When you think about Montreal's Epic thrashers of TALAMYUS, you think about dedication, you think about hard work, you think about 4 good souls bleeding for their art, their band, their goals, all this through good times and bad times never giving up, and this for 10 years now. Rare are the local Montreal bands with already 3 albums out on the market. Rare are local Montreal bands with TALAMYUS' touring history The band toured (Quebec, Ontario & Maritimes) with the likes of STORMLORD, KRISIUN and KALMAH opened up for well known names such as FINNTROLL, DESTRUCTION, TYR amongst so many others now gearing up for a fall tour with Russian heroes ARKONA and various high visibility shows before the end of the year. This band is the real deal, TALAMYUS is all about the music. Welcome back one of Quebec's best metal band in years! This fall hear the raven's call. Contact us for interview requests.
Talamyus was created in 2002 by the St-Jean brothers (Benoît - guitar/vocals and Dany - bass) with the firm intention of developing their own original style; an hybrid of their personal influences, mainly Thrash, Death and Viking Metal.
After several attempts in finding the right drummer to complete the very first Talamyus line-up, luck finally stroke when Jean-Philippe Latour (drums) offered his services. The band started jamming right away and after giving various local concerts, the band entered Studio En-Phase (Jean-Philippe's studio) in January of 2005, to record the band's very first album entitled "As Long As It Flows" ", which was later on licensed to local indie label GWN Records.
Various shows followed locally. Then in late 2007, ex-DEATHROW drummer Jonathan Herbst was enlisted to fill the void left by Jean-Philippe, who left the band for personal matters. The move proved to be beneficial, instantly bringing the band to a higher level of musicianship.
Hitting back studio En-Phase for the band's second album entitled "In These Days of Violence". The new material showcases a giant leap in originality, production and musicianship. The band's style slowly shifting to more of a Viking Metal approach while still keeping its Thrash Metal overtones.
While all these projects are in motion, guitar player Nicolas Vincent left the band in mid-2008 After several months of intense search for the right member and several shows made with a session guitar player, the guys found their man in early 2009: Enters new guitar player Nikolai Olekhnovitch, who's talent and drive fits perfectly with the band.
Krystal Koffin - Vocals, Benoît St-Jean - Vocals/ Guitar, Dany St-Jean - Fretted and Fretless Bass, Nikolai Olekhnovitch - Lead Guitar, Jonathan Herbst - Drums