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, 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. Now in 2011, Derelict is back with a revamped lineup, a fresh perspective, and new finely honed songs that get to the core of what the band is best at.
"Our interest has always been in writing fast and technical metal that’s loaded with melody,” says vocalist Eric Burnet. “With these new songs, we put a lot of effort into making sure that the chaos is well wrapped in a memorable package; something that sticks in your head rather than just a bunch of quickly delivered notes.”
With the help of constant touring covering all of Canada, and support for international acts such as Job For A Cowboy, Whitechapel, The Agonist, Ion Dissonance, The Last Felony, Revocation, and Threat Signal, the band is expanding its fan base exponentially and is making itself known as a force to be reckoned with.