Death By Butterfly
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Death By Butterfly


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"Local Band is Growing Wings"

The local punk rock band Death By Butterfly took full advantage of the stage in Town Park during the Festival of the Islands, performing a free concert for about 100 fans.

The concert on Thursday opened with Doxee playing a thirty minute set before Death By Butterfly took over. The Group featuring Zakk Higgs, Alex Leggett, Rob Martinson and Brandon Chisamore, who have all been friends for years, is quickly gaining recognition as band spokes person Mr. Higgs said “The band just wants to play as much as it can and in as many places as the band is able.
“We have shows in Kingston regularly, and have played about four shows in Ottawa.” he said before taking the stage. “We've also played in Napanee and in Selby. We just want to play. We have our own PA system which means we can play anywhere.”

A gig at Ribfest didn't work out so they were given three hours to perform at The Festival of The Islands.
In February, the band celebrated the release of it's first CD and will be heading back into the studio this fall the record a second CD.

“We're working on a bunch of new songs right now.” Mr. Higgs said.

When asked about the popularity of the new CD, Mr. Higgs said a lot of them they gave away for free because they want to get their music out there.

As for the unforgettable name of the group, Mr Higgs said he was sitting around one night with his friends discussing the most ironic way to die. They determined it would be a paper cut in the neck from a butterfly while walking in a meadow. The name stuck and the band has continued to use it.

- The Gananoque Reporter, Anne Craig


2005 Demo(n) - demo
2006 So Legit - EP
2006 3 Song Demo



Death By Butterfly is a four-piece band formed in Gananoque, Ontario who are quickly proving to be a cornerstone in the local alternative music scene. They share a wide range of influences spanning many genres, possessing the characteristics and fast paced energy of punk and combining it with melodic elements reminiscent of Deftones and Alexisonfire. Placing themselves within the alternative, punk and metal genre, the lyrical content of their music ranges from political and social concerns to personal relationships.

Not only is their music unique, but their attitude sets them apart from the crowd. Serious in approach to the management and dedication of their music while they bring a youthful exuberance and very often comedic presence to the stage; the boys of DBB are most defiantly a rare commodity.

In the summer of 2005 Death By Butterfly recorded and produced their first five song demo entitled Demo(n). Their first EP “So Legit” was released in January 2006 to much acclaim. The band have recently emerged from the studio with a three song demo of material that will appear on their second full length EP set for an early 2007 release.

Death By Butterfly can be seen year round performing in shows across south-eastern Ontario. The four have also been successful in organizing their own shows and events in Kingston and the surrounding area while being booked multiple times by various promoters, including the notable Kingston Punk Productions. In January they were showcased in the Kingston K-Rock 105.7 Bandslam 2006, performing as one of the top twelve bands in their area. Their 2006 song Connection was featured on as a song of the week. They have shared the stage with I Hate Sally, The Full Blast, Fuck The Facts, A Dying Race, Belvedere and The Creeps among many others.

Their energetic stage shows, talent and ambition guarantee that you will be hearing and seeing a lot more from Death By Butterfly in the near future.