Alexisonfire. note Alexisonfire
(that's "Alexis On Fire", not "Alex Is On Fire"
, nor for that matter "Al, Ex Is On Fire" or even "A! Lex Is On Fire!") was a Post-Hardcore band from St. Catharines, Ontario
, active from 2001-2011. The band is named after Alexis Fire, the world's only lactating contortionist stripper (yes, really). Their style, described by the band as "the sound of two Catholic high-school girls in mid-knife-fight", featured stark contrasts between soaring melody and brutality, through the interplay between three singers. Their self-titled debut is considered a landmark of its genre and their other three albums went platinum in Canada.
The band broke up in 2011 as singer/guitarists Dallas Green and Wade MacNeil left to focus on their side projects, as well as due to "personal issues". Despite George Pettit's initial statements to the contrary, however, the band seems to have parted ways on more or less amicable terms after giving a farewell tour in 2011-2012.
Dallas Green began his side project City And Colour
while he was still with the band, and is now focusing on it as his primary musical project. Wade MacNeil also began his own side project Black Lungs while still with the band, before being invited to be the vocalist for the UK hardcore band Gallows after its lead vocalist parted ways with the band over creative differences.
- George Pettit- lead vocals
- Wade MacNeil- guitar, vocals
- Dallas Green- guitar, vocals
- Chris Steele- bass
- Jordan Hastings- drums (2005-2011)
- Jesse Ingelevics- drums (2001-2005)
- Alexisonfire (2002)
- Watch Out! (2004)
- Crisis (2006)
- Old Crows/Young Cardinals (2009)
This band provides examples of the following tropes: