Merkabah is a heavy rock band that also encompasses symphonic and progressive rock music elements. The band was founded in the Beauce region (Quebec) in 2002.
In March 2014, the five-piece outfit is going to release its third album, which is entitled Ubiquity: an epic journey through the most fantastic worlds filled with intense emotions and rich sound textures.
In 2009, the band was awarded the Champlain prize for Best Heavy Metal album for its second LP, which is called The Realm of All Secrets (2007). Over the last years, the band has also played with several international acts such as Lacuna Coil, Hammerfall, and Gamma Ray. Merkabah also took part in the 2008 edition of the Woodstock en Beauce festival.
Today, the band consists of Jacinthe Poulin (vocals), François Vachon (guitars), Raynald Brochu (guitars), Louis Doyon (bass), and Nicolas Bilodeau (drums and percussions), and is built around three core values, namely musical integrity, identity and authenticity.