Click on play to listen a Belvedere song called Brandy Wine
Everyone knows Belvedere ? Anyone of course ! But here is a biography for them there ! Belvedere was a Canadian Punk Rock band formed in 1995. Originally not meant to play a show, they gained a cult following in Canada's punk scene. Known for their blazing fast speed and melodic vocals, the band have also appeared on the Warped Tour and Groezrock Festival. Taking their name from the '80s sitcom, Belvedere began in Calgary, Alberta, in 1995 as the three-piece of Steve Rawles (guitar/vocals), Brock (bass), and Dan Hrynuik (drums). As the years progressed along with their revolving lineup, Belvedere remained with their melodic punk-rock sound that looked up to the likes of Bad Religion and NOFX.
Eventually recruiting second guitarist Scott Marshall, replacement drummer Jay Hollywood, and a replacement bassist Jason Sinclair, the quartet released their debut album, "Because No One Stopped Us", in 1998. After spending most of 1999 on the road - along with Bad Religion and Strung Out, new album is released, "Angels Live in My Town", in early 2000. In 2001, "Twas Hell Said Former Child", their new album is released following their first European tour. A split release with Downway, Hometown Advantage, was issued in 2003 with the replacement drummer Graham Churchill. When it came time to recovene for another studio album, Belvedere joined producer Blair Calibaba (Sum 41) in Calgary for the recording of Fast Forward Eats the Tape. Shared dates with Death by Stereo, Tsunami Bomb Mad Caddies followed in spring 2004. The band broke up in late 2005, playing their last show to their hometown Calgary crowd in November. It's during this time (2004 'til now), that the mondial reputation of Belvedere has only grown more and more !
In 2012, the boys are back ! After 7 years apart Belvedere will be getting together for some exclusive shows in 2012. With this awesome news, we're so proud to announce we release their last (and best for us !) album "Fast Forward Eats The Tape" on limited vinyl version !