All That’s Left, “When you look into the abyss and the abyss sings back”, a hard rock/alternative band based out of Southern Ontario. The members range across a diverse geological area and personal backgrounds. The sound they create is often aggressive but beautiful. They put every ounce of emotion they can spare into each down stroke of a rhythm guitar and hit hard vocally where it counts. Lead guitar lines jump out to grab your attention and the solid bass foundations will keep you grounded. Sharing many similar musical influences such as: Alexisonfire, City and Colour, Thrice, Rise Against, Tool, SlipKnot and many more.
Currently, the band is finishing up a 2 song EP projected called “Don’t Leave Me Here.” The 2 songs are titled “Don’t Leave Me Here” and “Down the Middle.” Both songs were recorded entirely at band member Dayne Gerous’ home studio called We Love Sound (formerly Waking Life Studios) (www.welovesound.ca/recording-studio). The songs were also co-produced along with Alan Cross who gave what insight and wisdom he could. All That’s Left is the first band Alan Cross has a producers credit on. The songs were also mixed by Dave Schiffman whose impressive credits include: The Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Thrice, System of a Down and Tom Petty to name a few. Finally the songs were mastered by the elegant Brett Zilahi whose credits include: City and Colour, Alexisonfire and Triumph. These songs are set to be released March 2019 with accompanying music videos.
The bands 2 songs sum up basically to be about sacrifice. They came out particularly at a hard time in vocalist and guitarist Ben Saunders life. He had recently had to learn how to function and work as a single dad. The songs are about the sacrifices we do for our loved ones and for the things we love. Ben, as we all have felt as musicians, had been looked at as “Why are you in a band? You should grow up! You should be more responsible!” As was well said by Ben, “Isn’t the best thing I could do for my daughter to teach her to reach for her dreams? To work hard for what makes her truly happy? That she, and anyone, is truly capable of anything?”
Further background about the band members:
Vocalist and additional guitarist Dayne Gerous runs his own recording studio and is a full time sound tech. He has done concert production for bands such as Monster Truck, Our Lady Peace, USS, Buckcherry, Theory of a Deadman, The Trews and many more. He’s been in punk bands since the age of 14 and his most prominent venture was with the group “Buddy Black’ that played venues across Canada and the U.S., including ComiCon in Detroit. Ben Saunders, Vocalist and lead guitar, is a single dad, self employed and experienced musician and Newfie. He is also a skill pianist. His last project “10 Dead Poets” went strong for a good 8 year run. Brian Steel is additional vocals, rhythm and lead guitar. He came out of a long stint with his last project the “Johnny Red Eyes” that has toured extensively and tirelessly. Chris, our bassist, is a dedicated Catholic school teacher and well trained musician. Laurence, who rocks the drums, comes from a disciplined background from graduating from Humber College for drumming. He brings a passion and intensity that really helps you connect with the songs.