Oli Beaudoin is the drummer of Canada’s most dominating metal acts KATAKLYSM and EX DEO. He’s also known for his past involvements with Montreal’s finest technical death metal band NEURAXIS (Canada), for his live session work with extreme metal veterans BELPHEGOR (Austria), epic-metal stars KEEP OF KALESSIN (Norway). He is also a drum clinician and instructor who performed at the MONTREAL DRUM FEST 2011. He got also featured in September 2014 on the cover of Canada’s biggest drum magazine DRUMS ETC and more recently in REVOLVER magazine US (Aug/Sep 2015). Oli is also a producer and mix/mastering enginner working at his own studio (PIRATE STUDIOS QUEBEC) while not on tour.
After spending the last years relentlessly touring all around the World with several bands, Oli joined in 2014 KATAKLYSM and it’s Roman-inspired side-project EX DEO as permanent member. Besides the live aspect, he’s also been performing in the last two studio records of KATAKLYSM. The first of them, Waiting For The End To Come, has been nominated in 2014 at JUNO awards (Canadian Grammys) for « Metal Album of the Year ». The second, Of Ghosts and Gods, was just released in summer 2015 and was KATAKLYSM’s twelfth studio effort reaching top 40 billboard charts in several European countries, a release which was coordinated with a summer raid of 17 Open Air Festivals all around Europe.
Besides the military-style touring schedule that Oli has with KATAKLYSM, he is also currently working on his own solo project as well, a multi-angle instructional DVD featuring original material written in collaboration with DESPISED ICON’s guitar player Eric Jarrin.
Oli proudly endorses PEARL Drums, PAISTE Cymbals, ROLAND V-Drums, VIC FIRTH Sticks, AXIS Pedals, EVANS Drumheads, PURESOUND Snare Wires, SENNHEISER Microphones, SLAPKLATZ gel dampers, RADIAL ENGINEERING Electronics and HUMES & BERG Drum Cases.
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Official Studio page: www.olibeaudoin.com/studio
Official Kataklysm website: www.kataklysm.ca