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Simon Cléroux, born and raised in Montreal’s south shore, gained an interest in metal music at an early age. He became a fan of bands like Metallica and Megadeth and this led him to pick up his first guitar at 14. He immediately started to compose his own music.
The more metal he discovered , the more brutal his tastes became. Bands like Necrophagist, Decapitated and Behemoth were becoming increasingly influential to the young guitarist.
In 2007, he started the blackened death metal band « The Unconscious Mind ». He was the band's leader and the main composer.This outfit gave him stage experience and instilled in him renewed confidence. He soon made a name for himself in the metal scene and was recruited by the Montreal technical death-metal band « Derelict » as an official guitarist.
There are many projects in the future for Derelict and The Unconscious Mind, including tours and albums