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the unavowed

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"No swearing allowed"

Going to see a rock'n'roll show and catching two new bands and some familiar faces put on a trio of killer sets is definitely my good idea time. I'd say I got more than my money's worth, but it was free. On the bill: Headliners The Mighty Eagle Band, Doll and The Unavowed, performing their debut show. Why are The Unavowed The Unavowed? Maybe it's because there's such a thing as a vow of silence, and they haven't taken it. They may have taken a vow of volume instead. You've got a combination of street-tough-punk and metal, plus a cover of Hank Williams' I'll Never Get out of This World Alive.

The band has posted a good chunk of the show and a video as well on their website, so you can see it yourself. Huzzay!

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Combining the intesity of Punk and the crunch of old school Heavy Metal, the unavowed stormed on to the Ottawa scene with a blistering debut show at Zaphod Beeblebrox in May 2007.

Formed eight months prior, this hard hitting four piece consisting of vocalist Dan Lalonde, guitarist Nicholas Toone, bassist Jason Carey, and drummer Chris Mesner worked overtime to mold themselves in to a head nodding, eardrum splitting crowd pleaser.

The musical tastes of the band vary. They all share a love of Metal but other influences vary from member to member. Chris draws from punk, psychobilly, industrial, and plain old rock n' roll. Jason is usually found listening to weird, yet awesome bands no one has heard of. Dan is a self professed Elvis fan. Nick veers all over the map; his playlists may include The Dillinger Escape Plan, The Wonderstuff, or Placebo.

Make no mistake, the unavowed is not your usual, showy Metal band. The band craves simplicity. "We just want people to show up and have fun," Chris says. "There's no bullshit with us."

"The majority of club goers don't want to come out and watch you stare at your instrument while you play scales at a million miles an hour," Nick adds. "They want to drink beer, hang out, and listen to music that they understand and can relate to."

Following this mantra, the unavowed have completed their debut EP, are busy writing more material, and planning/rehearsing future live shows.

"It's hard work, but fun as hell," says Dan. "The best has yet to come; we're only getting started."