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With an in your face approach to modern heavy melodic rock and alternative metal, they have crafted their sound using angst ridden vocals and edgy yet accessible riffs that blur the lines of specific genres. Song writing is the main focus of this band and it is also their biggest strength. Chaos Theory’s music is dominated by emotion, taking the listener on a trip though the mind of both the strong willed and the broken using insightful lyrics and melodies that one can only truly convey with experience.

Their award winning debut album has received a lot of praiseworthy reviews and critical acclaim, and their live show is equally, if not more, captivating. The dynamic vocals and hard-hitting riffs set the stage on fire and keep it ablaze drawing their fans into their world. When you see Chaos Theory live, you not only see the show, but you become part of the energy. As one fan put it, "If you’re looking for a band to see – look no further. This is the band. I can’t wait to see them again." Fans of heavier melodic hard rock like Sevendust, Godsmack as well as earlier Three Days Grace and Finger Eleven, will definitely want to add Chaos Theory to their collections.

The band is fronted by the multi talented Rock Johnson, and he along with founding member Lex Coulstring (guitar/vocals), join cohorts Shaun Cowell (lead guitar), Tim Garagan (bass) and Shane Pardy (drums) to make up the band. The band, whose greatest asset is their collective work ethic, works very closely with their label, Tenastic Music, being involved in everything from the graphics and artwork, to the marketing, the bookings and most importantly the music.

Chaos Theory have been working hard on their follow up album “We Are Disaster”, cutting eleven new tracks that pick up where the first album left off by retaining their signature sound but pushing themselves a little further as artists, musicians, and songwriters. After a whirlwind two years that has seen the band grow exponentially, “ We Are Disaster” is poised to thrust this band even further and expose new opportunities.

Chaos Theory is...
Rock Johnson - Vocals / Guitar
Lex Coulstring - Guitar / Vocals
Scott McKenzie - Guitar
Tim Garagan - Bass
Shane Pardy - Drums

May 2013 - Featured artist for "New Artist Spotlight" in May 2013's edition of Ryze-Up magazine
April 2013 - Hit 1# National Metal Chart on Reverbnation
April 2013 - Featured Band for "Music Monday" on leading gear & apparel site Derailed.com
April 2013 - Won Faces Magazine "Faces Choice Awards 13" for Best Rock Band, Best Video (Dead Inside) & Best Single (Dead Inside)
April 2013 - Featured Headline Artist for Pop VULTURE Magazine
January 2013 - 1# on Local Metal Chart for Full Year on Reverbnation
November 2012 - Awarded "Loud Recording of the Year" MNS for Debut CD
November 2012 - Showcase Performance for Molson Canadian Music Week Nova Scotia
April 2012 - Debut album Chaos Theory Released.
July 2011 - Finished 2nd Clash of The Bands to open for Metallica

General Info

Band Members
Rock Johnson - Vocals, Lex Coulstring - Guitar, Shaun Cowell - Guitar, Tim Garagan - Bass, Shane Pardy - Drums
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Metal / Alternative Metal / Hard Rock

Contact Info

Halifax, NS, CA

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