"some music was meant to stay underground..."


Formed: 1984
From: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Last Known Status: Regrouped

Latest Aggression News

Below is our complete Aggression 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.

Aggression Announces Tour Dates / New Bassist

Canadian 80's thrashers Aggression have announced they will be hitting the road this summer for the USA "Demons of West Coast Tour" in support of latest album "Fractured Psyche Demons." The album was released during August 2015 via Galy Records.

Founding member Denis Sasquath Barthe comments: "As the Aggression accelerated journey to hell continues, I couldn't be more excited about our upcoming promotional tour of the USA West Coast hitting cities that have been filled with Aggression fans since day 1. Back in the 80's, we sold most of our demos in the L.A./San Fran market and it will be great to see some of these metal fans out there. Let's thrash the West Coast - old school style!"

In additional news, Aggression is proud to announce a new band member - bassist Martin Meyer (ex-Disciples of Power, Life Against Death) steps in to replace original bass player Yves "Dug" Duguay.

Barthe comments: "The band lives in Vancouver on the West coast. Dug lives in Montreal on the East coast so that was working against us to begin with. We did a tour through Ontario and Quebec with him last spring and I think it was just too much for him. He's been dealing with some health issues for a few years now. We all wish him the best." More...

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51 Track Metal Sampler Up For Grabs

It's that time of year: put up your hails horns \m/\m/ and get in the mosh pit spirit for Asher Media Relations' latest holiday sampler!

"Happy Metal Annihilation Vol. 5" features a stunning 51 tracks and just under four hours of headbanging tunes from bands they've had the honour of doing PR for in 2015. Listen in below, while the full track listing is available after the jump.


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Asher Media Offers 32 Track Compilation For Free

With the future leaders of the world going back to their educational institutions, Asher Media Relations is proud to offer a new FREE download compilation of artists the company has worked with this year.

The "Back To School Vol. 1" sampler features over 30 tracks to prep students for a deafening mosh to make those class rooms of higher learning just a bit more bearable! Enjoy the headbanging tunes below, or download your own copy at this location. More...

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Aggression To Release New Album

Celebrating a 30th anniversary with touring across Canada and the USA this year, the 80's thrash band Aggression is not only proud to announce more Canadian dates (listed below), but share the news that a new album will soon see release.

Entitled "Fractured Psyche Demons," the 11 track release will be coming out via Galy Records on August 18th. Founding guitarist Denis Sasquatch Barthe comments:

"Aggression hit the studio last month for the first time since 1987 and we worked with producer Mike Rogerson and engineer Brett Stewart at Vancouver, BC's Harbourside Studio. The outcome was three brand new Aggression songs and a re-recorded version of the group's previously demoed song 'Metal Slaughter.' These four new recordings are set to be released with two other sets of unreleased demos (1985 Demo and the 1986 Demo 'Mutilator') that have been remastered by Mike Rogerson."

Aggression is also pleased to continue its partnership with 1987's "The Full Treatment" album artist Andre "Thrasher" Gibouleau, who came up with the cover art for the new offering "Fractured Psyche Demons." The full track listing is: More...

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Aggression Announces Canadian C.H.U.D. Tour

After celebrating a 30 year anniversary tour in March, Aggression has re-kindled the fire and is hitting the road once again. The band will have not just founding member / guitarist Denis "Sasquatch" Barthe (who reformed the Canadian 80's thrashers) but will also include original bassist Yves "Dug" Duguay.

The Canadian C.H.U.D. Invasion tour includes three festival appearances at Alberta's Farmageddon Open Air in June along with BC's Metallion Festival and Montreal's Obscene Extreme Festival in August (all dates listed below).

Yves "Dug" Duguay comments: "Seeing the new version of the band and having a chance to play one show with them already back in March, I had no other options than joining when the chance came up! The new members do a great job helping capture the essence of what Aggression is supposed to be. Seeing them perform brought me right back to the early days. Of course it is nice to be reunited with Denis 'Sasquatch' Barthe too!"

June 5 - Vancouver, BC - Wise Hall & Lounge
June 6 - Victoria, BC - The Cambie
June 12 - Calgary, AB - Overtime Sports Bar
June 14- Ryley, AB - Farmageddon Open Air Festival
August 14 - Vanderhoof, BC - Metallion Festival
August 20 - Quebec City, QC - Bar La Source De La Martiniere
August 21 - Montreal, QC - Obscene Extreme America Festival
August 22 - Jonquiere, QC - Le 4 Barils
August 23 - Trois-Rivieres, QC - Rock Cafe Le Stage More...

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Obscene Extreme Adds Four More Bands

The Obscene Extreme America mosh pit just keeps getting bigger and bigger. The festival takes place in Montreal, QC from August 20th - 23rd, with the organizers issuing this statement about new confirmations:

"Fatal Flaw - Don’t get fooled by the band name! The only weakness these Montreal crustcore lunatics have is not being able to control the anger & ferocity that goes through their music. Raging crust punk is what you’ll get at OEF America and the only flaw possible is the lack of people in the mosh pit. Don’t make this happen, get your ass in the pit or you will feel the wrath of Fatal Flaw!

"The Drip - They're pissed off & ready to unleash the most barbaric grindcore the east-coast have ever witnessed. Washington State's The Drip deliver merciless fast-paced grind in a non stop onslaught of aggression & intensity. Get ready for a presentation of gruesome poetics while this modern grindcore band spread chaos through their blasting & unhealthy tunes.

"Noisem - Baltimore's Noisem will blast their vicious tunes in such a destructive velocity, it will feel like someone's shredding your fucking face with a cheesegrater. Formerly known as Necropsy, this young band's playing abrasive death metal at a lightning speed, destroying everything in its path. Be apart of the bestial birth of Noisem at OEF!!!

"Homewrecker - Things are going to get ugly at OEF America as Ohio's Homewrecker are back in Montreal with their grinding hardcore harmonies. They will show no mercy as they pummel your face with heavy as hell guitar riffs, punishing vocals & blistering fast drums!"

The previously announced lineup is as follows: More...

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More Bands Added To Obscene Extreme

And the brutality keeps on coming: Obscene Extreme America has added more bands to this year's line up for its fest taking place from August 20th - 23rd in Montreal, QC. Newly announced this week are the following groups:

Trap Them
Biological Montrosity
Soil Of Ignorance
Morpheus Descends

The previously announced lineup includes:

Corrupt Leaders
Creative Waste
Department Of Correction
Fuck The Facts
Full Of Hell
M.o.d. Aka Method Of Destruction
Mother Brain
Schirenc Plays Pungent Stench More...

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Aggression Checks In From The Road

The recently reformed Canadian outfit Aggression has been slaying stages on the "Forsaken East Coast Survival" tour, and now the band has released a road report for the fans via CrownOfViserys.com.

The U.S. tour kicked off earlier this March at the 2015 edition of Defenders of The Old Festival in Brooklyn, NY. These were Aggression's first series of shows since 2005, where the band reunited at the Montreal Metal Massacre. You can still catch the last night of the tour:

March 23 - Rochester, NY - The Bug Jar

Aggression had this to say about recent tour dates: More...

Read the full article at Crown Of Viserys.

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Farmageddon Reveals 2015 Lineup

Western Canada's loudest open air metal festival Farmageddon is proud to announce this year's line up for its third annual edition in Ryley, AB (80 KM East of Edmonton) from June 11th - 14th. Farmageddon Open Air organizer Tyson Travnik comments:

"I can't express enough, just how excited we are to present this year's lineup. We truly feel that Farmageddon is being recognized for the international and Canadian talent fans get to experience during an intimate setting while in Alberta's back hills. We focus hard on bringing people's favorite bands to the festival that very rarely make an appearance in Western Canada, and I feel that we've hit the nail on the head for 2015."

This year's line up features headliners Grim Reaper from the UK, American bands Pallbearer and Incantation plus Canadians Into Eternity and Archspire, along with many support bands from Western Canada.

For more info, please visit this location. The line up has shaped up as: More...

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Aggression Announces U.S. Tour

With a 30 year anniversary looming, founding Aggression guitarist Denis "Sasquatch" Barthe has handpicked the finest musicians around him to reform the 80's thrash act for its first U.S. tour this coming March (dates listed below).

The Forsaken East Coast Survival Tour will kick off at the 2015 edition of Defenders of The Old Festival in Brooklyn, NY on March 13th that includes Exciter, Riot V, The Rods and many more. Denis "Sasquatch" Barthe comments:

"There's no way Aggression could have entered the States in the 80's. Now, 30 years later it's amazing that we can make it happen! When we would scream 'Thrash Till Death' we truly meant it. I can't wait to see you all on the Forsaken East Coast Survival Tour!"

Aggression's lineup will feature vocalist Brian Langley from Toronto outfit Infernal Majesty, bassist Darin Wall and guitarist Dave Watson from Vancouver thrash powerhouse Entropia, plus drum maniac Ryan Murray Idris from Expain.

This will be Aggression's first series of shows since 2005, where the group reunited at the Montreal Metal Massacre fest and unleashed the 1986 album "Forgotten Skeleton."

March 13 - The Bell House - Brooklyn, NY (Defenders of The Old Fest III)
March 14 - Black Vulture Gallery - Philadelphia, PA
March 15 - TBA - Boston, MA
March 16 - Nectar's - Burlington, VT
March 17 - TBA
March 18 - TBA - Richmond, VA
March 19 - The Cave - Chapel Hill, NC
March 20 - The Green Lantern - Lexington, KY
March 21 - Quarters - Milwaukee, WI
March 22 - TBA - Detroit, MI
March 23 - The Bug Jar - Rochester, NY More...

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Nifelheim, Ares Kingdom Named To Defenders Fest

The third annual Defenders of the Old Fest, which will be held from March 13-14, 2015 at the Bell House in Brooklyn, has added a third day for Sunday, March 15th featuring Sweden's Nifelheim and Kansas City's Ares Kingdom, plus two more acts to be announced.

The main festival will see headline performances from Riot (n/k/a Riot V) (on Friday, March 13th) and Canadian legends Exciter (back with the original lineup featuring drummer/vocalist Dan Beehler) (on Saturday, March 14th).

Two day tickets for the festival can be purchased at this location. Single day passes for Friday can be purchased over here and Saturday over here.

The lineups for the now three day festival are as follows:

Friday, March 13th:

Riot V
Liege Lord
Machine of War (Featuring NME's Brian Llapitan to perform "Unholy Death" in its entirety)
Aggression (Canada) (Legendary Speed Metallers from Quebec. First show in the U.S.)
Magic Circle

Saturday, March 14th:

Exciter (The First U.S. show with the original Beehler, Johnson, Ricci, line-up in 30 years.They will be performing classics from the first 3 albums)
The Rods
Brocas Helm (First East Coast show)
High Spirits
October 31
Natur More...

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Aggression Reuniting For Festival Appearance

With the band's 30 year anniversary looming, founding Aggression guitarist Denis "Sasquatch" Barthe handpicked the players around him to breathe life back into the 80's thrashers for a reformation at the 2015 edition of Defenders of The Old Festival in Brooklyn, NY on March 13th and 14th.

Aggression's lineup will feature vocalist Brian Langley from Toronto thrash metal legends Infernal Majesty, bassist Darin Wall, and guitarist Dave Watson from Vancouver thrash powerhouse Entropia, plus drum maniac Ryan Murray Idris from Expain.

"I always knew that Aggression would come back someday. Life issues kept getting in the way and I moved around a bit. I ran into these musicians and knew they could really pull it off. It's been a long stretch since 1989, but finally it's happening." comments original founding Aggression guitarist Denis 'Sasquatch' Barthe.

This will be Aggression's first show since 2005, where the band reunited at the Montreal Metal Massacre fest and unleashed the un-released 1986 album "Forgotten Skeleton." More...

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Free Thrash Compilation Available For Download

Metalhit.com has made a thrash metal compilation available for free download via Amazon MP3. Here's the tracklisting for the free compilation:

1. Nocturnal "Hellhunt" (2:35)
2. Victimizer "Tyrants Genocide" (4:22)
3. Atomizer "These Hands Will Never Be Clean" (3:21)
4. Sacred Reich "The American Way" (3:41)
5. Sacrilege "The Fear Within" (4:35)
6. Hirax "Eradicate the Mind" (3:39)
7. Morbid Scream "Morbid Scream" (2:44)
8. Violated "No Chance in Hell" (4:09)
9. Nunslaughter "Raid the Convent" (2:16)
10. Sacrilegio "The Traitor" (4:44)
11. Aggression "Better You Run" (3:10)
12. The Possessed "Pentagram" (live) (3:59)

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Cradle To Grace Enters The Studio

Canadian metal band CRADLE TO GRAVE has commenced work on their third studio album and follow-up to 2007’s "Texas Medicine." The band featuring Denis "Sasquatch" Barthe of Aggression and Matt Fowler of Assault/Karrion just completed pre-production with producer Clay Haluk (Infernal Majesty, Aggression) and has now entered Screen Machine Studios in Vancouver, BC. The new CRADLE TO GRAVE album is slated for an early 2010 release via Year of the Sun Records.

“Pre-production sessions for the new record were awesome!” states CRADLE TO GRAVE new bass player/singer Demon Mason. “It gave us the opportunity to make our material a little bit more in line with what Venom did with Welcome To Hell and Black Metal. We can't believe how this band sounds now and we are anxious to show it to the world. Oh and by the way, evil has no boundaries.”

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Aggression Announces Debut Album Details

Spanish thrash metal band, AGGRESSION, has announced that their debut album with XTREEM MUSIC is nearing completion and will be entitled "MoshPirit." Cover artwork can be seen here.

"MoshPirit" features 9 tracks, five of which are being rerecorded from the band's debut MCD called "Thrashing Your Brain." The debut album will be recorded in Barcelona, at Axtudios by Mr Ax, and the mix & mastering of the album will be handled by Erik Monsonis.

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Xtreem Music Releases Free Compilation Online

Xtreem Music has released a new free compilation for download, entitled "Xtreem Mutilation Vol. 2." The compilation showcases some of the label's most recent and upcoming material. The complete "Xtreem Mutilation Vol. 2." tracklisting is as follows:

1. Necronomicon - Magic Forest
2. Kataplexia - Life Under Earth
3. Putrevore - Obscene Devourment
4. Death Over Threat - Insane
5. Mental Demise - Drowning in to the Mental Demise
6. Gothmog - The Awakening of Lord Strigoi
7. Deathevokation - Rites of Desecration
8. Anal Nosorog - Carpathian Swime + Mandavoshka + Nuclear Winter
9. Psychobolia - Androgynous
10. Demigod - Not Dead Enough
11. Aggression - New Born War
12. Hellwitch - Opiatic Luminance
13. Gorezone - Control Us
14. Yskelgroth - Ascension to the Naught
15. Obscene Gesture - Tear you Apart + Losing my Mind + Don't Matter
16. Disgorge - Pest.Blood.Metal
17. Kronos - The Road Of Salvation
18. Korgull The Exterminator - Devoted to Death
19. Thanatology - Del 51 al 25 + La Clinica de lo Grotesco
20. Merciless - Command to Kill
21. Hour of Penance - Shreds Of Martyr

You can download the compilation, complete with a printable booklet and inlay, here.

You can still download volume 1 as well, which contains the following tracks: More...

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Aggression Signs To Xtreem Music

XTREEM MUSIC has announced the signing of Spanish old school thrash metal newcomers AGGRESSION!! The recent release of their debut mini CD, "Thrashing Your Brain," took the Spanish scene by storm and shows a killer band that has something great to offer in the future. This 6-songs EP was recorded at AXtudios which secured them a superb production and this immediately gained the attention from XTREEM MUSIC who immediately offered them a 2-album deal.

AGGRESSION is now writing new songs for what will be their debut full lentgh album scheduled for a late 2008 release.

Three of the songs from the MCD "Thrashing Your Brain" are available for listening on the band's MySpace page.

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Voivod Singer's Side Band Announces First Shows

Legendary Voivod frontman Denis "Snake" Belanger has announced the first shows with his new band Paranoland. The group also boasts Aggression bassist Botcher and Groovy Aardvark guitarist Frank Legendre. The planned dates will take place on May 31 at Bar le Syndrome in Montreal, Quebec and Jun. 14 at Cafe Chaos, also in Montreal, Quebec.

To hear what the new band sounds like, click here.

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Montreal Metal Massacre Fest 2005 Details

The Montreal Metal Massacre fest 2005 will be held at Spectrum in Montreal on December 10th, at 6pm. Bands playing include RAZOR, PILEDRIVER, ANVIL, EXCITER, DBC, AGGRESSION, and LYING TRUTH. Tickets are $32,99 + tax in advance online at ticketpro.ca or by phone for Montreal: 908-9090. Outside Montreal: 1-866-908-9090. Tickets are also sold in stores such as:

In Montreal: Soundcentral, profusion, cdément, freeson.
In Quebec city: Rock star recs
In Ottawa: Vertigo recs
In 3 rivers: L'oreille cassée
At the door: $34,99 + tax

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