Alexisonfire formed in late 2001 in St. Catharines, Ontario CANADA, as the result of a three band break-up five friends. George Pettit on vocals, Dallas Green on guitar + vocals, Wade MacNeil also on guitar + vocals, Chris Steele on bass and Jesse Ingelevics on drums, came together to create an impressive blend of turbulent Rock and explosive dynamics with intricate guitar melodies and impressed the critics with their sour-sweet approach to performance and writing.
The quintet released their first album in September 2002 on Toronto-based Distort Entertainment. During the year that followed the release of the self-titled debut album, Alexisonfire shot into the spotlight and the CD was reasonably successful, with a gold certification in Canada.
2004's "Watch Out!", the group's sophomore effort, peaked at #6 on the Top Canadian Albums chart and hit #21 on the U.S. Independent chart.
After replacing Ingelevics with drummer Jordan Hastings, Alexisonfire resurfaced in August 2006 with "Crisis", a stunning effort which debuted at #1 in Canada and brought them into The Billboard 200 chart for the first time; "This Could Be Anywhere In The World" was the lead track taken from the band's third full-length disc.
In June 2009 Alexisonfire released their next album, "Old Crows / Young Cardinals" through Dine Alone Records; the 11-song set took the band to a whole new height with a #12 dedut in Australia and made a splash into the upper reaches of The Billboard 200 listing at #81. In Canada the CD shot to #2 on the official sales chart led by the lead-off single, the Canadian Hot 100 hit "Young Cardinals"; this track along with "No Rest", "The Northern" and "Midnight Regulations" maintained the Ontario post-hardcore troop in the top 20 echelon of the National Mainstream Rock chart for over one year.
In late 2010 the quintet covered "Dead Heart" by Midnight Oil, a 7-inch single which was released to promote the Australian tour; it quickly broke into the top 20 of the Canadian Active Rock chart.