1 January 2012
Another one bites the dust. Sadly, our distributor Sonic Unyon, who was a much coveted indie distributor because of their support of the Canadian music scene, has been absorbed by Maple Music. As such, their indie catalogue has been cut including Cyclone’s artists. We continue to sell CDs through our site which has always been the main source for fans to find their favourite artists.
1 September 2011
Thank you to everyone who came out and enjoyed Holly Woods and Toronto on tour. The band was in top form and the energy from the audiences was just fantastic! The band would like to personally thank everyone for making this such a wonderful and memorable experience. Watch for more dates to be added down the road 😉
15 July 2011
Tour dates have been announced for the Holly Woods and Toronto tour of Southern Ontario. The lineup features Barry Connors (Toronto, Coney Hatch, Where`s the Nine), Steve Shelski (Coney Hatch), Daryl Gray (Helix), Ray Cobourn (Honeymoon Suite):
Fri Aug. 19 Timmins The Victory Tavern
Sat Aug. 20 Thunder Bay Canadian Lakehead Exhibition
Sun Aug. 21 Kenora Shooters
Tue Aug 23 Kapuskasing Centre De Loisirs
Thu Aug. 25 Cornwall Bojangles Sports Bar and Grill
Fri Aug. 26 Etobicoke The Rockpile
Sat Aug. 27 Cambridge 515 Concert Club
Sun Aug. 28 London Norma Jean’s
18 January 2011
We are pleased to have reached an agreement with The Sevenate whose upcoming album “Revolve” will be available for sale shortly. Stay turned for details.
15 December 2010
You might have noticed our new media player on the homepage. We have moved away from having a featured artist and now have a random song player that circulates through a multitude of the great artists we represent.
15 November 2010
Our latest newsletter is now available online here. You can receive our newsletter with great contests, latest news, new releases, etc., by signing up on our homepage.
7 October 2010
We have added “Like” buttons to some our key releases so you can tell your Facebook friends about it. All you have to do is click the “Recommend” button at the top of the page and a line will be inserted into your newsfeed on your Facebook profile.
2 October 2010
We was extremely pleased to announce that we have reached a distribution deal with Sonic Unyon, Canada’s largest independent network. You can read more about it here.
13 August 2010
Thanks to Stu Jeffries for plugging Holly Woods and Toronto on Boom 97.3 tonight. Boom is playing Toronto’s greatest hits this weekend, so tune in and check it out. Watch for more coming on the Boom 97.3 80’s show.
1 August 2010
Prism has a really cool, newly redesigned website. Take a moment and stop by and check it out here.
30 July 2010
You can now ask fan questions of your favourite artists through our mailing list located here. You don’t have to be signed up on the list to take advantage of this new feature but it wouldn’t hurt. Take a moment to add your email address so you can be kept up to date on all the latest news.
8 June 2010
Prism has announced their 2010 summer tour dates. Visit their site here to see when they’ll be playing close to you!
28 May 2010
Things are extremely busy in the Cyclone camp as we finalize a new distribution deal and summer replication orders are coming in. If you are looking for distribution or pressing an upcoming CD, email us for a quote.
27 April 2010
Brad Trew has been asked to judge France’s 100% Songwriting Contest for the third consecutive year. The 2010 contest promises even greater rewards and benefits to the artists and is well worth taking a look.
15 March 2010
Brad Trew will join an industry panel at an indie showcase hosted by North ShoreEntertainment at Hollywood on Queensway-Toronto on 7 April 2010. Six bands will be performing in front of record labels, booking agents and management companies.
28 February 2010
Brad Trew will be interviewed live on Bolton’s B105.5FM on Wednesday, 11 March 10. On the show, various tracks will be played from some exciting upcoming releases.
19 January 2010
Brad Trew is looking forward to joining his friend Rick Jones on air at B105.5 in Bolton on 10 March 2010 at 8pm.
1 December 2009
Congratulations to Steve Negus for being awarded Drummer of the Year at the 2009 Hamilton Music Awards. Steve has played drums for decades with artists such as Saga, Fludd and Chris DeBurgh. Check out Steve’s solo album “Dare to Dream” here.
15 November 2009
Steve Negus has the honour of being nominated for Drummer of the Year at the upcoming 2009 Hamilton Music Awards. “Dare to Dream” is also nominated for Rock Recording of the Year. You can read more about the event here.
4 October 2009
Brad Trew is to be interviewed on Newmarket’s 102.7 CHOP FM on Tuesday, 27 Oct 09 at 5pm. You can tune in here.
28 August 2009
Hard Road begins a press tour in San Antonio, Texas this weekend. First, Earl Johnson and Russ Graham will showcase Hard Road songs at the SA Rockin Summer Fest with Moxy on 29 August 09. Next, the band plays in in-store performance at Sam Ash Music on 30 August 09. Lastly, Earl and Russ will be live on 104.5 KZEP FM during Monday’s drive time show to perform a couple of unplugged songs.
24 July 2009
Our July 2009 e-Newsletter is now available. This issue is dedicated exclusively to Hard Road. You can view the newsletter online here.
18 July 2009
Hard Road has been added to the bill for the Clearfest open air festival being held in Collingwood, Ontario on 8 August 09. The band will be performing songs from their upcoming album as well as some hits from their previous bands. Featured artists on the bill also include Triumph’s Rik Emmett and Survivor’s Jimi Jamison. Proceeds from the event go to support Cancer research. You can buy your ticket here.
1 July 2009
We are extremely pleased to announce the official launch of Hard Road, Canada’s supergroup, and what better day than Canada Day! You can visit their page, sign up for their mailing list and listen to samples of their upcoming album. Also, watch for a number of shows in the works in the coming months.
16 June 2009
Please take a moment to reflect on the life and success of Moxy’s Buzz Shearman on this, the anniversary of Buzz’s death. Twenty-six years ago today, Buzz died tragically doing what he loved the most, riding his motorcycle. Buzz’s legacy lives on in the hearts and memory of fans. Please visit the Moxy profile page here to listen to some of the most loved Moxy tracks. Also, you can listen to and buy the recently discovered lost track “You Can’t Stop the Music in Me” which is Buzz’s last studio work.
Also today, we are pleased to announce new reviews have just been posted of Moxy’s first 3 albums featuring Buzz Shearman here. In Buzz’s own words “you can’t stop the music in me…”
18 May 2009
We are pleased to announce several upcoming shows for Canada’s supergroup, Hard Road. Please visit the band’s Facebook page for more details.
1 May 2009
Brad Trew and Russ Graham (Killer Dwarfs, Moxy) are being interviewed on a 2-hour Cyclone Records showcase by Bolton, Ontario’s B105.5FM on 2 May 2009.
22 April 2009
There is a movement afoot to team up Moxy and AC/DC again on the same bill. For those that didn’t know, AC/DC actually opened up for Moxy back in the day. Through the tireless efforts of Don Coleman and an army of loyal fans, we are hoping to see Moxy open for AC/DC on the Canadian leg of their Black Ice tour. Join the Facebook group here.
14 April 2009
Stir of Echoes have released a new video in support of the title track of thier latest album, “Sold It All to Fame”. You can watch the video here.
4 April 2009
We are excited to announce that tour dates have been confirmed for Holly Woods to tour Western Canada in support of “Live It Up!” To be kept informed on dates and locations visit Holly’s MySpace page here.
30 March 2009
Our March 2009 e-Newsletter is now available. Featuring Moxy, Buzz Shearman, Wormbox and a slew of awards for 2008, this newsletter keeps you up to date on your favourite artists. You can view the newsletter online here.
13 March 2009
Due to popular demand, the venue for the March 27th Moxy show has now been moved to Cheers, 3595 Lakeshore Blvd. W., Etobicoke.
24 February 2009
We are thrilled to announce the upcoming release of a newly found, previously unreleased Moxy track recorded in 1981 ft. the late Buzz Shearman. Aptly called “You Can’t Stop the Music In Me”, the track is Buzz at his finest. You can read more here.
19 February 2009
Holly Woods was voted by fans as the ZMQC 2008 Annual Favourite Featured Arist. You can see the result here.
8 February 2009
David Wilson of Dim Lights Thick Smoke Promotions interviewed Russ Graham recently regarding his days in Killer Dwarfs and now as part of Moxy. You can listen the interview here: Part 1, Part 2.
2 February 2009
Moxy is confirmed to play Cheers Bar & Grill, 3595 Lakeshow Blvd. W., Etobicoke on 27 March 2009 with local favourites The Liquor Pigs.
1 February 2009
Brad Trew has been honoured to once again be asked to participate as a juror in a definitive book of Canada’s music history called “THE TOP 100 CANADIAN SONGS,” to be published by Goose Lane Editions this fall. Compiled by Bob Mersereau, this book is a follow-up to his 2007 publication, “THE TOP 100 CANADIAN ALBUMS,” for which Brad Trew was also a juror. The book is a must have for any music lover and is available through Amazon.com here.
22 January 2009
Brad Trew was interviewed by UK’s Angel of Metal Magazine. You can read the full interview here.
18 January 2009
Thank you to everyone who came out for the “Gimme Shelter: Rock n Roll Benefit for the Humane Society of Durham Region”. The night was a huge sucess with performances with Boogie Men, Movin’ On, The Bomb and The Kings. In all, over $10,000 was raised!
15 January 2009
Twelve34’s “Let It Save You” was named #16 of the Top 20 tracks of 2008 by The Best Radio You Have Never Heard.
12 January 2009
Mister Zero of The Kings is being interviewed live on Oshawa’s 94.9 The Rock on 14 January 09, 9am in support of “Gimme Shelter: Rock n Roll Benefit for the Humane Society of Durham Region”. You can listen in live here.
11 January 2009
Cyclone Records artists cleaned up at ImageFM’s anniversary bash in Hamilton, Ontario on 10 January 2009 winning 2008 Band Of The Year (Stir of Echoes), 2008 Album Of The Year (Negus-Dare to Dream) and 2008 Single Of The Year (Tripchord-Sick With Hate).
2 January 2009
We are pleased to announce the addition of the The Kings (“This Beat Goes On/Switchin’ to Glide”) to the Humane Society benefit on 17 January 2009.
20 December 2008
Cyclone Records is hosting a fundraiser to help rebuild the Durham Region Humane Society that was devastated by fire, killing 140 animals. The event, “Gimme Shelter: A Rock N Roll Benefit for the Humane Society of Durham Region” is being held at the Whitby Wing Shack on 17 January 2009. You can read more here.
9 December 2008
Just a reminder that Moxy is headlining the Whitby Wing Shack on 13 December 2008 with special guests Stir of Echoes.
1 December 2008
We are currently running a contest for a chance to win a Nintendo Wii. All you have to do is sign up (or update your information) on our mailing list here. The contest runs until 15 December 2008.
26 November 2008
Moxy is back after playing in front of 3000 fans in San Antonio, Texas. Here is a very rare opportunity to see Russ singing for the first time with the band…unplugged, up close and personal in the KZEP-FM studios. Click for videos of Sail On Sail Away and Fantasy.
20 November 2008
Brad Trew has been invited to attend the Toronto Exclusive Magazine Project Showcase 2008/2009, a platform for aspiring and established artists to meet industry reps and perform in front of a live and appreciative audience. You can read more here.
11 November 2008
We are pleased to report that Brad Trew is now managing Russ Graham of Killer Dwarfs. You can read the press release here.
31 October 2008
Moxy takes Texas by storm! On 22 November 2008, Moxy hits the stage at Javelina Harley Davidson in Boerne, Texas. This is Moxy’s first show in Texas in several years and is part of the KZEP FM Great Harley Giveaway. Special guests are Jokester.
22 October 2008
We have redesigned and relaunched Moxy’s fan site at moxy.ca. Stop by and have a look. Keep in mind that this is an evolving process so check back often and see what new features are in store!
12 October 2008
Thank you to everyone who turned out for the Cancer Society fundraiser event at the Whitby Wing Shack last night. A special thanks to all the bands and organizers for making this an overwhelming success for such an important cause.
8 October 2008
Brad Trew is honoured to be this month’s celebrity guest reviewer on ProgFiles.com, a rich, professional and insightful webzine based in Illinois. Reviewed were tracks by Auspex, Donna Austin and Sons of Nothing. You can check out the reviews and samples of their songs here.
4 October 2008
The October issue of the Cyclone Records e-newsletter is now available. Covering information regarding Negus, Where’s the Nine, a new “name the band” contest and details on our upcoming cancer benefit. You can check it out here.
29 September 2008
Cyclone Records is presenting Russ Dwarf (lead singer of the Killer Dwarfs) live at Rock N Roll Heaven-Toronto on 1 November 2008. The Facebook event is here.
16 September 2008
Moxy’s Earl Johnson will be interviewed on Oshawa’s 94.9FM The Rock on 23 September 08 between 7am and 9am. You can listen to the show here.
13 September 2008
Cyclone Records and Whitby Wing Shack have joined forces to raise money for cancer research. On 11 October 2008, bands will deliver 13 hours of non-stop entertainment. Please visit the Facebook event page here or the press release here.
4 September 2008
We are very pleased to announce the newest member of the Cyclone family. Nicole Fera joins us full-time in the rank of Marketing Intern and will be assisting in promoting the launch of some very high profile releases such as “Dare to Dream” by Saga’s Steve Negus and “Desensitized to Insanity”, Where’s the Nine featuring Barry Connors of Coney Hatch and the next album by Alberta’s Double Jack. Nicole will be servicing terrestrial and online radio stations, broadening web exposure and setting up interviews and reviews in connection with these and other releases.
1 September 2008
We are excited to announce that we have signed Where’s the Nine featuring Barry Connors of Coney Hatch. Where’s the Nine will be releasing their debut CD, “Desensitized to Insanity”, on 1 October 2008. With a diverse mix of jazz, rock, fusion and progressive elements, this music comes to life with a character all its own. This is not merely a collection of songs, it is a story, a journey that must be travelled time and again to fully appreciate all its twists and turns.
15 August 2008
We have made a number of new enhancements to our website. First, you will notice new icons in the left column of select artist pages for Last.fm, Facebook and MySpace. These are direct links to the artists’ profiles on those sites. We have also chosen FanBridge for our mailing list management. On our home page and select artist pages there is a mailing list sign-up form so you can be kept up-to-date about upcoming releases, events and news about your favourite artists. You can also sign up using the link here.
20 July 2008
A new collection of retail outlets are now selling the Cyclone catalogue. The following stores will soon be carrying Cyclone products: AmieStreet, Nokia Music, Wal-Mart, PassAlong, Puretracks, ShockHound, Spiral Frog, Music Fan.
6 June 2008
Moxy has joined the Cyclone ranks after finalizing a management deal with owner Brad Trew. Dubbed in the press as Canada’s Led Zeppelin, Moxy is recognized internationally for delivering a blistering, explosive live experience for over thirty years. The mandate is to reintroduce Moxy to the live circuit.
4 June 2008
Pitch Union’s Paul Taylor had the honour of being selected as a jury member for a metal FACTOR application panel in Windsor on 4 Jun 08.
26 May 2008
Holly Woods got some great exposure again on Breakfast Television and played the title track from “Live It Up!”. You can watch the clip in the “Finding a Star” segment here.
15 May 2008
There are some great things in the works behind the scenes. As a result, Cyclone Records in no longer accepting unsolicted submissions from artists because of the full release and management schedule for 2008. We wish luck to all the aspiring artists out there and now with determination, great things will happen.
8 May 2008
Holly Woods’ latest CD, “Live It Up!” and Cyclone Records got plugged today on CITY-TV’s Breakfast Television (Toronto).
25 April 2008
Brad Trew will be interviewed live on the Rytch Craft show on NetRock101 on Monday 28 April at 8pm-11pm and will be introducing music by Caveat, Inner Surge, Nadine Adam, twelve34, Holly Woods, BlackSky, Pitch Union, Tripchord and Negus. Tune in and watch the show via webcam and join the chat.
22 April 2008
Cyclone Records is now aligned with several powerful promotional websites: Last.fm and AirPlayDirect.com. Last.fm is a social networking site that uses viral relationships and listening habits to encourage and connect like minded fans. For delivery and availability of tracks to radio, Cyclone Records is now using AirPlayDirect.com. AirPlayDirect is a new, revolutionary, efficient and cost effective way to securely deliver “broadcast-quality” music and electronic press kits to music industry professionals around the world.
17 April 2008
Martin McNeilly was recently interviewed in Calgary’s FFWD about the Calgary metal scene. Discussed in the article were a number of great metal bands including Caveat and Sacred Ally (who appear on The Greatest Underground Show on Earth: Vol.2). You can read the article here.
5 April 2008
Brad Trew has been honoured to be asked to judge France’s 100% Music Songwriting Contest in the Metal/Punk and Rock categories. The contest is open to participants from around the world and over US $40,000 in cash and prizes will be will be given away to 45 category winners and 3 overall winners. In addition, prizes and special offers will be given to all contestants. The contest closes on 30 June 2008.
26 March 2008
Holly Woods will be guesting on Robbie Thomas’ Radio show, “A Link To Heaven” next Sunday, 6 April at 8pm EST. Robbie Thomas is a world renowned phsycic, and his radio show deals with the paranormal. Holly says “when you mix paranormal experiences along with music experiences, it can be very exciting, believe me!!! We have SO much to talk about, since I’ve spent so many years touring in so many places, I have experiences that go back to when I was VERY young. THIS will be a fun show, with lots of music talk about places in Canada and elsewhere that I experienced some AMAZING events… make sure you drop in to listen!!” You can tune in here.
26 February 2008
We are pleased to report that our very own Brad Trew is this week’s featured cover story of York Region’s Era Banner newspaper. In the article, Brad discusses the early origins of Cyclone Records, the challenges faced with building a record label out of nothing and the industry in general. Also in the article are some of the bands Brad has worked with and quotes from a side interview with Scott Kreyer of Holly Woods/Toronto. You can check out the article online here or a PDF of the actual printed article here.
22 February 2008
Listen to Oshawa’s 94.9FM The Rock on 25 Februrary to hear an interview with Steve Negus.
31 January 2008
Brad Trew is honoured to have been selected to hold a seat on the H.M.M.A.C. Board of Directors because of “past involvement with the organisation and due to his influence and participation presented in the industry.” The H.M.M.A.C. mandate is to bring Heavy Metal back to the mainstream of the Canadian music industry through a wide variety of initiatives including lobbying the Juno’s and provincial award shows to include a Metal category. Stay tuned for new developments as they happen.
25 January 2008
Inner Surge’s new album, “An Offering”, goes on sale at midnight tonight. Be the first to listen to the tracks and grab a copy by visiting www.LegalDownload.net.
18 January 2008
We are pleased to announce that iRock109.com has selected to feature Cyclone Records’ artists over the next month. Part of this promotion is to interview artists from the Cyclone catalogue as well as keep their songs in high rotation. iRock109 has a listener base from over 40 countries worldwide.
19 Jan 2008, 2:00-3:30pm: twelve34
2 Feb 2008, 2:00-3:00pm: Cyclone founder Brad Trew
2 Feb 2008, 3:00-3:30pm: Steve Negus (formerly of Saga)
16 Feb 2008, 2:00-3:30pm: Holly Woods (formerly of Toronto)
17 January 2008
“The Greatest Underground Show on Earth: Vol.2” metal collection was the show feature on episode #520 of GD’s Bite Sized Bonus, the UK’s #1 podcast. You can listen in using the link here.
16 January 2008
Caveat was named as Artist Spotlight at TheProgFiles.com for January 2008. Riding on the tails of a top notch review, this feature includes an interview with Caveat’s Greg Musgrave. You can read the feature and interview here.
11 January 2008
Caveat was named among the Top 3 local acts for 2007 by Calgary’s CJSW 90.9FM along with Sacred Ally (both of whom appear on “The Greatest Underground Show on Earth: Vol.2”) and Divinity.
1 January 2008
We are proud to announce that Cyclone Records has been selected as January 2008’s “Label of the Month” on Hamilton’s ImageFM. What does this mean? It means that the Cyclone catalogue is in the highest rotation on the station so you can hear more of your favourite artists more frequently. Also, on January 18th, between 7pm-10pm EST, you can tune in and hear an in-studio interview with Cyclone’s founder Brad Trew. Also in the studio will be the latest addition to the Cyclone roster, Steve Negus (formerly of Saga), who will discuss his latest solo project along with phone-in interviews with label mates twelve34, Holly Woods and more.
31 December 2007
We are currently doing a major overhaul of our site to make access to your favourite bands easier and more enjoyable. Please bear with us during this process and, if you see something out of whack, just know its because we are working on it and everything will be new and improved in no time.
28 December 2007
We are pleased to present Inner Surge’s latest album, “An Offering”, to be released on 26 January 08. This is Inner Surge’s third release through Cyclone Records. You can check out samples of the tracks and pre-order a copy here.
25 December 2007
As 2007 comes to a close, we just wanted to extend our warmest wishes to you and your families for a safe, healthy and happy holiday season!
Thank you all for your continued support. Its been a very exciting year at Cyclone Records and 2008 is already shaping up to be another phenomenal year with lots of great things in the works. Stay tuned…
14 December 2007
We have just signed a distribution deal with Myxer Tones to offer ringtones for a select number of tracks from your favourite Cyclone artists with more coming soon. Please text CYCLONERECORDS to 69937 or visit www.myxertones.com/CYCLONERECORDS to see what’s available and download your favourite track.
6 December 2007
You can now hear Holly Woods latest album, “Live It Up!” on Sirius Satellite Radio. So stay tuned, crank it up and enjoy! Please support Holly and submit your song requests here.
30 November 2007
The book, The Top 100 Canadian Albums by Bob Mersereau, is based on the results of a jury of 590 music industry professionals across Canada including our very own Brad Trew and provides insight and production stories of each of the albums selected…a must have for any collector and fan of Canadian music. Click here to buy your copy from Amazon.ca.
29 November 2007
We are saddened to report that our friend and one of the metal community’s greatest supporters, Ray “Black Metal” Wallace, has passed away after suffering a medical emergency at his home. Ray was always willing to lend a hand any way he could and was instrumental in founding the Heavy Metal Music Association of Canada to bring metal to the forefront of the industry. Our thoughts and condolences go out to Ray’s family at this difficult time.
23 November 2007
Brad Trew was interviewed on the Big Break Podcast #84. This is an interview that took place in August 2007. You can hear about how the Holly Woods’ project came together as well as information and songs from Eternal Infidels and twelve34. Click here to download the show.
14 November 2007
Caveat has had the incredible fortune to be asked on short notice to open for Gwar at Calgary’s McEwan Hall this evening. Due to reasons unknown, the originally scheduled opening act was unable to perform. Gwar is described as a metal troupe with a theatrical bent, carving and slashing through bloodied sets of boisterous, growling shows and has enjoyed a growing international success.
12 November 2007
We are pleased to announce a new North American distribution agreement which will now enable our catalogue to be placed in stores in the US in addition to Canada. Combined with our existing online availability through retailers such as iTunes, Napster, etc. and physical store placement in the UK and throughout Europe, our artists are now acheiving even greater exposure around the world.
10 November 2007
An encore interview with Brad Trew was aired on Kansas City Online Radio on 9 November 07. You can check out an archived copy here. Also, check out Kansas City Online tonight for a new follow-up interview with The Big Break’s Don Lewis.
2 November 2007
Holly Woods is scheduled to be interviewed on London, England’s ARfm at 6:15pm UK time (1:15pm EST). ARfm brings you the best music, from the Classic Rock of the 60’s and 70’s, through the Melodic Rock and Thrash of the 80’s, the grunge of the 90’s and on to today’s future classics. You can listen in here.
29 October 2007
We are excited to have an in-depth interview with Holly Woods on our Eye of the Storm podcast by our own Devyne Storm. Spanning three parts, you can hear about Holly’s thoughts on fan connection, her success in Toronto and hopes for the future. Also played on the show are songs from her latest release, “Live It Up!” You can check it out here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3.
28 October 2007
Thanks to everyone who came out for the twelve34 CD Release party in Ottawa last night. It was a packed house with some great music by twelve34 (of course), Circuit and King.
20 October 2007
We’ve got a couple of exciting releases on the horizon. The much anticipated release of Twelve34’s “The Only Cure” is being released on 27 October 2007 with a CD launch party being held at Barrymores Music Hall-Ottawa on that date. And, on 15 November, we are releasing “The Greatest Underground Show on Earth: Vol. 2”, a collection of 11 metal bands from Alberta and a follow up to the inaugural release of the same name.
10 October 2007
Cyclone Records is pleased announce a new label affiliation with ReverbNation.com, one of the fastest growing promotional tools available to the industry. Stop by www.reverbnation.com/label/cyclonerecords to add yourself as a fan to the twelve34, Caveat and Holly Woods profiles. More artists and features will be added shortly.
20 September 2007
Cyclone Records is now a certified Gracenote Content Partner. This means that all new and previous Cyclone Releases will have their data registered for text-enabled CD players, car and home stereo units, iTunes, Napster and hundreds of other media players.
15 September 2007
Watch for an interview with Caveat and a review of “Red” in the upcoming issues of Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles and Caustic Truths magazines.
1 September 2007
Cyclone Records has now opened a publishing division and is now a registered publisher through SOCAN (Canada) and SoundExhange, ASCAP (US). This will help further the exposure of artists within the roster while protecting the interest of all parties.
28 August 2007
We are honoured that Caveat has been nominated for a Toronto Independent Music Award in the Best Metal category. The award ceremony and winners will be announced on October 4th at the Phoenix Concert Hall in Toronto. To read the press release click here, or you can visit the TIMA official site here.
21 August 2007
New online and physical retailers have been added to the album profile pages from Caveat’s Red and Holly Woods’ Live It Up! releases. Stop by and check them out. Also, we are pleased to announce new distribution agreements in the UK and Europe with a new North American agreement not far behind.
11 August 2007
Holly Woods-Live It Up! has been added to the playlist of 1.FM, the world’s largest internet streaming radio station with over 1.4 million listeners per month. You can submit your request here.
28 July 2007
Brad Trew and Chriztina Hajjar were on hand to assist at the Y101 35th anniversary birthday bash in Ottawa today.
21 July 2007
The July issue of the Cyclone Records e-newsletter is now available. Covering information regarding Caveat, Holly Woods, The Greatest Underground Show on Earth 2 and new music videos. You can check it out here.
14 July 2007
Join Canadian rock legend Greg Godovitz (Goddo) as he chats with old friend and music alumni Holly Woods on his weekly radio program “Rock Talk” on Toronto’s CFRB 1010. Also on the show are Gordie Johnson (Grady) and Dweezil Zappa. You can listen in live via the internet at www.CFRB.com.
3 July 2007
Come experience a Cyclone of talent!! Montreal’s Eternal Infidels and newly signed Ottawa band twelve34 will be performing at Zaphod Beeblebrox’s in Ottawa on July 12th. Also performing is local band Unchartered Waters. On hand will be Cyclone’s Brad Trew and Chriztina Hajjar. Truly a show you don’t want to miss!
28 June 2007
Caveat’s new CD, “Red”, debuted at #2 on Toronto’s CHRY 105.5FM and at #3 on Lethbridge’s CKXU 88.3FM Loud Charts. The album was also #14 on MetalNetRadio.com’s June charts.
25 June 2007
Listen to Ottawa’s Majic 100 (100.3 FM) on Friday 6 July 07 between 6pm and 10pm for an exclusive interview with Holly Woods. You can listen live online here.
4 June 2007
Brad Trew is attending North-by-Northeast Music Conference in Toronto from 7-9 June 07. Attended by 2,000 industry professionals and artists, it is one of the largest music related conferences in the world.
4 June 2007
Phat Mountain Film’s upcoming DVD release, A Moment of Purity, features extreme sport snowmobiling/freestyling against a soundtrack of Cyclone artists. You can check out their trailer here set to Wormbox’s Heathenism off their new album “The Judas Chair.”
3 June 2007
Exciting news! Inner Surge’s new video for their second single from Signals Screaming is now available through Much Music’s AXS site here. Also, it is currently in the Top 10 of all videos rated on the site.
27 May 2007
Tripchord’s video of Sinner of Man has been released and can be viewed on their profile page here. Directed by Stephen Perin, the video chronicles the mind of a murderer.
13 May 2007
Holly Woods was the featured artist spotlight on 80’s Meltdown, the world’s largest syndicated network of stations featuring music from the 1980’s. You can check out an archived version of the spotlight here.
12 May 2007
Brad Trew was interviewed live on Calgary’s CJSW 90.9FM and provided a sneak peek of tracks from Wormbox’s and Caveat’s upcoming releases. Be sure to tune into CJSW on 19 May 07 for the CD premiere and interview with Wormbox.
30 April 2007
Cyclone Records is Indie Music Stop’s Industry Feature article for May 2007. You can check it out here. Also, Inner Surge was the Hot Band Feature for May which you can check out here.
28 April 2007
Holly Woods was interviewed by our good friend, Don Lewis. The show was broadcast Saurday on Kansas City Online Radio and is available for download from Don’s Big Break Podcast. We also now have lyrics to all of Holly’s songs available from the “Live It Up!” album page here.
22 April 2007
We now have added song samples and cover artwork for Caveat’s upcoming CD, Red. You can be the first to own a copy when its released by pre-ordering now! We also are excited to have the first glimpse of the cover artwork for the upcoming metal compilation, “The Greatest Underground Show on Earth: Vol.2.”
13 April 2007
Check out the interview at Indie Music Stop with Holly Woods and Scott Kreyer regarding their upcoming release “Holly Woods-Live It Up!” as well as a rare glimpse into their Toronto days and beginning in the music business. You can also check out the Holly Woods e-card here.
2 April 2007
You can check out some new material from upcoming releases for a limited time. Please visit MySpace.com to hear “In Between (remix)” from Creature Republic, “Maggots & Liars” from Inner Surge, “Red” from Caveat and “Where are We Now” from Holly Woods.
22 March 2007
We can barely contain our excitement on this one although it has been in the works since late 2006. Holly Woods was lead singer for the band Toronto in the late 70’s and 80’s. The band released 5 studio albums (and 2 greatest hits packages) that sold almost 700,000 units in Canada resulting in about 10 Top 40 hits. In 1985, due to a number of unforeseen and unfortunate events, Toronto disbanded leaving a bulk of new material unreleased. It would have appeared that fate was against them and the material would never see the light of day. Cyclone Records has acquired the rights to the “lost” master and is now releasing it as an 8 song album entitled “Holly Woods-Live It Up!” in April 2007. A tour is in the works for June and July of this year.
8 March 2007
In case you haven’t noticed, the Eye Of The Storm Podcast is on a hiatus until further notice. There is so much going on in the Cyclone Records’ camp that our focus is being directed there. Watch soon for exciting new releases and artists being added to our roster. In the interim, we are looking for a new DJ who can give the show a fresh sound, a new energy and direction. Interested parties should send a short MP3 clip of what you can do to email@example.com.
7 March 2007
Eternal Infidels’ video of “Remote Radio” is being broadcast on Dave’s Indie Rock Talk on Dawson Creek’s CJDC-TV, Starchoice Satellite (ch. 323) and Express-Vu (ch. 258) this Sunday, March 11th at Midnight PST and again on March 18th at Midnight. In the meantime, you can check out their video here.
21 February 2007
Tripchord is confirmed as opening support for Epitaph Records’ Vanna playing at the Kathedral-Toronto on March 1st. Vanna is described as “post-hardcore with an inexorable passion for music, an unique blend of blistering metal and cathartic melody.”
18 February 2007
Brad Trew was interviewed live on Calgary’s CJSW 90.9 FM where he discussed the upcoming plans for Cyclone Records (Wormbox, Tripchord and Caveat), the upcoming “Greatest Underground Show on Earth: Volume 2” and the Heavy Metal Music Association of Canada. Also played on the show was Rob Spencer Band from “The Greatest Underground Show on Earth” metal collection. You can check out an archived version of the interview here.
12 February 2007
Brad Trew has been asked to participate in a definitive book of Canada’s top artists called “THE TOP 100 CANADIAN ALBUMS,” to be published by Goose Lane Editions this fall. Compiled by Bob Mersereau, music columnist for The Telegraph Journal in New Brunswick and the Arts producer for CBC-TV, content is being provided by record companies, broadcasters, critics, writers, website managers, musicians, venue and touring employees, retailers and more…the biggest music jury ever assembled for such a task.
4 February 2007
Tripchord is seeking extras for an upcoming video shoot being filmed at various locations around Toronto at the end of February. Interested persons should contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Speaking of videos, we have enhanced our artist profiles to include streaming music videos. You can check out videos by Inner Surge and The Acoustics.
29 January 2007
We are now accepting submissions for two upcoming compilation projects. Firstly, we are looking for 10-12 bands for an Ontario Rock compilation. Secondly, we are in the process of producing a follow-up to Calgary’s “Greatest Underground Show on Earth” metal compilation. You can read more about the requirements and benefits here. Please submit your entries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
26 January 2007
OK, now we can talk all about the Q107 Workplace Challenge that took place yesterday morning. For those that missed it, we lined up classic Canadian rockers Honeymoon Suite to come in to the Q107 studios for a live performance on behalf of SmartCentres Inc. You can view a video of them performing their hit “New Girl Now” here. Needless to say, SmartCentres won the challenge by presenting not only a classic rock song as required but had on hand the actual band to perform it! As their reward, the Q107 “Derringer in the Morning” crew broadcast live from SmartCentres’ head office this morning. You can read more in our MySpace blog here.
22 January 2007
Be sure to check out Q107 FM this Thursday morning at 8:30 EST when Cyclone Records will be presenting a very special guest as part of the Workplace Challenge #3 “Classic Rock Band Camp”. Q107 is Toronto’s largest commercial rock station and can be heard online here. We can’t say anything else because its a secret!
14 January 2007
Be sure to tune into CJAM 91.5 FM this Thursday, January 18th at 5PM EST. Pitch Union will be in the studio for a full hour talking all things Pitch Union including what’s in store for the band in 2007. You can also check out the show via the internet here.
12 January 2007
Rebellion Radio has added tracks from the Cyclone catalogue into its playlist and is currently playing the tracks in “heavy” rotation which means at least twice a day. Currently being spun are tracks by BlackSky, Caveat, Tripchord, Inner Surge, Pitch Union, Nadine Adam and Wormbox.
8 January 2007
There is lots going on in the Cyclone world for 2007. We are pleased to announce that we have signed on industrial artists Panik Attack and will be releasing two of their albums in the next year… one, “Refocus”, is a remix/rework of cover tracks and one, “Derealization”, is a full-length all-original project. We will also be re-issuing BlackSky’s debut release, Illumination, with some packaging enhancements. Stay tuned for more info.
1 January 2007
We are excited to report that the Cyclone offices have now moved into new digs… a 150 year-old century farmhouse located north of Toronto. This new space has dedicated offices, full function residential facilities, a meeting room and a stone basement ideal for recording drums and other ambient tracks.
23 December 2006
The Cyclone staff would like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season. Thanks for another great year and watch here for big things planned for 2007. All the best from Brad, Anj, Nadine, Martin, Josh and Devyne.
20 December 2006
Tripchord’s “Surviving the System” is making a dent in the airwaves, debuting at #6 on CJSF 90.1FM’s Top 30 charts along with getting airplay at stations across Canada, specialty shows and podcasts around the world. You can request airplay through your local station from the list of request lines here.
You can now pick up the complete album or individual tracks from iTunes, HMV Digital (UK), MusicGremin, Sony Connect and eMusic! Also, you can purchase download tracks from Rhapsody and Napster. Hard copies of the disc is available from HMV, CD Plus, Indigo/Chapters and the Cyclone e-store with other locations coming soon.
18 December 2006
Inner Surge’s Steve Moore, Scott Taylor and Bryan Sandau were recently interviewed by Trendcrusher e-Zine. You can read the full transcript here.
13 December 2006
Brad Trew has been selected to co-host a weekly program on Slakr Radio called “Interactive Slam Jam” along with Slakr DJ Mike Caseley where unsigned, up and coming artists can speak with a real record executive and receive guidance on how to break through to the next level of their careers. The show airs starting 14 Jan 07. You can read more details about the show here or visit www.slakrz.com/slakrzradio.
7 December 2006
The Eye of the Storm Podcast episode #9 is now online. You can check it out here. This episode is an all Cyclone feature with tracks from Tripchord, Pitch Union, Allen Christie, Wormbox and the latest roster additions, BlackSky and Panik Attack.
2 December 2006
Thank you to all who attended Tripchord’s CD Release party for “Surviving the System” on 1 December 06 at the Funhaus in Toronto. If you couldn’t make it to the show but would like a copy of the CD, you can buy one from the Cyclone e-store, HMV.com or download tracks from Napster and Rhapsody. You can also check out video of the show on Tripchod’s site here.
11 November 2006
The Eye of the Storm Podcast episode #8 is now online. You can check it out here. This episode features artists that call Calgary home. In this episode you’ll hear Creature Republic, Inner Surge, Caveat, Hot Little Rocket, Cranston Foundation. We are also pleased to have Calgary’s own Chris Andrade in the guest DJ spot. Chris runs the Calgary weekly music news site kmnr.ca as well as holds a staff writing position with BeatRoute Magazine.
9 November 2006
Phat Mountain Films’ extreme sports DVD, “Divided Aggression”, is now available. Its soundtrack features Inner Surge, Pitch Union, Creature Republic and Tripchord. You can check it out here.
5 November 2006
We have been working on enhancing the site to make our artists more accessible and to provide fans the ability to promote their favourite artists better. To do this we have added a series of desktop wallpapers that you can download and use, we have added a request line page so you can request to hear your favourite band through your local station and lastly, we have added banner codes so you can add a banner to your website, blog or MySpace page.
4 November 2006
Episode #7 of Cyclone’s Eye of the Storm podcast is a special look at Tripchord’s upcoming CD, “Surviving the System”. This episode is also part of a synchronized premiere involving terrestrial radio, streaming internet stations and podcasters from around the world. You can check out the show here.
3 November 2006
The November issue of the Cyclone eNewsletter is now available. This issue features Caveat, Tripchord’s upcoming CD, Inner Surge’s latest news and Creature Republic’s new tracks. Also in this issue is the first glimpse of new artist wallpapers from Caveat, Creature Republic, Inner Surge, Nadine Adam, Pitch Union, Tripchord and Wormbox. You can read the issue here.
29 October 2006
Wormbox’s debut EP is currently charting at #8 on Vancouver’s CJSF 90.1FM. Show your support for the band and request a track by calling the on-air studio at 604-291-5797.
27 October 2006
Inner Surge has been confirmed for the soundtrack for Macabro Films feature length psychological thriller, “Amok!” Included will be “AzurA” and “The Outcome” from their latest CD, “Signals Screaming” and possibly a third track to be determined. Further details will be announced shortly.
26 October 2006
The Eye of the Storm Podcast episode #6 is now online. You can check it out here. This episode is hard, heavy and fast with seven bone crushing metal tracks including Tripchord, Decipher, Wormbox and four other tracks from outside the Cyclone catalogue. Also, check out this episode and learn how you can win a copy of “The Greatest Underground Show on Earth” metal collection CD. If you want to request a track, send an email to email@example.com.
20 October 2006
An interview with Brad Trew appears on the CIRPA (Canadian Independent Record Production Association) website as part of a featured member profile this month. You can read the full article here.
16 October 2006
At long last, and after much shuffling around the Eye of the Storm studios in our slippers and yelling at walls, holding secret meetings, and other things that generally wasted our time, comes Episode #5 of the Eye of the Storm Podcast. In this episode, you’ll find a much leaner and meaner machine filled with just unadulterated great music.
15 October 2006
We would like to recognize the efforts of all the podcasters and radio stations who are supporting Cyclone artists through regular airplay. Check out this new feature on the site that lists the websites and request numbers of every station and podcast that has the Cyclone catalogue in their library. The list is still a work in progress and growing regularly so check back often. Support you favourite artists by requesting to hear their songs and expose them to a bigger audience!
3 October 2006
Please join me in welcoming the latest addition to the Cyclone Records staff. Anj Ellison has been part of the music industry in one form or another for most of her life. She joins Cyclone as Promoter/Publicist and will manage our street and e-team initiatives. Her contact information can be found here.
23 September 2006
We are proud to announce that “The Greatest Underground Show on Earth” metal compilation is still going strong and has again hit the national Top 10 Loud Charts on !earshot, a reporting agency for community and campus radio stations. In acknowledgement of this continued support, we are now offering a 20% discount on purchases of this disc. Grab a copy while you can.
Inner Surge’s Signals Screaming is tearing up the charts and is currently riding the #1 spot on Kamloops’ CFBX 92.5FM and getting regular spins on Vancouver’s CJSF 90.1 FM Metal Massacre. You can make requests direct to the show here.
21 September 2006
Inner Surge’s 2004 Matrika has been re-issued through online retailers and is now available on Napster and Sony Connect. Rated in the Top 10 of 2004 by Punkcanada.net and a 10/10 by SpaceJunkies Magazine, this album is a must have for an Inner Surge fan.
20 September 2006
We are currently looking for a Macromedia Flash designer to complete a number of current and on-going projects. Must be able to think outside the box, have a creative sense and a strong artistic nature. Please forward a resume, contact information and samples to firstname.lastname@example.org.
14 September 2006
We are extremely pleased to announce the addition of Calgary metal masters Caveat to our roster. Caveat are the true cream of the crop of exceptional metal bands originating from Western Canada and making their mark on the international scene. Over the coming months we will be making their star shine brighter and their reputation wider reaching as we ramp up to release their next CD currently in the works.
11 September 2006
Creature Republic was the featured artist on the Big Break Podcast from North Carolina. The entire show was dedicated to the band and includes an in-depth interview. You can download a copy of the show here.
5 September 2006
Because of title sell-outs we have restocked the following stores: Mega-tunes (Calgary), Sloth Records (Calgary), Axe Music (Calgary), Tramps (Calgary, Medicine Hat), Blueprint (Lethbridge). Watch for a slew of other locations coming soon.
1 September 2006
Episode 4 of the “Eye of the Storm” podcast is now online, featuring music by Rob Spencer Band, Creature Republic, Allen Christie and our friends Supernal and Into Eternity. Also, starting in this episode is a contest to win a copy of “The Greatest Underground Show on Earth” metal compilation. Listen to the show for details.
30 August 2006
Phew! We are back from vacation and thanks to all the comments and well-wishes. For those who have asked, we’ll have some trip photos available shortly.
Next up is our trip to the Southern Alberta Hardcore and Metal Festival being held in Lethbridge, Alberta on 3 September 2006. There is a tremendous line-up of bands including our good friends Inner Surge, Caveat and Screams of Silence. Hope to see you there.
12 August 2006
For your information, we are closing the Cyclone offices for a much needed vacation from August 13th to August 28th to tour the Irish countryside and recharge ourselves for the remainder of the year. Also, Brad Trew is slated for an interview and huge write-up by Northern Ireland’s most notable historian, Joe Graham. See you in September at the Southern Alberta Hardcore and Metal Festival being held in Lethbridge on September 3rd!
3 August 2006
Cyclone Records has been chosen as the featured member profile on the CIRPA (Certified Independent Record Producers Association) website. Brad Trew was recently interviewed about the industry and how Cyclone fits into the bigger picture. Check here to check out the profile shortly.
28 July 2006
Episode #3 of the Eye of the Storm podcast is now online. Leo and Robin of Blind Army invaded the studio and talked about all things BA. Also featured on the show was music from Secondhand Silence, Blind Army, Pitch Union and Nadine Adam. You can check it out and download a copy here or subscribe through iTunes here.
20 July 2006
Exciting news! Part 1 of Creature Republic’s new album, “Apparitions of Apathy”, is now available for online purchase. Comprised of “Blisters”, “Perfect Lie” and “Wasting My Time”, tracks can be bought individually or as a package. If you buy all three, you will also receive a copy of the previously unreleased “In This Place.”
15 July 2006
As of today, you can subscribe to our “Eye of the Storm” radio podcast for free through iTunes. Now you can stay current with the latest happenings involving the Cyclone family, listen to interviews of your favourite bands and hear new and past hits from the Cyclone catalogue. Click here to subscribe.
12 July 2006
The Heavy Metal Music Association fundraiser on July 8th was an overwhelming success on various levels. Firstly, thank you to all who turned out to support this Association and to the bands, Nitemare and Flesh on Fridays for firing up the crowd. Tripchord put on a blistering show which was filmed for the upcoming TV pilot “Metal on Metal.” As always, a special thanks to Ray “Black Metal” Wallace for organizing this event.
10 July 2006
Inner Surge has been confirmed for the Vans Warped Tour 2006 show at Race City Speedway in Calgary on July 20th. The Warped Tour has featured such great artists in the past as Offspring, My Chemical Romance, Thrice and Hawthorne Heights.
8 July 2006
Creature Republic has completed recording of part 1 of its 3 part installment of its upcoming release “Appartitions.” Creature Republic’s Michael Hollbrook is currently in Toronto completing mixdown of “Blisters”, “Wasting My Time” and “Perfect Lie” along with Tony Gare of Supernal. Mastering is being completed by Brad Trew of Trew Sound Studios. The first 3 tracks will be available on July 31st.
1 July 2006
Big news today!! We have officially launched our own podcast dedicated to promoting the artists of Cyclone Records. Titled “Cyclone Radio’s Eye of the Storm Podcast”, this weekly program is hosted by DJ’s Josh McNeil and Ike Lackey. The show will be prodominantly centered on the artists of Cyclone Records but will also include other great acts that we wish were part of the roster. Featuring news, upcoming events and interviews, this program will be packed with great music and all information you are looking for. You can check it out here.
28 June 2006
Just a reminder that Tripchord will be headlining the Heavy Metal Music Association of Canada fundraiser on July 8th. Also featured will be Nightmare and Flesh on Fridays. The event is being filmed as part of a TV pilot called “Metal on Metal” hosted by Ray “Black Metal” Wallace. See poster here.
16 June 2006
We are proud to announce that we are releasing Creature Republic’s next project in a unique 3-stage format. Each installment will be released through iTunes and promoted through podcasts to generate a growing interest and anticipation of the final stage. You can read more about it here.
14 June 2006
Nothing too exciting to report at the moment as we gear up for some new and exciting things. The NXNE conference was nothing short of amazing and some great new industry contacts were made. Check out these pics of Brad Trew with Steve Page of the Barenaked Ladies and John-Angus McDonald of The Trews (no relation).
We have updated the music on the site so that files are now in higher quality MP3 format instead of the previous wma format. The improvement in quality is astounding and finally does the bands justice.
3 June 2006
We have began to syndicate our press releases and breaking news items through an aggregated RSS feed. This means that more and more people will be kept up to date on what’s happening with Cyclone Records and its artists through an infinite number of industry news sites. You can subscribe to the RSS feed here. You can also subscribe to our MySpace blog feed here.
1 June 2006
We have been fortunate in securing the opening spot for Inner Surge to play 20 Canadian dates of a world tour by Iron Maiden’s original vocalist, Paul Di’anno. Shows will be from coast-to-coast during September 2006. The tour kicks off on September 6th in Quebec City, Quebec and terminates 6500kms later on September 25th in Vancouver, BC. Watch for other dates for Inner Surge including the Southern Alberta Hardcore/Metal Festival in Lethbridge, Alberta on September 3rd as well as some US dates along with Cyclone label-mates Creature Republic.
31 May 2006
Issue #4 of the new Cyclone eNewsletter released today. You can read a copy here.
23 May 2006
Cyclone Records will be represented at the upcoming “NXNE: North by Northeast”, Canada’s largest music conference being held in Toronto from June 8-10th, 2006. You can check out the festivities, conferences, showcase schedules, etc. here.
21 May 2006
At Cyclone, we just love podcasts. Check out the listing here of all the podcasts that have played tracks from the Cyclone catalogue since we first registered at the end of February 2006. Keep in mind that we have built alliances with certain podcasts and have offered them exclusive access to unreleased material so these won’t show on the list. If you know of a podcast that would suit the Cyclone sound, send us an email.
20 May 2006
Tripchord has been confirmed to play the upcoming Heavy Metal Association of Canada Fund Raiser on July 8th, 2006. This event will also be filmed as part of a TV pilot including the Metal Mental Meltdown Trivia game developed by our friend J.P. of Calgary’s CJSW 90.9FM fame. Watch here for more info as it develops.
17 May 2006
Virus Zine’s May issue is an incredible overview of Cyclone Records and its roster. Included is a full-feature profile of Cyclone Records including an interview with Brad Trew along with profiles and interviews with Allen Christie, Blind Army, Creature Republic, Dahlia Wakefield, Download, Inner Surge, Judith Lam, Nadine Adam, Pitch Union, Wormbox. You can check it out here.
12 May 2006
Cyclone Records was featured in Mike Bell’s column in The Calgary Sun entertainment section today: “Cyclone Causes A Stir: Indie Label Sells Its Integrity”. Click here to read the full article.
11 May 2006
We are pleased to announce that director Glen Decker and Phat Mountain Films will be featuring Inner Surge, Pitch Union, Tripchord, Occams Razor, Creature Republic and Blind Army on the soundtrack for their upcoming independent film about freestyle stunt snowmobiling. Filmed in Gros Morne National Park on the west coast of Newfoundland, the rough terrain and harsh winters are the perfect backdrop to this extreme sport. Watch for this film coming on DVD later this summer. Also, check out their previous release, “Payin’ Dues” here.
10 May 2006
Brad Trew was just in Calgary for a slew of media features surrounding Cyclone Records and the artists they represent. Interviews were conducted on Calgary’s CJSW 90.9FM Megawatt Mayhem show with Kevin and JP (click for picture), Lethbridge’s CKXU 88.3FM The Crypt with The Oz Man, The Calgary Sun with Mike Bell, KMNR.ca, Beatroute Magazine, and Virus Zine.
4 May 2006
We are very proud to announce that we are working with Paul Smith of HeavyMetalMeltdown.com to assist in the production of his brainchild release, “Canadian Metal in Japan.” This will be a limited edition release that will be hand distributed in Japan this June. Included on the disc are 15 metal bands from across Canada.
2 May 2006
Check out the new release of Inner Surge’s video for “Retribution Song, ” filmed by Cabras film director Fredy Polania. You can see it here.
29 April 2006
The launch party for the Heavy Metal Association Of Canada last night was a huge success. Piledriver put on a top-notch show and definitely shows their years of experience have paid off. Thanks to everyone who stopped by the Cyclone Records merch table. Hats off to Ray Wallace and everyone else who put this together. See you next time!
24 April 2006
Brad Trew was honoured with a request to be interviewed on South Carolina’s Big Break Podcast to discuss the music business and the innovations that Cyclone is using to stay up with current trends. The show, lasting 40-minutes long, and featuring music from Creature Republic, Inner Surge and Dahlia Wakefield can be found here.
17 April 2006
Join our e-Team!! Here is a great opportunity to get freebies from the Cyclone catalogue and merchandise store! We need help from you in order to get ahead and get our music heard. If you’re up for chatting, posting, emailing, and generally devoting every waking hour to promoting your favourite Cyclone artists, then we want to hear from you. Send us an email to email@example.com and let us know.
12 April 2006
We are extremely pleased to announce the newest member of the Cyclone family, Tripchord. From Toronto, Ontario, this band rips the roof off wherever they play and, with a new CD in the works, will be making their mark very soon.
10 April 2006
IndependentClauses.com says Cyclone Records “is the way a record label should be run. We’re a little envious that we didn’t think of it first. ” You can check out the full review here. While there, you can also check out CD reviews of “The Greatest Undergound Show on Earth”, “On The Verge: Alberta’s Best Rock”, “The Heart of Alberta”, “Inner Surge-Signals Screaming” and “Creature Republic-Watch Your Aim.”
4 April 2006
The Inner Surge CD launch party at The Underground in Calgary was a huge success. Both Cyclone’s Brad Trew and Nadine Adam were on hand to meet with bands, the media and fans. Thank you everyone for your support. Be sure and visit the Signals Screaming page here to pick up a copy and read the great press this disc has been receiving from around the planet.
27 March 2006
Creature Republic has been honoured with providing the new show opener for The Little Show podcast featuring radio veteren Scott St. John. The music was taken from a newly recorded track called “In This Place” and was edited down and remastered by Brad Trew specifically for this podcast. You can check out the music here. Alicia Hoogveld also provided voiceover tracks recorded at SilverEdge Sound courtesy of Patrick Schultz.
23 March 2006
We are pleased to announce the upcoming release, “Storm Warning: Cyclone Records Vol. 1”, to celebrate our first anniversary. On this release will be a wide variety of genres taken from the 12 releases issued in our first year of operation. Watch here for more announcements.
To kick this off, we have remastered and remixed Nadine Adam’s haunting and powerful “Just Break Me”. You can hear a sample by visiting her profile page here.
22 March 2006
You can win one of two copies of Inner Surge’s new CD, Signals Screaming through a contest on AlbertaMetal.net. Visit www.albertametal.net for details.
21 March 2006
Check out a sneak preview of Inner Surge’s upcoming video for Retribution Song filmed by Cabras director Fredy Polania and some brief behind-the-scenes footage here. The final edited version will be up at www.cabrassoundtrack.com soon.
16 March 2006
Cyclone Records’ Brad Trew was interviewed live on The Little Show today. Michael Hollbrook from Creature Republic was also interviewed on the same show. Cyclone Records was the featured label and all music on the show originates from the Cyclone catalogue. You can download and replay the show here.
14 March 2006
Wormbox had the honour of being the first live interview on the Headbanger’s Lab podcast on March 11th. You can listen to the interview here. Also, check out Pitch Union’s exclusive interview on the March 14th episode of The New Music Lab here.
7 March 2006
Cyclone Records’ Brad Trew was recently interviewed in BackstageWinnipeg.com and Space Junkies Magazine. Brad Trew and Cyclone Records was also discussed in the January 2006 issue of the Belfast, Ireland historical publication Rushlight Magazine.
1 March 2006
February saw the most activity and visits to our site to date. In total, we had 2190 visitors who viewed a total of 6367 pages. This is more than a 70% increase from January so we are thrilled that all the hard work is paying off!
28 February 2006
“The Greatest Underground Show on Earth” releases today. Be sure a pick up a copy now as demand is high and quantities are limited.
23 February 2006
Cyclone Records was the featured label on the New Music Lab metal podcast today. Also featured on the show were Wormbox, Inner Surge and Pitch Union. Calgary’s Occams Razor was featured on the UK-based Reaching for Lucidity podcast #150 today and Allen Christie was featured on Love House Radio.
We have scheduled the CD Release Show for “The Greatest Underground Show on Earth” at The Underground, Calgary, AB. A lineup is still be negotiated and will be announced shortly.
Listen on CJSW 90.9FM Metal Mayhem for the CD premiere of “The Greatest Underground Show on Earth”. Occam Razor’s Jeff Muller and members of Black Sky and Caveat will be on hand. You can hear the show online here.
22 February 2006
Creature Republic, Pitch Union, Blind Army and Winter’s Longing have all been featured in The Little Show podcast with Philadelphia radio veteran Scott St.John. You can also check out the Accident Hash Podcasts featuring Creature Republic and Pitch Union, the Delicate Art of Noise Pollution Podcast featuring Double Jack and Audio Pandemic Podcast featuring Download. Check them out!
19 February 2006
Cyclone Records has become a member of the PodSafe Music Network. This is part of our strategy to remain on the leading edge of technology and seek out new ways to promote our artists. Select artists from our roster have been uploaded and already featured in podcasts, resulting in increased sales through iTunes.
13 February 2006
Inner Surge has been receiving rave reviews for their upcoming Cyclone Records release, Signals Screaming. It is being hailed as “one of the most essential metal albums of the year” from “one of Canada’s most promising and most modern-sounding metal bands out there today.” You can check out the CD and the reviews here.
Also congratulations to Inner Surge for reaching #3 on Lethbridge’s CKXU 88.3FM weekly charts.
8 February 2006
We have just finished up the details to do a digital re-issue of Wormbox’s incredible self-titled debut EP. This album will be a available through iTune’s shortly. In the meantime you can check it out here.
1 February 2006
We are thrilled to announce that the Cyclone catalogue is now available online through iTunes. You can now buy digital versions of the albums or individual songs from “On the Verge: Alberta’s Best Rock”, “The Heart of Alberta”, “Good Question-New Retro” and “Creature Republic-Watch Your Aim.” Availability through Sony Connect, Napster, Real Networks Rhapsody, Live365, MSN Music and others is coming soon. Watch for more titles coming soon.
31 January 2006
After much struggling, we have updated our presence on MySpace.com. We have added banners, hotlinks to our new release CDs, hotlinks to all of our roster bands that have their own MySpace profiles. You can check our new profile here. And don’t forget to add us to your list of friends.
24 January 2006
We are extremely pleased to be doing a digital re-release of Inner Surge’s previous releases. The first re-issue is Inner Surge’s 2004 “Matrika”, a 12 track full length CD ranging from metal, industrial to prog rock, punk and alternative styles. “Matrika” is also somewhat of a concept album, with a strong message delivered over pounding beats and driving guitars.
21 January 2006
We have been working to improve our website. First up, we have revamped the press release process to provide both online and printable hard copy versions. We have also added a rotating banner at the top of our home page to advertise upcoming releases and other merchandise.
Speaking of merchandise, we have just added two new items to our store. We now have logoed Titleist NXT Tour golf balls to win your game in style. We have also just received a supply of Cyclone Records stickers. To receive a sheet of 4 stickers, just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and address. We will send them to you for free!
11 January 2006
Pre-production work has finished for “The Greatest Underground Show on Earth”, our showcase of 14 of Calgary’s best metal bands. This disc will be on the street on 28 February 2006. Visit here to give it a listen, pre-order your copy and get a 10% discount. This is a limited time offer so act now!
23 December 2005
Cyclone Records wishes everyone a safe and happy holiday season. We would also like to thank everyone for your support in making 2005 such a great year. We look forward to continue serving everyone in 2006 and beyond!
15 December 2005
It is our privilege and honour to announce that we will be releasing Inner Surge’s next CD, “Signals Screaming.” Inner Surge is an intense, politically and emotionally charged metal/punk band who is on the verge of breaking the international scene with their inclusion on the Cabras horror movie soundtrack. Watch here for details.
3 December 2005
Brad Trew recently assisted the band, Creature Republic, with their photo shoot during reheasal at their space in Calgary. Check their profile page here to see the result. You can also check out a photo of Creature drummer, Michael Holbrook, here.
25 November 2005
We seemlessly switched over our server today to a new and improved one (thanks to Rhys Eckardt of Krisis for making this happen!). We now have 1GB of online storage for more songs, images, etc. We also now have the ability to bring our forum to life so keep watching for the official launch. In the interim, you can visit the Cyclone Records group on myspace.com.
Bands can now also have their own dedicated Cyclone Records email address (i.e. bandname @cyclonerecords.ca). If you are interested please contact us.
21 November 2005
The “On the Verge” CD Release Party at Brew Brother’s on Saturday night was awesome. We had a great turn-out —standing room only— and great music by Nadine Adam, Secondhand Silence, Blissin and Creature Republic. Thanks to everyone who turned out to support these artists! If you couldn’t make but want a copy of the CD, you can buy a copy here.
We are pleased to announce that Windsor, Ontario artists Pitch Union have joined the Cyclone roster. Brad Trew was in Windsor on 30 September 2005 for Pitch Union’s CD release party and saw a great live show. Watch here for more great Pitch Union stuff coming your way.
16 November 2005
The “On The Verge: Alberta’s Best Rock” and “The Heart of Alberta” compilations are now released! These CDs and the artists appearing on them are the Artist Spotlight for November on US-based loudorange.com. This is what they had to say: “this month instead of featuring an individual artist, we decided to lay our focus on one the best Indie scenes out there right now, Alberta Canada. Both [compilations] give an incredible sample of some of the most talented bands in Canada today.” Watch loudorange.com for reviews of the individual releases coming soon!
November 19th is the official CD release party for “On the Verge” and is being held at Brew Brothers, 607 11 Avenue SW, Calgary (map). Featured are Nadine Adam, Secondhand Silence, Creature Repuplic and the latest addition to Cyclone’s roster, Blissin. See you there!
5 November 2005
Cyclone Records is the featured label profile in the November issue of Rek Magazine in stores now. Founder Brad Trew was recently interviewed on a variety of topics such as the background of Cyclone Records and his views on the changing landscape of the Canadian music scene. You can read the full interview here.
Brad Trew was also interviewed yesterday by the High River Times for an upcoming article to be published on 9 November 2005. Watch here for details.
14 October 2005
Lots has been happening over the past few weeks. We are very pleased to announce that we have reached an agreement for song distribution through online download retailers such as iTunes, Sony Connect, Napster, Real Networks Rhapsody, Live365, MSN Music among others.
This is a feature available to all artists in the Cyclone Records roster and can include all past, current and future releases whether or not released though Cyclone Records. For instance, you can upload unreleased songs and let fans select their favourites — a great way to decide on song lists for future releases. If you are interested, please contact us for further details.
In other news, Cyclone Records is now a registered entity of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry and has received a unique International Standard Recording Code for tracking of individual download song sales.
Cyclone Records also recently became an active voting member of the Canadian Independent Record Production Association (CIRPA), an internationally recognized organization that lobbies for, and supports, the interests of Canadian media content.
23 September 2005
We have successfully changed servers to allow for greater capacity and functionality. You can expect to see more and longer downloadable sound clips, more domain specific email accounts for staff, and eventually purchasable sound clips and disc images. If you are linking to the site from outside of cyclonerecords.ca, your links will continue to work for the next 6 months or so, however, please change your pages to point to the correct files as soon as possible.
19 September 2005
Brad recently assisted Nadine Adam with her photo shoot. Check her profile page here and the Photography page here to see the result. If you are interested in having us do a photo shoot or live shoot, contact us for a quote.
We are also pleased to announce that Nadine has recently joined the Cyclone Records’ staff as Artistic Review. Nadine is responsible for creative decisions regarding artist selection and direction.
13 September 2005
Today is the release of both Creature Republic’s “Watch Your Aim” debut CD and Good Question’s “New Retro” CD. Both can be purchased through the new releases page here.
15 August 2005
We are very happy to have Nadine Adam added to our roster. Recording completed yesterday for her contribution to the Alberta Rock compilation “On the Verge.” The song, “Just Break Me”, was recorded at Alchemy Studio with Occam’s Razor guitarist Jeff Muller putting down some bass and guitar tracks. You can check out a sample of the final result on Nadine’s profile page here.
08 August 2005
Well, things are really moving along nicely. We have just finalized the agreement to release Good Question’s debut CD, “New Retro”. This CD is not your typical straight ahead rock CD. Rooted more in theatrical performance than in rock, this album is reaching to break new ground and bring listeners to a place not normally ventured. This is a disc worth listening to. Copies will be available for sale here shortly.
Work has finally finished on the Cyclone Records folk/country compilation, “The Heart of Alberta” and is being sent to be pressed this week. There will be an opportunity to pre-purchase a copy coming soon.
04 August 2005
Cyclone Records is proud to announce that we are releasing Creature Republic’s debut CD, “Watch Your Aim”. The CD release party is being held on 5 September 05 at The Rusty Cage, Calgary, AB so please attend and show your support for this awesome band and their mix of rock, funk and progressive styles. Copies will also be available for sale here.
26 July 2005
Brad Trew has been asked to provide creative input on an instructional drum DVD showcasing the drum styling of Rush drummer Neil Peart by instructor Jamie Borden. With Rush being a major influence in Brad’s drum development, this is a huge honour. Watch here for updates.
22 July 2005
We are finally back after three weeks away touring the maritime provinces and setting up store distribution points across the country. Things are in final production for the “Heart of Alberta” country/folk release and the “On the Verge” Alberta rock release. The street date is stated for mid-August and will be followed up shortly after with multi-city tours around Alberta. Check back here for details.
Work is beginning on a series of Toronto/Ontario releases so if you are interested, preferential costing and disc placement will go to the first comers. Check here for details on the compilation program.
Our electronic press kit is now online and can be downloaded at the bottom the page here.
25 June 2005
Recording completed yesterday for Judith Lam’s contribution to the Alberta Folk/Country/Acoustic compilation “The Heart of Alberta.” Two songs were recorded at Alchemy Studio with Occam’s Razor guitarist Jeff Muller putting down some bass and guitar tracks and Cyclone Records owner Brad Trew filling in on the drum parts. You can check out a sample of the final result on Judith’s profile page here.
Brad also recently assisted the band, Blind Army, with their photo shoot at a variety of locations around Calgary. Check their profile page here and the Photography page here to see the result..
20 June 2005
The deal has been finalized for Cyclone Records to release the Calgary Metal compilation “The Greatest Underground Show on Earth”. This disc is to showcase the quality of metal bands in the Calgary area to the rest of Canada. Promotion will be done through the Independent Radio Network.
12 June 2005
Cyclone Records has been slated to appear in the September issue of Rek Magazine’s label profile section. If you have any testimonials or comments that you would like considered, please send them to email@example.com.
11 June 2005
We are in the final stages of putting together the Alberta Rock and Alberta Folk CD Compilations. You can check the New Releases page for details as to the artists that are appearing on each disc. There are still some vacant spots on each if you know of anyone that can benefit from this promotion. We are anticipating a release date of August 2005 if everything comes together in time.
We’ve made some changes to the structure of the web site to clean it up a bit. The News page has been removed and added here instead to bring you the latest news each time you visit. You will also find that the links — Graphic Design, Photography, CD Replication, CD Duplication, DVD Authoring, Promotional Items, Security Consultation — that were previously at the left side of the page have now been moved into the Services link. We have also added a few new links into the Industry Links page.
8 June 2005
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