Inspired by European melodic metal, Japanese video game music, and Western rock, Slyde combines an in-your-face, hair-swinging high-octane live performance with catchy hooks, strong musicianship and lyrical reflections on today's society. The band has self-booked and self-promoted numerous tours in Eastern Canada since late-2009, comprising of over 125 dates in the bar circuits, including performances at: Ottawa Bluesfest (2010/2011), Ottawa's Friends for Peace (2012), Toronto's IndieWeek (2011/2012) and Canadian Music Week (2013), Cornwall's Arts In The Park (2012), Maxville's The Edg3 (2012), and Brockville's Riverfest (2011). Of the band's four self-released albums, their latest EP, "New World Sympathy", was ranked number 4 in DPRP Progressive Rock and Metal Radio's Top 20 Albums of 2012 (on StroudFM in The UK). With their eye-on-society lyrics and love for high-energy music, Slyde combines explosive progressive rock with current environmental and political topics, forming a fresh, modern sound in today's rock, metal, and popular music. The band will once again enter the studio for an upcoming Spring 2013 release, in time for summer touring. For more information on the band, Slyde's EPK can be viewed at youtube.com/slydetv.
"Slyde’s music is contemporary Canadian hard-hitting protest rock at its finest — they’re loud, progressive and sound like a riot."
-Lisa Monozlai, JustRightsRadio, CIUT
"Great music! Interestingly I hear a very distinct Canadian sound that remind me of bands in the 70's like The Hunt, who were very instrument oriented rock with great higher vocal range work and keyboards...The melody aspect and song structures in all this music are very much part of the Canadian culture and [Slyde] has these qualities."
-Steve "Lips" Kudlow, guitarist/vocalist of Anvil
"Slyde will be the band I remember from IndieWeek 2011. Thanks for making it worthwhile guys. Incredible set. Best band of the week by a mile."
-Brian Banks, Chief Editor of musicvice.com