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Billy Talent

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Punk revival quartet Billy Talent used to be known as Pezz back in their Streetsville, Ontario, high school days. But by 1999, the quartet -- vocalist Ben Kowalewicz, guitarist Ian D'Sa, bassist Jon Gallant, and drummer Aaron Solowoniuk -- had adopted a new moniker and were making their way in Toronto with the self-released Watoosh! LP under their belt. The Try Honesty EP followed in 2001; it led to strong local buzz, exposure supporting larger touring acts, and an eventual demo deal with EMI. The band entered the studio in early 2003 with producer Gavin Brown and emerged with its eponymous debut in July, which was slated for a September release on Atlantic. Billy Talent got the word out during that summer with a slot on Lollapalooza and a series of dates with the Buzzcocks. Before they knew it, the band had not only garnered an impressive following, but also a slew of Juno (Best New Group, Group of the Year, and Album of the Year) and MuchMusic (Best Video, Best Rock Video) Awards to their name. Billy Talent hit the studio in February 2005 to begin work on their sophomore offering. Submitting to fan requests, the group re-released Pezz's Watoosh! that September before the highly anticipated and explosive II appeared in June 2006. A handful of festivals and U.K. dates were played prior to spending the rest of the summer on the Warped Tour, and in 2007, they preserved a live performance in Düsseldorf, Germany, on CD and DVD with 666 Live. Two years later, the band released its third studio album, the aptly titled Billy III. The album found the quartet incorporating some classic, hard rock sounds into its punk approach. In 2012, they released the album Dead Silence. Although it still retained the band's punk urgency, Billy Talent hailed the recording as a kind of conceptual break from its previous trilogy of albums. ~ Johnny Loftus
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Albums by
Billy Talent

Top Songs by
Billy Talent

  1.   Song
    Popularity
  2.   Afraid of Heights
  3.   Try Honesty
  4.   Diamond on a Landmine
  5.   Surprise Surprise
  6.   Red Flag
  7.   Devil in a Midnight Mass
  8.   Fallen Leaves
  9.   Kingdom of Zod
  10.   The Ex
  11.   Devil on My Shoulder
  12.   River Below
  13.   Rusted from the Rain
  14.   Show Me the Way
  15.   Nothing to Lose
  16.   Viking Death March
  17.   Worker Bees
  18.   Surrender
  19.   Line & Sinker
  20.   Hanging by a Thread
  21.   Sudden Movements
  22.   The Dead Can't Testify
  23.   Prisoners of Today
  24.   Lies
  25.   This Suffering
  26.   Pocketful of Dreams
  27.   Sympathy
  28.   Pins and Needles
  29.   This Is How It Goes
  30.   Dead Silence
  31.   Don't Count on the Wicked
  32.   Cure for the Enemy
  33.   Tears into Wine
  34.   Turn Your Back w/ Anti-Flag
  35.   Burn the Evidence
  36.   The Navy Song
  37.   Covered in Cowardice
  38.   Where Is the Line?
  39.   Standing in the Rain
  40.   Cut the Curtains
  41.   Swallowed Up by the Ocean
  42.   Crooked Minds
  43.   Runnin' Across the Tracks
  44.   Lonely Road to Absolution
  45.   Turn Your Back
  46.   Voices of Violence
  47.   Living in the Shadows
  48.   Man Alive!
  49.   Love Was Still Around
  50.   Cold Turkey
  51.   Definition of Destiny
  52.   Saint Veronika
  53.   Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've?)
  54.   Perfect World
  55.   Devil On the Shoulder
  56.   Stand Up and Run
  57.   Chasing the Sun
  58.   White Sparrows
  59.   Scandalous Travelers
  60.   Behind the Scenes Stills Galleries
  61.   Band Bios
  62.   Live Concert Footage: This Is How It Goes/Cut the Curtains/Line & ...
  63.   Live Acoustic Sets: Standing in the Rain/Lies/Try Honesty
  64.   Actual Crowd Surfing
  65.   Try Honest
  66.   Try Honestly
  67.   666
  68.   Beach Balls
  69.   In the Fall
  70.   Living the Shadows
  71.   When I Was a Little Girl
  72.   Guitar Villain
  73.   Perefect World
  74.   Bloody Nails + Broken Hearts
  75.   Don't Need To Pretend

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