Woods of Ypres
Woods of Ypres
|Origin||Windsor, Ontario, Canada (later Toronto and Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario)|
|Genres||Black metal, doom metal, folk metal|
|Labels||Krankenhaus, Practical Art, Earache|
|Past member(s)||Former members|
The band released their first EP, Against the Seasons: Cold Winter Songs from the Dead Summer Heat, in October 2002. In December, the band would move to Toronto to work on their first full-length album. Through Gold's record label, Krankenhaus Records, the band released their first full-length album, Pursuit of the Sun & Allure of the Earth on August 14, 2004. Their third album, Woods III: The Deepest Roots and Darkest Blues, was released on January 5, 2008.
After Gold returned from a work stint in South Korea, he moved the band to his hometown of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario in 2008. They then began working on their fourth album, Woods IV: The Green Album the next year. The album was released on November 13th, 2009. On October 18, 2010, the band signed with Earache Records. Woods IV: The Green Album was reissued through Earache Records in March 2011 .
On June 9, 2011, the band played their last concert in Richmond, Virginia. On December 21, 2011, frontman David Gold was involved in a car accident near Barrie, Ontario and died. The band would release their fifth and last studio album, Woods 5: Grey Skies & Electric Light on February 27, 2012 in Europe and on April 16, 2012 in North America. On April 20, 2013, the band won a Juno Award for Metal/Hard Music Album of the Year for Woods 5: Grey Skies & Electric Light.
Band members change
- Final line-up
- David Gold — Vocals, guitars, bass, drums, keyboards (2002–2011) (†)
- Joel Violette — Lead guitar, studio bass (2010–2011)
- Brendan Hayter — Bass (2011)
- Rae Amitay — Drums (2011)
- Brian McManus — guitar, vocals (2002)
- Aaron Palmer — bass, vocals (2002–2003)
- Robin Cross — vocals (2003)
- Dustin Black — guitars (2003)
- Colin Wysman — guitars (2003)
- Chris Jones — vocals (2003-2004)
- Mark Beshai — guitars (2003-2004)
- Steve Jones — guitars (2003–2004)
- Jordan Buryj — guitars (2003–2004)
- Connor Sharpe — bass (2003–2004)
- Jessica Rose — keyboards (2004–2007)
- Dan Hulse — bass guitar, vocals (2005–2007)
- Chris "Mezz" Mezzabotta — drums (2005–2007)
- Shawn Stoneman — guitars (2007)
- Evan Madden — drums (2008–2011)
- Lee Maines — guitars (2008)
- Brian Holmes — keyboards (2008)
- Steve Furgiuele — bass (2008–2009)
- Bryan Belleau — guitar (2008–2010)
- Shane Madden — bass (2009-2011)
Full length albums change
- Pursuit of the Sun & Allure of the Earth (2004)
- Woods III: The Deepest Roots and Darkest Blues (2008)
- Woods IV: The Green Album (2009)
- Woods 5: Grey Skies & Electric Light (2012)
Extended plays change
- "Woods of Ypres biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-11-06.
- "Woods of Ypres Signs With Earache Records". Blabbermouth.net. 18 October 2010. Retrieved 2014-11-06.
- "Woods of Ypres Founder Dies". Blabbermouth.net. 23 December 2011. Retrieved 2014-11-06.
- "Woods of Ypres Wins 'Metal/Hard Music' Juno Award". Blabbermouth.net. 20 April 2013. Retrieved 2014-11-06.