Derelict Signs With Year of the Sun Records

New Album “Unspoken Words” In Stores May 19th, 2009
Montreal based Derelict has officially signed with Year of the Sun Records and Kerosene Media for the release of their upcoming new album, “Unspoken Words.” The album will surface in stores across Canada on May 19th, 2009. The group is currently streaming tracks from their forthcoming debut online at

“We’re really excited about getting this album out on a national scale. We’re really proud of ‘Unspoken Words’ and it’s a great feeling to know that there is a label that believes in the music as much as we do,” says Derelict’s Eric Burnet. “We’ve always had as our goal to combine far-ranging elements of metal and music in general, and we feel that with ‘Unspoken Words’ we’ve gotten much better at doing that. We’ll hit you with some brutal death metal, but infused with catchy melodies surrounded by progressive chaos and completely unexpected influences. I think our sound has diverse enough elements to appeal to fans of Gojira, Cryptopsy or even old school fans of Carcass. There’s something here for every metal fan and that’s something that’s very important to us.”

Derelict has become a powerhouse within the Montreal metal scene. The group’s brutal and progressive elements has led to comparisons to Death and Strapping Young Lad and has allowed the band to tour across Canada on a pair of independent releases. Derelict’s aural assault is aided by their solid live performance that has earned them opening slots for The Agonist, the Plasmarifle, Threat Signal and Ion Dissonance.

Derelict’s national debut, “Unspoken Words“, was mixed and mastered by Chris Donaldson (Crytopsy, The Agonist) and has already started earning critical acclaim. EXCLAIM Magazine stated that the band “combines several realms of extreme music into a very tasty final result.” The album shifts between violent attacks and schizophrenic musical changes to encompass a wide range of musical styles that can infect any listener.
Apr 24 Montreal, QUE @ Bar St-Laurent
May 02 London, ONT @ Pandemic Nightclub
May 03 Saint-Fulgence, QUE @ Chevaliers de Colomb
May 04 Gatineau, QUE @ Bar Ou-Quoi
May 15 Thunder Bay, ONT @ Black Pirates Pub
May 16 Sioux Lookout, ONT @ Youth Center
May 17 Winnipeg, MB @ The Zoo
May 20 Edmonton, AB @ The Mead Hall
May 21 Calgary, AB @ The Underground
May 22 Kelowna, BC @ TBA
May 23 Vancouver, BC @ The Cobalt
May 26 Kamloops, BC @ The Dirty Jersey
May 28 Rocky Mountain House, AB @ Lou Soppit Community Center
May 29 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan @ Walker’s Nightclub
Jun 02 Thunder Bay, ONT @ Black Pirates Pub
Jul 10 Etobicoke, ONT @ D.C. Music Theatre
Jul 11 Windsor, ONT @ The Coach and Horses
Jul 25 Boucherville, QUE @ Le Vieux
Aug 14 Montreal, QUE @ Hémisphère Gauche