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Cradle To Grave

Metal / Southern Rock from Vancouver BC
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Cradle To Grave

since circa 2002
Emerging from the pit of Vancouver, British Columbia comes Cradle To Grave with an arsenal of thrashing guitars, animalistic snarls and fist pumping anthems to revive the southern rock metal
influences of yesteryear and pull it kicking and screaming into the new century. The genesis of Cradle to Grave began in the early months of 2002 when guitarist Denis "Sasquatch" Barthe was
looking for a new project after his highly influential thrash metal outfit Aggression dissolved. With a new musical direction in mind, Barthe recruited vocalist Greg Cavanagh and
drummer Matt Fowler through an ad placed in a local paper. Shortly after forming, the three established a solid relationship built around a common love of heavy metal and southern rock.

In 2004 Cradle To Grave signed with Year of the Sun Records and quickly delivered their debut album, simply titled CTG, later that year. The album's raw, abrasive, southern style of metal
provoked Metal Maniacs to call the album a "sonic firestorm of hardcore heavy metal," while Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles gave the record an 8/10. The band’s video for their single “Projectile” also garnered six months of rotation on Much Music’s LOUD channel. Cradle To Grave returned in 2008 with their sophomore effort Texas Medicine. The album was recorded at Speaker Freaker Studios in Surrey, British Columbia by engineer Clay Haluk and, to ensure the record had a truly devastating sound, Devin Townsend (Lamb of God, Darkest Hour, Bleeding Through, GWAR) was enlisted to mix and master the project. With songs such as “The Light,” “Five Years of Fire” and the album’s leadoff single, the bone crushing “Broken God,” it’s easy to understand how Cradle To Grave became legitimate leaders in Canadian metal.

Now, five years later, the band bids farewell to vocalist and founding member Greg Cavanagh. The “Ice” EP was released on Tuesday October 22, 2013 and features the last recording of Cavanagh with the band. The four track recording also features a selection of previously unreleased songs from the CTG vault, tracks that we’re always considered special but never really found a home on the band's other records. Although “Ice” is somewhat of a bittersweet send off to Cradle's founding frontman, Cavanagh has left the microphone in capable hands as Brian Langley (Infernal Majesty, Tyrants Blood). Brian assumes control of Vancouver’s most punishing metal band. Rounding out the bands lineup with Ken Firomski on bass and backing vocals and Shawn Hoskins on drums and backing vocals, the band is currently working on new material for their fourth release, Cradle To Grave show an unhinged determination to mix southern rock and metal through the next decade.

Brian "Messiah" Langley :: Vocals/Guitars
Denis "Sasquatch" Barthe :: Guitars
Ken Firomski :: Bass/Vocals
Shawn James Hoskins :: Drums/Vocals

For Fans Of: Corrosion of Comfirmity, Down, Alabama Thunderpussy, Raging Slab & Pride & Glory
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Current Lineup

Denis Barthe "Sasquatch"
2002 - present
Brian Langley
Lead Vocals/Guitar
2010 - present
Shawn Hoskins
2010 - present
Ken Firomski
Bass Player
2011 - present

Past Members

Greg Cavanagh
2002 - 2013
Marc Majorel
2002 - 2003
Eric Green
2002 - 2006
Ryan Mackie "Zeus"
2003 - 2005
Matt Fowler
2004 - 2010
Simon Adam
2006 - 2008
Glenn Chisolm
2006 - 2008

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