The "New Band To Burn One To" today is Them Martyrs.
Them Martyrs is a progressive, post-metal, post-hardcore band from Galway City, Ireland. The music is fierce, apocalyptic and in-your-face. If you don't mind the screaming-style vocal delivery then you will definitely enjoy this band's music. I must be honest, I am not a big fan of that vocal style, but for some reason it did not bother me. The two tracks that standout most to me on the EP "French Extremity" are "Laying Still" and "Pink Luggage". This music is not really my cup of tea but I found some parts to be a bit intriguing. If you like bands such as Botch, Dillinger Escape Plan, and Isis, you more than likely will enjoy Them Martyrs. You can enjoy these songs as well on the band's Bandcamp site.
The band came to light in Galway in April 2006 under the name Les ChristPunchers, where we proceeded to write music to please ourselves and play anywhere we could. After the release of our demo 'Fuck Your Your Yankee Blue Jeans' we went on the road touring Ireland and the UK playing with some great acts.
Spent the next year writing new songs, playing around Ireland, supporting bands such as Comeback Kid, Verse, ON. . .
In 2008 we recorded in The Hive, Kilcoole. We headed to France and played some shows with the excellent French post-hardcore noise mongers Gary Suicidal Kids Commando who also came and did an Irish tour with us last August.
Since the tour the band name changed names to Them Martyrs and the line-up changed to include Gavin (ex-The Boy You Hit is Dead/ex-Summer Disease) adding an extra layer of guitar violence to the band's sound along with creative input.
In April 2010, we headed back to France and recorded our new EP, which seemed fitting to call it - French Extremity. We will be releasing the cd in October and doing some irish shows to support it. In December we will be going to Italy for a short tour.
The band started off as a fast punk hardcore band but has become a more progressive, heavy sounding band stretching out the songs from the oldschool 30 seconds to the newer 4 minute epics.