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Borealis - Eyes of A Dream EP - 2006
Borealis - World of Silence (Full Length) - 2008



Borealis formed in 2005 as a symphonic metal band with Matt Marinelli on guitar, Jamie Smith on bass, Sean Dowell on drums, Sean Werlick on keyboard and Siobhan O’Brien on vocals.
In January 2006 they entered in the Emergenza Music Festival without ever having played a live show, and finished 3rd in their region after placing 1st in 3 straight rounds of competition. Later that summer they recorded and released a demo titled “Eyes of a Dream”. September 2006 brought Borealis their first break when they got the chance to open for international artists Kamelot and Epica at Toronto’s Opera House. The crowd response was incredible and was described by the promoter as “the best crowd reaction he had ever heard for an opening band.”
Later in October, the band parted ways with Siobhan for commitment reasons and Matt became the full-time vocalist while remaining the guitarist. In September 2007, Borealis played their first show with Matt on vocals opening for legendary metal act Sonata Arctica. The crowd response was even greater than anything Borealis had ever experienced. After that show they knew the next step would be to record a full length album.
Sparing no expense, and after an expansive search, Borealis decided to record at The Recording House studio, run by successful recording artist Sean Gregory of Emerald Rain. With Sean’s help, Borealis was able to create a cd that was everything they had planned and hoped for. After recording, it was decided that to best recreate the CD sound live, another guitarist would be necessary. The natural decision was to ask good friend of the band, Kenny Fobert, who accepted the invitation to attend a jam session and see how well he would fit in. The practice was a success, and Kenny fit right into Borealis’ sound and style. There was only one thing left to do…get Kenny his own pair of leather pants.
Upon the release of the CD, and Kenny locating his own set of leather, Borealis planned a few shows, including another opening spot for a very successful international act, none other than Edguy. Again, Borealis was more than accepted by the crowd, with more and more people showing up with the sole purpose of seeing them put on a show.
They are now looking for any and all opportunities to bring their music and stage show to new audiences across Canada, North America, and eventually the world. Borealis is dedicated to making music their life and are committed to doing whatever it takes to reaching the next level and beyond in their career.