BLUE SKIES AT WAR formed in the bitter winter of 2001 after the almost simultaneous break up of three local bands from London, Ontario. Vince Zerdzicki, Jake Seaman, Chad Stewart, Ryan Mills and Trevor Gervais, five longtime musical peers were given the opportunity to come together with one goal - create music at all costs. Each member, having spent years playing in bands, was looking for the same thing, to be a part of the last band they would ever have to join. All coming from different underground roots the musical style would turn out to be a flawless blend of all those influences, rock, emo, punk and hardcore.
Crossing these genres and escaping the boundaries of any one scene BLUE SKIES AT WAR are able to connect with anyone who simply enjoys passionate music. Shortly after the group started playing together they could not resist going to record the music they were making and the forever e.p. was born on a budget of around $300. This four song e.p., with three acoustic interludes, was recorded in two days and became the fuel for the bands first trip on the road. Shortly after their return home they went back in to the studio and began work on their next project. This e.p., a more mature and well rounded collection, is where the band started to find their sound.
It was at this time the band took every opportunity to play shows and stay on the road, all the time writing songs for their first full length album You Pour The Gasoline I'll Light The Match. When the time came and the band was ready to return to the studio, they hit a somewhat self-inflicted speed bump. A week before going back to their familiar and affordable friend's studio, guitarist Ryan Mills broke both his hands. This put a hold on recording and the band was forced to make certain sacrifices. After a shedding of casts, girlfriends, jobs and college diplomas, BLUE SKIES AT WAR went into EMAC studios in London, Ontario and in a few short weeks came out with a crushingly beautiful CD that made every sacrifice worth while. You Pour The Gasoline I'll Light The Match opened a number of doors for the band and they began work with upstart label Curve Music.
Since the band's initial inception, a short two years ago, they have independently released two e.p.s and are now set to release the new full length album You Pour The Gasoline I'll Light The Match on Curve Music. They have toured extensively in their home province of Ontario and have recently returned home from a trip across Canada. All the band wants now is to get back on the road and continue spreading their music. "This band is our hearts, our souls, everything we've ever believed in. As for comparison there is none...everyone is equal, ideas shared, bonds made to never break."
FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT CURVE MUSIC AT (416) 596-6793.
Check out the artist's website:
1. Etched in Skin
2. Even If It Kills Me
3. Better Time
4. Constant Reminder
5. Last Call
6. Another Hero Dies
7. Looking Back
9. No Longer Here