Corey Beaulieu

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Corey Beaulieu
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Beaulieu performing in 2014
Background information
Birth nameCorey King Beaulieu
Born (1983-11-22) November 22, 1983 (age 36)
Dover-Foxcroft, Maine
Genres Metalcore, thrash metal, heavy metal
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter
Instruments Guitar, vocals
Years active2003–present
Labels Roadrunner
Associated acts Trivium, Dirge Within, Taking Dawn
Website www.trivium.org

Corey King Beaulieu (born November 22, 1983) is the guitarist of American heavy metal band Trivium. [1] [2] He also performs lead and backing screaming vocals for the band at live shows.

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Biography

Personal life

Born in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine, Beaulieu is the second of two siblings in the Beaulieu family. His older sister, Sandy, lives in Maine and works with horses. He is of French-Canadian descent. Corey attended high school at Foxcroft Academy and played ice hockey. [3] He also graduated at Full Sail University in 2003. [4]

Career

Beaulieu began to play guitar at the age of 14, studying under Bill Pierce at Mark's Music in Brewer, Maine. [5] He said that Guns N' Roses first piqued his interest in rock music, but his main influence to become a musician was after hearing Metallica. [6]

He was asked to join Trivium when he tried out for the band, after the release of their first album Ember to Inferno in 2003. [7] He performed backing vocals for Taking Dawn in 2010. [ citation needed ] Later, in 2011, Beaulieu performed guest vocals on Maine metal band Rebirth To End's song "The Weakness Randomization." [8]

Equipment

Guitars

Corey Beaulieu performing in Nova Rock Festival 2014. 20140614-073-Nova Rock 2014-Trivium-Corey Beaulieu.JPG
Corey Beaulieu performing in Nova Rock Festival 2014.

In the past Beaulieu used mainly Jackson guitars such as the Jackson KV-2 Black Ghost Flames finish (as seen in Roadrunner United bonus DVD) and DX10D series occasionally using a B.C Rich Warlock and a Blue Ibanez guitar, until Rita Haney, partner of 20 years to Dimebag Darrell gave him and Matt Heafy each one of Dimebag's signature Dean guitars in the same year, later spawning a three-year-long endorsement with Dean Guitars, with Beaulieu sporting a black 7 string Razorback V with silver bevels. He also had a signature model V. This V is metallic red with the Trivium circle logo placed between the bridge and neck pickups and is also fitted with a Floyd Rose Locking Tremolo and a Seymour Duncan Dimebucker.

He left Dean guitars in the summer of 2009, and later signed with Jackson Guitars. He has recently been seen playing various custom Jackson V guitars and is in talks with Jackson regarding the development of a signature guitar. At the 2013 Winter NAMM Show, Jackson officially released Beaulieu's Signature Guitar, available in 6- and 7-string variants, all made in the US.

Discography

Trivium

Guest appearances

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Anthem (We Are the Fire)

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A Gunshot to the Head of Trepidation single

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