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Ghoulunatics

Formed: 1994
From: Montreal, Québec, Canada
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Ghoulunatics News

Below is our complete Ghoulunatics news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

Chariots of the Gods Announces Quebec Show Dates

Ottawa, ON's melodic death thrashers Chariots of The Gods have announced they will be performing at this year’s Drummondville Metal Fest V on February 9th, 2013, with Quebec's top metal talents Cryptopsy (Montreal), Ghoulunatics (Montreal), Bookakee (Montreal), 101 Proof (Montreal), Trollheims (Trois-Rivieres), Odium (Walkerton, ON) and L’Habit Me Suce Le Moine (Drummondville). Chariots of the Gods will also be performing in Montreal, QC the following week on Feb 16th, 2013, with Burning The Oppressor.

"With our album being released soon, we look forward to playing it live at Drummond Metalfest 5, along with playing with incredible bands, in front of one of the best crowds in the province of Quebec," comments vocalist Renaud Jobin.

The band is set to release their full length album, "Tides of War," on Tuesday, January 29th, 2013, and unleashed their second single, "Unbound," featuring guest vocals by Aleksi Sihvonen of Norther, which can be heard at this location. You can pre-order the album at the band's Bandcamp here, along with a free download of the title track. More...

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Porfugus Mortis To Open for Ghoulunatics In Ottawa

French Canadian extreme folk metal act PROFUGUS MORTIS will support GHOULUNATICS on February 2nd at Maverick's on Ottawa, Ontario. This will be one of the Ghoulunatics final shows, the band having decided to call it quits after 14 years.

As previously reported, Ghoulunatics bassist Gary Lyons recently issued the following statement regarding their demise:

"It is with great regret and sadness that I officially inform you that the Ghoulunatics adventure is coming to an end."

"Our singer, Patrick Mireault (aka Evil S. Presley), recently told us that he didn’t have the motivation nor determination to carry on with the band. As you might imagine, this was a great shock to me and the rest of the band." More...

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Ghoulunatics Bassist Issue Farewell Tour Update

GHOULUNATICS bassist Gary Lyons has issued the following update:

"Hello you crazy lunatics!"

"We have confirmed the first date of the Ghoulunatics farewell tour 2008."

"The show will be on February 2nd at Mavericks in Ottawa, ON. This show will be all ages. Ghoulunatics will be on stage at 10 PM."

"Supporting bands will be PROFUGUS MORTIS, INSURRECTION and one more local band to be announced soon. Other details will be available soon at www.ghoulunatics.com"

"This will most likely be the only Ontario stop on the tour. We only have a few dates available and we are already trying to juggle all the demands in our home province of Quebec. However, the door is still open for all offers." More...

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Ghoulunatics Calling It A Day

Bassist Gary Lyons of the Montreal deathcore act GHOULUNATICS has issued the following update:

"It is with great regret and sadness that I officially inform you that the GHOULUNATICS adventure is coming to an end.

"Our singer, Patrick Mireault (aka Evil S. Presley), recently told us that he didn't have the motivation nor determination to carry on with the band. As you might imagine, this was a great shock to me and the rest of the band.

"After discussing the issue at length with each other we came to the conclusion that we just couldn't carry on without one of the three founding members. Pat helped create the GHOULUNATICS' unique identity and sound though the years and he's a major part of this band as singer and frontman.

"GHOULUNATICS will therefore cross over to the land of the dead after nearly 14 years of existence during which we released five studio albums, one live album and a DVD (the first from a Quebec metal band).

"We will be performing a couple of farewell shows before calling it a day so this will allow fans to come and see us play live for one last time. We hope that all our fans and friends will be joining us for one last time!

"I'd like to take this opportunity to give a final shout out to all promoters and friends (bands) from the province of Quebec who would be interested in booking such a show in their region. Please contact me at booking@ghoulunatics.com right now.

"Only one or two dates a month will be available from February to the summer of 2008.

"A 'best-of' CD consisting of our best songs from all 5 studio albums and possibly some other goodies will be our last testament. We hope to include pictures from all different stages of the band as well as our videos, etc. This will be a limited release of 500 copies only. Each copy will be numbered.

"We hope to see you guys in Montreal at our 3rd and last Ghouls X-Mass Party [on December 8]. This might be our last hometown show…"

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Ghoulunatics Announce Fall Live Dates

Quebec-based metallers GHOULUNATICS have announced the following fall live dates in support of their latest album, Cryogénie, out now via Galy Records:

September
7- Dolbeau, QC - Salle Des Chevaliers De Colomb
8 - Jonquiere, QC - Eglise Notre Dame De Fatima
9 - La Baie, QC - Le Petit Baril

October
6 - Trois-Rivieres, QC - Le Maquisart
26 - St-Hyacinthe, QC - Bar Le Trash

November
10 - Vallee Jonction, QC - Salle Gede Drouin (Beauce Metalfest 1)

December
8 - Montréal, QC - Bar Le Saphir (Le Party De Noel Des Ghouls 3)

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Ghoulunatic Members Appear In Zombie Film

GHOULUNATICS members Gary Lyons, Brian Craig and Francis Dubois appear as zombies, in a horror scene rendering homage to retro italian fright flicks, in Pat Tremblay's (video director and graphic artist for such bands as GHOULUNATICS, WURDULAK, NECROPHAGIA, VIKING CROWN and ROSTRUM,) first feature film entitled "Heads of Control : The Gorul Baheu Brain Expedition".

Francis Dubois also contributes musically, having written a complex, yet catchy black metal track for another segment where ROSTRUM's singer Reverend S.S. Rose (aka Stéphane Soucy), appear in a strange performance of his own.

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Ghoulunatics Begin Recording New Album

Montreal deathcore act GHOULUNATICS have issued the following update:

"We're headed out to Wild Studios to work with acclaimed producer and good friend Pierre Remillard (CRYPTOPSY, A PERFECT MURDER, etc.) (Thursday, May 25). This time around Pierre will be involved in the project from A to Z as he will be recording, mixing and mastering this one. The whole band is ready to go and we can't wait to lay down these 10 new tracks for our fifth studio album.

"This CD will be a special one and is dedicated to our Francophone fans here in the province of Quebec and all over who have supported GHOULUNATICS by coming to our shows, buying our CD's and merch, writing us and just being the best fans a band could have! Sounds a bit cheesy you might say, but it's the truth and we're proud to say it. If you've ever been to a show here in the province of Quebec, you know what I'm talking about! So get ready all you crazy lunatics, this album will be 100% in French!!

"The album will be called 'Cryogenie', and will be available in August via Galy Records in Canada and via Enragé Productions in France. We'll be touring Quebec for 9 days straight starting August 31 with French hardcore outfit TAGADA JONES and we should be heading back to Europe to tour with them for two weeks in November.

"GHOULUNATICS will only be playing four shows before September, two of those as part of a two-day festival with DISFEAR and MISERY INDEX among others.

"The band is currently seeking to secure Canadian show dates until December."

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Ghoulunatics Begin Work On New Album

Montreal deathcore act GHOULUNATICS have commenced work on their fifth studio album. "We've been jamming acoustically for a couple of weeks to get the song structures down in a calm environment," the band write. "We went into our jam room last Friday to test the new ideas out and they sound great! They have that groove that can just hook you in and get you taping your foot to the beat! So all is going well.

"We will be recording a three-song demo at the end of January that we will present to a couple of local booking agencies who specialize in booking festivals hoping to get in on some bigger outside festivals around the province of Quebec this summer. After that's done, we'll keep working on the rest of the songs. We're working on ideas for about 10 songs right now, and more will surely be added as the weeks go by. We're really happy with how things are going so far. The guys are really into it and can't wait to get back into the studio. I can't wait to hear what kind of sick lyrics Pat will come up with this time around! No date has been scheduled for the studio yet, but I think it should be before the summer. We will probably go back to Wildsound studio, that place is magic and we look forward to working with [producer] Pierre Remillard again."

GHOULUNATICS released a 10th anniversary DVD, "Blood Curdling Years", last year via Galy Records/F.A.B. distribution.

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Confirmed Trois-Riviere Metalfest Acts

The Canadian Trois-Rivière Metalfest has started announcing bands again for it's now annual festival which is taking place from November 5th-6th. Confirmed thus far are the following acts:

Cryptosy
Magister Dixit
Ghoulunatics
Despised Icon
A Perfect Murder
Torn Within
Unexpect

...with many more expected to round out the 14 band total. The Trois-Rivière Metalfest will again be taking place at Le Maquisart in Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada.

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