Alexisonfire is a band that started with George Pettit, Dallas Green, Wade MacNeil, Chris Steele and Jesse Ingelevics in the Canadian city of St. Catharines in 2001. The band does punk and rock music; and often describes its music as “the sound of two Catholic high-school girls in mid-knife-fight.” Jordan Hastings would go on to replace Jesse Ingelevics, who left the band in 2005 due to a falling out.
A Different Kind Of Metal Music
What’s different about Alexisonfire’s music? The band makes the best metal music plus it stands convention on its head! Alexisonfire (2002) had album art depicting two Catholic high-school girls in a knife fight; while Watch Out! (2006) had twice the aggression and emotion. Crisis (2006) launched with a release party at sea and promoted through extensive tours across Canada and the United Kingdom. Old Crows/Young Cardinals (2008) heralded an era in which the band’s future direction would become unclear.
Breaking Up And Making Up
By 2010, Alexisonfire began working on a fifth studio album. The band cancelled it in August of 2011 as members Dallas Green and Wade MacNeil left. The era of the best metal music had come to an end. Band members remained friends post-breakup and collaborated on several projects again. An example is the series of reunion concerts that held from 2017 and remakes of several songs in their extensive library.
Not Conventional, Yet Successful
Alexisonfire is not your regular, everyday metal music band. For a band that refuses to follow convention, it continues to enjoy a lot of success. For example, the band named itself after Alexis Fire, the contortionist sex worker. Also, it chooses to sell its music by word-of-mouth, shunning the traditional channels of distribution the music industry employs. In all, Alexisonfire continues to enjoy unrivalled success in her genre of music.