Gabrielle Morin

AGE 27

EQUIPMENT Pearl drums and hardware, Sabian cymbals, Mapex, Pearl, and Dixon hardware, Sonor and Pearl pedals, Remo heads, Vater sticks, Ddrum triggers, Roland brain.

CONTACT deeplyconfused.com

Damn it’s nice to see the ladies getting their death metal on. Not that The Squid was doubtful when he opened the package by Montreal metal-grrrl Gabrielle Morin, but you have to admit there’s not too many females as brutale as this Québecois lass. The metal blogosphere is blowing up with her praises, and it’s easy to see why after listening to Isolated, the new release from her band, Deeply Confused, in which she doles out a steady stream of tech-deth punishment. It’s no wonder she plays as effortlessly as she does considering she was a student of Cryptopsy’s Flo Mounier. In fact, her Pearl/Sabian setup is remarkably similar to Monsieur Mounier’s, but that’s probably just because it’s a bomb combo regardless. Having just signed with Dane Records, there is little doubt you’ll be seeing more of Morin and Deeply Confused from a future moshpit near you.