Archive for March, 2010

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Suds Celtic Rock Band 2009

March 31, 2010

 

Band: S.U.D.S.
Genre: Celtic rock
Formed: 2009
Home: Chatham-Kent

Members:
D’Arcy Sloan – vocals
Brad Fishleigh – guitar, mandolin, vocals
Danny Wright – guitar, vocals
Darryl Twigg – guitar vocals
Bryce Birkin – bass
Cody Mcgowan – Drums

Early 2010 update The band is currently between drummers, but fill in drummers include Nick Sennema and current guitar player for “Punish Them”, Jordan Guinty.

Notes: The name stands for “shed union district standards”. They play a full set of originals but can also play a set of covers to fill out a long night. Covers include the likes of Dropkick Murphys, Flogging Molly, and more. The band is entering the studio in 2010 with plans to release a demo in the summer of that year. Locally, S.U.D.S. play at the Elephants Nest often, as well as at Encore.

Some former bands:
Danny Wright previously from Hundred Proof
Bryce Birkin from Us & Omens, as well as currently with the Black Watch.

Visit them online here.

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Shattered Existence 1993

March 27, 2010


Band:
Shattered Existence
Demo Release: Necromancy
Year: 1993
Genre: Rock
Home: Tilbury

Members:
E.J Chapados - Vocals
Kevin Deburger – Bass
Chris Hammerton – Guitars
Rod Beaudry – Drums
Ryan Odette – Guitars

This is the bands second demo release.
Visit them online here.

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Shattered Existence 1992

March 27, 2010

Band: Shattered Existence
Demo Release: Brainstorm
Year: 1992
Genre: Rock
Home: Tilbury

Members:
E.J Chapados
- Vocals
Chris Hammerton – Lead Guitars
Pat O’Donnel – Bass
Rodney Beaudry – Drums
Ryan Odette – Guitar

The band also played on the Windsor Compilation CD. That line up included:
E.J Chapados – Vocals
Rodney Beaudry – Drums
Mark Thompson – Bass
Ryan Odette – Guitars

Visit them online here.

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Vic and the Conchords 1963

March 25, 2010

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Trio: Vic and the Conchords
Year: 1963
Disbanded: Early 1980’s
Home: Chatham

Members:
Vic Tetreault – guitar
Bill Taylor – drums
Vincent Belanger – cordovox.

Notes:
  In 1963. Vic added Mr. Vince Belanger on accordion,(and later Cordovox), and Mr. Bill Taylor (formerly of Ray Francis and the Whippoorwills) on drums, to form an energetic trio known as “Vic and the Conchords”, with Vic’s wife, Betty, on backup vocals and harmony.
 
  They were kept very busy in the bars, halls, and at weddings in southern Ontario.   The trio remained virtually unchanged for many years until the addition of Mr. Roland Lozon (of the Jubilaires), on guitar and fiddle, in 1974 or 1975 for a couple of years.   There were several changes of drummers, including Mr. George Stoner, Mr. Roland Bechard, Mr Billy Carruthers (of Terry Sumsion’s Stagecoach fame),  Mr. Tony Meriano (owner of “Tony’s One Stoppe”),  and ending with Mr. Leonard Lucier.  
  As both Vic and Vince were in demanding businesses as well, they chose to retire the group in the early 80’s.  However, local jamborees still bring them out to do what they love best.

The photo was taken around 1964. Thanks to Betty for providing the photo and information.

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Steve Skull Saunders 1997

March 24, 2010

Band: Fear Disorder
Release: In A Rage
Year: 1997
Genre: Metal

Chatham Connection:  Steve “Skull” Saunders is from Chatham-Kent, along with John Fenton who made his debut with M.A.D. in 1988 on their Decisions, Decisions demo.

Members:
Steve “Skull” Saunders- lead vox/guitars
Dan Cardoso- vox/guitars
Desche Sparboom- drums
John Fenton- bass/vox

Bio:
  Fear Disorder is an extreme metal band signed with Revolver Records in England. Their debut, “In A Rage”, is set for release in 27 countries throughout Europe and the United Kingdom by PHD and Sony. “In A Rage” also hit number 10 on Chart Magazines Hard Music chart for college/university radio in Canada. These guys have been around for many years and have opened for such bands as Fight and Voivod. Sighting influences such as Metallica and Pantera, Fear Disorder are getting ready to tour Europe in support of their debut, “In A Rage”, and have also begun to write songs for their next release.

Tracks:
1. In a Rage 
2. Knee Deep in the Dead
3. Bloody Knuckles
4. Hole in your Head  
5. God Kills (And so Shall I)
6. Blood & Guts 
7. My Precious Greed  
8. Loverly, Devouring Gloom
9. I am (What you made me be)

Click on video below to preview this CD release.

If video does not appear, watch it here.

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Steve Skull aka Steve Saunders 2010

March 24, 2010

Musician: Steve Skull aka Steve Saunders
Instrument: Vocals, Guitar
Home town: Chatham
Resides: Toronto Area

Steve moved away to the Toronto area in the early 1990’s. Some may have caught him while he was playing locally in Chatham for the band Lyra (1987-89). Musically, he became a pro player and guitar teacher.

Above Pictures
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Lyra 1988
02 The Flu 1990
03 Thunder Circus 1992
04 Touring guitarist for the Killer Dwarfs 1995
05 Fear Disorder 1996
06 Steve in 1999
07 2003-2004 Sandman (Metallica tribute band)
08 2009 Live shot

Brief Bio from his page 2010:
  My real name is Steve Saunders, but pretty much everyone I know, knows me as Steve Skull. I have been a touring/gigging musician since I was 16 playing with some really great musicians along the way. Some of note include, Thunder Circus, The Flu, Killer Dwarfs, Fear Disorder, Mike Reno, Jimi Jamison, Alan Frew and Revolver. I’ve played in about 50+ different bands over the years.

  The band Fear Disorder was signed and released one album called “In A Rage”. It was released in 27 countries throughout Europe and the U.K. in 1997. That band opened for Rob Halford’s old band, Fight and also Voivod, which included former Thunder Circus bandmate, Eric Forrest.

  Most of the bands I have been in were either tribute bands or cover bands. Music is my passion. I actually had to rediscover how much it is a part of me. Now, I am ready to write again and I enjoy music all over again! Currently, I can be found playing somewhere in the GTA playing with The Intruders.

Some of the bands Steve was in.
1989 – Lyra
1990 – The Flu
1992 – Thunder Circus
1995 – Killer Dwarfs
1996 – Fear Disorder
2003,2004 – Sandman – Metallica Tribute Band
2009 – The Intruders (party band)

Visit Steve online here.

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Gates of Rage Release

March 24, 2010

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Band: Gates of Rage
Release: The Opening
Year: 1995
Home: Tilbury (Chatham-Kent)
Genre: Metal

Members
Darren Marchand – Vocals
Rodney Beaudry – Drums and Backing Vocals,
Rich Dupuis – Guitars
Ryan Odette – Guitars & Backing Vocals
Dave Boulion (R.I.P) – Bass

Tracks:
Blindman Deadman
Blind Misery
Broken Soul
No Sympathy
Out of the Gates
The Sound of Thunder
Take the Fall
The Opening/ All These Dreams
Unknown Life

Listen to this demo on myspace
http://www.myspace.com/gatesofragetheopening

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