Starting out on the Ottawa metal/hardcore scene, T-REX MARATHON has adopted a unique sound that comes from a mix of Alternative Rock, Punk, and Post-Hardcore. To date, the band has released 2 EPs Aurelia (2017), Eponymous (2016), and are readying to share with fans their first full length ” Days Without Incident ” due out October 16th, 2020. Today, we’re pleased to give you their brand new single “A Prison Just For Us”, exploring various influences, nodding to the classics and delivering a bracing fusion of high energy and elegance.
For fans of Silverstein, Akissofrjersey, Billy Talent, Alexisonfire, A Day to Remember, Taking Back Sunday
“Each band member draws in a different musical influence, from Alexisonfire (post-hardcore) to Blink-182 (pop-punk), to even Coheed and Cambria (progressive rock), creating a sound that is impossible to be kept in a box.” – Asha Swann
“For fans of hardcore, punk and just good rock n roll, people from all over the spectrum should get on this!” – Punkanormal Activity
Formed by friends in high school, the band began to really take shape almost by accident and through dumb luck. The current lineup consists of Aaron Stafford (guitar/bass/keys/vocals), Adam Sakauye (lead vocals), Alex Hodges (guitar/bass/keys/vocals), Darien Swolfs (drums/percussion), and Jeremy Toppings (bass/vocals).
In a fiercely democratic writing process, every single member has input and a veto, sometimes resulting in a very long but completely organic process resulting in a synthesis of something everyone is happy with. As the band progresses, so does the love and attention that is put into each and everything they produce. The T-Rex Marathon family is and has always been, dedicated to making kick-ass music and leaving a mark in the industry, not only for them, but for their fans.
The boys in T-Rex, as the band is called for short, endlessly value their dedicated fans, affectionately known as Marathoners. After all, it is for them that they continue to write about what they want and play what feels right. T-Rex Marathon’s music is a simple blend of attack and melody that has the main goal of being not only fun to play, but fun to listen and rock out to.
The stage is a performing area, and this band refuses to give anything but their all at every show. They have had the pleasure of sharing the stage with bands such as: Of Burning Empires, Flesh Over Faith, Faithful Unto Death, and Project Mantra. They have also played Wretched Fest 1&3, Unite and Ignite 2012, 2014.
T-Rex Marathon are: Aaron Stafford – Guitar/Bass/Keys/Vocals, Adam Sakauye – Lead Vocals, Alex Hodges – Guitar/Bass/KeysVocals, Darien Swolfs – Drums/Percussion, Jeremy Toppings – Bass/Vocals