Jonah Official Biography

Jonah was one the cult hardcore bands from Quebec in the mid 90s. They certainly hold their place in the top most important Quebec bands and I’m happy to finally shed some light on this gem. Jonah was formed in autumn of 1995 with Simon...

Jude the Obscure Official Biography

Jude the Obscure had a very comfortable place in the Ontario math-core/noisecore scene throughout its existence. I believe they were the first to be called “chaoticore”. Prior to the forming of this band, Grant Freifeld...

Acrid Official Biography

Acrid was a sludgy/doomy/grindy-metalcore band from Mississauga that was initiated by Neil Rodman on vocals, Jeff Almond on guitar and Dave Buschemeyer on drums. This was in November of 1995, right after Jeff Almond had quit Ignorance Never...

Unheard Official Biography

Unheard was a Canadian metalcore band from Mississauga, Ontario, founded by Mike Charette and his friend Dave Buschemeyer, after Dave was kicked out of Sun Still Burns in September 1993. The duo recruited Ian Pryde on vocals and went in to...

Montgomery 21 Official Biography

Montgomery 21 was a brit-pop influenced emo band from Mississauga, known for (and mostly made up of) featuring members of New Day Rising. Chris Gray formed the band in the fall of 1995, composing the core music on vocals and guitar, with Jeff...

Face Down & Sun Still Burns Official Biography

-Face Down (Spring 1993 – September 1993) Face Down was a hardcore band from Oakville, Ontario. No doubt that you will recognize the names of many of these members, as they would go on to great fame with their later musical endeavors...

Gates of Dawn Official Biography

Gates of Dawn is one of the obscure bands from Ontario that just doesn’t seem to have reached anywhere to be remembered. I had to dig far to get info from this band out. This band was fronted by Nat Coté with Adam Bratt and Paul...

Emissary & Breaking Violet Official Biography

-Chapter 1: From “Boize” to “Emissary” (May 1993 – July 1993) Emissary was a bluesy heavy metal band from Montreal, Canada. Founded in June of 1993, the band was a direct continuation of Boize, whose final line-up...

Jonathan Thomas Official Biography

Jonathan Thomas is a bit of a forgotten gem in the history of Ontario emo hardcore. In late 1994 Kyle Bishop was signing in Grade but felt that it wasn’t enough, so he bought his first guitar and started writing a couple of songs. At the...

Boize Official Biography

-The Foundation (May 1989 – December 1989) Boize (pronounced Boys) was a heavy metal band from Montreal, Canada, founded by guitarist Robert Kourie (aka Floyd Harem) and bassist and keyboardist Stephane Fania (aka Zany Shultz) in May of 1989...