"I think our final full length was a little challenging for people. We were dedicated to not repeating ourselves and that was appealing to some, but there were many who were growing tired of the ever modifying Alexisonfire. None the less; in my opinion, it was the best record we ever made. We were actively trying to distance ourselves from a screamo scene that was completely stagnant." - George Pettit
Alexisonfire sat down on camera at Dine Alone HQ to chat about each release and their favourite AOF moments, album by album.
Episode 1 - Alexisonfire
Episode 2 - Watch Out!
Episode 3 - Crisis
Episode 4 - Old Crows/Young Cardinals
Episode 5 - Farewell Tour
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.
Jordan "Ratbeard" Hastings
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