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Derelict Update, Oct 31 2011

Happy Halloween! Eric here.

We had an excellent run of shows, starting with the Decapitated/Decrepit Birth/Fleshgod Apocalypse/Rings of Saturn tour stop on Oct 26th in Montreal. It was amazing to play alongside some of our influences and favorite bands, and the Montreal crowd got there right for the beginning, so we had a great crowd despite it being 6:30pm. Check out this live video of ‘Polarized’:

Next was Brantford on Oct 28th, where we played ShredFest, a charity concert benefiting the Help A Child Smile Foundation. Great to play alongside our brothers in Endast, Misguided Aggression, Exes For Eyes, and Besegra.

On Oct 29th we played in North Bay, alongside The Killing Field and many other great bands. This was a classic small-town show, set up in a awesome and spacious curling rink, with a crowd of absolute diehards. We couldn’t ask for anything more!

As studio dates approach, Collin and Max are finishing off recording lead guitar this week, and we’re rehearsing all together to tighten the drum and vocal performances.
We also got some amazing bass lines from our session man Seb Pittet (also plays in Augury), and we’re very excited to have everyone hear those. The album is coming together!

Thanks for reading!
-Eric and Derelict

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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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Winter Is Coming. Derelict Beanie Tuques Now Available.

Winter Is Coming. Keep your head warm. We have a new Beanie Tuque available online for $15.
All purchases made on our webstore come with a free button and pick, while supplies last.

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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
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Sébastien Pittet - Fretless Bass (Perpetuation Studio)… Myspace

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