Betrayer's music is influenced through 80's metal. It's powerful and upfront. The guitar solo's are melodic, the drums are defined and the bass work has a lot of groove. All these components come together to make real 80's metal come alive again.


Dedication... One word that captures all that Betrayer stands for. From the humble begins of Swarm, which first united founding members Jeff Klingbeil (lead vocals, guitars) and Shawn Bastien (drums & percussion), Betrayer has maintained a focus on its goals. The current Betrayer lineup, including Bill Lozon (guitars) and Norm Michaud (bass, backup vocals) embodies the determination and passion for metal music that resides in each member of the band.

As a power trio, Betrayer released their debut, eight-track demo - Rusted Icons - in 2001. Following a steady stream of praise and excitement ranging across North America, Asia, and Europe, the band built up a tremendous amount of support from fans and supporters across the globe.

Following the addition of Lozon's blistering abilities, Betrayer's sound followed its blossoming potential. Captivating melodies, thunderous rhythm work, and layered harmonies increasingly became trademarks of Betrayer's sound that captured the attention of numerous fans live and online.

Betrayer's noteworthy accomplishments include performances as an opening act for metal legends Iron Maiden, Ronnie James Dio, Motorhead and performances at such acclaimed venues as the Molson Amphitheatre, Opera House, Phoenix Plaza, the Toronto Molson Indy, and Windsor's Capitol Theater. The band has also been reviewed in such publications as Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles, Recording magazine, as well as numerous webzines and radio stations across North America and Europe.

Having built upon their successes while continuing to strive towards higher goals, Betrayer has utilized the capabilities of the Internet and savvy web-based promotions to further their exposure to fans around the world. Boasting an interactive street team with hundreds of members and growing daily, Betrayer has support from every continent and dozens upon dozens of countries, states, and provinces.

Following the foundation of these successes Betrayer released their eagerly anticipated follow-up effort to Rusted Icons, the Shadowed Force EP. Featuring an impressive evolution of the band's sound, technique, songwriting abilities, and production values, the EP has received incredible and astounding praise.

Into the unknown, Betrayer is focused and determined to realize their hopes and dreams. Uncompromising their values and integrity, maintaining their passion for the music, and remembering their roots and objectives are what drive these musicians as they prepare to take on the world with all they have to offer.

Focused and determined to achieve their lofty expectations, Betrayer ventures into the future on the wings of new sound. With a clear and decisive vision, Betrayer remains dedicated to challenging trends and themselves.

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Tel: (519) 791-5848


Rusted Icons (Independent - 2000)

Anger's Release (Single - 2001)

Paranoid (Cover Song) (Local Black Tribute Album - 2002)

Thou Art a Shield for Me (Single - 2003)

Shadowed Force (Independent - 2005)

Set List

Original Songs:
Betrayer - Anger's Release (Burned Bridges)
Betrayer - Burden of the Pacifist
Betrayer - Captive State of Mind
Betrayer - Descendants of Death
Betrayer - Fire to the Coals
Betrayer - Partaker of Evil
Betrayer - Rusted Icons
Betrayer - Sands of Time
Betrayer - Shadowed Force
Betrayer - Tribulation
Betrayer - Waiting
Betrayer - Wretched Ways

Cover Songs:
Black Sabbath - Paranoid
Cinderella - Heartbreak Station
Iced Earth - Burning Times
Iron Maiden - Aces High
Iron Maiden - Run to the Hills
Iron Maiden - The Trooper
Iron Maiden - Virus
Judas Priest - Breaking the Law
Megadeth - Angry Again
Megadeth - A Tout Le Monde
Megadeth - Foreclosure of a Dream
Megadeth - Holy Wars
Metallica - Enter Sandman
Metallica - Fade to Black
Metallica - Nothing Else Matters
Metallica - One
Metallica - Seek and Destroy
Metallica - The Unforgiven
Motley Crue - Wild Side
Nuclear Assault - The Plague
Ozzy Osbourne - Bark at the Moon
Ozzy Osbourne - Crazy Train