Rivieres, QC - Trois-Rivieres Metalfest

QUO VADIS earlier in the year issued the "Live in Montreal" CD containing the audio portion of its previously released DVD concert.

QUO VADIS in 2005 issued a triple-DVD, entitled "Defiant Indoctrination". The set was filmed on May 7, 2005 at the Medley in Montreal. The band peformed their third album, "Defiant Imagination", in its entirety as well as songs from their previous releases. More...

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Quo Vadis Confirm Montreal Live Date

Montreal-based metallers QUO VADIS have confirmed a lone live date in Montreal, QC on Saturday, May 12th. Late last year guitarist Bart Frydrychowicz completed work on building a studio for the next Quo Vadis album, due out later this year. Says Bart "My goal is to provide a space that conforms to the expectations of creative perfectionists... artistically and acoustically."

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Kataklysm Checks In, Prepares For 2007 Tour

Kataklysm has posted the following message on their official band web site:

"Hello everyone! Well another year, another x-mas... good times for some and for others, just a pain in the ass... But whatever it represents for each one of you, we wish you the best for this holiday season with your loved ones. In 2006, we in Kataklysm have had a great year and it is because of you - the fans. It's not about how much money or how popular you get, it's about each one of you that comes to our shows and understands what's going on and give us that energy. You make this worth every minute. You belong with us and together we will conquer all because as you are our remedy, we are yours, we help each other. Music is the key for survival. Without it, emotions are lost, thoughts are distorted and feelings gone. We create music but you are our inspiration... Cheers to all of you!

"2007 brings forth new challenges for kataklysm and we start with our beloved Europe. We invite all of our fans to come to the kataklysmic devastation in January. We are prepared, join us..."

Upcoming Kataklysm tour dates: More...

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Neuraxis Announce New Touring Guitarist

Montreal based Neuraxis have announced the addition of new live guitarist Will Seghers (ex-Quo Vadis). The band comments: "Neuraxis wishes to thank everyone who showed interest in auditioning for the guitar position. It feels good to now have a guitarist that meets our standard of musicianship and can add a positive energy to the group." The band will embark on a US tour this April/May alongside Necrophagist, Arsis, Alarum, Cattle Decapitation, Thine Eyes Bleed."

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Quo Vadis Post DVD Samples Online

As previously reported, Montreal-based metallers QUO VADIS will be issuing their new triple-DVD, Defiant Indoctrination, on December 6th, via Skyscraper Records.

The band’s website has been updated with two video samples from the new DVD. Check out the songs ‘Dead Man's Diary’ (Windows Media) and ‘To The Bitter End’ (Windows Media). More...

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