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New Album Track Listing Revealed

Hey guys. News release:

Montreal technical death metal band Derelict has emerged from Christian Donaldson’s Studio Le Garage (Cryptopsy, Beneath the Massacre) to provide a final production update and reveal the new album’s track listing.

“This album was a lot of work!”, states vocalist Eric Burnet. “However, I think it’s paying off. We pushed ourselves to deliver the performances we wanted, and we have twelve brutal tunes to show for it.”

The track listing for Perpetuation is as follows:
1. Perpetuation
2. Spoils Of War
3. Expiry
4. Digital Birthright
5. Intricate Decay
6. Olympic
7. Ergogenic
8. Recreated
9. Yours To Surpass
10. Shackles Of Indoctrination
11. The Iridium Layer
12. Emergence

A short video of guitarist Max Lussier working on the intro to “Spoils Of War” can be seen here:

Derelict aims to release Perpetuation in early 2012.

In the meantime, to close off 2011, the band has issued a special holiday merch deal that includes their entire digital discography bundled with various merch items for as low as they can be offered. More info on Bandcamp:
http://derelictmetal.bandcamp.com/album/discography-holiday-deal

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The Montreal Effect

Hey guys. Below is a blog update from Max about the Montreal metal scene.
Just a quick reminder, if you’re IN Montreal, tonight (Oct 26th), we’re playing at Foufs with Decapitated, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Decrepit Birth and Rings of Saturn:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=206241806102975

The Montreal Effect

Very often in life we ask ourselves or others how we are influenced by our surroundings. This is true in many walks of life. Our surroundings affect how we dress, what music we listen to and many other things too numerous to list properly right now. As someone who writes music, in this case death metal music, I have to say that my surroundings have had a great impact on my playing and songwriting.

We in Derelict are very fortunate to call Montreal home. Montreal is a very lively and artistic city where you can attend some sort of artistic performance or live a nightlife experience pretty much any night of the week. It’s also a fairly unique city in that the French and English languages live in relative harmony. What is also true about Montreal is that it has a world-class metal scene.

When I was a young teenager and discovering the heavier arts, some of the bands I stumbled upon after the Big 4 were Iced Earth, Opeth, Death, Arch Enemy and Deicide. I was off to a good start when I saw someone mention Cryptopsy in a magazine(that’s right, metal sites were not as common back then). My friend Pat and I first listened to the song “White Worms”. I couldn’t believe that this type of brutal music even existed, let alone that the band was from my hometown! After that life-changing event it didn’t take long for me to realize just how much of a brutal bastion of metal this city really was.

Years later it’s very easy for me to cite a bunch of local bands who have had a tremendous influence on me and other members of Derelict past and present. I don’t know if it’s because of Voivod, but Quebec metal bands, many of which are from Montreal, often seem to have either a technical, progressive or off kilter approach that give it a distinctive sound. Some bands, like Gorguts, even venture into the avant-garde category, literally reinventing how they played their guitars as they went along. This alongside other influences from the United States and Europe have now made Montreal a more diversified metal juggernaut, with famous bands like The Agonist, Blackguard, Beneath the Massacre and the recently defunct Despised Icon all making waves in their respective styles. While that is happening you have bands like Neuraxis, Unexpect, Martyr, Augury that keep pushing their own boundaries. The underground is also kicking it pretty hard with bands like Beyond Creation, Endast, First Fragment, Self-Collapse, Impalement, The Unconscious Mind and many more playing local shows seemingly every week.

The speed, relentlessness and jarring musical direction this city harnesses has resonated in Derelict as well. The eerie tones and chaotic rhythms of our brethren and metal forefathers seem to creep through our songs (or at least some of the ones I write). We are often told that we have the “Montreal” sound. I for one embrace it and am very proud of the strong metal tradition of my hometown. Vive le métal!

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Promo EP Available On Bandcamp, Includes Free Download of ‘Perpetuation’

Montreal tech death shredders Derelict have just put their self-titled 2011 Promo EP up for sale on their Bandcamp page for $1.99, which includes the opening track, Perpetuation, as a free download.
http://derelictmetal.bandcamp.com/

“We originally intended this EP to simply be a promotional lead-up to the next album, but our fans have been asking us to make the tracks available,” comments vocalist Eric Burnet. “They were produced at full album quality, so we figured, why not! In this day and age bands can’t afford to hold music back for no reason, and if people want to have it, we’re more than happy to deliver it.”

The EP features three songs that will be on the band’s next full-length, due out in late 2011. Similarly to on their 2009 release ‘Unspoken Words’, tracking duties were shared by Burnet and Montreal engineer Kevin Frenette (http://www.kevinfrenette.ca), with mixing and mastering completed by Chris Donaldson (Beneath The Massacre, The Agonist, etc). Bass duties were provided courtesy of Swiss fretless guru Seb Pittet (Augury). More of his work can be heard at http://www.myspace.com/wanubass.

Over the next few months, Derelict will be putting the finishing touches on their next full-length, playing select shows around Quebec and Ontario, and looking at expanding their reach to the US and Europe.

Derelict’s 2009 release ‘Unspoken Words’ is available in stores across Canada through Year Of The Sun Records, in the US and online through Relapse Records, as well as on iTunes.

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Third New Track Is Up: YOURS TO SURPASS

,Montreal technical death metallers Derelict have begun streaming the 3rd of 3 tracks from their new promo EP. Listen to it here:

Yours to Surpass is the first song for the band composed by guitarist Max Lussier.
“The track is pretty fast and technical from a guitar standpoint,” comments Lussier. “I tried to write the music as organically as possible, like a stream of consciousness from part to part.”

This is the third of three songs released in the last month as part of Derelict’s new promotional EP. The other two, Perpetuation and Expiry, can be heard here:

“We worked with Chris Donaldson (Beneath The Massacre, The Agonist, etc) again for the mix and master, and we got Sébastien Pittet (ex-Augury touring bassist) on fretless bass duties,” explains vocalist Eric Burnet. “All in all we’re pretty psyched and we hope this gets people excited for our next album.”
Check out more bass work from Seb Pittet at http://www.myspace.com/wanubass

Over the next few months Derelict will be putting the finishing touches on their next release, playing select shows around Quebec, Ontario, and the East Coast, and looking at expanding their reach to the US and Europe.

Derelict’s 2009 release ‘Unspoken Words’ is available in stores across Canada through Year Of The Sun Records, in the US and online through Relapse Records, as well as on iTunes.

For more info visit:
http://www.derelictmetal.com
http://www.myspace.com/derelictmetal
http://www.facebook.com/derelictmetal
http://www.twitter.com/derelictmetal
http://www.youtube.com/derelictmetal
http://www.indiemerch.com/derelict

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Second New Track Streaming Now: EXPIRY

Montreal technical death metallers Derelict have begun streaming the second track from their new promo EP. Listen to it here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZcX6xAkY9E

“This is a really angry song,” explains vocalist Eric Burnet. “It’s about having to pay for our abuse of the planet by watching it fall apart around us.”

‘Expiry’ is the second of three songs being released this month as part of Derelict’s new promotional demo. The first, ‘Perpetuation’, started streaming two weeks ago and is available here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fa0jKt89ocM

“Although we’re labeling this as a demo, the production is full album quality,” says Burnet. “We went with Chris Donaldson (Beneath The Massacre, The Agonist, etc) again for the mix and master, and we got Sébastien Pittet (ex-Augury touring bassist) on fretless bass duties. All in all we’re pretty psyched and we hope this gets people excited for our next album.”

Check out more bass work from Seb Pittet at http://www.myspace.com/wanubass

Over the next few months Derelict will be putting the finishing touches on their next release, playing select shows around Quebec, Ontario, and the East Coast, and looking at expanding their reach to the US and Europe.

Derelict’s 2009 release ‘Unspoken Words’ is available in stores across Canada through Year Of The Sun Records, in the US and online through Relapse Records, as well as on iTunes.

For more info visit:
http://www.derelictmetal.com
http://www.myspace.com/derelictmetal
http://www.facebook.com/derelictmetal
http://www.twitter.com/derelictmetal
http://www.youtube.com/derelictmetal
http://www.indiemerch.com/derelict

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Biography

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.

 

Derelict Is…

Eric Burnet – VocalsFacebook | Twitter
Jordan Perry – DrumsFacebook | Youtube
Max Lussier – GuitarFacebook | Twitter
Xavier Sperdouklis – Bass
Simon Cléroux – Guitar…Facebook

Sébastien Pittet - Fretless Bass (Perpetuation Studio)… Myspace

Contact Info

Contact/Booking: derelictmetal@gmail.com
Press Inquiries: ricburnmedia@gmail.com

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