Members: Brian Leslie - Vocals, Sean Best - Guitar, Cole Rolland - Guitar, Kevin Hodgson - Bass, Brad Bastien - Drums
In todays metal/hardcore music scene, its easy to find a band that gets caught up in its image and pretends to be something its not. As a result, they forget about what truly matters most: the music. Luckily, you may come across some that will stand out from the rest. One of these bands is Port Elgin, Ontarios diamond in the rough, Beyond Purgatory.
Formed in the summer of 2009, these four talented young musicians (ages 16-19), set out to do one thingâget their sound heard. They are average guys, true to themselves and to the music they love. From hard-hitting breakdowns, to intricate and melodic riffs, BPs high energy stage presence brings the audience up off their feet and turns any floor into chaos. Lyrically, each track appeals to a wide audience, discussing situations we all go through, and must overcome in our everyday lives.
Winning the district qualifier and advancing to the city finals of Supernovas Break Your Band 2009, was a great motivational experience, giving the group the drive to push on even further. BP has accomplished so much, in so little time, playing an array of shows from around Grey and Bruce County all the way to Barrie, constantly raising the bar higher and higher. Recently, the band recorded their self-titled demo with Corey Peck at Epik Productions in Toronto, as well as hiring Jasmine Leonard as their official booking agent.
Beyond Purgatory expects great things to come in 2010, and has no intention of slowing down. Brad, Sean, Cole, Kevin and Brian are ready and willing to do whatever it takes to be as successful as possible. So come down, break down, and throw down with Beyond Purgatory.