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Anonymus - Biography




Since its inception in 1989, Anonymus has made its mark on the Quebec music scene. From the beginning, the Metal group has been well received while demonstrating its brutal sound and technique that has continually evolved over the years. Oscar Souto (vocals, bass) Daniel Souto (guitar, vocals) Carlos Araya (drums), Jef Fortin (guitar since 2006) and Marco Calliari (vocals, guitar from 1989 to 2006) have since widely traveled the roads of their country, participated in the deprivation of Mononc'Serge and continue today to ignite stages everywhere they go. These veterans of the Metal scene continue to proudly carry the torch after 20 years of chaos and barbaric music.

Forever hungry for Metal, Anonymus introduces itself for to the world for the first time in Ocotber 1994 with its first opus Ni vu ni connu, an angry and engaged endeavor of music that showcases their technical mastering as well as an accomplished sound quality. With explicit aggression and intelligent lyrics written in the language of Moliere, the group conquers the critics bringing together Quebec Metal fanatics.

Winner of a MIMI award for Best Metal/Rock Group in 1996 as well as prevailing in two competitions - Survival and the Polliwog Showcase - Anonymus find support from the industry and lands a record deal for its second album, Stress, with Disques MPV. Showing undeniable musical maturity, the members expose their roots with compositions in French, English, Italian and Spanish. Little by little, the group's growing popularity is proven by numerous sold out shows and tours in support of such big name groups as Biohazard and Anthrax. Forging ahead, the group participates in several large-scale festivals across their home province such as the Francofolies, Polliwog and Woodstock en Beauce. A series of concerts in Mexico in support of Blind Guardian and two-time participation in the Milwaukee Metal Fest in Wisconsin all contributed to the growing international exploitation of Anonymus' sound.

After having performed on the same stage as various cult groups, the quartet chose to expand its potential by associated with renowned producer Colin Richardson (Machine Head, Fear Factory, Carcass, Napalm Death, Sepultura) for the production of the album, Instinct. From this close collaboration, a daring project is born in 1999 that mixes classical music with the indiscretion of hardcore with touches of opera. With this, Anonymous was ready to conquer France with a tour alongside Watcha and Out.

Three years later, the group is determined to continue its global conquest with the release of Deamonium, an album heavy with bloody guitar riffs and provocative lyrics. In 2002, Anonymus crossed Canada to promote its music sprung from the fires of Hell. Creating a euphoric hold on metalheads, Deamonium is deemed best metal album of the year by many radio stations.