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New Guitar Video: Spoils Of War Intro

Howdy! Here’s a brand new guitar video, showing you an up-close-and-personal view of Max playing the intro to Spoils Of War.

If you like this, head over to to pre-order the new album!
It comes out on April 20th.

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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:

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Derelict Update, Oct 16 2011

Howdy friends! Eric here for your weekly Derelict update.

Max, Collin and I are still neck-deep in guitar tracking, but things are coming along quite well.
Check out this quick teaser vid of Max recording the harmonized taps at the beginning of ‘Spoils Of War’:

On Saturday we had the pleasure of practicing with Maxime Chevalier, our session bass player for our upcoming gigs in Montreal, Brantford, and North Bay later this month.
Maxime plays in Montreal tech-death band Self Collapse, so definitely check them out, they’re on the rise!

Lastly, on Saturday Max and I also participated in Occupy Montreal.
I won’t get all preachy here, but if you have no idea what I’m talking about, you can find the Occupy movement online here:
There are events happening in most major cities around the world, so if this strikes a chord with you, join us!

Thanks for following Derelict! \m/

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Derelict Update, Oct 8 2011

Greetings everyone! Max here and I’m very excited to write the first of what will now be a regular Derelict blog. We will be talking to you guys about a whole bunch of things like lyrics, the songwriting process, different thoughts we have about music, and possibly peanut butter sandwiches.

For the moment I think you guys deserve a full update on the band and what we’re up to. Many things have happened since the Northern Shores tour. Some good things as well as some less good things but all in all we are very happy with the direction the band is taking and can’t wait for you all to hear it. As of right now our new album is fully written and arranged. We have 12 tracks for close to 45 minutes of brutal, yet melodic, death metal on the way. Our new guitarist Collin McGee has been a welcome addition to our ranks and his leads will contribute to taking our music to a new level of musicianship.

We recently hosted a private party here in Montreal where we premiered a bunch of our new tracks to some of the local Metal Militia and had a great time. The feedback was very positive so we’re all very excited about that. Besides that we were extremely pleased to be offered a slot opening for Decapitated, Decrepit Birth, Fleshgod Apocalypse and Rings of Saturn at Foufounes Electriques on Wednesday, October 26th (Event: This will be a great gig for us and hopefully those of you in the area will come out to see it!

That same weekend we are heading out to Ontario for the first time since the spring. We will be playing Shredfest 2011 in Brantford at Club NV alongside our good friends in Endast, Misguided Aggression, Exes for Eyes, Immersed as well as Besegra (Event: This should be one hell of a show and it’s for charity, so once again, if you’re in the area, you should definitely not miss this great lineup. We are thereafter heading to North Bay (venue and lineup TBA) to play another show the next day. It should be a nice and brutal weekend.

On the album front, ¾ of the rhythm guitar tracks are recorded at this point. Guitars should be done by November. The bass is being recorded in Switzerland by our good friend Sebastien Pittet who also mans the bass duties in Augury. Drums and vocals will be recorded by Christian Donaldson (Cryptopsy) in November and December.

Lastly, we have a new merch store and are progressively adding new stuff to it, including a new shirt design themed after our song, ‘Expiry’. Click here:

Thanks for reading guys. Like I said previously, stay tuned because there’s going to be a lot of content on this new blog of ours. We hope you’ll dig it.

See you in the pit.


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New Custom Pick Designs

Hey guys. Eric here. We got some new Derelict picks from InTune Guitar Picks. There’s a standard Derelict model, and signature models for both Max and Collin. Each is a little different, so come check them out at shows and find out how to get your hands on a few. Horns up!

Check out the pick pic on our Facebook page, here:

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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.


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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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