Boize was a heavy metal/glam metal band from Montreal, Canada active from April of 1989 to June of 1993. The band recorded two demos in 1989 (both featuring the same 5 songs; once in their rehearsal space, then again at a professional studio) and then signed with the independent record label Imagination Records
in the spring 1990. Imagination Records paid for the recording of Boize's debut full-length album at their own recording studio Cherry Production Studios
but the album was shelved due to limit funds from the record label. After severing their contract with Imagination Records, Boize signed with Bill Hill Productions
and released a promotional tape in 1991 (featuring a selection of songs from the shelved album completely re-mixed and partly re-recorded) to shop around to major record labels. Boize then self-released an EP in 1992 through the band's own record label, U-Iliot Records
. In mid-1992, Boize was on the verge of signing with major record label Aquarius Records (3)
but their first vocalist quit the band. A second vocalist was recruited and the band demoed some new material in studio but he too quit the band before the contracts could be signed with Aquarius Records. With a third vocalist in 1993, they reinvented their sound completely, which nearly brought the band to a breakup. Finally, with their fourth vocalist Boize decided to change name to Emissary (2)
in June of 1993.