It’s a local battle for Week 1 as All The Wasted Years challenge Rock Alliance for that spot at Rock On The River, opening the Main Stage for Billy Talent, Death From Above, Bleeker, and the Motorleague! Check out each band and cast your vote below!  You can vote once per day.

 

 

All The Wasted Years

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All The Wasted Years (ATWY) is a punk rock band from Timmins, On. Since reforming in 2015 the band has been a growing influence in the Northern Ontario music scene. They won the Timmins Festivals and Events Committees Inaugural Epic Band Battle and have shared the stage with The Glorious Sons, Bigwig, Silverstein, Creepshow and many more. They’ve played on the main stage at Rock on the River and Stars and Thunder and have played all over Ontario and have shows booked in Quebec as well.

Fuelled by the incredible lyrics of front-man Nathan Radey, the fast guitars of Darcy Larouche and Eric Fortin and the quick beats of Stephane Gaudet, ATWY gives vibes of the 90’s punk scene similar to bands like The Offspring, Green Day, Bad Religion, NOFX and Blink 182. They released a DIY album, Thin Ice, in 2015. There second album High Blood Pressure, recorded in Toronto with Producer Anton Delost (producer for Seaway, Bearings…) was released in April 2018. Both albums are available on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify and many other streaming platforms.


 

Rock Alliance

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Rock Alliance is a Canadian band with classic rock roots. The project started with the songwriting duo of Stewart Sutherland and Eric Langlois. The plan was to feature different musicians on every song. The results were very successful. The list of featured musicians are: Keyboardist John Rabbit Bundrick (The Who-Free), Drummer Chris Sutherland (Kim Mitchell-Saga), Drummer Kenny Aronoff (John Mellencamp-John Fogerty), Drummer Jason Pierce (Our Lady Peace) and Guitarist Marco Bressette (Protest The Hero- Dead Tired). Stewart Sutherland handled Bass Guitar duties and Eric Langlois’ vocals can be heard on all the tracks. The self titled eight song album was released by Perris Records, a U.S. based record label that handled world wide distribution.

 

Since it’s release, international rock music websites and magazines have given the album rave reviews, praising the performances, production and the seamless blending of the numerous featured musicians. Sutherland and Langlois have put together a performance line up for live shows to promote the Rock Alliance album.