GORELUST We are the undead CD

by PRC MUSIC

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    Quebec's DEATH METAL gods GORELUST are returning from the grave 20 years after the release of their worlwide-acclaimed debut REIGN OF LUNACY (Re-issued in 2013 by PRC MUSIC, released in 1995 on NEW WORLD SYMPHONY RECORDS by the current owner of PRC MUSIC!)... and you would think the band never actually disbanded and that new album is following the band's last year's debut! WE ARE THE UNDEAD is a masterpiece of old school DEATH METAL, True to the band's past... the voice is back, the stellar drumming is all over the place and the absolutely mesmerizing guitar work is up a few extra notches making this follow up a solid contender for 2015 pure DEATH METAL album of the year! WE ARE THE UNDEAD is a gigantic sounding tribute to the good old days of the Quebec metal scene GORELUST helped build alongside bands like GORGUTS, CRYPTOPSY and KATAKLYSM. Mesmerizing from A to Z. A Must for every self-respected Death Metal fan!


    GORELUST BIOGRAPHY:

    "WE ARE THE UNDEAD" 2014 line-up:

    Jean Beaulieu : Vocals
    Francis Marmen : Drums
    Pascal Chevrier : Bass
    Martin Fournier : Guitars

    GORELUST was formed in 1991 in Rimouski. A small city located in the province of Quebec, Canada. At their debut, largely influenced by bands like Suffocation and Cannibal Corpse, the 5 members formation released their first and only demo in january 1993. At this time, the band members age was varying from 15 to 19 years old. The tape was mainly distributed in the region of Rimouski. A very limited release. The cover artwork was actually a real photo taken in a pork slaughterhouse located near their hometown. They did their second gig ever, presenting this demo, supporting Incantation during the "Onward to Golgotha" era.

    In 1993, a change at the vocals position occurred. Jon Dastous was now handling vocals and the band began playing a lot more shows, supporting many bands like Suffocation, Cannibal Corpse, Macabre among others... They met with Rémi Côté (then owner of New World Symphony records) during a gig in Montreal. They agreed on doing a split tape featuring 2 Gorelust's songs and 2 other songs from a other band (Morkeum). An album was also planned for later on.

    At this time the band was searching for his own identity and in 1994, due to this and other personal reasons, a other vocalist change happened. Jean Beaulieu, who had previously played in a few others local death metal bands, joined Gorelust. The band felt the need to create their own sound to avoid too many similarities and comparisons with other brutal death metal bands of the moment. Jean (vocals) did his 2 first Gorelust's concerts supporting Gorguts during the "Erosion of Sanity" tour. Many others shows also happened. The band was preparing the recording of their first album. At this time, the band had developed their sound further with distinctive vocals, brutal death metal influences but also death metal guitars works with hints of thrash metal.

    In october 1994, the band entered Studio Victor in Montreal, Qc, Canada. Supported by New World Symphony Records and engineered by Pierre Rémillard. Pierre engineering and mixing credits now includes bands like Anvil, Cryptopsy, Krisiun, Kataklysm, Oblivion among many others. The band was really excited and proud to have the chance to work with him. 3 of the 5 Gorelust's members were only 17 years old at the moment of the recording.

    The studio session lasted 7 days and all was recorded and mixed on analog tape, without any edits. The album featured 8 original songs and 1 cover song for Kreator's classic "Extreme Aggression". Proving the band's love for Thrash metal. Also Luc Lemay and Steeve Hurdle (RIP) came in the studio and provided back vocals for 2 tracks: "Extreme Aggression" and "Infant Devourment".

    1994 STUDIO VIDEO:
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixdeL0bd3V4

    So the album, called "REIGN OF LUNACY", was released in march 1995. The band continued their well received live performances with many major acts like Deicide, Suffocation, Dying Fetus, Gorguts, Malevolent Creation, Cryptopsy and Broken Hope to name a few. Playing in front of big crowds, 500-600 and even 1000 peoples. The album was well received taking into consideration that it was a limited and underground product. All the canadian original cd copies of the New World Symphony records edition were sold. In stores, during gigs and also by mail orders from the label.

    1995 LIVE VIDEO:
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=JigO3G0DmgI

    At this time, a other change happened in the band. Original member and rhythm guitarist Jeff Olivier was replaced by Tommy Beaulieu. In 1995, New World Symphony records made a deal with an italian underground label called Cryptic Soul Productions. The licensed cd would be repressed by the european label and distributed in europe and others countries. The repress happened. However, the italian label did a few non-approved changes to it. They changed the tracks order and the colors of the cover art. The also made a few non-professional spelling errors in the family names of two members. They also forgot to name the correct guitarist who played on the album (Jeff Olivier)...
    The sadded thing of this is the fact that the label did not respect their part of the deal (money wise) and New World Symphony Records lost their contact with them. If something is positive with this licensing is the fact that this edition gave the band more exposure in all countries located far from Canada.

    At the end of 1995, the band was composing new songs and was planning a second album for 1996. The band had 4-5 tracks ready but needed a few more to complete a possible second album.
    However, this was before the coming of the internet, so touring without money was complicated and some Gorelust band members began to think about their own futures. Brutal death metal had lost some popularity as bands like Fear Factory, Cynic and others were taking over. Clean singings became incorporated in death metal and the brutal metal scene was changing.

    In 1996, Jean Beaulieu (vocals) announced his departure from the band to the others members. He was leaving his hometown to study sound engineering in Montreal. A hard hit for the band since Jean voice was kind of distinctive in the local death metal scene. The band did tried a few others vocalists to fill the slot but in vain... They decided to break-up.
    Gorelust was dead. Buried in 1996.

    In the years that followed, the Gorelust's members played in a few bands, mostly doing other styles of music. From progressive-power metal to Ozzy-Black Sabbath tribute. Pascal Chevrier (bass) even played some punk music. As for Jean Beaulieu (vocals), he never made a single death growl after 1996...

    Until now....

    Jean (vocals), who is living in Montreal since 1997, always kept an eye on Gorelust over the internet. Finding reviews and forums discussions on Gorelust and the album "Reign of Lunacy". In 2011, he contacted a UK fan who had created a facebook page for this "under-rated canadian death metal band" as the fan page stated. Fans began writing to Jean, telling him how it would be incredible to have a Gorelust reunion and how they loved the raw brutality of Reign of Lunacy.
    The first steps occurred when he went seeing Francis (drums), who was playing in a small Montreal club with one of his others band. They discussed of a possible future reunion. This night, they even met with Pascal (bass) who also came to see his old friend perform. They sat on this for many months.

    In november 2012, Jean learned that Rémi Côté (ex-owner of New World Symphony Records) was now at the head of PRC MUSIC and was planning a Reign of Lunacy reissue. Rare copies of the album, long out of print, were selling for 50$-75$ US dollars on the internet. Rémi decided that it was the time to reissue this little canadian underground death metal classic. Jean also made many interviews for websites over the internet. With all this happening, the guys decided to reform. They announced the reformation in december 2012. At this time, the guitarist position was still not confirmed. A month or two later, original guitarist Martin Fournier had finally confirmed his presence. Gorelust would now be a 4 members band. All members were also featured on the first album "Reign of Lunacy". In april 2013 they began the rehearsals, planning their long awaited second album "WE ARE THE UNDEAD". A title of circumstance. The guys even remembered the songs that were composed in 1995-1996 but were never recorded. They had to compose a few other ones and they would have their album.

    The Gorelust's goal is to make the follow-up to "Reign of Lunacy". To make a true death metal album like the ones that were made in the golden era of this style. The cover art has been made by Bielo-russian artist Andrey Kroms. He precisely followed instructions given to him by Jean (vocals), to give life to an art that would be a return to the artwork of Reign of Lunacy.

    At the end of April 2014 the band entered the SPstudio, located in their hometown of Rimouski, to record their second album "WE ARE THE UNDEAD". They did record the drums without any triggers or sound samples. Which is a pretty rare thing by today's standards. To push things further they even made NO edits to the drums. They are doing it the way that no others death metal bands dare to do it anymore. The band members prefers the real sound of the 90's compared to today's standards and they are making their album following this way of thinking. To keep it raw and real.

    The album "WE ARE THE UNDEAD" is due on PRC MUSIC in January 2015.

    This will be the first GORELUST album in 20 years...


    2014 STUDIO SESSION VIDEOS:

    DRUMS:
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=ys7WWzL2wOQ

    GUITARS:
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgNzUngC-O4

    BASS:
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=THhlZ5BCijA

    VOCALS:
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3fvEJYJz9E

    PAST TRACK-LISTING AND LINE-UP:

    1994 - REIGN OF LUNACY :
    -Jean Beaulieu : Vocals
    -Francis Marmen : Drums
    -Martin Fournier : Lead guitar
    -Jeff Olivier : Rhythm guitar
    -Pascal Chevrier : Bass

    1)GORELUST
    2)ABHORRENCE BEYOND REPUGNANCE
    3)SCLEROSED BRAIN EATER
    4)REIGN OF LUNACY
    5)INDIGESTIBLE HUMAN REMAINS
    6)BLEED UPON THE CROSS
    7)ANTROPOPHAGIST
    8)EXTREME AGGRESSION (KREATOR cover)
    9)INFANT DEVOURMENT

    1993 - SPLIT TAPE WITH MORKEUM:
    -Jon D'Astous : Vocals
    -Francis Marmen : Drums
    -Martin Fournier : Lead guitar
    -Jeff Olivier : Rhythm guitar
    -Pascal Chevrier : Bass

    1)ANTROPOPHAGIST
    2)SCLEROSED BRAIN EATER

    1993 - DEMO:
    -Robert Dionne : Vocals
    -Francis Marmen : Drums
    -Martin Fournier : Lead guitar
    -Jeff Olivier : Rhythm guitar
    -Pascal Chevrier : Bass

    1)GUTTED BY GOD
    2)EVERLASTING CORPSE
    3)NECROPHILIAC ECTASY
    4)PUTRID FERTILISATION
    5)INTESTINAL DECAPITATION

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Order WE ARE THE UNDEAD Now!

*** LAST COPIES ***

Quebec's DEATH METAL gods GORELUST are returning from the grave 20 years after the release of their worlwide-acclaimed debut REIGN OF LUNACY (Re-issued in 2013 by PRC MUSIC, released in 1995 on NEW WORLD SYMPHONY RECORDS by the current owner of PRC MUSIC!)... and you would think the band never actually disbanded and that new album is following the band's last year's debut! WE ARE THE UNDEAD is a masterpiece of old school DEATH METAL, True to the band's past... the voice is back, the stellar drumming is all over the place and the absolutely mesmerizing guitar work is up a few extra notches making this follow up a solid contender for 2015 pure DEATH METAL album of the year! WE ARE THE UNDEAD is a gigantic sounding tribute to the good old days of the Quebec metal scene GORELUST helped build alongside bands like GORGUTS, CRYPTOPSY and KATAKLYSM. Mesmerizing from A to Z. A Must for every self-respected Death Metal fan!


GORELUST BIOGRAPHY:

"WE ARE THE UNDEAD" 2014 line-up:

Jean Beaulieu : Vocals
Francis Marmen : Drums
Pascal Chevrier : Bass
Martin Fournier : Guitars

GORELUST was formed in 1991 in Rimouski. A small city located in the province of Quebec, Canada. At their debut, largely influenced by bands like Suffocation and Cannibal Corpse, the 5 members formation released their first and only demo in january 1993. At this time, the band members age was varying from 15 to 19 years old. The tape was mainly distributed in the region of Rimouski. A very limited release. The cover artwork was actually a real photo taken in a pork slaughterhouse located near their hometown. They did their second gig ever, presenting this demo, supporting Incantation during the "Onward to Golgotha" era.

In 1993, a change at the vocals position occurred. Jon Dastous was now handling vocals and the band began playing a lot more shows, supporting many bands like Suffocation, Cannibal Corpse, Macabre among others... They met with Rémi Côté (then owner of New World Symphony records) during a gig in Montreal. They agreed on doing a split tape featuring 2 Gorelust's songs and 2 other songs from a other band (Morkeum). An album was also planned for later on.

At this time the band was searching for his own identity and in 1994, due to this and other personal reasons, a other vocalist change happened. Jean Beaulieu, who had previously played in a few others local death metal bands, joined Gorelust. The band felt the need to create their own sound to avoid too many similarities and comparisons with other brutal death metal bands of the moment. Jean (vocals) did his 2 first Gorelust's concerts supporting Gorguts during the "Erosion of Sanity" tour. Many others shows also happened. The band was preparing the recording of their first album. At this time, the band had developed their sound further with distinctive vocals, brutal death metal influences but also death metal guitars works with hints of thrash metal.

In october 1994, the band entered Studio Victor in Montreal, Qc, Canada. Supported by New World Symphony Records and engineered by Pierre Rémillard. Pierre engineering and mixing credits now includes bands like Anvil, Cryptopsy, Krisiun, Kataklysm, Oblivion among many others. The band was really excited and proud to have the chance to work with him. 3 of the 5 Gorelust's members were only 17 years old at the moment of the recording.

The studio session lasted 7 days and all was recorded and mixed on analog tape, without any edits. The album featured 8 original songs and 1 cover song for Kreator's classic "Extreme Aggression". Proving the band's love for Thrash metal. Also Luc Lemay and Steeve Hurdle (RIP) came in the studio and provided back vocals for 2 tracks: "Extreme Aggression" and "Infant Devourment".

1994 STUDIO VIDEO:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixdeL0bd3V4

So the album, called "REIGN OF LUNACY", was released in march 1995. The band continued their well received live performances with many major acts like Deicide, Suffocation, Dying Fetus, Gorguts, Malevolent Creation, Cryptopsy and Broken Hope to name a few. Playing in front of big crowds, 500-600 and even 1000 peoples. The album was well received taking into consideration that it was a limited and underground product. All the canadian original cd copies of the New World Symphony records edition were sold. In stores, during gigs and also by mail orders from the label.

1995 LIVE VIDEO:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=JigO3G0DmgI

At this time, a other change happened in the band. Original member and rhythm guitarist Jeff Olivier was replaced by Tommy Beaulieu. In 1995, New World Symphony records made a deal with an italian underground label called Cryptic Soul Productions. The licensed cd would be repressed by the european label and distributed in europe and others countries. The repress happened. However, the italian label did a few non-approved changes to it. They changed the tracks order and the colors of the cover art. The also made a few non-professional spelling errors in the family names of two members. They also forgot to name the correct guitarist who played on the album (Jeff Olivier)...
The sadded thing of this is the fact that the label did not respect their part of the deal (money wise) and New World Symphony Records lost their contact with them. If something is positive with this licensing is the fact that this edition gave the band more exposure in all countries located far from Canada.

At the end of 1995, the band was composing new songs and was planning a second album for 1996. The band had 4-5 tracks ready but needed a few more to complete a possible second album.
However, this was before the coming of the internet, so touring without money was complicated and some Gorelust band members began to think about their own futures. Brutal death metal had lost some popularity as bands like Fear Factory, Cynic and others were taking over. Clean singings became incorporated in death metal and the brutal metal scene was changing.

In 1996, Jean Beaulieu (vocals) announced his departure from the band to the others members. He was leaving his hometown to study sound engineering in Montreal. A hard hit for the band since Jean voice was kind of distinctive in the local death metal scene. The band did tried a few others vocalists to fill the slot but in vain... They decided to break-up.
Gorelust was dead. Buried in 1996.

In the years that followed, the Gorelust's members played in a few bands, mostly doing other styles of music. From progressive-power metal to Ozzy-Black Sabbath tribute. Pascal Chevrier (bass) even played some punk music. As for Jean Beaulieu (vocals), he never made a single death growl after 1996...

Until now....

Jean (vocals), who is living in Montreal since 1997, always kept an eye on Gorelust over the internet. Finding reviews and forums discussions on Gorelust and the album "Reign of Lunacy". In 2011, he contacted a UK fan who had created a facebook page for this "under-rated canadian death metal band" as the fan page stated. Fans began writing to Jean, telling him how it would be incredible to have a Gorelust reunion and how they loved the raw brutality of Reign of Lunacy.
The first steps occurred when he went seeing Francis (drums), who was playing in a small Montreal club with one of his others band. They discussed of a possible future reunion. This night, they even met with Pascal (bass) who also came to see his old friend perform. They sat on this for many months.

In november 2012, Jean learned that Rémi Côté (ex-owner of New World Symphony Records) was now at the head of PRC MUSIC and was planning a Reign of Lunacy reissue. Rare copies of the album, long out of print, were selling for 50$-75$ US dollars on the internet. Rémi decided that it was the time to reissue this little canadian underground death metal classic. Jean also made many interviews for websites over the internet. With all this happening, the guys decided to reform. They announced the reformation in december 2012. At this time, the guitarist position was still not confirmed. A month or two later, original guitarist Martin Fournier had finally confirmed his presence. Gorelust would now be a 4 members band. All members were also featured on the first album "Reign of Lunacy". In april 2013 they began the rehearsals, planning their long awaited second album "WE ARE THE UNDEAD". A title of circumstance. The guys even remembered the songs that were composed in 1995-1996 but were never recorded. They had to compose a few other ones and they would have their album.

The Gorelust's goal is to make the follow-up to "Reign of Lunacy". To make a true death metal album like the ones that were made in the golden era of this style. The cover art has been made by Bielo-russian artist Andrey Kroms. He precisely followed instructions given to him by Jean (vocals), to give life to an art that would be a return to the artwork of Reign of Lunacy.

At the end of April 2014 the band entered the SPstudio, located in their hometown of Rimouski, to record their second album "WE ARE THE UNDEAD". They did record the drums without any triggers or sound samples. Which is a pretty rare thing by today's standards. To push things further they even made NO edits to the drums. They are doing it the way that no others death metal bands dare to do it anymore. The band members prefers the real sound of the 90's compared to today's standards and they are making their album following this way of thinking. To keep it raw and real.

The album "WE ARE THE UNDEAD" is due on PRC MUSIC in January 2015.

This will be the first GORELUST album in 20 years...


2014 STUDIO SESSION VIDEOS:

DRUMS:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=ys7WWzL2wOQ

GUITARS:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgNzUngC-O4

BASS:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=THhlZ5BCijA

VOCALS:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3fvEJYJz9E

PAST TRACK-LISTING AND LINE-UP:

1994 - REIGN OF LUNACY :
-Jean Beaulieu : Vocals
-Francis Marmen : Drums
-Martin Fournier : Lead guitar
-Jeff Olivier : Rhythm guitar
-Pascal Chevrier : Bass

1)GORELUST
2)ABHORRENCE BEYOND REPUGNANCE
3)SCLEROSED BRAIN EATER
4)REIGN OF LUNACY
5)INDIGESTIBLE HUMAN REMAINS
6)BLEED UPON THE CROSS
7)ANTROPOPHAGIST
8)EXTREME AGGRESSION (KREATOR cover)
9)INFANT DEVOURMENT

1993 - SPLIT TAPE WITH MORKEUM:
-Jon D'Astous : Vocals
-Francis Marmen : Drums
-Martin Fournier : Lead guitar
-Jeff Olivier : Rhythm guitar
-Pascal Chevrier : Bass

1)ANTROPOPHAGIST
2)SCLEROSED BRAIN EATER

1993 - DEMO:
-Robert Dionne : Vocals
-Francis Marmen : Drums
-Martin Fournier : Lead guitar
-Jeff Olivier : Rhythm guitar
-Pascal Chevrier : Bass

1)GUTTED BY GOD
2)EVERLASTING CORPSE
3)NECROPHILIAC ECTASY
4)PUTRID FERTILISATION
5)INTESTINAL DECAPITATION

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released February 10, 2015

Atwork by Andrey Kroms
Mastered by Alan Douches

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