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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