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Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2013 | SELF | AFM

Toronto, Ontario, Canada | SELF | AFM
Established on Jan, 2013
Band Rock




"Slave to the White Line!"

One of the pleasures of writing for the Decibel Geek website is the chance to discover and share new music with you. Rock is dead or so they say, but then again who the hell are “they”? Certainly the old school mentality of signing the big record deal and becoming rich and famous is a thing of the past but rock and roll lives and breathes in the hearts of the young. Truth is I am constantly being introduced to passionate new bands that are proudly carrying the rock and roll torch. Just this morning I was turned on to the Smokin Mirrors EP from a band out of Stratford Ontario that call themselves Chemical Burn.

As I settled in with my headphones on and the opening riffs of “Cherry Red to Monaco” ripped into my brain, I found myself smiling from ear to ear. Man, I love rock n’ roll! The vocal stylings of one Eddie Arsenic harkened me back to the first time I heard Love/Hate’s Blackout in the Red Room, raw, raspy and 100% rock n’ roll! I love the smell of metal in the morning. Killer guitar solo, “I’m a slave to the white line!”

“Black Widow” (not to be mistaken for the Alice Cooper song of the same name) is a slow building mid-tempo rocker that chugs along igniting into a very tasty guitar solo from Mr. Skid Rowe. In a world of synthetic, computerized lifeless music it is refreshing to hear some music played raw and close to the bone.

astly, we have “Barmaid” opening up with some beautiful vocal/acoustic guitar work before building into another powerful mid-tempo rocker. For me, this Smokin Mirrors EP invokes a mental image of some dirty, smoky, sleazy rock bar. You know the one, with the denim-clad, tattooed waitresses, the smell of whiskey and sweat, the neon Jack Daniels sign above the bar and a band like Chemical Burn up onstage delivering the rock!

Looking very forward to catching these songs live on May 5th when they take the stage in support of Mr. Traci Guns at Toronto’s Rockpile.

Wallygator Norton - Decibel Geek Podcast


Chemical Burn EP (2014)
Smokin' Mirrors (2015)
Slave to the White Lines (2019)



“Musicians are made in the studio. Legends are made on the road.”

For the past decade, the members of RoadWolves have committed themselves to the highways of Ontario to perform countless shows with acts that have included Honeymoon Suite, Tracii Guns, Gilby Clarke, Riot, Michale Graves (The Misfits), Uli Jon Roth (The Scorpions) and more.

In 2016 (under the name Chemical Burn) we opened the TD Stage at Sound of Music Festival in Burlington for The Cult, The Headstones, The Glorious Sons, Pop Evil, The Watchmen and SIlverstein.

They have had one song featured in two independent films, were selected to play Canadian Music Week in April 2017 and Indie Week 2017 in November. 

The savage reputation of the wolf is reflected in the members of the RoadWolves. The elusive, phantasmal, pack predators pack a punch with every performance, tearing apart your senses with honed efficiency. RoadWolves are also elegant, intelligent and above all, respectful, to and with fans & friends, and anyone who cares to show the same reflection.

Eddie McKenna - Vocals
Alexander Rowe - Guitar
Dylan Cassels - Bass
Jesse Karu - Drums

Band Members