'The full-tilt, no-shit guitar rock on The North has the heady feel of first love...Please, rock is dead, until a four-piece like this resurrects it by virtue of sheer infatuation and zeal...Like a Martyr know how to put together a four-on-the-floor rocker and then kick you in the pants seat with it.' -The Georgia Straight (Adrian Mack) '...riffmongers Like A Martyr (are serious contenders) for the title of Vancouver's most kick-ass new rock band.' -The Georgia Straight (Steve Newton) "From the first spin of Like A Martyr's "And By Coffee I Mean Drugs," we were hooked, much like coffee or drugs...their brand of danceable and energetic rock is eclectic and catchy as hell. "And By Coffee I Mean Drugs" rocketed to number one on our Evolving 20, and the recently added "Elizabeth" is poised to do the same.' -Kristina Mameli, Music Director, Evolution 107.9 FM \'The North is well polished, well played and confident. This is good time hard rock at it's best...\' -The Discorder (Nathan Pike) "Like A Martyr puts the image of 70s rock and givin'er into my brain...it won't be long before they're invading the airwaves." -Consumableaudio.com Like A Martyr's sound is influenced by the raw power of Motorhead, by the stripped down blues of Muddy Waters, by the simplistic stomp of AC/DC and by the rock 'n roll swagger of T.Rex. Like A Martyr is an anxiety-driven neurotic, striving for perfection, drinking and laughing all the while. Like A Martyr is swaggering, thumping, clapping, pulsating, kicking, screaming, falling, rejoicing, staggering and stomping to their rightful place in the rock 'n roll mosaic. The Vancouver band's first full-length release, "The North" was released in September 2008. The song "And By Coffee I Mean Drugs" has surged up the charts at 107.9 Evolution in Burnaby, BC, reaching the 1 position on February 7th, 2009, beating out the likes of the Black Keys, Sam Roberts and Kings of Leon . Most recently, the song "Elizabeth" has climbed to 8 on that same chart (as of April 11th 2009). "The North" has also been charting solidly on Canadian college radio, coming in at 11 on CFBX Kamloops and 28 on CIUT Toronto. Like A Martyr has received mainstream radio play on CFOX in Vancouver (Indie Night in Canada) and CBC Radio One (On the Coast). Like A Martyr was recently selected to play at the West Jet Street Party during Junofest 2009 in Vancouver. The band was also selected as one of the Top 20 bands in CFOX's Vancouver Seeds competition. The band's songs from the album "The North" appear regularly on Betus.com's hugely popular sports podcasts. Like A Martyr songs "Drive Fast Crash Hard" and "Sing" (LAM EP 2007) appeared in episodes 13 and 14 of Global TV's hockey reality series Making the Cut: Last Man Standing in 2007.
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