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Frothy Pint of Metal Episode: Derelict
We were flattered and surprised this morning to be sent a link to the new episode of Frothy Pint of Metal, because it is a full 10-minute profile on us! Many thanks to Happy Viking! Check this out and subscribe to his stuff, he really goes in deep to reveal what the bands he covers are all about.
ondeschocs.com invited us to submit a list of songs for their Les Racines du Mal series, which is a streaming selection of tracks, in this case influences and favourites, by a particular band. Check out it out:
Derelict will not be at the STM Fest in Toronto September 7th
We regret to inform our Toronto fans that we have been cut from the September 7th Spread The Metal Festival by the concert promoter. It is truly beyond our control. We’ll be back soon, hopefully with a new release for you.
Hailing from Montreal, Derelict mixes the brutal and technical elements of the Quebec metal scene with listenable structures and melody, resulting in an unforgiving yet accessible package. The band’s trademark sound has led to comparisons with the likes of Death, Strapping Young Lad, Obscura and The Black Dahlia Murder.
In 2009, the release of the Unspoken Words album through Year of the Sun Records marked a kickoff point for Derelict with several national tours, increased media exposure, and greater critical acclaim. The band’s 2012 followup release, Perpetuation was once again mixed and mastered by Chris Donaldson of Cryptopsy and contains 12 furious tracks that showcase an upgraded version of what Derelict fans have come to love. This new crushing-yet-memorable opus led the band to be nominated for “Metal Artist Of The Year” at the 2013 Canadian Independent Music Awards alongside Devin Townsend and Bison BC, as well as to secure international distribution through Maple Metal Records.
“This album was long in the making, and saw the band through some intense challenges,” says vocalist Eric Burnet. “We survived our trials and came back much stronger. Perpetuation is streamlined Derelict: it has fast tempos and brutal riffs, but lots of melody and catchiness too. We all pushed ourselves to expand what we could do with our instruments, and we got Sébastien Pittet (ex-Augury) playing fretless bass on it too!”
With the help of constant touring within Canada, and support for international acts such as Decapitated, Cryptopsy, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Decrepit Birth, Job For A Cowboy, Whitechapel, The Agonist, Revocation and Threat Signal, the band continues to spread its socio-political message of self-empowerment, freedom and peace to a mass of receptive fans.