Canadian rock band Billy Talent are celebrating a couple of milestones in Canada. The childhood friends, who normally headline arenas in Canada, are performing a handful of smaller shows to celebrate their 20th anniversary as a band and 10th anniversary of the release of their multi-platinum debut album, ‘Billy Talent.’
After almost two decades with the same line up - the first eight as the underground indie band Pezz, Canadian arena headliners Billy Talent let guitarist Ian D'sa fully take the reigns for their forthcoming album, Dead Sil
Canada rocks - from its landscape to its multiculturalism to its beer and music. Compiling a list of great Canadian hard rock bands of all time is a daunting assignment that will invite many criticisms and this list is not without ifs and buts
Billy Talent is one of Canada's leading hard rock/pop bands. They sell out stadiums, tours, and are pretty huge in Europe. Guitarist Ian D'sa has had his share of life experiences, starting musical life in high school in an indie band, to mainstream labels like Warner, Atlantic and Roadrunner. But going to art school and taking a post-graduate degree
This past weekend's HeavyTO was the inaugural Toronto counterpart to the aptly named Montreal metal fest Heavy MTL. Situated in Downsview Park (ironically, also the location for the 2002 Pope-squat, the controversial two-week long Catholic convention that hosted Pope John Paul II and brought shame to the park due to massive septic flooding), the two-day fest boasted a who's who of the metal world.
So what does a band whose singer has been called "a star" and an "enigmatic manic personality onstage" by the person who signed them have to do when they plan to release only animated music videos? The answer -- tour.
A wall of girls held onto the barricade Oct. 8. Were they waiting for headliners Billy Talent or just scared of the melodic metalcore men in Poison the Well? Maybe it was a bit of both as frontman Jeffrey Moreira quickly shifted the mood from clean singing to raging hardcore screaming in true PTW style.
All in all, there was a nice pit tucked safely behind the sea of standing Billy Talent
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