Ottawa, Ontario, CAN

We are Constraints, a hardcore band from Ottawa, Canada. We play fast, melodic, heavy hardcore that deals with real life experiences. We have two releases and one digital single under our belt, and are about to record a 7 song album at Getaway Studios. We are touring Europe and Canada this summer.


Constraints is a hardcore punk band from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. They play melodic hardcore in the vein of bands such as Verse and American Nightmare, with some modern metallic hardcore influences. Our lyrical content largely deals with our own real life experiences, taking neither a positive nor a negative stance on life as many hardcore bands do. Constraints simply talks about real life struggles and how they deal with them.
Constraints currently has two releases, “Get It or Get Out!” (2009, CDEP/free digital release), and “Consumed” (digital single), and are currently in the process of releasing their Finish What You Started Records debut “Secret Destroyers”.
They played a cross-Canada tour last summer and are currently planning European and Canadian tours with The Departed (Lockjaw Recs, UK). They are also planning their next release, which is being recorded at Getaway Studios in Boston (Bane, Cruel Hand, Title Fight, Have Heart), run by Jay Maas of Defeater.


Get It Or Get Out (CDEP + Free digital release) - 2009

Consumed (Digitally released single) - 2010

Secret Destroyers (EP) - 2011

Upcoming release (2011) to be recorded at Getaway Studios (Boston)

Set List

Approximately 20-25 minutes

Drawn Out
Dear Rita
Desperate Times