2016 - Symphonic/Technical Death Metal from Canada
Eyexist is the avant-garde death metal band of two best friends, Francis Bouillon and Jean Beaulieu. Based in Montreal, they've known each other for 25 years but never got to record together until 2016. Jean (Vocalist) has previously been heard on the albums "Reign Of Lunacy"(1995) and "We Are The Undead"(2015) from Canadian underground death metal band Gorelust. For Francis, this is his first recording; but the jazz-trained guitarist, and longtime fan of old school death metal, kept practicing his art outside the recording booth, and kept exploring new ideas. They created Eyexist's identity not only from old school death metal and modern metal, but also from musical genres as diverse as jazz, modern films scores, video games music, and rock. Jean composed lyrics reflecting Eyexist's dark, cyber death metal sound, with humanity's fate for theme, and borrowing from science-fiction and apocalyptic theories. With a sound they describe as "Avant-Garde Death Metal", Eyexist fuses pasts, presents and futures together, creating a menacing modern death metal vibe. Eyexist's first album, "The Digital Holocaust", released by PRC Music, is produced, mixed and mastered by Juno Award winning drummer/producer Oli Beaudoin (Kataklysm). He also performs drums & bass on the album as a session musician, as well as contributes ideas to the songwriting. The album also features Mendel from the band Aborted, who performs guest solos on two tracks.