Big Game Hunt

Big Game Hunt

 Halifax, Nova Scotia, CAN
BandRockMetal

Big Game Hunt is heavy music with a soul. Raspy, yet melodic vocals layered over non-stop guitar riffage and a rock solid rhythm section. This is riff-rock with an undeniable groove.

Biography

Nominated for 2010 Loud Recording by the East Coast Music Association and by Music Nova Scotia , Big Game Hunt plays to a large mix of heavy music fans drawing on the origins of metal such as Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin but also mixes up heavy sounds with groove oriented riffs found in more modern bands such as Queens of the Stone Age, Tool, Clutch and Down. With 2 full length albums under their belt BGH is ready to take their riff rock across country and borders to expose the masses to Nova Scotia's own home-grown style of heavy groove.

Lyrics

Raise a Glass

Written By: J.Rose

Ten Hail Marys and a bucket full of turpentine,
Trial by fire, pardon me but do you have a light,
I've seen that look before,
Six shooters by your side,
Ten paces at high noon,
Drink and be merry because tomorrow you die

Let us all raise a glass,
And drink 'til we see sun
Like this night is our last,
Like the morning won't come

Now listen here son,
You ain't never seen a shot like me,
They call me sheriff,
And around these parts I do as I please

Let us all raise a glass,
And drink 'til we see sun,
Like this night is our last,
Like the morning won't come

The clock strikes twelve times,
Bullets fly, a body hits the ground,
Saddle up them horses boys,
We've got ourselves a new sheriff in town

Let us all raise a glass,
And drink 'til we see sun,
Like this night is our last,
Like the morning won't come

Lesson Learned

Written By: J. Rose

Maybe I'd be wise,
To say some words to try to change your mind,
I'll just keep drinking and they're bound to come to me in time

Your eyes,
Ignite,
Realizing,
Why do you look so surprised?

It's all over,
Wounded soldier,
You just kept buying,
All they told you

Can you carry on,
Like you've always done,
Or turn a new leaf over,
Is your lesson learned,
Resolutions come undone,
You'll be a better man when this is over

Maybe I'd be wise,
To say some words to try to change your mind,
But I've been drinking,
So it hardly seems like now's the time

'cause I'm wrong,
You're right,
Realizing,
Why do I feel so surprised?

It's all over,
Wounded soldier,
You just kept buying all they told you

Can you carry on,
Like you've always done,
Or turn a new leaf over,
Is your lesson learned,
Resolutions come undone,
You'll be a better man when this is over

Leaving

Written By: J. Rose

Old friend I heard you're leaving 'cause you don't want to be here anymore,
Lost words, strained conversation,
And I won't ever see you anymore,
And when the Sun stops shining,
Lack of shadow becomes beautiful,
The place we stood last summer,
Taken from me and now you call it home

And I know just what you're thinking,
"A Demon Me" you want to know,
Kiss the mouths of the old and dying,
And hope they make their peace before they go,
I've sat atop the mountain,
But I feel more at home below,
No black to mourn this passing,
I've been gone but now I'm coming home

They may love you baby,
But I'll miss you most of all,
Sever ties and maybe,
You'll find what you've been looking for,
But if they hate you baby,
Who'll be there when you fall?
In this big city maybe,
You'll lose what you've been looking for

Seeing Red

Written By: Jordan Rose

Two chance meetings,
The ebb and flow,
Worlds aligning,
For an heir to the thrown,
Die-hard skeptics,
Can be shown,
Now I'm believing,
We reap what we sew

No false pretense,
The source is pure,
Acquired new strength,
Becoming more,
Over distance,
Bridges form,
Never doubting,
If it can weather the storm

All you fathers hide your daughters,
'Cause one thing's for sure,
For those who dream of living larger,
There's more than one to go,
And I may never be a rich man,
Worth my weight in gold,
But things look good from where I stand,
Each breath is my own

Oh little child,
I'd give you the world,
All that I have,
For you little girl,
Oh little child,
I'd give you it all,
What you do to me,
Oh little girl,
I'm seeing red

Sacrifice made,
For greater good,
Appreciated,
Understood,
Winds are shifting,
Steady growth,
Keep you with me,
Wherever I go

On The Scene

Written By: Jordan Rose

When I see another celebrity,
Pushing products,
On the masses,
I often wonder,
If I've missed message,
Drink Coke, wear designer jeans,
Buy our product if you value popularity

Line up all you trendy clones,
And toss your coins,
Right down the well

New kings on the indie scene,
The latest fashions are all that we need,
Another store bought counter culture,
So come on,
Sign up,
Become one of us

Dave & Big G

Written By: Jordan Rose

All new life ends in decay,
Without words you're given away,
I'm colour blind from skies of gray,
And it always has to be this way

I'll never lay my hands upon it,
Always sinking to the bottom,
David never slew Goliath,
Lies to help pacify us

When I wake on judgement day,
Before I fall and pass away,
You finally hear the words I say,
It's so sad that look upon your face

Won't you cry for me,
As I sing these songs?
Please remember me,
When I'm gone

Don't you cry for me,
As I sing these songs,
Just remember me,
When I'm gone

With cause enough to march,
A revolution will,
Ignite a spark in us,
To change the way we live,
A revolution will,
Change the way we live

Discography

Albums:
The Gods Drink Whiskey - 2006
Goliath - 2009
Compilations:
Compy the Wondercomp (song: The Gods Drink Whiskey)
The Music of Artisanship & War: Volume III (song: Lucky 13)
Videodifference Compilation (song: Leaving)
Airplay:
The songs "The Gods Drink Whiskey" and "Innocence of Youth" have had airplay on College Radio in Halifax NS, Yarmouth NS, and in Paris France. "Seeing Red" and "Heavy Blues" from the album "Goliath" have had air play on CBC Radio 1, CKDU, CKXU, and www.jango.com.

Set List

Big Game Hunt has well over 2 hours of material but typically play approximately a 1 hour set. A typical current set list is:
Bound to Lose
The Mariner
In the Mouth of a Setting Sun
What You Got
Pandora
Seeing Red
On The Scene
Dave & Big G
Heavy Blues
Lucky 13
Revelation
Leaving
Heaven Falls
Embrace
Wisdom In One
Lesson Learned
Search Party
14 Years
Innocence Of Youth
The Gods Drink Whiskey
Watch You Fall

We also have a repertoire of covers which we play from time to time such as:
Alice In Chains - We Die Young
Black Sabbath - Paranoid
Clutch - The Yeti
Corrosion of Conformity - Stare Too Long
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Ohio
Down - Swan Song
Fantomas - Cape Fear
KISS - God of Thunder
Kyuss - Supa Scoopa and Mighty Scoop
Kyuss - One Inch Man
Led Zeppelin - Living Loving Maid
ZZ Top - Nasty Dogs and Funky Kings