Deadly Apples is a Canadian rock band based in Montreal, Quebec. The band consists of frontman/lyricist Alex Martel (vocals) and main composer Antoine Lamothe (drums). Initially formed in 2004 by Martel, the band went through numerous lineup changes before teaming up with Lamothe in 2007.
|Origin||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Genres||rock, electronic rock, alternative metal, industrial metal, trap metal|
|Years active||2004-2010, 2017-present|
|Members||Alex Martel, Antoine Lamothe|
The band released the Infected EP in 2008. They started work on their first full-length album Petty in 2010, which was mixed by Vance Powell, mastered by Bob Ludwig and features Munky from Korn as guest guitarist on the songs Further and Help. Once the album was completed, Deadly Apples went on hiatus for seven years as Martel focused on the growth of his festival, Montebello Rockfest, and Lamothe focused on his career in the film industry.
In 2017, the band reformed for their first live show in seven years supporting Rammstein in Canada and released several songs from the Petty album along with a music video for Further directed by Lamothe. In 2018, they toured for two months with Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie on the US Twins of Evil Tour. They also toured Japan with Korn and South America with Deftones, as well as several festivals such as Vans Warped Tour, Knotfest Mexico and Hell & Heaven Fest. The band is known for its very intense and energetic live performances.
Deadly Apples was formed in high school by Alex Martel in 2004 and had several lineup changes in the early stages of the project. In 2005, the band released a demo called Metamorphosis Has Begun.
In 2005, Martel founded Montebello Rockfest to give the opportunity to Deadly Apples to perform at a festival. The event eventually went on to become Canada's largest rock festival and the band is credited for starting it.
Infected, Petty, hiatus: 2007-2011Edit
In 2007, Martel teamed up with Antoine Lamothe to form the current version of Deadly Apples. In 2008, they released the Infected EP. A music video directed by Lamothe was shot for the song Self Inflicted Oppression, but was never released.
In 2009, the band premiered a stripped down electroacoustic set, opening for the cross-Canada tour of Blindoldfreak, solo project of Nine Inch Nails keyboard player Alessandro Cortini. Following that run, the band continued touring with both their usual and stripped down sets, performing at several festivals in Canada and the U.S., including large-scale festival stops with Korn at Rock On! Fest in New Hampshire and Heavy Mtl in Montreal.
In 2010, Deadly Apples started work on the full-length album Petty, which was mixed by Vance Powell, mastered by Bob Ludwig and features Munky from Korn as guest guitarist on the songs Further and Help. Once the album was completed in 2011, Deadly Apples went on hiatus for seven years as Martel focused on the growth of his festival and Lamothe focused on his career in the film industry.
In 2011, Paul Barker of Puscifer and formerly Ministry remixed the song Self Inflicted Oppression with samples from Ministry's Psalm 69. The remix was featured on the soundtrack for the documentary film Fix: The Ministry Movie.
Reformation, present: 2017–presentEdit
In 2017, Deadly Apples reformed for their first live show in seven years supporting Rammstein in Canada and released several songs from the Petty album along with a music video for Further directed by Lamothe. More shows were announced for 2017, including festival slots at Knotfest and Fronterizo Fest, as well as support dates for Deftones in Mexico.
In February 2018, the band sold out the National club in Montreal. In March 2018, they toured Japan with Korn and also performed at the Vans Warped Tour in Tokyo. In April and May, the band played several festivals in Mexico and South America including Hell & Heaven Fest with Marilyn Manson, Fronterizo Fest with Scorpions, Vivo X El Rock with Deftones, as well as several support dates with Deftones and Front 242. In June 2018, the band played its largest hometown show to 20,000 fans on the opening night of Montebello Rockfest with A Day To Remember and Five Finger Death Punch, as well as Machaca Festival in Mexico with Thirty Seconds To Mars.
The band signed with veteran rock manager Andy Gould in the Fall of 2018. The song None of Them from the Petty album was remixed by Chris Lord-Alge.
In 2019, the band began working on new material with plans to record in the Fall and pre-production handled by producer Michael Beinhorn. In June 2019, they performed at the Vans Warped Tour in Atlantic City with Blink-182. In October and November 2019, they toured the US once again with Marilyn Manson and they announced performances at South American festivals in late November with Slipknot. The band is set to tour Europe in June and July 2020 for the first time.
- Alex Martel - vocals (2004-2011, 2017–present)
- Antoine Lamothe - drums, keyboards (2007-2011, 2017–present)
- Metamorphosis Has Begun (2005, EP)
- Infected (2008, EP)
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