Alexisonfire Break Up
2011-08-05 by Graham Fowler | 151 Comments
After a decade together, the members of Canadian post-hardcore outfit Alexisonfire have
decided to part ways. The news comes after the loss of band members Dallas Green (to his
solo project City and Colour) and Wade MacNeil (to a so far unnamed band), in addition to
personal issues and strife among the band. You can read the official statement on their
website here :http://www.theonlybandever.com
Tagged: Alexisonfire

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HaydenDyson
August 5th 2011
1019 Comments


10 minutes late.
you're fired

gabethepiratesquid
August 5th 2011
4521 Comments


NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO NONON NONONONO NO NO NO NO CITY OF COLOUR SUCKS AND NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Pharoh
August 5th 2011
3326 Comments


Old news

deadinholywood
August 5th 2011
240 Comments


Nooo I love Alexis!

Pharoh
August 5th 2011
3326 Comments




lynit
August 5th 2011
39 Comments


apparently there's a rumour floating around that Wade may be the new lead singer of Gallows

lancebramsay
August 5th 2011
1585 Comments


I hope the breakup sex was good

Skoj
August 6th 2011
1185 Comments


Really sad, they were my first favorite rock band.

I'm extremely interested to see what happens with George, I loved his vocals.

And Wade to The Gallows?!

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Maize
August 6th 2011
155 Comments


And so goes another band that I thought was shit in high school but in college I learned was actually mediocre.

Mabbitt
August 6th 2011
1369 Comments


oh man, these guys are awesome. extremely sad to hear this :

JWT155
August 6th 2011
9296 Comments


Shame

Lambda
August 6th 2011
2449 Comments


Wow, not expecting that; was never really into these guys but that's too bad.

JJwins
August 6th 2011
641 Comments


wasn't expecting it...but it was about time. These guys have been getting progressively worse. I liked Dallas' vocals though, but am not a huge fan of C&C..looks like I'll be stuck listening to Dallas circa 2002-2005 to get my fix.

LiveByFaith
August 6th 2011
141 Comments


i had a feeling this would happen.

accompliceofmydeath
August 6th 2011
4253 Comments


Bad news bears.

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Eclectic
August 6th 2011
3302 Comments


And so goes another band that I thought was shit in high school but in college I learned was
actually mediocre.

It's as if you read my mind.

botb
August 6th 2011
9718 Comments




Tyler
Emeritus
August 6th 2011
7926 Comments


can't believe it took so long for this to become official, they broke up like a year ago

gotsthedewsdood
August 6th 2011
624 Comments


i've always liked city & colour better.

TheBloodTypo
August 6th 2011
757 Comments


Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck.

AtavanHalen
August 6th 2011
17927 Comments


It's as if you read my mind.


Except you're still in primary school

Acre
August 6th 2011
847 Comments


Shocked and saddened. Alexisonfire were basically the band that started my obsession with music (not to mention my first review on this site), so it's crazy to me that they no longer exist. Sigh...


CrackwhoreBatshit
August 6th 2011
95 Comments


Looks like someone finally put out that fire. Hope Alexis survives and ends up like two face, would make this so much more damn worthy.

Emim
August 6th 2011
26646 Comments


And I was just starting to like these guys

gabethepiratesquid
August 6th 2011
4521 Comments


I don't get how people could say they've been getting worse. All of their albums but Watch Out! and some demos were great.

and "Wade in the Gallows[2]"

Mordecai.
August 6th 2011
8279 Comments


Fuck... Love this band

d00derz
August 6th 2011
113 Comments


fuck my ass.

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jasonslfl
August 6th 2011
97 Comments


Wait what? Sure as hell glad I saw them twice on the tour with Trash Talk and La Dispute.

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drasticaction74
August 6th 2011
1740 Comments


goddamnit

Waior
August 6th 2011
11454 Comments


It's pity they did this before ever releasing an entirely consistent record.

City & Colour has done much better and it was a smart move to call it quits after losing Green and Wade... would be quite a different dynamic without them.

nylertickel2
August 6th 2011
169 Comments


Totally bummed as they were the first "screaming band" I got into

Not too surprised though

IAmHollywood
August 6th 2011
1443 Comments


...

StolenIdentity
August 6th 2011
241 Comments


Devestated...

TheGreatFedora
August 6th 2011
117 Comments


Never loved this band, but as a mainstream rock band doing some pretty interesting things, this is kind of a bummer.

TheOscillat0r
August 6th 2011
117 Comments


They really ended on an EP? That sucks.

theashesfromautumn01
August 6th 2011
1031 Comments


Cant believe this happened. couldnt they have put out at least one more album? i was disappointed with OC/YC

MoosechriS
August 6th 2011
5024 Comments


This sucks, i've always had a soft spot for these guys ever since watch out came out

kangaroopoo
August 6th 2011
3175 Comments


bugger

BetaAquilae
August 6th 2011
248 Comments


Well, fuck.

Alucard125
August 6th 2011
535 Comments


Ah this is so crap. Watch Out! is one of my favourite albums ever, and these guys got me into screaming too.

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
August 6th 2011
23909 Comments


fuck my life

I LOVE this band, they got me into hardcore and were probably the best live band I ever saw.

Fuck City and Colour

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mvood
August 6th 2011
818 Comments


Fuck City and Colour [2]

VheissuCrisis
Contributing Reviewer
August 6th 2011
989 Comments


Fuck this news, gutted. Seeing them in Manchester was truly special, in the top 3 gigs ever.

ManicDemise
August 6th 2011
434 Comments


This sucks so bad. Apparently they were mid process of writing a new album too. Dallas Green can fuck off.

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PinkBlackberry
August 6th 2011
2346 Comments


My heart hurts.

AngryWheelChair78
August 6th 2011
4 Comments


Devastated.....but as they say..."Tis better to have loved and lost
Than never to have loved at all". Going to blast Watch Out with a comforting whiskey in hand!

TomArnoldsArmpit
August 6th 2011
3012 Comments





DaveyBoy
Staff Reviewer
August 6th 2011
20857 Comments


A shame... They had a really good run though & I hope they can all continue to make a living out of playing music.

Alucard125
August 6th 2011
535 Comments


I agree that they were one of the best live acts I've seen, Georges voice is incredible.

Dogget
August 6th 2011
781 Comments


This fucking sucks. George was always my favourite one, stupid fucking Dallas c&c isn't good enough to warrant disappointing me like this.

DaveyBoy
Staff Reviewer
August 6th 2011
20857 Comments


Hey, they were gonna continue even without Dallas. Blame Wade, if anyone.

witchxrapist
August 6th 2011
11044 Comments


Fucking finally. They've sucked for years now.

thumbcrusher
August 6th 2011
3596 Comments


schucks :-(

pneumoniahawk93
August 6th 2011
275 Comments


So this has ruined my summer. Fuck me. I love City and Colour, but this was the first band I ever really loved. Goddamn.

PedalToTheMetal
August 6th 2011
372 Comments


i gues ill listen to dogs blood now...

crazyblinddude
August 6th 2011
3389 Comments


Had a feeling this was coming for a bit. Still sucks though. I'm sure they had one good album left in them.

Jones
August 6th 2011
38 Comments


Shame to hear about this, they were one of the first bands with screaming in that I liked. I listened to Crisis and Watch Out! a lot when I was 16.

But yeah, Wade becoming Gallows new vocalist is something that would not surprise me.

DaveyBoy
Staff Reviewer
August 6th 2011
20857 Comments


It's funny andcas: My 1st comment here initially had a 2nd line that basically asked the same question. But I thought better not take the thread off track.

To answer though, I hope WATO can now forge their own identity.

greg84
Staff Reviewer
August 6th 2011
7417 Comments


Wade MacNeil - the new singer for Gallows? It's like the only positive thing about this piece of news.

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defjaw83
August 6th 2011
1772 Comments


News sucks. Though I was losing interest in the band. Still, Watch Out and Crisis used to be my jams back in the day

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xTheRoseRedx
August 6th 2011
38 Comments


No idea why Dallas would leave to pursue City & Colour. His new album is shite and it's stale already. Saying that though, Alexis only have one solid album and that is Crisis. Ahwell.

r0bbb
August 6th 2011
250 Comments


what the fuck. basically alexisonfire was the band that got me into heavy music, and i have never seen them live and missed the last date in 2010
fml now..
wow this are the shittiest news of the year

Skoj
August 6th 2011
1185 Comments


It's pretty incredible how they started so many people on music with screaming, that's what I've been
hearing from everyone. And their tour with La Dispute and Trash Talk was the motherfucking shit,
George sat down behind an organ on The Northern encore and it was the single greatest live song I've
ever seen.

Aspenshadow
August 6th 2011
311 Comments


Goddammit.

Titan50
August 6th 2011
4588 Comments


Why do people hate on Crisis so much? Like, actually...

PistolPete
August 6th 2011
3627 Comments


I'm in the same boat, Crisis was my least favorite, only because it's hit-or-miss for me. Some songs are epic, some suck monkey balls.

Fuck this news is depressing, I've been monitoring them to see if any new album news would pop up (it would be around that time now), FUCKING BALLLLSSS this sux

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r0bbb
August 6th 2011
250 Comments


probably everyone thinks different about their favorite alexisonfire album because imho they are all quite different from each other. personally crisis was also that album i liked the most

Dromasta
August 6th 2011
85 Comments


Very depressing news, one of the best hardcore/screamo/rock bands. I love dallas's voice, but I only love it in Alexisonfire. City and Color is good but they never really grabbed me like Alexis did.

Phideaux
August 6th 2011
1654 Comments


City and Colour is better nowadays anyway.

someguest
August 6th 2011
20865 Comments


fuck my life

I LOVE this band, they got me into hardcore and were probably the best live band I ever saw.

Fuck City and Colour


C'mon dude, have you heard the new City and Colour album? It's excellent.

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Adabelle
August 6th 2011
4258 Comments


Worst news I've heard in forever. Favourite band as well..

sexualsoybean
August 6th 2011
911 Comments


I mean crisis was pretty good but thats about it. Pretty overrated band imo and their last album was absolutely awful.

YouthCat
August 6th 2011
261 Comments


Good band. Sad to see them break up.

Adabelle
August 6th 2011
4258 Comments


GONNA PLAY AOF ALL DAY LONG MAN. RIP.

Whatsgood
August 6th 2011
177 Comments


Don't give a fuck. My brother will probably be mopey though. Good band but c'mon. It's not like better bands haven't broken up.

tkxxx7
August 6th 2011
6153 Comments


NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

TheStarclassicTreatment
August 6th 2011
2910 Comments


Wade is the new lead singer of Gallows; that is not a 'rumour', it's a definite.

WashboardSuds
August 6th 2011
5020 Comments


are they called "alex is on fire" or "alexis on fire"?

Urethra Franklin
August 6th 2011
50 Comments


I used to like this band but kinda grew out of it recently. But I remember seeing them play a good show at Warped Tour. Before the show started I snuck backstage and asked them if they were playing Charlie Sheen vs. Henry Rollins. They said "no" and then I said "okay" and left. It was awkward.

drasticaction74
August 6th 2011
1740 Comments


watch out, there's a crisis

saucy
August 6th 2011
342 Comments


What the actual fuck.

defjaw83
August 6th 2011
1772 Comments


are they called "alex is on fire" or "alexis on fire"?


It's alexis-on-fire

WashboardSuds
August 6th 2011
5020 Comments


^thanks

PistolPete
August 6th 2011
3627 Comments


Wow finding that out was almost as satisfying as when i figured out why city and colour calls itself that name.

bloc
August 6th 2011
34919 Comments


First album had some great guitar work, rest was crap.

bennyola09
August 6th 2011
249 Comments


they were never gonna top crisis, although I did want to hear this new CD that was "so dark it was gonna make Dog's Blood sound like ska". C&C does suck, at least I get one more Canadian tour. Somehow I've never actually seen them live but only heard good things!

r0bbb
August 6th 2011
250 Comments


dog's blood definitely promised a really really good follwing LP

Spec
August 6th 2011
27188 Comments


Sucks. It was probably their time though.

vondo
August 6th 2011
62 Comments


Aww, I actually kinda liked those guys

kroglor
August 6th 2011
39 Comments


gonna end it

tapitforever
August 6th 2011
1243 Comments


yeah this sucks. crisis was 2 years of my high school career

snerefedsav
August 6th 2011
839 Comments


"dog's blood definitely promised a really really good follwing LP"

that's exactly what i told my asshole friend when he said everything after their first album was bad. also, watch out and crisis are two of the best modern post-hardcore albums in my opinion.

regawwwdless, i was very upset when i heard about this

Megadeth
August 6th 2011
935 Comments


awesome

Yozzy
August 6th 2011
36 Comments


A great band dies so mediocre bands can live.

Not happy.

KronosRage
August 6th 2011
367 Comments


This is great news

Pharoh
August 6th 2011
3326 Comments


are they called "alex is on fire" or "alexis on fire"?


It's alexis-on-fire





NO, its alex is on fire

Hopeland
August 6th 2011
275 Comments


I'm pretty sad. I've seen this band a lot of times. They used to practice in a church near my house and have cheap shows. RIP

OneMoreRoland
August 6th 2011
1051 Comments


.... whateva

BroodjeWorst
August 6th 2011
15 Comments


Dammit, never got to see them live. Wade joining Gallows would we awesome I guess. Couldn't care less about City and Colour.

iamSeraph
August 6th 2011
865 Comments


i have never seen them live and missed the last date in 2010
fml now..[2]

Scoot
August 6th 2011
17814 Comments


Glad I got a chance to see them last year.

RosaParks
August 6th 2011
14924 Comments


"CITY OF COLOUR SUCKS"

retard.
this still sucks though.

Alexcore
August 6th 2011
1130 Comments


"A great band dies so mediocre bands can live."

exactly.this is fucking shit.this sucks.especially when you're visiting wiki to see if they have plans for a new album just to find out that they broke up the day before.shit.

Alexcore
August 6th 2011
1130 Comments


and it is fuckin alexis-on-fire retards.

bringthegjaw
August 6th 2011
95 Comments


This is not cool.

tkxxx7
August 6th 2011
6153 Comments


NO, its alex is on fire


it's Alexis, fucking idiot

not that you've given me any reason to expect better

Spec
August 6th 2011
27188 Comments


I guess you can say, the fire has been put out.

tkxxx7
August 6th 2011
6153 Comments


maybe Alexis will reignite her career as a contortionist stripper now

twlichty
August 6th 2011
3412 Comments


oh well, they haven't been releasing solid material lately anyways. Watch Out! will always be one of my favs tho

Spec
August 6th 2011
27188 Comments


Alexis is no longer on fire.

butchinette
August 6th 2011
210 Comments


this was unexpected!!...

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tkxxx7
August 6th 2011
6153 Comments


but cha nevve expected it

ShadowRemains
August 6th 2011
21042 Comments


always had a soft spot for these guys

been to a couple of their live shows



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mshptbomber
August 7th 2011
17 Comments


wow...okay...this sucks...big monkey balls...

Mabbitt
August 7th 2011
1369 Comments


Man, the La Dispute/Trash Talk tour came to like...10 minutes away from where I was at the time.
However, at the time I went through like a death metal phase and didn't really want anythin to do with
post-hardcore. Really wish I went. Always considered these guys as more of an old-school kinda post-
hardcore though, so this doesn't really bother me much tbh.

Don't like City and Colour though. Dallas sounds better in Alexisonfire, and if i'm listening to that
kinda stuff i'd rather listen to Iron and Wine anyways.

Parallels
August 7th 2011
6641 Comments


bye bye,
wuv woo guys

Ruminations
August 7th 2011
128 Comments


these guys were the first band i got into with screaming, way back when watch out came out and i was in grade 8. they've been my favourite band ever since, and i couldn't believe it when i heard they broke up

reasonshundred
August 7th 2011
5 Comments


A shame, not a fan of city and colour myself, but sometimes its good for a band to call it a day if the passion is not there anymore. And who knows, maybe the rest of the guys will go on to form an even more awesome band, lets wait and see.

Regulator
August 7th 2011
606 Comments


used to live in st catharines, and like them or not, this band opened a lot of doors for that scene down there.

and isn't wade in black lungs already?

nash1311
August 7th 2011
1754 Comments


I like a few songs by these guys but... utmost respect for this dude after reading that article. I don't think i've ever read a goodbye/breakup note any better than that. That was very heartfelt.

Storm In A Teacup
August 7th 2011
13149 Comments


he comes he comes....
judge so severe...
seven trumpets speak...
speak the sound of fear....

Mewcopa0
August 7th 2011
1800 Comments


don't give a shit

attack30s
August 8th 2011
80 Comments


You guys are all wrong. Its A-Lexis-on-fire

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
August 8th 2011
23909 Comments


a lexus on fire

like the car, duh

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
August 8th 2011
23909 Comments


so true story this one year for my birthday, my parents put together an elaborate puzzle (they did this often haha) to figure out my present. I couldn't figure out why my mum had been asking me about all my favourite bands for like, a month prior to my birthday. She never talks to me about music. Anyway one of the clues was her taking a magazine ad of a Lexus and lighting it on fire.

csb

Waior
August 8th 2011
11454 Comments


that was a cool story though bro

taxidermist
August 8th 2011
7210 Comments


Haha, creative.

Pharoh
August 8th 2011
3326 Comments


@tavidermist;

your avatar reminds me of some guy in a mobile restaurant selling burritos where i live...

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
August 8th 2011
23909 Comments


I remember one I didn't get was "In The Hot Seat" by King Crimson because I'm pretty sure that album blows. I mean I guess it's harder to make something up for "In The Court of the Crimson King" (best album).

EyesHalfClosed
August 8th 2011
51 Comments


Damn that sucks.
'Crisis' was a definitive post hardcore album.

SHAKEandBAKE
August 8th 2011
1310 Comments


Wow. Like so many others, AOF was the first "screaming" band that I listened to. Watch Out! is one of my favorite albums of all time. I've never been this upset over music news before.

Ikarus14
August 8th 2011
540 Comments


It's a shame. I was just starting to get into them. :L

Alexcore
August 9th 2011
1130 Comments


The new singer of Gallows is Wade MacNeil, formerly of Alexisonfire.

Alexcore
August 9th 2011
1130 Comments


someone said so earlier I think

Kris.
August 9th 2011
12345 Comments


lol everyone saying that C&C sucks god you people are retarded

TechieCore
August 10th 2011
662 Comments


Sorry Kris I don't like music that makes me feel gay.

iFghtffyrdmns
August 10th 2011
7047 Comments


tell' em Kris

BigHans
August 10th 2011
26454 Comments


too bad, Watch Out! is my fave Post hardcore album

Alexcore
August 10th 2011
1130 Comments


"Sorry Kris I don't like music that makes me feel gay."

TechieCore's Music Lists:
Guilty Pleasure Songs

1.Comin' Home-City and colour

etc.

don't get me started with your hoobastank,timberlake and devil wears prada shit.

Satellite
August 10th 2011
20822 Comments


not everyone's tastes are as impeccable as yours, kid who 5'd crack the skye

ShadowRemains
August 10th 2011
21042 Comments


Sorry Kris I don't like music that makes me feel gay.


lol i'm sure more than a handful of guys have gotten laid to city and colour's music...

speaking from experience, fyi

Satellite
August 10th 2011
20822 Comments


The new singer of Gallows is Wade MacNeil, formerly of Alexisonfire.

yep. welcome to 2 days ago.

Alexcore
August 10th 2011
1130 Comments


sorry if I insulted your boyfriend,user with irrelevant music interest that judges my ratings

Alexcore
August 10th 2011
1130 Comments


oh,I forgot.he can't be gay,he dislikes city and colour.my mistake.

Satellite
August 10th 2011
20822 Comments


oh noez, a kid who likes from autumn to ashes and can't locate the spacebar thinks my music interest is irrelevant :/

JWT155
August 10th 2011
9296 Comments


*GASPS*

Satellite
August 10th 2011
20822 Comments


hold me

Alexcore
August 10th 2011
1130 Comments


don't blame me. blame society. punk rock ruined my life.


oh wait

JWT155
August 10th 2011
9296 Comments


Ur life iz ruineded

ShadowRemains
August 10th 2011
21042 Comments


how about no

Acrosstheshield13
August 10th 2011
791 Comments


fuck this band...i can't belive that fag, Wade is going to be the new voice of Gallows...so. fucking. sad.



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