Eternal Closure is a Melodic Metalcore band that was founded in 2012 in Montreal, Quebec. They released their first EP ''Ad Primum'' in 2014, followed by their first full length ''Screaming in Silence'' in 2016. Their second album, ''Color of Our Fears'' was released in July 2019, three years after releasing their debut. Eternal Closure has had several lineup changes throughout the years and their sound has evolved with each change of personnel. The group has crafted a style that can be identified as their own blend of mid-2000's Metalcore and Progressive Metal with a modern contemporary edge.
Eternal Closure is all about writing, playing music live and sharing their love for cats! The band’s current lineup is composed of Maggy Lefebvre (lead vocals), Olivier Boitel (lead guitar and back vocals), Jonathan Lauzon (bass and back vocals) and Philippe Boitel (drums).
Since ''Screaming in Silence'' was released, Eternal Closure have regularly performed on the Montreal Metal scene. They have opened for acts such as Ice Nine Kills and The Agonist. They were also part of the Vankleek Hill Farm Fest’s lineup in 2019 which had Beyond Creation and Obey the Brave as headliners. The band also performed at Indie Week 2019 in Toronto and at Phoque Off 2020 festival in Quebec City.
The band decided to re-release ''Color of Our Fears'' to celebrate Maggy's arrival, the new deluxe version including three tracks featuring her vocals. Following the success of their video for ''Defying Gravity'' on Stingray's Loud channel, a follow up video for ''The Slave or the Owner''. The band will continue writing new material for their next release in 2021.
Eternal Closure is:
Maggy Lefebvre (2020-?)
Music has always been a part of me, it really defines me as the person I am. I started to sing as soon as I was able to talk, then at the age of 7 started to take lessons for 7 years. As a teenager I got into metal music really quickly, now my influences are mainly metalcore , deathcore and djent bands like Whitechapel, Thy art is murder, Fit for an autopsy, Architects, Veil of Maya, Breakdown of sanity just to mention a few! Phil Bozeman (Whitechapel) and Sam Carter (Architects) are probably my favorites vocalists. I really love the finesse that metal vocals needs to have and I always kept trying to refine this over the years.
Between 2012 and 2017, I was the vocalist and co-founder of See through secrecy. For 5 years I fronted this band which was my second family. We produced a 5 songs EP entitled The voice inside which was released in 2014. We played around 25-30 shows, shared the stage with some really good bands like The Agonist, Red Handed Denial, Death Lullaby and many more! So when the band fell apart, so did I. I was completely lost, I even had to relearn how to do vocals and this is one of the reasons why I can relate to Eternal Closure’s music: « Move forward, let it all go, relearn all you know, restart it all »
This is such a good opportunity for me, lyrics are inspiring, music is a good recipe of flawless melodies mixed with brutality, and vocals are huge! I would like to thank the boys for giving me the chance to be part of this!
I feel I tried a thousand times before [but I promise] I will try a million more.
Olivier Boitel (2012-?)
Music has always been my love. In my childhood my father would constantly play Rush and Dream Theater and I remember it annoying me a little. Funny that now they're two of my favorite bands and a huge influence to the music I write. Growing older I listened to what every pre-teen listened to, which was a blend of Nu Metal and Pop-Punk. That's when my need to start writing music was beginning to rear its head.
I always had these ideas in my head but couldn't act on it since the only instrument I knew how to play was drums. After messing with the guitar for a few years I started to take it seriously enough where I could start recording my own little demos. And I've been developping my writing skills ever since.
When I entered the at the time unnamed band, I was by default forced to play bass and sing, which were the two most unnatural positions I could be in. But, I needed a band. For a -too long- while we kinda sucked and my songs were quite all over the place, trying to find a sound that would fit. You can still hear that on our debut album Screaming In Silence, although in a much lesser manner.
We're now almost seven years since the band's inception. Many members came and left, countless songs were written than scrapped, big and small local venues were played in. Now confident with my abilities and my friends/bandmates, I'm ready to take the next step and take over the world.
Jo "le bawssiste" Lauzon (2012-?)
As far as I can remember, I've always liked music. I started to be interested specifically by metal when I was in high school. I started studying in 3D animation in college. One year later, in 2010, I decided that it was time to start learning an instrument. So I started playing bass. I also started writing music with my computer the same year following my dog's death. I was part of 2 "garage band" until mid 2012... That's when I saw that my high school friend, Carlos, was looking for a bassist. Back then I decided to ask him for an audition with the band and there we are, almost 8 years later, with an EP, 2 Albums, a shit ton of shows played! We can say it was a good choice to take the audition.
My main influences are bands like Born of Osiris, Periphery, Opeth, Beyond Creation, Whitechapel, The agonist, Children of Bodom and of course Iron Maiden. My two favorite bassists are Steve Harris and Dominic "Forest" Lapointe.
I'm proud to be a part of the #eternalfamily and I can't wait to show you everything we've been working on behind the curtain!
Philippe Boitel (2017-?)
Music has always been a huge part of my life. When I was young, I used to listen to CDs on repeat all the time. My brother and I would spend days just listening to music and watching music videos.Through the years, we would listen to heavier rock and metal music more and more, even though I had a really hard time listening to the screaming vocals at first. But with time, I appreciated it. I still really enjoy melodies in music, which is why I would say I’m especially into metalcore and progressive metal. Bands I enjoy would be Periphery, Memphis may fire, Dream theater, As I Lay Dying, Blessthefall, etc.
I started drumming at 15 years old and, funny enough, I began learning through the game Rock Band 2. I went from easy to expert really fast and that’s when I knew I had some potential. Luckily for me, I already had a drum kit to practice at home, since my brother plays the drum as well. It wasn’t long after learning the drums that I got into a band and I started to take music more seriously. For a couple of years I would drum pretty frequently, even though I wasn’t in a band anymore. There was even a time where I stopped playing for almost 3 years because I just didn’t really have the time anymore. In February 2018, my brother announced that the drummer was leaving their band and he asked me if I would be interested in joining. I saw it as an opportunity that I couldn’t refuse, since I really missed playing and I had a lot more free time than I used to. So here I am playing with my brother in Eternal Closure! I just love doing shows and I can’t wait for the recording of our album, it’s going to be a blast!