Sunday, September 11, 2016

Defunct Local Band Profile Series: All The Dirty Words In One & The Last Warrior Of Rock

After a day's delay, here's this month's Defunct Local Band Profiles! Our monthly feature series is once again spotlighting 1 or 2 defunct or inactive local bands (two this month) that were randomly selected from our inactive band links on the SMS, in order to spotlight them for current readers! This month's first random choice didn't have enough surviving info to warrant a solo profile, hence why we're doubling up for the second time in three months. Both acts had acoustic sides and some interesting material, so here's what you should know!
All the Dirty Words in One

Genre: Acoustic Hard Rock

Hometown: Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan


Josh Julch, vocals/guitar
Cody Rosebohm (Elements of Madness), vocals/guitar
Dan LaFord (ThosePeopleThatMusic), bass/drums 

Info/Analysis: Formed in October 2012, All the Dirty Words in One were a young local hard rock trio with an unplugged base, a'la earlier local bands like Wild Fate and Condemned, with plans to record a debut album named "Eddy the Skull" and at least one original song named "Break Down, Just Forget Me". Uniquely basing their online imagery around cigarettes, A.T.D.W.I.O. did post four cover demos (including Eyeshine's "The Teddy Bear That Eats You", embedded below) to drummer Dan LaFord's Soundcloud page, but they never played live, and quietly dissolved after their last updates in October 2013. Also covering Tenacious D, Linkin Park, and Gregory & The Hawk, All the Dirty Words in One was a work in progress, showcasing solid guitar work and a sense of humour, but needing original material, some more emotive vocals, and consistent recording quality. Hopefully the guys stay active in music, but they did have promise and an interesting sound!

The Last Warrior of Rock

Genre: Metal

Hometown: Welland/Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario


Jonathan Tiberi (Jon & His Friends, Late & Loud), all instruments
Info/Analysis: Launched in Jonathan's hometown of Welland in 2007, The Last Warrior of Rock was many Saultites' first musical look at him after he moved here in 2008. Often pictured in "warrior" outfits in photos, Jon posted five original songs like "Fields of Blood & Steel" on the project's MySpace page, before transitioning to acoustic material in 2009, with his acoustic MySpace page featuring a mix of softer originals & covers. Jon moved on to focus on bands (primarily Late & Loud) not long after, before relocating back home in 2013. There's not a lot of surviving info on The Last Warrior of Rock, but these are nice (if darker) glimpses at Jon's early original songwriting & proficient guitar work, and while he's definitely more skilled now as a musician & singer, don't bypass his early work! Check out his only two surviving solo videos from this era at his acoustic page above, including this Sault College performance of "So It Can Be", and be sure to check out his successor solo project The Soviet Space Program, as well as his later bands, particularly ones he fronted!

I hope you guys liked this month's Defunct Local Band Profiles! Next month in this series, our random selection will keep us in Sault Ontario, and next month's profiled band will be 2000s punk quintet Brain Tuel! Keep an eye out for this single-band profile on or around October 10th, and stay tuned for more news and updates this week! Thanks everyone!

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