Born in 1964, Bertrand Cantat catches the rock virus very young. Fan of the Doors, he starts writing at 13 years old. At sixteen, Bertrand wants his group. With his high school friend Serge Teyssot-Gay, he recruits Denis Barthe and Frédéric Vidalenc. Turn of the bars, tele-hooks, the group is noticed and signed with Barclay in 1986 under the name Noir Désir.
Released in 1989, “The Dark Heroes of Bitter” is sold to 150,000 copies. Cantat’s sharp feather, the unbridled energy of the group, his militant commitment, Noir Désir enchaine rewards and gold records. But on July 27, 2007 in Lithuania, Cantat strikes several times against his partner Marie Trintignant, who dies of his wounds. Sentenced to 8 years in prison, Cantat is transferred to France to serve his sentence. In October 2007, he obtained parole. Broken, threatened with death, Cantat takes refuge with his relatives. The return of Black Desire, if it is not totally excluded, is not expected soon. by closermag.fr