French post metal band Cancel the Apocalypse has released second single

French post metal band Cancel the Apocalypse has released second single from their upcoming second album

Promo picture by Pascal Imbault

French post metal band Cancel The Apocalypse releases their second album “Terminus Stairway” in June 10th 2022. Now they have released second single “Where is Soledad?” from the upcoming album.

Band backgrounds the new single:
“‘Where is Soledad?’ is a questioning about loneliness and loss of bearings in industrialized societies. Soledad (whose nationality we don’t really know) personifies this lonely being in search of meaning who seeks to escape from her mental shackles. Music is the meeting of several classical and metal influences. The classical guitar’s sweetness, the cello’s deep tone, the melodious and sometimes flayed voice and the ever looming storm of the drums are all mixed together. The result is a surprising equilibrium that does not leave you indifferent. We have fun listening to the baroque themes mixed with contemporary riffs. Everything here underlines the emotions of Soledad and her inner world.”

Listen to the single:


Cancel The Apocalypse is a bridge between cultures and ages. It started simply: Audrey and Arnaud, graduates of Bordeaux conservatoire and baroque specialists, imagine a new hybrid style, blending today’ styles.

They are under the charm of the singer of MY OWN PRIVATE ALASKA who is performing in Nimes arenas as opening act for Metallica. Matthieu will be the singer of the band. And Karol of GOROD, another well known artist of the French metal scene, will join him at the drums. The press, specialized and main stream, takes immediate notice of this new vibe, with Telerama awarding them fff. Reviews acclaiming the first opus keep coming, with the tour starting in Frame, then Germany and ending in a blaze of glory with the Fusion Festival. The warm welcome they received allows the quartet to let its ambition and emotions roam free.

Amidst the standardized engineered harmonies of the self congratulating music industry, Cancel the Apocalypse emerges as a sparkling celesMal oasis, soothing yet disturbing. The result is both avant-garde and unifying. Even more melodious and deep, “terminus stairway” continues the quest initiated by its predecessor “our own democracy”. Audrey’s cello has never been so rich and deep, where Arnaud’s melodies (guitar and piano) transcend baroque and blend into the whole classical repertoire. The voice becomes intimately true, deep and self assured, sensitive yet raw, until it reaches its saturated climax, supported by Karol’s rich and elegant style. His international experience boosts the combo thanks to his guts strike and his intent.

This new world, imagined by the quartet, is driven by new human, social and political codes, in the image of its members. A memoir on anarchy in the XX’s century music, activism with Sea Shepherd, study of the vision of French intellectuals on Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, commitment to the preventon of suicide among young people. Values are not an empty word at CANCEL THE APOCALYPSE. Their music is the reflect of this positive reflection momentum and humanist action that they have been able to create among themselves, for their loved ones, their children, which they now wish to transmit to the world.

“Resilience as the highest gii that a man can have”.

Line-Up :
Paquet Audrey (cello)
Barat Arnaud (acoustic guitar)
Karol Diers (drum)
Matthieu Miegeville (lead vocal)
Guest: Catherine Févai (alto)

Recording: Bud Studio
Mix: Matthieu Pascal à Bud Studio
Master: Globe Audio Mastering
Photos : Eric Imbault

Influences :
La Dispute / Schubert

Discography :
Our Own Democracy (2016)

Websites :

  1. Where is Soledad?
    ISRC: FI-3FC-22-41201

Music & Lyrics by:
Arnaud Barat, Karol Diers, Matthieu Miegeville, Audrey Paquet