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"Montreal’s Dissimulator will be a new name to most in 2024, but with the release of razor-sharp debut LP ‘Lower Form Resistance’ the band unleash an overwhelming future shock on the auditory and sensory nerves, permanently imprinting on the cerebral cortex with their pulsating unconventional attack. Comprised of a membership with resumes that include Chthe’ilist, Atramentus, Beyond Creation and more, the band executes its jagged sci-fi Death-Thrash with vicious intricacy.

Over the course of ‘Lower Form Resistance’s’ 42 minutes the jarring angular riffs, complex structures and atmosphere of exuberant incongruity meshes acutely with a straightforward momentum and perpetual accessibility at the crossroads where the Thrash and Death Metal scenes began to coalesce and directional potentiality felt limitless. Add to this a Voivod-ian prescience of robotic sentience and technological doom and Dissimulator’s vision makes for total immersion in their world-building enterprise.

The off-kilter and adventurous spirit of ‘Lower Form Resistance’ that manages to sound fresh today while conjuring a certain spirit of ’88-’93 makes the Dissimulator debut a mesmerizingly bizarre and gratifying dose of aggressive alacrity."

releases January 26, 2024

Claude Leduc : Guitars & Vocals

Antoine Daigneault : Bass

Philippe Boucher : Drums

DIGITAL/CD/VINYL available at

TAPE by Productions TSO will be available at on January 19th

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Updated: Dec 19, 2023

Via First Fragment :

"This is quite a long one to read so bear with us. Rags to riffage / Thunder In The East 2023 tours are a wrap. This surreal & crazy run changed our lives and we are still processing what we have experienced, seen & felt on this amazing yet perilous journey.

The first two weeks of this run presented the most difficult set of challenges we have ever had to face as touring musicians. Some of these challenges are of a more private nature, and the other ones you already all know about by now. We definitely cheated death a few times out there. Despite the black ice accident, the hospital trips, technical problems on stage, destroyed tires, busted transmissions and becoming stranded in unknown cities, we decided to not give up no matter what life threw in our way. The moment we adopted this mindset, our luck started turning around in a positive way. The more we pressed on, the more amazing this tour turned out to be.

If anything, we feel like these experiences strenghtened the bond between ourselves and made us feel more appreciative of the good times and amazing shows we've had throughout the entirety of this tour. It made us more grateful of the opportunities given to us and the new friendships we formed as well.

We would like to thank our amazing tourmates in INFERISummoning The LichTómarúm  as well as Invicta for being outstanding & supportive people as well as being so fun to tour with.

We would also like to thank Matthieu Dhani once again for lending his voice to fill in for David AB, as well as our soundman Dug. We would like to thank the local bands whom shared the stage with us, the promoters and staff that welcomed us in their venues, everyone who offered us a place to sleep in their homes, the photographers that immortalized the shows we played and all the mechanics that ensured we could remain on the road.

A massive thank you to all our fans for being the best fans we could ask for. Whether you are an old, new or casual fan, we thank you all the same. Thank you for lending us an hand when the situation was dire, thank you for attending the shows in great numbers, thank you for taking the time to listen to our music and thank you for spreading the word about us.

We will have leftover tour merch available this month. Keep your eyes peeled on our webstore at and Productions TSO. We are also finalizing the bass tabs for our 3 albums which we will sell ourselves digitially. We have also recently been given the green light to put together the instrumental versions of Dasein & Gloire Eternelle. Both will be available in digital format next year.

We are currently looking for an European booking agent so we may work towards obtaining tour offers in Europe and the UK in 2024 & 2025 to continue promoting Gloire Éternelle. It's been 4 years since we last toured Europe. It's time to return."

A full video of the band's performance in LA can be heard here :

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VIA Decibel Magazine:

"The longest-running metal tour in North America is back! The Decibel Magazine Tour celebrates the magazine’s 20th anniversary with its return in February 2024 as Northwest black metal executioners Hulder headline Decibel‘s 11th nationwide expedition. Tour support comes from supreme Philly vampunk warriors Devil Master, Floridian blackened doom swamp things Worm and Houston black metal earth-scorchers Necrofier.

“It is an honor to be given the opportunity to headline the 2024 Decibel Tour,” says guitarist/vocalist/founder Hulder. “The band will be playing a strong setlist with a number of twists and turns throughout and I am looking forward to this new chapter in the journey of Hulder’s live performance. I can only imagine that being joined by our brothers in Devil Master, Worm and Necrofier will be nothing but a display of power and force. We shall carry the torch of the old guard and blaze a pathway for the new era.”

Presented by 20 Buck Spin, and sponsored by Pull the Plug Patches, Relapse Records, Night Shift Merch, Hell’s Heroes and Magnanimous Brewing, tickets for the 2024 Decibel Magazine Tour go on sale Friday, December 8 at 10 a.m. local time, and can be found at below:

The Decibel Magazine Tour 2024 dates:

Feb 21, 2024: Roseville, CA – Goldfield Trading Post

Feb 22, 2024: Oakland, CA – Thee Stork Club

Feb 23, 2024: Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex

Feb 24, 2024: San Diego, CA – Brick by Brick

Feb 25, 2024: Mesa, AZ -The Nile

Feb 27, 2024: Austin, TX -Empire Control Room

Feb 28, 2024: Dallas, TX – Trees

Mar 1, 2024: Atlanta, GA -The Masquerade

Mar 2, 2024: Orlando, FL – The Abbey

Mar 3, 2024: Miami, FL – Gramps

Mar 5, 2024: Greensboro, NC – Hangar 1819

Mar 6, 2024: Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage

Mar 8, 2024: Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts

Mar 9, 2024: Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Monarch

Mar 10, 2024: Boston, MA – The Middle East

Mar 12, 2024: Pittsburgh, PA -Preserving Underground

Mar 13, 2024: Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop

Mar 14, 2024: Detroit, MI – Magic Stick

Mar 15, 2024: Chicago, IL – Reggies

Mar 16, 2024: St. Louis, MO – Red Flag

Mar 17, 2024: Lawrence, KS -The Bottleneck

Mar 18, 2024: Denver, CO – HQ

Hails to our partners!

20 Buck Spin

Pull the Plug Patches

Relapse Records

Night Shift Merch

Hell’s Heroes

Magnanimous Brewing"

WORM will be promoting their latest split album STARPATH, which can be listened to here :

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