Yanic Bercier – Best Talented and Versatile Drummer

Yanic Bercier is a Canadian physicist and musician. Aside from being the former drummer for melodic technical death metal band Quo Vadis and the more traditional death metal band Violence Unleashed, Yanic is also an accomplished solo artist, releasing two albums to date.

Yanic Bercier‘s unique approach to drumming incorporates elements of both metal and classical music, making him one of the most versatile and talented drummers in the metal scene today. In addition to his musical talents, Yanic is also a highly respected physicist, having published numerous papers in peer-reviewed journals.

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Yanic Bercier

Yanic Bercier’s Career Throughout The Year

Born in 1978 in Montreal, Quebec, Yanic Bercier started playing drums at the age of 11. After spending several years honing his skills in local bands, Yanic was invited to join Quo Vadis in 1998. The band quickly gained a following in the metal community, and their 2003 album, “Beyond”, was nominated for a Juno award (the Canadian equivalent of the Grammy Awards).

Yanic started playing drums at the age of 11, after being inspired by his favorite band in 1998, Yanic was invited to join Quo Vadis, a melodic technical death metal band from Montreal.

In 2006, Yanic left Quo Vadis to join Violence Unleashed, a more traditional death metal band. With Violence Unleashed, Yanic recorded two albums and toured extensively throughout North America and Europe.

In 2012, Yanic released his first solo album, “The Drums Inside Your Head”. The album was met with critical acclaim, and Yanic was praised for his unique approach to drumming and songwriting. His second solo album, “The Path of Resistance”, was released in 2016.

Yanic Bercier is a highly accomplished musician and physicist, and his unique approach to drumming has made him one of the most respected and sought-after drummers in the metal scene today.

Yanic Bercier Albums and Projects

Yanic Bercier has over 15 international albums, several live videos, and DVDs. During his career, Yanic has also toured for several years on 3 continents, more than 15 countries.

In the course of his first 15 years playing drums, Yanic learned drums by listening to music from his favorite band and practicing it himself.

It wasn’t until the summer of 2004 that he changed his approach to learning. He travels to Los Angeles, to further develop his skills by working with Bobby Jarzombek (Rob Halford, Spastic Ink, Demons and Wizards, Riot). In the fall of 2005, Yanic worked with drummer Keith Brown, a Professor in the School of Music at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.

Yanic Bercier Drummer
Yanic Bercier Performing

In 2008, a good opportunity came, Yanic managed to establish WaveTransform Recording Studios. At that time, he served as producer, sound engineer, and session drummer. This experience gave him the opportunity to continue working with several styles of music, and to further share his passion for recording with other musicians.

Not only a career, but Yanic is also very concerned about his education. In addition to his musical education, Yanic completed a Bachelor of Engineering Physics degree in 1998, a Masters’s degree in Medical Physics in 2000, and a Ph.D. majoring in Physics in 2002.

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Andrea is a music lover and an experienced drummer with more than 15 years of drumming with different bands and music projects, such as Seditius and Hermano & the Marines.

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