Blackguard, previously knows as Profugus Mortis, is metal group formed in Montréal, Québec in 2001. Their roots are in Scandinavian folk metal, but their sound is a much heavier thrash/speed style then typical bands of the genre. The group has released 3 studio albums (as of 2011) including their debut on Victory Records, Firefight. The single of the same name was recorded in Victory Records’ home town of Chicago, IL at Reggies Rock Club on the south side. Blackguard is a workhorse of a band touring non stop along side groups like Lacuna Coil, Korpiklaani, Behemoth and even was requested to open for Yngwie Malmsteen.