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French metallic hardcore crew BEYOND THE STYX embarks on their European tour this Friday

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French metallic hardcore crew BEYOND THE STYX (featured in our 2022 Top 10 French hardcore & metal bands under the radar feature here) will embark on their European Tour this Friday, October 21st 2022.

Beginning in France, the tour will later run throughout Belgium and the Netherlands before its finale in the Czech Republic. Earlier this year, the Tours-based quintet released their acclaimed third album, Sentence, which is available via WTF Records (CD and vinyl) and Diorama Records (cassette) and being distributed via Season Of Mist.

10.21 – Dijon, FR @ le Comptoir des Bières
10.22 – Hazebrouck, FR @ la Friche
10.23 – Fontaine l’Evêque, BE @ MCP Apache
10.24 – Hengelo, NL @ Innocent
10.25 – Arlon, BE @ l’Entrepot
10.26 – Paris, FR @ l’Olympic Café
10.27 – Available for Booking in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland
10.28 – Karlovy Vary, CZ @ Slash Bar
10.29 – Jablonec Nad Nisou, CZ @ Woko Klub

“Is our history an eternal beginning?” That’s the challenge Beyond The Styx undertakes: Embodying the flapping of a butterfly wing, become a part of the storm of change. Hit the road without counting the distance that separates the gig of tonight from the next, support each local scene so that hardcore music exists today and tomorrow, rally the people to defend respect for difference, and invite everyone to think about the drift of the values of the contemporary society so that the reality of today does not become the new hell of tomorrow.

Born in the underworld of Tours in the twilight of 2011, Beyond The Styx is inspired by a dark and violent musical universe, at the crossroads between hardcore punk, metal, and crossover thrash. The French quintet has gradually reinforced their destructive armory over the course of a demo, an EP, and two lauded LPs. An active live band, BTSTYX has unleashed their out-of-control energy in front of the crowds on more than 180 gigs all over Europe, performing alongside Terror, First blood, Nasty, Malevolence, Cold Hard Truth, Broken Teeth, and Alea Jacta Est, to name a few.

With their new record, Sentence, BTSTYX incarnates themselves as a musical chimera. Patently, this album is their most freaked-out and frenetic outing, with lyrics addressing topical affairs such as uninhibited and oppressive xenophobia, global warming, the society of control, police violence, and burnout. Some of the tracks also go a little more personal, concentrating on loneliness, isolation, social withdrawal, and self-loathing. Throughout the ten rip-roaring numbers, BTSTYX manifests an authentic, incisive desire to open minds to the evils that have been gnawing away for too long in this most decadent modern society.

The band comments: “Beyond being the 3rd album of the band, this is a very special album since the global health context forced us to finalize it remotely, a first for us who are used to composing with all 5 members in a live rehearsal!”

Beyond The Styx are: Emile Duputié: Vocals, Adrien Joulin: Drums, David Govindin: Rythm Guitar, Yoann César: Bass, Arnaud Morfoisse: Lead Guitar

Beyond The Styx

Karol Kamiński

DIY rock music enthusiast and web-zine publisher from Warsaw, Poland. Supporting DIY ethics, local artists and promoting hardcore punk, rock, post rock and alternative music of all kinds via IDIOTEQ online channels.
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