Betraying The Martyrs welcome vocalist Rui Martins, drop new single Black Hole
French metalcore mob Betraying The Martyrs have launched their next chapter of the band with a new vocalist, single, and record label!
Following Aaron Matts’ departure, the group have introduced new vocalist Rui Martins, who has been given the chance to show off his pipes in just-released new single and video Black Hole.
“We’re well aware that changing the frontman can be a little tricky sometimes – even if bands like Northlane, Chelsea Grin, and Lorna Shore showed us that it could be very successful – but we’re very confident Rui’s the perfect fit, and we hope people will welcome our new recruit with open arms and show him the support he deserves,” say BTM in a joint statement. “Rui’s abilities will definitely take things to a whole new level, as he has a great approach for both the heavy side and the more melodic part of our songwriting.
“Rui knows perfectly what BTM was and also is now in 2021. He has a great vision of what BTM fans expect and also where we want to go. Rui is bringing a lot of great ideas for his vocals, lyric-wise, melody-wise… and his vocal range is incredible: he can go from super-heavy guttural screams to high-pitched beautiful clean vocals; it’s a real pleasure to be able to work with someone so talented, and we’re definitely planning on using his range to its maximum potential to serve BTM’s upcoming music.”
Betraying The Martyrs also enthuse of signing to Out Of Line Music: “It was such a welcomed change for us. OOL is a German label, and Germany has always been our second home country as we’ve toured so much over there. We connected instantly with André; he is a day-one fan of our band, and he instantly understood what we wanted and needed to do to push our band further. We really feel loved and supported, and it is such a good feeling to be working with a new dedicated team.”
Watch the video for Black Hole below:
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