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 35)
Dover-Foxcroft, Maine
Genres Metalcore, thrash metal, heavy metal
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter
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 lead guitarist, [1] [2] of American heavy metal band Trivium. He also performs lead and backing screaming vocals for the band at live shows.

Lead guitar is a musical part for a guitar in which the guitarist plays melody lines, instrumental fill passages, guitar solos, and occasionally, some riffs within a song structure. The lead is the featured guitar, which usually plays single-note-based lines or double-stops. In rock, heavy metal, blues, jazz, punk, fusion, some pop, and other music styles, lead guitar lines are usually supported by a second guitarist who plays rhythm guitar, which consists of accompaniment chords and riffs.

Heavy metal is a genre of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, largely in the United Kingdom. With roots in blues rock, psychedelic rock, and acid rock, the bands that created heavy metal developed a thick, massive sound, characterized by highly amplified distortion, extended guitar solos, emphatic beats, and overall loudness. The genre's lyrics and performance styles are sometimes associated with aggression and machismo.

Trivium (band) American metal band

Trivium is an American heavy metal band from Orlando, Florida, formed in 1999. After getting signed to Roadrunner Records in 2004, the band has released eight studio albums and over twenty singles. Their latest album, The Sin and the Sentence, was released on October 20, 2017. The band has sold over one million albums worldwide.

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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]

Dover-Foxcroft, Maine Town in Maine, United States

Dover-Foxcroft is the largest town in, and the seat of, Piscataquis County, Maine, United States. The population was 4,213 at the 2010 census. Dover-Foxcroft is home to the Maine Whoopie Pie Festival, an annual one-day event which takes place in late June each year. It started in 2009 to honor the whoopie pie. The whoopie pie became the official state treat of Maine in 2013. The 2012 festival brought 5,000 people to the town while the 2014 event brought in more than 7,500 attendees.

Foxcroft Academy private high school in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine, USA

Foxcroft Academy is a private preparatory high school located in Dover-Foxcroft, Piscataquis County, Maine. Chartered by the Maine legislature in 1823, Foxcroft Academy was established just a few years after the incorporation of the town of Foxcroft itself. From modest beginnings in a wood frame building for which the town appropriated $100, the Academy now occupies a 125-acre campus with a full complement of academic, athletic, and residential facilities. Today more than 350 day students are enrolled from the surrounding towns of Dover-Foxcroft, Sebec, Charleston, Bowerbank, Monson, and Harmony, with an additional 100 international students hailing from Canada, China, Czech Republic, Ethiopia, France, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, and Vietnam. Foxcroft Academy is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and a member of the Independent School Association of Northern New England, College Board and the National Association of Independent Schools.

Career

Beaulieu began to play guitar at the age of 14, studying under Bill Pierce at Mark's Music in Brewer, Maine. [4] 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. [5]

Guns N Roses American hard rock band formed in 1985

Guns N' Roses, often abbreviated as GNR, is an American hard rock band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1985. When they signed to Geffen Records in 1986, the band comprised vocalist Axl Rose, lead guitarist Slash, rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin, bassist Duff McKagan, and drummer Steven Adler. The current lineup consists of Rose, Slash, McKagan, keyboardist Dizzy Reed, guitarist Richard Fortus, drummer Frank Ferrer and keyboardist Melissa Reese.

Metallica American heavy metal band

Metallica is an American heavy metal band. The band was formed in 1981 in Los Angeles, California by drummer Lars Ulrich and vocalist/guitarist James Hetfield, and has been based in San Francisco, California for most of its career. The group's fast tempos, instrumentals and aggressive musicianship made them one of the founding "big four" bands of thrash metal, alongside Megadeth, Anthrax and Slayer. Metallica's current lineup comprises founding members Hetfield and Ulrich, longtime lead guitarist Kirk Hammett and bassist Robert Trujillo. Guitarist Dave Mustaine and bassists Ron McGovney, Cliff Burton and Jason Newsted are former members of the band.

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. [6] 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." [7]

<i>Ember to Inferno</i> 2003 thrash metal album by Trivium

Ember to Inferno is the debut studio album from American heavy metal band Trivium. It was released on October 14, 2003 on Lifeforce Records.

Taking Dawn are a heavy metal band from Las Vegas, Nevada.

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.

Dimebag Darrell American guitarist and songwriter, founding member of Pantera and Damageplan

Darrell Lance Abbott, also known as Diamond Darrell and later Dimebag Darrell, was an American musician and songwriter. He co-founded the heavy metal bands Pantera and Damageplan alongside his brother Vinnie Paul. He was considered to be one of the driving forces behind groove metal, and is also considered by many to be one of the most influential guitarists in heavy metal history.

He left Dean guitars in the summer of 2009, for the Throes of Perdition video he was back to playing a Jackson King V. After talking to several guitar companies, including DBZ Guitars, and using a variety of guitars live, including a Jackson King V, and an ESP DV8 Dave Mustaine Signature, Corey has 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. His new Jackson Prototype Signature Guitar can be seen in recent live performances and in the Video for Trivium's new single for the God of War III soundtrack, "Shattering the Skies Above". In a recent statement on Facebook however, he stated that his new signature Jackson would be a traditional flying V shape, with no Cut-outs.It will have Seymour Duncan Blackout active pickups. Corey has released a video on YouTube entitled, "Corey Beaulieu: Guess What's Coming?," where he shows off a prototype of his new signature Jackson V. He states that he will have 6-string and 7-string variations of his signature V. At the 2013 Winter NAMM Show, Jackson officially released Corey's Signature Guitar. Available in 6 and 7 string variants made in the USA only.

DBZ Guitars

Diamond Guitars is an American guitar manufacturer owned and operated by Mountain High Holdings LLC, Jason Struble president & CEO along with Jeff Diamant of Diamond Amplification. Former Dean Guitars founder and owner Dean Zelinsky was a co-owner from 2008 until his departure in 2012. He left the company to form his current brand, Dean Zelinsky Private Label.

Jackson is a manufacturer of electric guitars and electric bass guitars that bears the name of its founder, Grover Jackson. Owned by the Fender Musical Instruments Corporation, Jackson has manufacturing facilities in the US, Mexico, Indonesia, and China.

<i>God of War III</i> third-person action-adventure video game

God of War III is an action-adventure hack and slash video game developed by Santa Monica Studio and published by Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE). Released for the PlayStation 3 (PS3) console on March 16, 2010, the game is the fifth installment in the God of War series, the seventh chronologically, and the sequel to 2007's God of War II. Loosely based on Greek mythology, the game is set in ancient Greece with vengeance as its central motif. The player controls the protagonist and former God of War Kratos, after his betrayal at the hands of his father Zeus, King of the Olympian gods. Reigniting the Great War, Kratos ascends Mount Olympus until he is abandoned by the Titan Gaia. Guided by Athena’s spirit, Kratos battles monsters, gods, and Titans in a search for Pandora, without whom he cannot open Pandora's Box, defeat Zeus, and end the reign of the Olympian gods.

Summary

Amplifiers and effects

Live: Kemper Profiler Multi Effects unit with distortion patches based on the EVH 5150 III direct to the PA system

Current equipment:

Pickups

Seymour Duncan:

Accessories

Discography

Trivium

Guest appearances

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References

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  2. http://www.premierguitar.com/articles/19863-trivium-vengeance-is-fine
  3. https://www.jacksonguitars.com/artists/corey-beaulieu-bio
  4. http://billpierceguitar.com/more-on-bill-pierce
  5. https://entertaimnet.wordpress.com/2017/04/05/trivium-interview-with-corey-how-to-survive-a-tour/
  6. http://www.waytooloud.com/2009/12/30/trivium-corey-beaulieu/
  7. http://www.metalhammer.co.uk/news/trivium-guitarist-provides-guest-vocals-on-new-rebirth-to-ends-track/
  8. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnKSEmiG4xI