Formed in the early frigid months of 2014, Rise of Dissension is a band with great strength and power. The band originally formed with Doug Smith’s grinding rhythm guitars and meaty lead vocals, Landon Chatterton’s precise destruction behind drums, and Andrew Simmons’ driven riffs and blistering lead guitars. Later on infused Darren McLean’s deadly bass guitar playing to finish off the flaming lineup.
Rise of Dissension has a unmistakable heavy metal influence and rides strongly on that track, but is not based on one genre either. Influences range between thrash metal / classic metal, rock, and even a slight dash of pop rock, giving Rise’s sound an ability to please more than one generation of listeners.
Rise starts their assault on the circuit by sharing the stage with former Iron Maiden vocalist Blaze Bailey on his Canadian tour in Kingston, & their next show playing on the same stage as Canadian metal band Varga. Rise of Dissension’s Brute force attitude on and off stage gives an energy to the audience that they soon won’t forget.
Their self titled debut CD “Rise of Dissension” is jam packed with 12 tracks of total power and diversity, including one influential cover of “War Machine” by the legendary band KISS!
Doug Smith | Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
Andrew Simmons | Lead Guitar, Vocals
Darren McLean | Bass Guitar, Vocals
Jevon Austin | Drums
NAME | Rise Of Dissension
The Tragically Hip started its own music festival, Another Roadside Attraction, in 1993. The first event was held in Winnipeg and featured the Hip, Midnight Oil, Crash Vegas, Hothouse Flowers and Daniel Lanois.
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