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Below is our complete Derelict 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.

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Spread The Metal Fest Offering Free Samplers

Spread The Metal Fest is gearing up for upcoming events in both Halifax on August 24th and 25th and Toronto on September 7th and 8th with bands such as Deicide, The Agonist, Skullfist, Black Moor, Deathpoint, Death Valley Driver, Sanktuary, Suffocation, The Agonist, Augury, Kittie, Nephelium, Derelict, Crimson Shadows, Deathpoint, Edge of Attack, Hallows Die, Beheading of The King, and many more!

In promotion of these two fests, Spread The Metal Fest is offering fans an aural assault of free metal. Check them out below.

The Halifax edition:

1. Deathpoint - For Your Eyes Only 05:45
2. Doom Machine - Shallow Grave 05:35
3. Evertrapped - Depression Unrest 06:18
4. Malixria - Chrous of Hatred 04:48
5. Sanktuary - Hail The Villain 06:45
6. Severed Reign - Will To Live 03:35
7. Spew - Tube Fed 02:30 More...

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Derelict Announces Physical Album Releases

As of August 5th 2013, "Perpetuation" and "Unspoken Words," the 2012 and 2009 full-length releases by Montreal death metal shredders Derelict, will be available in retail stores worldwide through Maple Metal Records.

"MMR approached us to distribute these albums, and we couldn't be happier to go for it," comments Derelict vocalist Eric Burnet. "We've worked hard over the years to set up many of our own independent tools and services, but we were sorely lacking in terms of in-store distribution. MMR are helping a lot of hardworking metal bands, and we're happy to be one of them!"

An A&R rep from Maple Metal Records in Toronto comments: "MMR is totally stoked to offer worldwide distribution for Derelict's albums. We are confident Derelict has what it takes to be a major player in the technical death metal genre, and this Canadian band is ready to break-out onto the international metal scene in a huge way!"

"Perpetuation" saw Derelict be nominated for "Metal Artist Of The Year" at the 2013 Canadian Independent Music Awards alongside Devin Townsend, Bison BC, and more. The band is currently playing select shows in Canada and concentrating on writing a follow-up release. More...

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Kittie Added To Spread The Metal Fest Lineup

Spread The Metal Festival has added all-female Canadian heavy metal band Kittie to the Toronto line-up, which also includes Suffocation, The Agonist, Augury, Skull Fist, Nephelium, Derelict, Crimson Shadows, Deathpoint, Edge of Attack, Hallows Die, Beheading of The King, and many more.

The bands will be performing to raise funds for Kiva, an organization that reduces poverty by providing monetary support to struggling entrepreneurs in developing countries.

This year's Toronto edition will be held at the famed Opera House on September 7th and 8th. Ticket info is available at this location. The lineup will be:

September 7th

BOTB Winner
Evertrapped
Nephelium
Derelict
The Catalyst
Crimson Shadows
Beheading of a King
Augury
Suffocation

September 8th

Answer With Metal
Hallows Die
TBA
Deathpoint
Edge of Attack
Sanktuary
Skull Fist
The Agonist
Kittie More...

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Axis Of Metal Releases Second Compilation

Axis of Metal has now released a second free online compilation (check out the first one here), which can be streamed or downloaded via Bandcamp or in the player below. Axis of Metal also commented:

"Axis Of The Underground Volume 2 will treat your eardrums to the thrashiest of metal, heinous black metal, putrid death metal, empowering traditional metal, methodical doom metal, boundary pushing progressive metal, the grooviest of groove metal, avant-garde madness, and bouncy folk metal among many other genres and incarnations of heavy sounds.

"We’ve loaded our heavy metal shotgun and are discharging the most comprehensive of compilations to satisfy even the pickiest of nay-sayers and nitpickers. Axis Of The Underground is our way to give back to the genre that has brought all of us years and years of elation and enjoyment. So sit back, crack a cold one, or roll a herbal cigarette and hit play on the bandcamp player below, and be prepared to be whisked away to a heavy metal nirvana. "

1. Obduracy - Virtue And Vice 04:38
2. Razorwyre - Knights Of Fire 03:23
3. Wings Denied - Clockwork 04:50
4. Desultor - Black Monday 03:13
5. Monsterworks - Freewill 04:28
6. Rusted Brain - Caught In The Fire 02:29
7. Scythia - Sailor's Accolade 03:19
8. Symptom - Into The Scalding Spring 05:43
9. Eryn Non Dae - Hidden Lotus 06:12
10. Lich King - In The End, Devastation 04:36
11. Cultfinder - Archangel Burial 02:51
12. Derelict - Shackles Of Indoctrination 05:14
13. Infiltrator - Crush The False 05:59
14. Mares Of Thrace - The Gallwasp 04:36
15. Cryptopsy - Damned Draft Dodgers 03:57
16. Entropy - Encryption 07:11
17. Auroch - From Forgotten Worlds 04:35
18. Fatality - Thrash Fuck Eat Sleep 05:25
19. Gypsy Chief Goliath - St. Covens Tavern 05:56
20. Adrenechrome - Titans Fall 03:18
21. Invective - Systemic 03:22
22. Dire Omen - Deserving Of Ash 03:09
23. Mortor - Under The Flag 03:00
24. Bushwhacker - Forest Lord 08:09
25. Abstract Violence - S.N.M. 03:25
26. Seprevation - Sea Of Thoughts 03:02
27. Luna Azure - Meadows Of Spring 06:43 More...

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Derelict Offering Free Song Download

Montreal technical death metal shredders Derelict have made their song "Yours To Surpass" available for free download via Bandcamp, and the track can be heard in the player below. The song is featured on the band's new album, "Perpetuation" (reviewed here), released earlier this year.

"'Yours To Surpass' is about personal strength and determination," explains Derelict vocalist Eric Burnet. "Metal is typically very angry music, but we got a little tired of letting our negative emotions feed themselves, and so this song seeks to turn anger into personal power. You're only helpless if you let yourself be."

The song was also the focus of a recent feature via antiMUSIC network, in which Derelict explains the story behind the music and lyrics in more detail. Read it right here. A live video of "Yours To Surpass" from the Perpetuation album launch show in Montreal recently came online, which can also be viewed below. More...

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Derelict Posts New Drum Videos

Jordan Perry, drummer for the Canadian technical death metal band Derelict, has released two new exclusive videos. The first is a peek into the recording sessions of the band's 2012 album, "Perpetuation," as Perry lays down the parts for the song "Intricate Decay." The second is a lesson video in which Perry explains how to play the intro to the song "Digital Birthright." Check them out below.

For more on Derelict, visit the band's official website, or head over to YouTube for lots more drum video content from Jordan.

Derelict released new album "Perpetuation" this year, which was mixed and mastered by Chris Donaldson of Cryptopsy, and contains 12 furious tracks that put forth an upgraded version of what Derelict fans have come to love. “This album has been 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 from Augury playing fretless bass on this thing too!” More...

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Woodstock Funfest 3 Compilation Available

Misguided Aggression has teamed up with Exclaim.ca to offer a 16-track compilation, featuring the bands performing at the Woodstock Funfest 3, for streaming and free download. The compilation is available at this location. Details on the festival are as follows:

Woodstock Funfest 3 - Saturday September 29, 2012 - Woodtock, ON The Polish Hall, 878 Dufferin. $15/$20. All-ages/licensed.

"We are all very excited about this year's Funfest 3," comments Misguided Aggression guitar player Ben Dobson. "The Woodstock Funfest has become a fairly large and anticipated event, and we are always trying to top our lineup from previous years. The lineup this year is by far our most diverse featuring everything from death metal to hardcore to rock and even a couple rap acts! Beheading Of A King hasn't hit Woodstock before so they're is a lot of anticipation for them, as well as the reunion of local favourites Our Apologies. We have a YouTube channel set up so everyone can check out videos from all the bands playing here."

The lineup will be: More...

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Derelict Announces New Band Members

Freshly returned from their Eastern Emergence Tour of the Canadian Maritimes, Montreal tech death shredders Derelict are pleased to confirm the addition of guitarist Simon Cléroux (The Unconscious Mind) and bassist Xavier Sperdouklis (ex-Vengeful) to their permanent lineup.

"Simon and Xav have been with us since we released Perpetuation in April," comments Derelict vocalist Eric Burnet. "They have proven themselves to be hard-working musicians, as well as a lot of fun on the road! They both put a huge amount of work into learning our songs, and they're already both contributing to writing new material. We're looking forward to the next album being even more collaborative than Perpetuation."

In addition, Derelict has added to the band's growing bank of instrument footage with two new guitar solo videos, produced by Chimera Sky Studios. Watch Max Lussier perform the solos to "Intricate Decay" and "Ergogenic" below. More...

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Woodstock Funfest 3 Lineup Announced

Woodstock, Ontario's metal veterans Misguided Aggression have announced the 3rd Woodstock Funfest Metal Festival, rallying the best of Canadian metal from Ontario and Quebec onto one stage for a marathon all-day performance. The fest takes place on Saturday September 29th, 2012.

"We are all very excited about this year's Funfest 3," comments Misguided Aggression guitar player Ben Dobson. "The Woodstock Funfest has become a fairly large and anticipated event, and we are always trying to top our lineup from previous years. The lineup this year is by far our most diverse featuring everything from death metal to hardcore to rock and even a couple rap acts! Beheading Of A King hasn't hit Woodstock before so they're is a lot of anticipation for them, as well as the reunion of local favourites Our Apologies. We have a YouTube channel set up so everyone can check out videos from all the bands playing at this location."

Tickets will be available as of July 30th through the bands. Further details are available on Facebook. The currently announced lineup is as follows: More...

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Derelict Posts Bass Playthrough Footage

Canadian act Derelict has posted footage of Sébastien Pittet, session bassist on Derelict's 2012 album "Perpetuation" (reviewed here), playing through the song "Olympic" on his 5-string fretless bass. Check out the clip below.

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Perpetuation (3:05)
2. Spoils of War (3:37)
3. Expiry (2:55)
4. Digital Birthright (3:25)
5. Intricate Decay (4:38)
6. Olympic (3:26)
7. Ergogenic (3:32)
8. Recreated (3:06)
9. Yours to Surpass (2:34)
10. Shackles of Indoctrination (4:48)
11. The Iridium Layer (3:54)
12. Emergence (4:32) More...

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Derelict Posts Drum Footage

In collaboration with Sick Drummer Magazine, the Montreal-based technical death metal band Derelict has released two new videos showcasing drummer Jordan Perry. Check out the video clips below.

The first video is a performance of the song "Olympic," off the band's new full-length album "Perpetuation." The second is an interview with Perry in which he explains his drumming history, influences, how he joined Derelict, the writing of "Olympic," and more.

The "Perpetuation" album is available for streaming via the Derelict Bandcamp page. For more info on Derelict, visit the band's official website, or you can connect directly with Jordan and his drumming exploits at this location. More...

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Death Metal Decapitation Compilation Available

In celebration of this year's fifth annual Record Store Day and upcoming Death Metal Decapitation 2 fest in Toronto, ON a free compilation has been put together by DMD organizer Blacktooth Entertainment to share with head bangers from across the globe.

The compilation features tracks from Derelict (Montreal), Deamon (Ottawa), Nephelium (Toronto via Dubai), The Unborn Dead (Toronto) and Blastmycosis (Toronto). The free download can be found here or in the player below. The track listing is as follows:

1. Derelict - Perpetuation
2. Derelict - Shackles of Indoctrination
3. Nephelium - Merciless Annihilation
4. Nephelium - Burial Ground
5. Deamon - Praying Headless
6. Deamon - Means
7. The Unborn Dead - Final Judgement
8. The Unborn Dead - Pieces
9. Blastomycosis - The Putrid Smell Within
10. Blastomycosis - Yeast Infected Cunt Strudel More...

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Nephelium To Play Death Metal Decapitation 2

Brutal death metallers Nephelium have announced they will be performing at Death Metal Decapitation 2 in Toronto, ON, on May 4th at the Hard Luck Bar alongside Derelict (Montreal), Deamon (Ottawa), The Unborn Dead (Toronto), Blastomycosis (Toronto).

Show details can be found at this location.

Nephelium traces its roots back to the late 1990s from the city of Dubai, UAE and has now re-established itself in Toronto, Canada for the last 10 years and recently released debut album "Coils of Entropy" (reviewed here).

"Coils of Entropy" reached #1 on the Canadian College Radio Loud Charts for the month March and February and can be streamed in full via Bandcamp.

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Derelict Streaming "Spoils Of War"

The Montreal-based technical death metal band Derelict has released a third streaming single from the upcoming album, "Perpetuation," set for release on April 20th, 2012. Listen to "Spoils of War" in the player below.

"We definitely went all-out on the brutality for this track," comments Derelict vocalist Eric Burnet. "Max (Lussier, guitar) brought us a great mix of technical parts and straight-up headbanging riffs. The lyrics are about how most of our societies are built on top of the bones of previous ones that we destroyed."

More from Derelict, including the band's ongoing blog series, can be found at this location. Pre-orders for "Perpetuation," as well as several free track downloads, can be found at the Derelict Bandcamp page. More...

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Derelict Streaming New Single Online

Montreal-based technical death metal band Derelict has released the first new single from the upcoming album, "Perpetuation," which is set for release on April 20th, 2012.

"Shackles Of Indoctrination" can be streamed through the player below. The song is also available for free download via the Derelict Bandcamp page.

"Shackles was actually one of the last songs written for Perpetuation," comments Derelict guitarist Max Lussier. "I was listening to a lot of Iron Maiden, Judas Priest and Metal Church at the time and I think you can hear those influences in some of the melodies and the overall structure of the song."

In February, the band released an album teaser for Perpetuation, which featured an up-close video performance of the guitar solo from "Shackles Of Indoctrination." Check out that video here. More...

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Derelict Announces Album Release Date

Montreal based technical death metal band Derelict has announced the release date for the upcoming new album, "Perpetuation."

"We're releasing the album on April 20th, 2012!" states Derelict vocalist Eric Burnet. "The date coincides with our Montreal CD release show, which will kick off a run of similar events around Quebec and Ontario, followed by some tours in the Summer and Fall."

The band has also posted a teaser video featuring a performance of the guitar solo from "Shackles Of Indoctrination," which can be viewed below. Pre-Orders for Perpetuation have been made available here. The full-song version of "Shackles Of Indoctrination is set to be launched online on March 1st, 2012.

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Derelict Discusses "Technicality Vs. Songwriting"

Montreal metal act Derelict has posted the following blog online via the band's official website regarding "technicality vs. songwriting" and the process writing the "Perpetuation" album:

"Hi guys, Max here. I would like to start this blog off by wishing all of our friends and fans a happy new year. We in the Derelict camp are anticipating a very busy 2012 and we hope you guys stick along for the ride as it should be a lot of fun. As I’m writing this our new album 'Perpetuation' has been mixed and mastered and we’re in the process of preparing for its release. Christian Donaldson from Garage Studios has done a fantastic job and the sound is killer. We cannot wait to launch it and we hope you guys enjoy the end result. We have worked very hard on this record and I believe this is our best work to date, which is a cliché line I know, but one I deliver with all honesty. We all have worked very hard on our respective instruments and are better musicians for it in my opinion.

"Writing music is a tricky thing. Everyone has their own process and there is no one way to write a good song. As a guitar player I like to challenge myself technically. This includes the occasional grueling practice session, going over scales and all that business. This can sometimes be a boring process but it helps me play our songs properly. Any guitarist that strives to achieve a certain degree of technical skill has to go through some solid woodshedding sessions. I like to think of it as sharpening your axe before shredding away with it. However, all the technical skill in the world can’t guarantee that you’ll play anything interesting. Music, like most art, is about making you feel something. What drove you to listen to that band or want to learn to play an instrument? I can’t answer that definitively but the odds are it’s because it made you feel something. More...

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Derelict Drummer Offers Tips To New Players

Drawing from questions he is often asked by fans, drummer Jordan Perry from Montreal tech death outfit Derelict has released a blog post offering tips for new players. The original post can be found on the band's official website at this location, with excerpts following:

The hardest thing about learning to play the drums (or any instrument) is not being able to play as well as your idols RIGHT NOW. That shit takes time and dedication, and most of all, the ability to control yourself from trying to play as fast as Derek Roddy before you can play a basic rock beat cleanly. Here’s some motherly advice from a fellow drummer who’s not your mom.

1. Start slow. Before you can blast like Flo Mounier, you’re gonna have to rock like Phil Rudd (AC/DC, for the younger of you reading this). Learning things at a slower pace will make sure you can play them cleanly and tightly. If you try to play too fast off the bat, you risk playing sloppily, or hurting yourself in the long run from tensing your muscles and tendons.

2. Try different styles. This is mainly geared towards metal drummers, but can be helpful for everyone. Metal is traditionally a very fast and technical style of music that takes many years to develop. Playing other styles will increase your versatility and ability to play cleanly at different tempos. It’ll also set you apart from a lot of other drummers who have played nothing but metal. For example, there’s nothing more dangerously impressive than a metal drummer with a jazz or fusion background!

3. Consider taking lessons. When I first started, I didn’t want anyone to tell me how to play the drums. I thought I knew how to do pretty much everything, and what I didn’t I could teach myself. Sure, I taught myself lots of things, but it was sloppy and took longer than it needed to. Taking a few lessons really opened me up to new possibilities I wouldn’t have ever thought of myself. If you don’t like one on one lessons, Youtube has a lot of great drummers sharing their knowledge for free! Search for your favorite drummers, or even just technique ideas from dudes filming themselves at home. Like, *ahem*, this guy.
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Derelict Reveals "Perpetuation" Track Listing

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 below. 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 its entire digital discography bundled with various merch items for as low as they can be offered. More info is available on Bandcamp here. More...

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Derelict Explains "Xenocide" Track

Montreal act Derelict has been posting a series of lyric explanation blogs online via the band's official website. Derelict has now checked in with the following statement about the "Xenocide" track:

"Hello, Eric here. This is another Behind The Lyrics article. I’ve been moving through the Unspoken Words album with these posts, and up next is Xenocide.

"Xenocide is actually the only Derelict song that features lyrical contributions from another member. Our old guitar player Daryl and I used to talk a lot about religion and war, particularly the Israel/Palestine situation. We decided to write a song about what it takes for people to go to war and view their opponents not as people like themselves, but as entities entirely separate and deserving only of death.

"Although I knew much less about the conflict than I do now, I tried to make sure the lyrics could be read from the perspective of either side, or in fact from the perspective of any side fighting any war. The last line particularly applies to religious war, in which people view their cause as entirely just and holy, and their opponent’s cause as demonic and fundamentally wrong.

"If you’re interested in these kinds of issues, check out this interesting documentary about religious conflict on VICE.com, 'The Vice Guide to Belfast.'"

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