Alexisonfire (pronounced Alexis-on-fire) is a five-piece band that formed in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada in 2001. The band consists of George Pettit (vocals), Dallas Green (guitar, vocals), Wade MacNeil (guitar, vocals), Chris Steele (bass), and Jordan Hastings (drums).
The band describes their music as "the sound of two Catholic high-school girls in mid-knife-fight" (a reference to their song "A Dagger Through the Heart of St. Angeles", which was also the inspiration for their album cover art). This management of good-versus-evil style of music and writing is unique to the band. When the band came out of the underground like an "utterly captivating car-accident-in-progress" in late 2001, it was enough to impress critics and attain a gold certification for their self-titled debut album.
Aside from that, the band has released two more successful albums: Watch Out! in 2004, and Crisis in 2006, both which have achieved platinum certification in Canada. The band toured in support of Crisis, until December 2007. From there they took a break over Christmas, and soon began writing a new album.