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Hometown: St. Catharines, ON (Canada)

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Alexisonfire (pronounced "Alexis on fire") was a five-piece, Juno-nominated post-hardcore band that formed in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada in 2001. The band consisted of George Pettit (vocals), Dallas Green (guitar, piano, vocals), Wade MacNeil (guitar, vocals), Chris Steele (bass), and Jordan Hastings (drums).

They describe their music as "the sound of two Catholic high-school girls in mid-knife-fight" (a reference to their song "A Dagger Through the Heart of St. Angeles", also the inspiration for their debut album cover art). When the band came out of the underground like an "utterly captivating car-accident-in-progress" in late 2001, it was enough to impress critics as well as earning their self-titled debut album a gold certification in Canada.

The band has released three more very successful studio albums: Watch Out! in 2004, Crisis in 2006, and Old Crows/Young Cardinals in 2009, each achieving platinum certification in their native country.

In August 2011, George posted a message to fans on the band's official website stating that with the departure of two members, Alexisonfire would issue several special releases and complete a Canadian farewell tour before parting ways.

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Alexisonfire Old Crows / Young Cardinals

Alexisonfire

Old Crows / Young Cardinals (2009)

Vagrant / Dine Alone

Alexisonfire / Cancer Bats / Attack in Black live in Saint John

Alexisonfire / Cancer Bats / Attack in Black

live in Saint John (2007)

live show

Alexisonfire Crisis

Alexisonfire

Crisis (2006)

Vagrant

Alexisonfire / Moneen Split

Alexisonfire / Moneen

Split (2005)

Dine Alone

Rise Against/Tsunami Bomb/Alexisonfire live in Chicago

Rise Against/Tsunami Bomb/Alexisonfire

live in Chicago (2005)

live show

Alexisonfire Watch Out!

Alexisonfire

Watch Out! (2004)

Equal Vision

Alexisonfire Alexisonfire

Alexisonfire

Alexisonfire (2002)

Equal Vision

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