Alexisonfire (pronounced "Alexis on fire") was a five-piece, Juno-winning post hardcore band that formed in St. Catharines" Canada in 2001. The band consisted of George_Pettit Singing Dallas Green (musician)">Dallas Green Guitar Piano Wade MacNeil Guitar Backing vocalist Chris Steele (musician)bass guitar Jordan Hastings Drum kit Percussion instruments
They describe 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", also the inspiration for their debut album cover art). 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 as well as earning their gold certification in Canada.
The band has released three subsequent successful studio albums: .
In August 2011, George posted a message to fans on the band's official website stating that, following the departure of two members, Alexisonfire would issue several special releases and complete a before parting ways.