Combining beautiful melodies with dirty riffs and heavy breakdowns, with enough energy to level a city block, RIOT in Paradise is ready to take the scene by storm. In June 2011, four friends got together in a southside Edmonton basement to lay the foundation for a band determined to shake up the local music scene. In early 2012 the band released the Soundtrack to Our Collapse EP, a raw examination of a band in it’s infant stages. Still finding their sound the band parted ways with a few members until the missing links were found. RIOT in Paradise is Matt Wischlinski on guitar, Terence Thiessen on vocals, Jake Ferbey on bass, and Will Wilk on drums.
Over the past two years RIP has played countless shows in and around the Edmonton area sharing the stage with local heavyweights and national touring acts such as Misery Signals, Liferuiner, Being as An Ocean, Fall City Fall, Take the Earth Beneath Us, Slumlord and many others.
In 2013, RIOT in Paradise went back into the studio to record their second EP titled “This is Who We Are” released November 2, 2013! Look out for them in 2014 starting pits and destroying stages in Edmonton and across Canada!