Band Photo: A Perfect Murder (?)
From: Montreal, Canada
Last Known Status: Regrouped
Forming in Montreal, Quebec at the turn of the new millennium, A Perfect Murder has spent the last few years refining their sound, crafting their own rules, and turning their backs on the tiresome trends watering down the hardcore scene. A Perfect Murder has reached deep into the archives of classic heavy metal and hardcore roots for inspiration. A Perfect Murder make their point by extracting the bare essences of the genre: nothing fancy, no tech-metal parts for the sake of having a tech-metal song, and no singing parts - just thick-sounding, heavy-hitting metallic hardcore.
One year after forming, A Perfect Murder released their debut EP, "Blood Covered Words" which started the word-of-mouth hype. As the buzz began to build, and with the addition of a new vocalist, Frank Pellerin, A Perfect Murder partnered up with Ontario-based Goodfellow Records and released "Cease To Suffer", which helped set their trademark sound of Hatebreed-esque vocals and breakdowns and Black Sabbath-like guitar riffs.
A Perfect Murder recorded their Victory Records debut, "Unbroken," in February 2004 at Trax East Studios with Eric Rachel (Every Time I Die, Hatebreed, Snapcase) with the end result being one of the most brutal and dynamic records that has graced the hard music scene in years. A Perfect Murder shakes things up by intermingling not only mosh-inducing breakdowns, but also classic metal sounding guitar solos and groove-inspired guitar riffs. Additionally, special guest Karl Buechner, former vocalist of Earth Crisis took a break from his latest project, Freya, to contribute vocals on "No Truce," giving them the imprimatur of one of the originators of the genre.
Latest A Perfect Murder News
Below is our complete A Perfect Murder 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.
A Perfect Murder's new track "Body And Blood" is now available for listening to online, you can check it out here. The song comes from the groups new album "Strength Through Vengeance", which will hit stores on July 26th via Victory
Heavy-hitting thrash-metal machine A Perfect Murder are close to wrapping up their second record, "Strength Through Vengeance." The album's slated for a July 26 release; it was recorded at Quebec's Wild Studio with Pierre Remillard (Cryptopsy, The End, Voivod).
Relapse Records recording artists Soilent Green have announced tour dates for their summer U.S.head lining tour in support of their long-awaited new album, "Confrontation." The album is slated for a July 2005 release date via Relapse.
Soilent Green will hit the roadbeginning July 15th in Baltimore, MD at Fletcher's. The Metal Maniacs sponsored tour is expected to conclude on September 1st in Dayton, OH at Elbo's with additional dates pending. Support on the Soilent Green tour will be provided by A Perfect Murder, Into the Moat and Watch Them Die.
On the subject of touring, vocalist Ben Falgoust states:"We are all very eager to get on the road. This is our first full fledged US tour in almost three years, since the accidents. This will be the first time the current line-up has done acomplete US tour and we are all very excited for this. We will be touring in support of our new album, 'Confrontation,' and we are highly confident the fans will like the new material as we are very eager to bring the new material to the live setting. We will perform some oldersongs on this tour, but look forward to a majority of the set list to be from Confrontation. New songs such as "Leaves of Three", "A Scream Trapped Underwater", "12 oz. Prophet", "This Glass House Of Broken Words" are no-holds-barred, in-your-face,"bring-the-energy"type songs." On the subject of touring alongside A Perfect Murder, Into the Moat and Watch Them Die," Falgoust commented, "These are allnewand upcoming bands playing different types of extreme music. It will be good to cross genres."
"North American Confrontation 2005" Tour with Soilent Green, A Perfect Murder, Into the Moat and Watch Them Die: More...
Initial dates for the upcoming Soilent Green, Into The Moat, A Perfect Murder, and Devilinside tour have been confirmed. Here's the latest:
7/15 Baltimore MD @ Fletchers
7/16 Hagerstown MD @ Leitersburg Grange Hall
7/21 Hartford CT @ Underground
7/22 Poughkeepsie NY @ Club Crannel
7/23 Rochester NY @ Penny Arcade
7/24 Cleveland OH @ Peabody's
7/28 Omaha NE @ Ranch Bowl
7/29 Denver, CO @ Rock Island
7/30 Colorado Springs CO @ Navajo Hogan
8/2 Seattle WA @ Studio Seven
A Perfect Murder are currently engaged in the pre-production process for their next Victory Records album. The band will enter Wild Studio in St-Zenon, Quebec on March 11th to record the album with guitarist and producer Pierre Remillard (Cryptopsy, The End).
If you're unaware of the show taking place on January 2nd in Henrietta, NY, then you may want to pay attention. The New Years Hardcore 2005 show taking place on January 2nd at the xDreamsx Skatepark in Henrietta, NY, will benefit Adele Collins and will feature some notable performances, including Path Of Resistance, and Damnation A.D. reunion. Damnation A.D. will play with their original lineup, excluding their drummer who will be on tour with another band. Doors will open at 12 noon, and tickets will cost $20 at the door (no advance tickets). The following bands are slated to perform:
Path Of Resistance
Most Precious Blood
A Perfect Murder
Love Is Red
Hit The Lights
Walk The Line
A Perfect Murder recently announced the addition of two new members. Dave Bayreuther (ex-Human Breed) has joined the band on bass while Pierre Remilliard (ex-Obliveon) has become their new guitarist. As you may recall, three members quit the group last month.
Three out of the five current members (their singer, a guitarist, and bassist) of A Perfect Murder are leaving the group. Consequently, APM have dropped off their upcoming tour with Bury Your Dead and Scars Of Tomorrow. According to the band, "No hard feelings. personal situations is the reason why it's happening right now." The group will continue on and plan to begin auditions for replacements in the immediate future.
A Perfect Murder, Love Is Red, and Donnybrook will be touring together in August and September. Dates are still being solidified, but here's the latest:
8/12 Nashville TN @ Rocket Town
8/13 Tulsa OK @ The Pinkeye
8/14 Dallas TX @ Across The Street Bar
8/15 San Antonio TX @ The Sanctuary
8/17 Albuquerque NM @ Omni Roots
8/19 Corona CA @ Showcase Theater
8/20 San Diego CA @ Che Cafe' w/ Between The Buried And Me, Beloved
8/21 Las Vegas NV @ Hammer House
8/22 Los Angeles CA @ Troubadour
9/5 Boise ID @ The Venue
The Canadian Trois-Rivière Metalfest has started announcing bands again for it's now annual festival which is taking place from November 5th-6th. Confirmed thus far are the following acts:
A Perfect Murder
...with many more expected to round out the 14 band total. The Trois-Rivière Metalfest will again be taking place at Le Maquisart in Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada.
Canada's A Perfect Murder spent a good portion of February in New Jersey at Trax East studios recording their Victory Records debut with Eric Rachel. Recording has been completed and the album, entitled "Unbroken," will hit streets in July. The record will consist of fourteen new songs and features a guest vocal appearance from former Earth Crisis, current Freya frontman, Karl Buechner. According to the band, the album is "a lot more faster, a lot more brutal, [and has] a lot more "old metal" feeling."
A PERFECT MURDER has officially signed with Victory Records. The band is currently working on new material for an April 2004 release.