Published Oct 13, 2009When Ontario hardcore heroes Grade broke up in 2002, it was a sad, if somewhat inevitable event. Although albums like Separate the Magnets and Under the Radar helped usher in an era where bands like Alexisonfire and Cancer Bats could find mass acceptance on mainstream media outlets like Much Music, by the time the Burlington group recorded their tepid swansong, Headfirst Straight to Hell, their membership looked nothing like the group fans fell in love with.
Members went on to varying degrees of success in Jersey, Saint Alvia and Black Maria before reforming for one of gigs in 2006. As previously reported, we're finally seeing the fruits of that reunion in the form of new track "These Eyes are On the Exit," streaming on the band's MySpace.
One of two new songs the group will be contributing to the double split seven inch that will accompany the final issue of At Both Ends magazine. It's classic Grade without sounding like a throwback, a testament to the timeless quality of the band's music.
Listen to Grade's "These Eyes are On the Exit" here.