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Cry Of The Afflicted

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Cry of the Afflicted formed in December 2003. They recorded their first single Tale of a Soul in January 2004 and quickly rose in popularity in their city’s local scene. It was not long until they released their first EP From The Shadows on September 24, 2004. They spent the whole of October 2004 on the road headlining for their first cross Canada tour.

Before that they had toured as support for bands such as Misery Signals, Means, Bury Your Dead and Stutterfly.

Garrett (vocals), James (guitarist), and Nik (bassist) had been members of a band called About Face. Nik met Troy (drums) at the beach in 2003 and got talking about music. Troy and Steve (guitar) were playing in another Kelowna band. The five of them started jamming together and decided to form a new band together. They appointed Ethics Industries as their managers in July 2004.

The band released their first full length album, Consume This Wasteland, in June 2006.

Cry of the Afflicted signed to Solid State Records on January 30, 2007, and soon recorded a new album with producer Jeff Schneeweis. Released on August 14 2007, The album entitled The Unveiling contains 10 tracks, 3 of which were previewed on their Myspace and Purevolume websites prior to the CD’s release.


As for the bands musical style, vocalist Garrett Packer states

“We were never a metal or a hardcore band, I’d say we’re more of a modern rock band with screaming. We’ve come almost full circle. At first we were all melody with a small fraction of screaming. When we got on the road, hardcore was the popular thing and we were always the melodic band on the bill.”

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  • victimofkratina

    I used to be into this music. one of the better post-hardcore bands with thousands of look alike, sound alike clones. good harmonies.

    12 Oct 3:53pm Reply
  • knight_88

    Miss them!

    22 Apr 12:00am Reply
  • Shadowlord3

    Anyone know what the band members are doing nowadays?

    23 Mar 4:37pm Reply
  • ChrisHikari

    come back ;s

    10 Jan 4:11pm Reply
  • Ivar91

    Really awesome. Great post-hardcore band. Tends to be forgotten in my opinion, which they shouldn't. Great vocals

    5 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Wifebeaterrr

    Most underrated band of all time. They had such an outstanding yet under appreciated sound.

    8 Oct 2013 Reply
  • numentalist

    <3

    22 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Registeel

    V no just no, LOL. Do you wish music always sounded the same?

    13 Feb 2013 Reply
  • alvinpunk

    "hard rock screamo" - what the hell :DD people are so idiot on this wall. jesus christ.

    1 Dec 2012 Reply
  • alvinpunk

    "new age" post hardcore - what a joke.

    1 Dec 2012 Reply
  • joaotsantos

    The Canadian Rock League (season 2) will start in the next week. You can vote in this band here Canadian Rock League Every week have a new voting! Greetings

    3 Jul 2012 Reply
  • HAWK-666

    Very good band!

    18 May 2012 Reply
  • Sandens

    Amazing sound. One of the most interesting sound in this genre. Какого черта они распались?(

    11 Nov 2011 Reply
  • cullenS23

    this is the band that introduced me to "new age" post hardcore and really opened up my mind to other genres; it's a shame they're not together anymore.

    30 Oct 2011 Reply
  • SmicTaguer

    SOUNDS SO SHINY *-*

    17 Jun 2011 Reply
  • iik95

    Guys, Upload the first albums, please!

    10 Jun 2011 Reply
  • i_killed_queen

    <3

    3 Apr 2011 Reply
  • armenia4ever

    this band really needs to get back together. The clean vocals are catchy and the screaming is incredible. This is hands down some of the best "hard-rock screamo" out there

    12 Feb 2011 Reply
  • landapepa

    I love their scream.

    2 Feb 2011 Reply
  • Fatalix

    333,333 plays. Fuck yeah.

    26 Jan 2011 Reply
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