BACKSTABBER Seeks Control With Music Video For “Harvesting The Weak”

From the far reaches of Rouyn-Noranda in Northern Quebec, Canada, the brutal death metallers of Backstabber are set to dominate the metal scene with their latest EP, “Patterns of Domination”, to be released this coming March 2024 to follow their 2019 debut album "Conspiracy Theorist". The EP is loosely based on James Redfield's “The Celestine Prophecy”, and the theory of four patterns that serve as conduits for manipulating someone else's attention and energy. The heavy topic is matched by vicious blast beats, gritty gutturals, and groovy solos. The first single off this new offering, “Harvesting The Weak”, presented now in video format takes a look at The Intimidator, as the band explains:

“It is the most brutal pattern; Intimidation. It hits you right in the face while teabagging your knocked-out sack of bones in front of your friends. We’re talking Death metal from old-school riffs to slamming brutal death.”

With a focus on a four-track concept EP, each song represents a specific pattern within the set, providing a brutal and unrelenting journey into Backstabber's musical prowess. The EP's tracklist includes “Harvesting The Weak” (The Intimidator); “Langues Sales” (Poor Me); “Crawling Through Your Bones” (The Interrogator); and “Snitches Get Stitches” (The Aloof), the patterns that collectively form an endless cycle of consumption, shattering victims from the inside out.

Founded in 2012 as a solo project by Christian Thériault, Backstabber evolved into a full-fledged band in 2015, driven by a relentless thirst for angry metal and the need for vengeance. Backstabber's creative process is described as starting with a single guitar riff, be it played on a serene Sunday morning or cranked up on a Friday night.

Backstabber's sound, much like their lyrics, is dynamic and ever-evolving, promising an exciting musical journey for fans of extreme metal. “Harvesting The Weak” is recommended for fans of Revocation, Hypocrisy, and Kataklysm and can be seen and heard via its video premiere on TheCirclePit below!

“Patterns of Domination” was produced by Backstabber vocalist/guitarist Christian M. Thériault and mixed and mastered by Christian Donaldson (Cryptopsy). The EP is due out on March 15, 2024, and available for pre-order at

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Track Listing:​

1. Harvesting The Weak (4:06) 
2. Langues Sales (4:34) 
3. Crawling Through Your Bones (5:03) 
4. Snitches Get Stitches (5:46)