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Derelict Update, Oct 22 2011

For this week’s update, Jordan wrote about his process for preparing new songs for the studio. Check it out, and be sure to check out his
drumming page on Facebook if you like this kind of thing.

Hey guys, it’s Jordan here to talk about the process I use to prepare for laying down my drum tracks in the studio.

When I first learn a Derelict song, I go section by section and come up with a beat for each one. Usually I’ll have a general idea of what I want, and then I’ll spend a bit of time making sure I can play it tightly. It can happen though that I come up with a beat in my mind that I can’t even play in reality. In those cases, I’ll break the rhythm down and play each hand and each foot separately until I can play each respective part on it’s own. Then I’ll put them together one by one. For example, I’ll learn the pattern I’ll be playing with my right hand. Then I’ll learn the left hand pattern separately, then put the two together. I’ll do the same thing for my feet and play every combination of hand and foot until I’m ready to put all four patterns together. I use this practice method primarily for complex poly-rhythms that require a lot of limb separation.

At this point I’ve learned all the songs that are to be recorded for our next album. My main focus now is going back over all of them, making sure all the parts work and that I can play them perfectly. I’m also going over all the parts that seem uninspired or lacking in some way and beefing them up or rewriting them until I’m happy with them. When they’re up to speed I’ll be shooting videos of each one and putting them up on our
Youtube channel periodically after the album comes out.

I’ve spent a lot of time on the parts for this record, and I’m hitting the studio in mid November. Can’t wait for you guys to hear it!

Here’s Jordan’s drum video playlist:

In other news, just informed us that there is only ONE special CD combo pack remaining on our webstore. It’s the Carry the Flame EP (2008), the Unspoken Words album (2009), and our self-titled EP (2011) for $15. Both EPs are near being out of print. Click the image to check out the store.

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Montreal technical death metallers DERELICT are offering a 10% discount on their merchandise from now until the end of 2010.
Simply visit and enter the promo code ‘DERETENLIC’ when completing a purchase. DERELICT’s online merch store features several different t-shirt models, albums, as well as affordable shirt+CD combos.

DERELICT’s 2009 album ‘Unspoken Words’ is in stores across Canada through Year Of The Sun Records, and available online through Relapse Records and on iTunes.

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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

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