Montreal based Derelict have announced they have parted ways with bassist Louis-Phillipe Roy and replaced him with bassist Joey Sciacchitano. The band released the following statement:
“A significant change has been slowly occurring in our camp over the last few months. After weighing his priorities, Louis-Philippe has decided to move on from being in Derelict and focus on his studies and other potential career paths,” commented frontman Eric Burnet. “He was kind enough to play the last few months of shows we had booked at the time and did not leave us in any kind of trouble.
“His leaving comes as a blow to us, as his two-and-a-half year run with the band included our first shows outside Montreal, the writing and recording of Unspoken Words, our two first national tours, and our signing with Year Of The Sun Records. Needless to say, the man is our brother and he shall be missed. On the bright side, we are replacing one longtime comrade with another. Our new bass player is Joey Sciacchitano. Montreal concert-goers may know him as one of the driving forces behind Moshcore Productions, an organization that for many years put on multiple shows in Montreal, including large fund raising events for the Canadian Cancer Society that Derelict was part of on two occasions. Joey has already shown much focus and dedication on the bass and we canâ€™t wait to hear the sweet lines heâ€™s going to spin around our new riffs. Stay tuned for new promo shots and live photos with Joey in them!”
Derelictâ€™s new album â€œUnspoken Wordsâ€ was released through Year of the Sun Records. The album was recorded in the metal mecca of Canada, Montreal, Quebec under the watchful eye of Cryptopsy guitarist Chris Donaldson (The Agonist, Cryptopsy). EXCLAIM Magazine proclaimed that the band “combines several realms of extreme music into a very tasty final result.â€ The group is currently streaming tracks from their debut online at www.myspace.com/derelictmetal and for sale at www.cdbaby.com/Artist/Derelict.
Derelict recently released their video for the track â€œMacheteâ€ online at www.youtube.com/watch?v=93oc3CbRuMA. The video was shot by director Justin Peeler of Frontline Pictures.
DERELICT TOUR DATES:
09 – Drummondville, QUE @ Salle Gaston-Mandeville
23 – Granby, QUE @ Le Rock CafÃ©
29 – Sherbrooke, QUE @ Bar Le Magog w/ Misguided Aggression
30 – Pointes-Aux-Trembles, QUE @ La Chapelle De La RÃ©paration
13 – Cornwall, ONT Championâ€™s Roadhouse