SAMSARA is releasing "Heart Set On Fire" Independently on CD baby. A 7 song EP produced by Kevin Jardine of Slaves on Dope Reknown. Featuring Peter Tzaferis from Slaves on Dope and April Hate (Tribute to Nirvana) on drums.

Also Samsara would like to send our condolences to the friends and family of Marc Taillefer who past away last week and leaves us devasted by his loss. May he rest in Peace.

SAMSARA has released a 7 song LP in Mid-Summer 2017 produced by Kevin Jardine.

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SAMSARA has completed thier fisrt album at Kevin Jardine's Uplift Studio in Montreal

Kevin is a producer/songwriter and has had a 20+ year career with his band Slaves on Dope, touring the USA, Canada and Europe and amassing over 100k of records sold. This also includes three worldwide record deals with Divine Recordings (Priority Records), MCA Records, Rocket Science and currently The ILS Group. He has worked with Grammy and Juno award winning artists in his studio in Montreal along with having radio singles chart in both Canada and the US of A. Kevin has worked with some of the best in the music business such as Sharon Osbourne, Thom Panunzio (Geffen Records), Arnold Lanni (producer), Troy Van Leeuwen (QOTSA/producer) and Jason Bieler (producer).

So the coming Samsara album will have Jean-Francois Macé play through a custom made Vincent Latulippe Telecaster with a JB at bridge playing though a Orange Rockerverb 50 MKII on rythme. A Gibson SG Special with a DiMarzio Super Distortion (think Ace Frehley) through a Soldano is used on leads. A Gibson Hummingbird for acoustic tracks. Dave's bass is recorded with a 1980's Fender Precision through an Ampeg amp. Can't wait to hear the finished product.

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2016 was a BIG year.
SAMSARA turned 20 YEARS old!!!

SamSara is an Canadian alternative rock band formed in Montreal, Quebec in 1996. The band's original line-up featured lead singer Todd Andrew Pronovost, guitarist Jean-Francois Macé, bassist Francis Roy and percussionist Danny Figueredo. After breaking up in 1998, SamSara reunited in 2010, with Roy declining to participate after the reunion concert at Pirhana Bar on Ste-Catherine's street.
SamSara was one of the bands that participated in giving a reputation to Montreal's "The Plateau" artistic culture of the late 90's.
Formation and SamSara (1996–1998)
SamSara formed out of the remains of guitarist Jean Francois Macé's previous band, The Souls. In mid-1996, Macé was searching for a new vocalist for the faltering The Souls and put an ad in the local community paper when he was contacted by Todd Andrew Pronovost. Pronovost (born 09 November 1970) is an Canadian singer-songwriter and left-wing activist. His music blends elements of folk music, punk rock and protest songs, and his lyrics mostly deal with political, social or romantic themes. Macé and Pronovost bonded over a mutual appreciation for Joy Division and New Model Army and began to practice together with the ex members of the souls at La Cité 2000 close to the Molson Brewery on the side of the St-Laurent River. The new band was dubbed "Samsara" . In 1997 Francis Roy left the band. In its early incarnation, SamSara went through two bass players and featured Stéphane Mallette on bass in 1997-98.
SamSara played regularily in 1997-98 on the Plateau Mont-Royal club scene, primarily at Jailhouse Rock on Mont-Royal.

SAMSARA rocks and is BACK with a vengeance. Tighter and more in your face than ever.
SamSara are notable for thier Do-it-Yourself ethical stance, manner of business practice and contempt towards the music industry.
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SAMSARA MONTREAL 1996-1998, 2010-present
Born on "Le Plateau Mont-Royal"
now operating from the new Cultural and athletic hub in Montreal - Ahuntsic.
(Money can never buy cool)

Jean Francois Macé - lead guitars, songwriting, back vocals, recording engineer & co-producer
Todd Andrew Pronovost - vocals, guitars, songwriter, management & co-producer
Matt Jingle - guitars and vocals
Dave Bielik - Bass, back vocals (2015-present)
Steve Button - Drums and vocals

Samsara est un groupe de rock alternatif canadien formé à Montréal, Québec en 1996. originale line-up du groupe etait composee du chanteur Todd Andrew Pronovost, le guitariste Jean-François Macé, le bassiste Francis Roy et percussionniste Danny Figueredo. Après sa rupture en 1998, SamSara réuni en 2010, avec Roy refusé de participer après le concert de retrouvailles au Pirhana Bar sur la rue Ste-Catherine.
SamSara était l'un des groupes qui ont participé à donner une réputation à Montréal "Le Plateau" de la culture artistique de la fin des années 90.
Formation et SamSara (1996-1998)
SamSara formé à partir des restes de l'ancien groupe du guitariste Jean-François Macé, The Souls "les âmes". À la mi-1996, Macé a été la recherche d'un nouveau chanteur pour le groupe et a mis une annonce dans le journal de la communauté locale quand il a été contacté par Todd Andrew Pronovost. Pronovost (né 09 Novembre 1970) est un chanteur-compositeur-interprète et gauche militante canadienne. Sa musique mêle des éléments de la musique folklorique, punk rock et des chansons de protestation, et ses paroles traitent principalement avec des thèmes politiques, sociaux ou romantiques. Macé et Pronovost liés sur une appréciation mutuelle de Joy Division et New Model Army et ont commencé à pratiquer avec les anciens membres de The Souls a la La Cité 2000 à proximité de la brasserie Molson sur le côté de la rivière St-Laurent. Le nouveau groupe a été surnommé "Samsara". En

Samsara floral background
Recording Vincent Latulipe Telecaster at Uplift
Samsara at papa Rock Studio
Samsara 2016
Samsara TRH Bar
Dandelion Samsara Anarchy Star
Samsara Todd Devil
Why this name?
Samsara or Sansara (sanskrit, Telugu ) literally meaning "continuous flow", is the cycle of birth, life, death, rebirth or reincarnation within Buddhism, Hinduism, Bön, Jainism, Sikhism, and other Indian religions. The word has its origins in the sramanic traditions of ancient India, and is today used in many modern Indian languages to refer to the physical world, or family, or the universe. In modern parlance, samsara refers to a place, set of objects and possessions, but originally, the word referred to a process of continuous pursuit or flow of life. In accordance with the literal meaning, the word should either refer to a continuous stream of consciousness, or the continuous but random drift of passions, desires, emotions, and experiences.
In most Indian religions, life is not considered to begin with birth and end in death, but as a continuous existence in the present lifetime of the organism and extending beyond. The nature of the actions (karma) committed during the course of each lifetime, (good or ill) determines the future destiny of each being. Samsara is closely linked with the idea of rebirth (or reincarnation), but mainly refers to the condition of life, and the experience of life.
In Buddhism, at the moment of death the consciousness (consciousness of the different senses, such as eye consciousness, ear consciousness etc.), acts as the seed for the spawning of the new consciousness in a new biological structure, conducive to the volitional impulses at the moment of death (which are themselves affected by previous volitional impulses). In other Indian religions, the volitional impulses accrued from the present life are transmitted to a consciousness structure popularly known as the soul, which, after an intermediate period (in Tibetan called the bardo), forms the basis for a new biological structure that will result in rebirth and a new life. This cyclical process ends in the attainment of moksha.
If one lives in extremely evil ways, one is reborn as an animal or other unfortunate being.
Do you play live?
Most memorable moments of the 90's were at The JailHouse, Café Chaos, Le Cirque, and Félix Bar. However begining with the Piranha Bar on Ste Catherines street on April 15th 2011 there hopefully are many more memorable moments to come!
How, do you think, does the internet (or mp3) change the music industry?
We had not discovered the power of internet promotion and that's too bad. But now with all the years of experience SAMSARA are ready for the digital era. also... In 2015, SAMSARA launched 5 singles on CD Baby, Itunes, Spotify, Rhapsogy, Rdio, Deezer, etc.
Would you sign a record contract with a major label?
I guess we would have but we never tried to contact them. Samsara plays songs with lyrics who don't necessarily please the big guys. Todd also managed to pull in hundreds of thousands of listens for his project AGENDA. We feel that internet promotion will be key to success.
Band History:
Samsara was created in 1996 after a newpaper ad was placed by the three members of The Souls for a new singer. Todd Andrew Pronovost brought his songs and stage presence and Samsara was born.
In 1999 Samsara went into hiatus due to a accumulation of obstacles.
Samsara met up again through Facebook in December 2010 and after 12 years SAMSARA is back!
Bigger and better than ever.

Our band has gone viral simultaneously in many different places including India, Indonesia, Phillipines, Egypt, Mexico, Peru, Brazil, and many other wonderful places.
Your influences?
Scum, Hazy Azure, Anthrax, Pink Floyd, Styx, Nazareth, Metalicca, Def Leppard, The Cult, Elvis Presley, Paul Anka, Dean Martin, White Zombie, Tammy Wynette, Stompin Tom Conners, Johnny Cash, Bauhaus, Love & Rockets, Tones on Tail, New Model Army, Radiohead, Depeche Mode, The Cure, The Smiths, Rush, Sex Pistols, Blur, Jane's Addiction, Soundgarden, Smashing Pumpkins, Beck, Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne, Anthrax, S.O.D., Sepultura, Pixies, Alien Sex Fiends, Tool, Staind, Jeff Buckley, Disturbed, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Joy Division, Front 242, Skinny Puppy, Ministry, Chameleons, U.K., Suede, Groove Armada, Tears For Fears, Duran Duran, Depeche Mode, System Of A Down, Foo Fighters, Nirvana, Queen of The Stone Age, Violent Femmes, The Cramps, Henri Rollins, Jello Biafra, Johhny Rotten, P.I.L., Daniel Ash, Dave Navarro, Franck Black, The Soundtrack of Our Lives, David Bowie, Kiss, Metallica, Megadeth, Motley Crue, Velvet Underground, Frank Zappa, Corey Hart, Pavement, Sisters of Mercy, The Mission U.K., Legendary Pink Dots, Trisomie 21, R.E.M., Siouxie & The Banshees, Blondie, Anne Clark, Kate Bush, Public Enemy, Boogey Down Productions, Brian Eno, Nine Inch Nails, Camper Van Beethoven, Cracker, Mastodon, The killers, The Romantics, Jethro Tull, Iron Butterfly, Ultravox, Jean Leloup, Frederic Fortin, Beruriers Noirs, Garcons Bouchers, Michel Louvain, Art-rock et plus!!
Favorite spot?
Playing at the now defunct Jailhouse in Montreal back in 1997.

We did very much enjoy the Piranha Bar in Montreal in 2011... cool people!
Equipment used:
Auria App and Apple IPad
Roland JP-8000 analog modulator
Gibson Les Paul Standard 2010
Gibson Les Paul Junior Faded 2010
Gibson Les paul Standard 2005
Eastwood Stormbird P90
Godin Core P90
Ibanez Iceman Bass
Squier Jaguar Bass
Gretsch Junior Jet II Bass
Ayotte Drums
Mapex Meridian Rock Kit
Sabian B8 Pro Cymbals
Zildjian Custom
Gretsch Electromatic Center-block
Gibson SG 2010 Ebony
Ampeg BA-210
Premier Drums
Fender HotRod Deville
Electroharmonix Nano Metal Muff
Electroharmonix Little Big Muff
Boss VE-20
Yorkville Active Speakers 1400 watts
Boss Harmonist
Anything else...?
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Samsara has jammed together on Dec 10th 2010 for the 1 st time in 12 years.
Samsara has played live with Mojo temple at Piranha Bar on April 15th, 2011.

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A Heavy Alternative Rock song about the human condition.
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dedicated to Kris Cornell, Chester Bennington and our friend Marc Taillefer. R.I.P.
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An upbeat power pop song that is great for driving.
A SoundClick Top 10 song
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Lovely Power Pop song with a heavy rock edge.
A SoundClick Top 50 song
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explicit lyrics
SAMSARA is releasing "Heart Set On Fire" Independently on CD baby. A 7 song LP produced by Kevin Jardine of Slaves on Dope Reknown. Featuring Peter Tzaferis from Slaves on Dope and April Hate (Tribute to Nirvana) on drums.
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We had a bad night
It's hard to make up when your having a fight
You want me to leave but your always begging me please
I tried so hard yes I tried my best
still always feel like Im failing the test
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