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Billy Talent

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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Billy Talent

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