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George Pettit
Dallas Green
Wade MacNeil
Chris Steele
Jordan Hastings

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Alexisonfire rose up out of the Southern Ontario underground in late 2001 like some monstrous and utterly captivating car-accident-in-progress. Hitting the ground with an immediate full head of steam, Dallas Green, George Pettit, Wade MacNeil, Chris Steele and Jordan Hastings have not only impressed the critics with their sour/sweet approach to performance and writing, but are recognized for their stellar musicianship, and the palpably pent-up tightness of the band live.

This is music for both sides of your brain. In your left ear, the poignant and melodic vocals of Dallas, injected with the devilishly sweet phrasings of the axe-wielding Wade, speak of impulse and introspection. In your right ear, George offers the testimony of the tortured soul, syncopated power-scream vocals that energize and counterpoint -- a couple of cartoon-character angels and devils sitting on your shoulders, offering 2 very different interpretations of the same musical message.

Alexisonfire knows that the fans aren't stupid. The fans know the real deal when they see it, and in the case of AOF, they seem to have told 2 friends, who told 2 friends, and so on. During the year that followed the release of the self-titled 2002 debut album, the band has shot into the spotlight like a streaker at an All-Star game: Gold Record certification in Canada for both debut and sophomore albums; 5 videos reaching Heavy rotation on MuchMusic, 2 MMVA awards; New Group of the Year at the 2005 Junos; album releases and major tours in Japan, Australia and the UK. This may all sound like SOP for an up-and-coming rock ensemble, but this is a band that often describes its music as "the sound of two Catholic high-school girls in mid-knife-fight". This hasn't happened before. Nobody is more aware of this fact than the St. Catharines' natives. Taking it all in stride, they remain guile-less, affable, and capable of equal amounts of sarcasm and self-deprecation. And with the new album "Crisis", Alexisonfire have, dare we say it, matured.

With songs ranging in subject matter from the Blizzard of 1977 which paralyzed portions of the Niagara and Northern New York region, to disenfranchised steadfast employees, the album on a whole embodies a much darker theme. AOF attributes this to traveling around the world the last couple of years then coming back home and seeing things without rose coloured glasses.

As for writing the album, the process was much more "rhythmically liberal" than anything the band's ever worked on. There was no format, no formula. Alexisonfire wasn't concerned with making a "hit" or following any "rules", just creating songs that the greater sum of each part loved to play live. They wanted to create songs that were anthemic. They wanted to play songs that hit kids in the chest. This translated into the mindset the band took into the studio. AOF stripped everything down and learned to write and record a record that captures the essence of the band's live sound, without looping or overdubs or layers.

So if you stop and listen, or God forbid, see a live show, it'll all oddly start to make sense...
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Pre-order the second edition AOF box set

You demand. We supply. In light of the overwhelming demand from AOF fans for individual pressings of Alexisonfire's studio albums, Dine Alone Records / New Damage and Alexisonfire have announced the release of a 2nd Edition AOF vinyl box set. Highlighting these pressings, the set will be available to pre-order on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 1PM EDT.
Each set will contain the full studio discography as well as an exclusive slip mat design packaged in a newly-designed box, with albums also being made available for purchase individually. Here is a message from George Pettit regarding the new box set:
“We are doing a 2nd Edition of the AOF box set. It's slightly smaller than the original press and it's a bit cheaper. It contains all of the studio albums on beautiful 180 gram 2xLP's. The first press will remain nice and rare and special for all the psychopaths who got up early on Christmas Day to buy it; in all sincerity, that was amazing and we love you for that. So this is a good way to get all the AOF LP's in one shot but lets say you hate Dog's Blood or Crisis (pfft, we all know you love crisis. Clearly the best AOF record…) and you don't want them…you're in luck because all of our albums will be pressed individually and sold a la carte. They will also be available in your local independent record stores should you feel the need to be charitable to a dying part of what was once a vibrant and profitable music industry. Lots of love” – George Pettit
kingsroadmerch.com target="_blank">Click to pre-order the 2nd Edition Alexisonfire vinyl box set.
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Alexisonfire's remastered self-titled album out now

Do you remember where you were when you first discovered Alexisonfire's self-titled album? Well, you've never heard it like this before.

smarturl.it target="_blank">Click here to purchase the Alexisonfire s/t on iTunes.

Available members of the band recently reminisced on the album in light of the release of the official Alexisonfire Box Set. Click theonlybandever.com target="_blank">HERE to take a look back and see what they had to say.
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The official Alexisonfire vinyl box set available now!

The wait is over! Limited to 1,000 copies, the very special Alexisonfire vinyl box set is now available for purchase via Alexisonfire’s official website.

Over a year in the making, the custom-designed box set includes audiophile re-pressings of each AOF studio release, as well as coveted and long out-of-print EPs (details listed below). The box set will also feature other exclusive items including a photo booklet curated by photographer Dustin Rabin, and includes photos taken during the band’s final shows in Toronto and Hamilton, Ontario. Special custom-shipping packaging has been designed to protect the box set contents.

theonlyboxsetever.com target="_blank">Click here to purchase the official Alexisonfire vinyl box set.

ALEXISONFIRE VINYL BOX SET CONTENTS

ALEXISONFIRE – 2x12"
Completely re-mastered and cut at 45 rpm on 180g double black vinyl for the first time ever

WATCH OUT! - 2x12"
Mastered at 45 rpm on 180g double black vinyl for the first time ever

CRISIS - 2x12"
Mastered at 45rpm on 180g double black vinyl for the first time ever

OLD CROWS / YOUNG CARDINALS - 2x12"
Long out-of-print and re-pressed on 180g double black vinyl

THE SWITCHEROO SERIES - 12"
Long out-of-print and originally released as a picture disc; re-pressed on black vinyl with full artwork for the first time ever

DEATH LETTER - 12"
First time available on vinyl; pressed on 180g black vinyl

DOGS BLOOD - 12"
Long out-of-print and re-pressed on 180g black vinyl

MATH SHEETS DEMO - 10"
Long out-of-print and originally released as a Record Store Day exclusive; re-pressed on black vinyl

AUSSIE TOUR - 7"
Long out-of-print and originally released as a tour exclusive; re-pressed on black vinyl

INSULATION TAPES - 7"
Long out-of-print and originally released as a tour exclusive; re-pressed on black vinyl

CRISIS (BONUS TRACKS) - 7"
Long out-of-print and originally released as a tour exclusive; re-pressed on black vinyl

DEATH LETTER (BONUS TRACKS) - 7"
First time on vinyl; features two additional tracks never before heard and to be disclosed as a ‘Holiday Surprise’ upon digital download of box set

28 PAGE PHOTO BOOK
Curated by photographer Dustin Rabin; includes photos from the AOF’s final Canadian shows

VINYL SLIPMAT & 45 ADAPTOR

DIGITAL DOWNLOAD
Download link delivered with purchase that includes high quality MP3s and FLAC files of the box set contents
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Alexisonfire release official AOF box set details

The wait is finally over. After plenty of build-up, Dine Alone Records/New Damage and Alexisonfire are set to release the highly-anticipated official AOF vinyl box set. Limited to 1,000 copies, the very special discography will be available for purchase at exactly 12:01AM EST on December 25 via Alexisonfire’s official website.

theonlybandever.com target="_blank">Click here to visit the band's website.

Over a year in the making, the custom-designed box set includes audiophile re-pressings of each AOF studio release, as well as coveted and long out-of-print EPs (details listed below). The box set will also feature other exclusive items including a photo booklet curated by photographer Dustin Rabin, and includes photos taken during the band’s final shows in Toronto and Hamilton, Ontario. Special custom-shipping packaging has been designed to protect the box set contents.

Recently, George Pettit, Dallas Green, Wade MacNeil, and Jordan Hastings sat down on camera at Dine Alone HQ to chat about each release and their favourite AOF memories. (Chris Steele, who is travelling around the world, was there in spirit.) These videos will be updated regularly on theonlybandever.com along with a sneak peak of images of the box set contents leading up to the release, so fans are encouraged to check back often. Guitarist/Vocalist MacNeil will also be tweeting memories and stories daily on the band's official Twitter leading up to the release date.

twitter.com target="_blank">Click here to visit the band's Twitter.

Hailing from St. Catharines, Alexisonfire rose up out of the Southern Ontario underground in late 2001, to become one of the most successful indie bands in Canada. The band’s success also reached far beyond Canada’s borders. AOF released four hugely successful studio albums, Alexisonfire (2002), Watch Out (2004), Crisis (2006), and Old Crows / Young Cardinals (2009). Crisis debuted at #1 on the Top 200 Soundscan chart (Canada), and Old Crows / Young Cardinals debuted at #2, and charted at #9 on the US Billboard Independent Album chart. Watch Out helped earn the band New Group of the Year at the 2004 JUNO Awards. Their first 3 albums achieved Platinum certification in Canada while Old Crows / Young Cardinals reached Gold certification. The band also topped charts and graced several notable music magazine covers internationally (Kerrang, Blunt, Big Cheese, Canadian Musician, Exclaim!). AOF’s sold-out 10th Year Anniversary Farewell tour in December 2012 touched down on four continents in 24 days, illustrating how meaningful the band still is to their legion of fans around the world.

ALEXISONFIRE VINYL BOX SET CONTENTS

ALEXISONFIRE – 2x12"
Completely re-mastered and cut at 45 rpm on 180g double black vinyl for the first time ever

WATCH OUT! - 2x12"
Mastered at 45 rpm on 180g double black vinyl for the first time ever

CRISIS - 2x12"
Mastered at 45rpm on 180g double black vinyl for the first time ever

OLD CROWS / YOUNG CARDINALS - 2x12"
Long out-of-print and re-pressed on 180g double black vinyl

THE SWITCHEROO SERIES - 12"
Long out-of-print and originally released as a picture disc; re-pressed on black vinyl with full artwork for the first time ever

DEATH LETTER - 12"
First time available on vinyl; pressed on 180g black vinyl

DOGS BLOOD - 12"
Long out-of-print and re-pressed on 180g black vinyl

MATH SHEETS DEMO - 10"
Long out-of-print and originally released as a Record Store Day exclusive; re-pressed on black vinyl

AUSSIE TOUR - 7"
Long out-of-print and originally released as a tour exclusive; re-pressed on black vinyl

INSULATION TAPES - 7"
Long out-of-print and originally released as a tour exclusive; re-pressed on black vinyl

CRISIS (BONUS TRACKS) - 7"
Long out-of-print and originally released as a tour exclusive; re-pressed on black vinyl

DEATH LETTER (BONUS TRACKS) - 7"
First time on vinyl; features two additional tracks never before heard and to be disclosed as a ‘Holiday Surprise’ upon digital download of box set

28 PAGE PHOTO BOOK
Curated by photographer Dustin Rabin; includes photos from the AOF’s final Canadian shows

VINYL SLIPMAT & 45 ADAPTOR

DIGITAL DOWNLOAD
Download link delivered with purchase that includes high quality MP3s of the box set contents
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Watch Alexisonfire's Farewell Tour special on Much

Fans of the legendary Alexisonfire can relive all of the glory behind their epic Farewell Tour last year through a recent special, which premiered on MuchMusic last night:

www.muchmusic.com target="_blank">Click to watch the Alexisonfire Farewell Tour special!
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