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Fassa Albrecht
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#1
Much as I love Rush, I would really like to see if there are any other Canadian bands I've been missing.

Does anyone know any fairly well-known Canadian rock bands? Not too fussy on decade either.
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#4
3 inches of blood is Canadian...not sure if your looking for that genre though
Kataklysm also is Canadian but there also Metal
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#5
well, of course theres rocks biggest disgrace: nickelback

Metal: Kataklysm, strapping young lad, zimmers hole, voivod and cryptopsy

Deathore: Despised Icon, The plasma rifle, Beneath the massacre

Black Metal: Iskra and Alda

But don't expect any of this to sound like rush lol
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#6
The Tragically Hip and Triumph are the only two that I can think of offhand...
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#7
Quote by Fassa Albrecht
Much as I love Rush, I would really like to see if there are any other Canadian bands I've been missing.

Does anyone know any fairly well-known Canadian rock bands? Not too fussy on decade either.

Then you should take this thread to Bands and Artists.
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#8
Some popular bands in Canada when I was growing up:

Billy Talent (modern melodic hardcore-influenced rock)
Sum 41 (pop punk kinda thing? never listened to too much of them)
Alexisonfire (post-hardcore, have gotten REALLY popular)
Cryptopsy (technical brutal death metal)
Despised Icon (technical deathcore)
Beneath the Massacre (breakdown oriented tech.death)

to be fair, none of these bands are anything like rush.
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#9
Outside of Rush, The Band and Neil Young are probably the most well known.
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Avril Lavigne, Justin Bieber, The Guess Who, Arcade Fire, Broken Social Scene, Bedouin Soundclash, Stan Rogers, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Metric
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What about Triumph?? They started in 1976 and came out with Rock N Roll Machine in '77. Then, they Lay it on the Line. Later, they had Allied Forces in 1982. Then, suddenly they broke up in 1988 or '89 and were never heard from again. But they were awesome and Canadian too for quite a while there.

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#13
Propagandhi, they tear it up.
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#15
protest the hero and blind witness. blind witness still isnt really that well known yet though
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#16
Protest the Hero, Triumph are pretty awesome IMO.
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#17
-The Guess Who
-Bachman-Turner Overdrive (features Randy Bachman from The Guess Who)
-April Wine
-Crash Test Dummies
-Loverboy
-The Tragically Hip
-Neil Young
-Bryan Adams
-Jeff Healey

That's off the top of my head. There's countless of modern rock bands from Canada still, like Nickelback, Theory of a Deadman, Default, Mariana's Trench, State of Shock, Sum 41, Simple Plan, Stereos, Hedley, Faber Drive and more junk. I suggest Google.
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April Wine hasn't been mentioned yet, and I'd like to second Protest the hero, the Guess Who and Bachman Turner Overdrive.
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April Wine hasn't been mentioned yet, and I'd like to second Protest the hero, the Guess Who and Bachman Turner Overdrive.

I mentionned April Wine above.
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#20
and me before that


and again Max Webster was great too.
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#23
Nicklelback
Barenaked Ladies
Three Days Grace
Finger Eleven
Sum 41
The Tragically Hip
Avril lavigne
Starfield


Rush is the best though... not jsut for Canada, or Noth America, but the world in general. IMO...
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#26
yeah, I agree with Mr. Cuddles.

I would check out Protest the Hero. They're a contemporary Prog Rock/Metal band from Whitby, Ontario, and their influences range from classic rock/metal (Rush, Maiden, Queen) to death/grind, pop punk to hardcore, and other progressive rock bands.

Protest were so different from anything I’d listened before that I actually didn’t like them when I first heard them. In my opinion, the closest band I could compare them to would probably be Coheed and Cambria (one of my favorite bands), but a hell of a lot faster and definitely more technical. It took me a while to get into them, but now they're one of my favorite bands.
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#28
Soooooooo many great canadian bands out there.

Big Sugar
Theory of a Deadman
Big Wreck
Thornley
The Tragically Hip
The Guess Who
Bachman Turner Overdrive
The Creepshow
The Deadboys
Blue Rodeo
Finger 11
Triumph
Billy Talent
The Headstones
Matthew Good Band

So many more, I could go on for days, so yeah, you're missing out on a lot.
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#29
Yah, lots of good ol' classic rock from Canada, Neil Young, Chilliwack, Tragically Hip and Triumph were all mentioned. Some Tom Cochrane anyone?
IommiPage
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#31
Neil Young
April Wine
The Tragically Hip
Anvil
Triumph
Alexisonfire
Cancer Bats
Billy Talent
Three Days Grace
Bachman-Turner Overdrive
The Band
The Guess Who
3 Inches Of Blood
Protest The Hero
Max Webster
Priestess
Arcade Fire
Paul Anka
Alanis Morissette
Nickelback
Lights
D.O.A
Teenage Head
City and Colour
Danko Jones
Die Mannequin
Gob
Sum 41
Joni Mitchell
illScarlett
Jacksoul
Metric
Moneen
Our Lady Peace
Pilot Speed
Finger Eleven
Sloan
Steppenwolf
Subhumans
Ten Second Epic
The Tea Party
Theory Of A Deadman
The Trews
Justin Bieber
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#32
Quote by msteel2
yeah, I agree with Mr. Cuddles.

I would check out Protest the Hero. They're a contemporary Prog Rock/Metal band from Whitby, Ontario, and their influences range from classic rock/metal (Rush, Maiden, Queen) to death/grind, pop punk to hardcore, and other progressive rock bands.

Protest were so different from anything I’d listened before that I actually didn’t like them when I first heard them. In my opinion, the closest band I could compare them to would probably be Coheed and Cambria (one of my favorite bands), but a hell of a lot faster and definitely more technical. It took me a while to get into them, but now they're one of my favorite bands.

It's funny, the exact same thing happened to me. Coheed (still my favorite band) was basically my gateway into Protest the Hero. I can't wait for Scurrilous!

OT: IommiPage covered most, if not all, of them.
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#33
Didn't see Saga mentioned....Progressive rock, I would equate them with a band like Supertramp. Rush is a little more rock then Saga but they do have some similarities. Started in 1978 or so.
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Neuraxis
Beneath The Massacre
Strapping Young Lad/Devin Townsends projects
Cryptopsy
Kataklysm
The Agonist
Despised Icon
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#37
The Kings are another one..had just one big song though (This Beat Goes On/Switchin' to Glide)
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#39
Noone mentioned Anne Murray..lmao.. But thank you for leaving Celine out of the list!!!

April Wine, Neil Young, Big Sugar, Triumph, Tragically Hip, Max Webster are always good listening to name a few!
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#40
Their a metal band but still Gorguts are worth mentioning.
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