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Alexisonfire pronounced "Alexis on fire" is a five-piece Canadian post-hardcore band that formed in St. CatharinesOntario This Could Be Anywhere In The World - Alexisonfire - Crisis in They describe their music as "the sound of two Catholic high-school girls in mid-knife-fight" a reference to their song "A A Surfers Dream - Jan & Dean - The Complete Liberty Singles Through the Heart of St.
Angeles", also the inspiration for their debut album cover art. In Augustfront man George posted a message to fans on the band's official website stating that, following the departure of two members, that they would issue several special releases and complete a farewell tour before parting ways.
On September 19,at Riot Fest in Toronto, the band announced their official reunion, although in a post on their official Facebook page afterwards, the band clarified that despite the fact they were "as good friends as they had ever been", there were "no immediate plans" for the future.
Alexisonfire was formed in late in the aftermath of a three-band break up. Pettit was playing guitar in a metal band called Condemning Salem, Green was a lead singer and guitar player in Helicon Blue, and MacNeil and Steele played in a punk band called Plan 9. These bands broke up at more or less the same time, and Pettit, Steele, MacNeil and Green all still had the drive to play and succeed. The pair were setting up a record label called Distort Entertainment at the time, and coincidentally they were looking for artists.
This Could Be Anywhere In The World - Alexisonfire - Crisis was working with EMI at the same time and he used this to record the band at the company's in-house studio and land them a co-publishing and distribution deal. On October 31,Alexisonfire was released, the cover art featuring two Catholic school girls engaged in a knife fight,  which was also the band's description of their music. Alexisonfire had attracted considerable attention from major record labels, due to the success of their self-titled debut.
However, when they started considering making a second album, the band felt that, for artistic reasons, they should remain independent, as it would give them better chances of developing and deciding their direction. Watch Out! It debuted at No. This lay in comparison to their debut album, which was mostly first drafts. On June 14, Alexisonfire posted a statement on their website revealing that founding drummer Jesse Ingelevics was leaving the band.
While touring in support of the album with Johnny Truant and The Blood Roses in GlasgowScotland in Octobereach member of all three bands had the word "Yeti" tattooed on themselves. On August 22, the band released their third studio album, Crisis which Allmusic considers their best to date. They also completed three live special edition albums while in England from Manchester AcademyBirmingham Academyand Brixton Academy Distributed after each show.
In an interview, vocalist George Pettit stated that he is unaware of the direction that the band will head in for their next album, but that "The next record, I think, is us pretty much wanting to put the knife in screamo.
I don't want to be the band that saves it, I want to be the The Prizefighters - Various - The Lounge Ax Defense & Relocation Compact Disc that kills it.
Though they were usually on tour with Anti-Flag, Norma Jean was their replacement for a short while, however Anti-Flag returned, alongside the bands Saosinand The Bled. Alexisonfire revealed the title to their new album at a show in HamiltonOntario on December 20, The album, due for release inwas called Young Cardinals at that point in time.
On April 20,Alexisonfire released their first song "Young Cardinals" from their forthcoming album for radio airplaythough the official single was not released until May 12, The Something About You - The Shamen - Drop video premiered on MuchOnDemand on May 15, It was further announced that the album would be released on June 23, On February 16,the band was set to play a free all-ages show at the Winter Olympics venue Live City Yaletown, though the band was forced to cancel their show 10 seconds into the first song after the rush of the audience broke a barricade and people were trampled.
The album, entitled iTunes Originalscontains previously recorded material from throughout the group's discography, versions of some of their previously released songs performed slightly differently and interviews with the band. On November 2,the band's previously announced experimental EP Dog's Blood was released worldwide and then on November 22,a digital version of their Aussie Tour 7" was released on iTunes.
It contains two cover songs, originally by Midnight Oil and The Saints. Dallas Green informed the rest of the band of his intention to leave Alexisonfire in Green agreed not to announce his departure until the rest of the band decided on their future plans.
In the statement, George Pettit cited Dallas Green's departure from the band to focus solely on City and Colour, Wade MacNeil's departure to join another band, later revealed to be as the new vocalist for Gallowsand other personal issues among the remaining members as reasons for breaking up.
Pettit also described the break up as not being "amicable". For Record Store DayAlexisonfire and Dine Alone re-issued Math Sheet Demoswhich featured demo recordings of songs prepared in the pre-production of their self-titled debut album. In JulyGreen stated he had been in contact with other ex-Alexisonfire members, and that he and MacNeil had been "starting to talk about doing some final [Alexisonfire] shows, because when we did play our last show nobody knew it was our last show.
On December 25,the band released a vinyl boxset containing all the four albums as well as EPs, LPs, B-sides etc. It sold out in just 30 minutes.
In Aprilthe band stated on their official Facebook page their intentions to release another box set, this time it was not limited and is "slightly smaller than the original press and it's a bit cheaper".
The set was released in August On September 19,during the band's last date of the tour at the Riot Fest in Toronto, OntarioMacNeil announced on stage that the band was officially back. The album was released for digital download through iTunesas well as a special 4 vinyl set, and as a Blu-ray video.
After that, Billy Talent came back on stage to play their encore and finish the night. The next morning, 4 back to back shows were announced in Toronto at the Danforth Music Hall. The concerts were planned to July but due to "unforeseen circumstances" they were rescheduled to December On February 1,the band posted a black image on their Facebook page.
Later in the day, the band posted a teaser video featuring a building with a green neon light spelling out the words "Familiar Drugs. Fans soon figured out that by changing the brightness and contrast on these black pictures, it revealed the numbers 2,15 and It marked their first new material in nearly nine years. On April 16,the band released the music video for "Familiar Drugs," which was shot completely on VHS and cellphones. On May 24, the band released yet another standalone single called "Complicit".
All of the project's release have been through the label Dine Alone Records. The name derives from Dallas Green's name; Dallas being a city, and Green being a colour. Black Lungs is a Something About You - Keema - Rise Up formed by Wade MacNeil. After playing a few shows the band dissolved leaving only Wade MacNeil, after which it essentially became MacNeil's solo project.
Sammi Bogdanski, Wade's ex-girlfriend's sister, contributed piano to his debut album Send Flowerswhich was released on May 20, by Dine Alone Records. Pat Pengelly, formerly of Bedouin Soundclashreplaced Liam on drums. Named Mushanga - Toto - Toto IV + The Seventh One the suicides in Bergenfield, New Jersey. The quartet released a 7" on LowDown Records. Drummer Jordan Hastings played in a hardcore punk band Cunter with friends from Moneen.
The band was formed in earlywith the original name Hunter, in Brampton, Ontario. Vocalist Alle Jahre Wieder - Der Berliner Mozartchor* - O Du Fröhliche. Pettit is the lead vocalist in Dead Tired.
The band's music has been described as post-hardcore emo melodic hardcore  and screamo. Liam Cormier of the Cancer Bats stated "everyone will always remember Alexisonfire and Billy Talent as the two bands that brought heavy music to the forefront and broke that scene wide open in this country.
Ex frontman of Grade Kyle Bishop credited them saying "Previous to them, Canadian content was pretty lame, palatable stuff. Then you had Alexis come in, George shredding his larynx and smashing his face against the wall. They destroyed everything. And a lot of people gravitated to that, and I've never seen that happen in Canada before.
They opened up the door for a lot of bands This Could Be Anywhere In The World - Alexisonfire - Crisis be appreciated, and brought a whole new group of people into punk rock. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from Alexis On Fire. Canadian post-hardcore band. Alexisonfire performing in Vancouver on their farewell tour.
Post-hardcore emo melodic hardcore screamo. Main article: Alexisonfire album. Main article: Watch Out! Main article: Crisis Alexisonfire album. Main article: City and Colour. Main article: Black Lungs. Main article: Cunter band. Current members Dallas Green — clean vocals, rhythm guitar, piano —; —present Wade MacNeil — lead guitar, backing vocals —; —present George Pettit This Could Be Anywhere In The World - Alexisonfire - Crisis unclean vocals —; —present Chris Steele — bass guitar —; —present Jordan Hastings — drums, percussion —; —present Former members Jesse This Could Be Anywhere In The World - Alexisonfire - Crisis — drums, percussion — Former touring members Kenny Bridges — bass guitar For a more comprehensive list, see Alexisonfire discography.
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