Oli Beaudoin is a 2016 JUNO AWARDS (Canadian equivalent of Grammys) winning drummer, engineer, producer and mixer based near the Montreal region area in Quebec, Canada. He 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) and epic-metal stars KEEP OF KALESSIN (Norway). He is also a drum clinician and instructor who performed at the MONTREAL DRUM FEST 2011. He also got 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).
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 writing/arranging/performing in the last two studio records of KATAKLYSM. He is currently working on the upcoming EX DEO album “THE IMMORTAL WARS” which will be released in February 2017 via NAPALM RECORDS. He is also and is currently working with several bands from Canada and other countries as engineer, producer and mixer at PIRATE STUDIOS QUEBEC
Besides the military-style touring schedule that Oli has with KATAKLYSM and his studio work, 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 and Headphones, SLAPKLATZ gel dampers, RADIAL ENGINEERING Electronics and HUMES & BERG Drum Cases.
Official Facebook page: www.facebook.com/olibeaudoinofficial
Official Studio page: www.olibeaudoin.com/studio
Official Kataklysm website: www.kataklysm.ca