Toronto, Canada’s PHEAR are taking their Thrash / Power Metal Sound and showing the listening public that “Classic Metal” never goes out of style. Their “do it yourself” attitude has not only seen the launch of several videos on youtube, (DON’T SCREAM, REGAN’S DREAM, HEAVEN) but also, the release of their full length, award winning debut CD “INSANITARIUM”!
METAL NATION RADIO “CD OF THE YEAR” METAL
SYNDICATE “BEST THRASH ALBUM OF THE YEAR”
All this done by them, PLUS a bombastic live show that has been described as “Arena Caliber”
So who are PHEAR?
Well, it turns out these Canadian's have some History.
Patrick Mulock (Lead vocals): Patrick had a 2 album stint with Metal Blade Recording Artists Eidolon, with Glen and Shawn Drover, formerly of Megadeth. Prior to that, he fronted Canadian band RAMPAGE.
Tyson Emanuel (Guitars): Tyson cut his guitar chops in Europe in the Death Metal band “BEHEADED”. Once coming to Canada, he quickly joined the ranks of RAMPAGE, which eventually lead him to Nick Welsh’s REVOLVER.
Chris Boshis (Bass Guitar): Chris spent time in local band CONFLICTED. He has also auditioned for MACHINE HEAD and DISTURBED.
Graham Stirrett (Guitars): Graham came to PHEAR from local Death Metal Band “A SIN FOR A PRAYER”. He continues to release solo material as well as playing in PHEAR.
Chris Lewis (Drums): Chris spent time in local acts and was the original drummer in RAMPAGE.
Do you see a connection here???
So what’s next for PHEAR? When I asked the band “What’s next?” They all answer the same….”EVERYTHING!” / “Bigger, Better, Brighter and louder!” I asked them to deﬁne this answer seriously … in a nutshell, they just want everybody out there to know who they are. They love what they do, and want all their fans to have a great time listening and watching them do it!
They treat every show as an EVENT, A MOMENT, A MEMORY! They want to leave their mark! The one thing I noticed about PHEAR after spending some time with them, is they are super driven. They are always thinking of ways to entertain their fans.
Not wanting to give away all their secrets entrusted to me……PHEAR will be releasing an EP early 2017, complete with their ﬁrst ever cover song. From what I have heard so far, I have one word…..”EPIC” and I will leave it at that. On Jan 10 2017 PHEAR had the honour of opening for German Metal Legend; UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER in Toronto.
It is a very exciting time for PHEAR as they turn the next corner. I’m going to enjoy watching them on this journey! Industry Quotes "Metal" Tim Henderson ( Chief Editor and CEO Bravewords) “ Fear not, these seasoned Canadian heavyweights are poised to take traditional power metal to the next level with superior musicianship and an inner ﬁre that lights the stage” Gigi Ghibon-Elhenawy Vice President Rock Rage Radio “There is a song I cannot stop listening to, and singing along with. That song is Regan’s Dream, by the band PHEAR. The vocal range on the song is phenomenal!. The melodic metal, hard rock sound is truly unique. A Perfect mesh of rhythm guitar, bass, drums and an expansive vocal range allow you to truly feel the music.
Every element of PHEAR’s addictive sound, true hardcore roots of rock look and sound will keep you listening for more……Get PHEAR in your ears TODAY