Billy Talent

Billy Talent

Billy Talent is a Canadian alt. rock band from Streetsville, Ontario. Their latest album gave reviews dropping some pretty big names when it comes to describing the sound of the record, referring to Ben’s voice as a, “wicked vocal snarl, and gigantic, David Bowie-meets-Billie Joe Armstrong yawp”and praising Ian’s crisp guitar work as a “split […] difference between […] Angus Young and […]Tom Morello”

They formed in 1993 and opened with a debut punk-rock album that won two Juno Awards, Best Album of the Year, and Best Band of the Year
The band went on to be certified 3x Platinum in Canada for multiple albums and continue to expand their success overseas.

Current members are Ben Kowalewicz (vocals), Ian D'Sa (guitar), Jon Gallant (bass), and Jordan Hastings from Alexisonfire temporarily replacing Aaron Solowoniuk (drums) from 2016 due to health problems.
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Billy Talent Discography


7567-83614-2 Billy Talent Billy Talent (Album) Atlantic 7567-83614-2 Germany 2003 Sell This Version
7567-83941-2 Billy Talent Billy Talent II (Album) Atlantic 7567-83941-2 Europe 2006 Sell This Version
none Billy Talent Live From The UK Sept./2006 - 08:09:06 London, Hammersmith Palais Atlantic, Concert Live none UK 2006 Sell This Version
2564-69738-7, 2564697387 Billy Talent Billy Talent 666 Live (Album) WEA, WEA 2564-69738-7, 2564697387 Europe 2007 Sell This Version
2 898350 Billy Talent Billy Talent III (Album) Warner Music Canada 2 898350 Malaysia 2009 Sell This Version
353550381 Billy Talent iTunes Session(7xFile, AAC, Album) iTunes Session 353550381 US 2010
2564-65581-1 Billy Talent Dead Silence (Album) Warner Music Canada 2564-65581-1 Europe 2012 Sell This Version
none Billy Talent Afraid Of Heights (Album) The End Records none Europe 2016 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

none Billy Talent Try Honesty (EP, Maxi, Single) Not On Label (Billy Talent Self-released) none Canada 2001 Sell This Version
BT02 Billy Talent Living In The Shadows / Prisoners Of Today(CD, Single, Promo) Not On Label (Billy Talent Self-released) BT02 Canada 2002 Sell This Version
AT0173 Billy Talent The Ex (Single) Atlantic AT0173 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
PRCD 301199 Billy Talent Billy Talent(CD, Promo, EP) Atlantic PRCD 301199 US 2003 Sell This Version
AT0178DVD Billy Talent River Below (Single) Atlantic AT0178DVD Europe 2003 Sell This Version
7567-94644-2 Billy Talent Fallen Leaves (Single) Atlantic 7567-94644-2 Europe 2006 Sell This Version
PR016304 Billy Talent Surrender (Single) Atlantic PR016304 Europe 2006 Sell This Version
AT0245CD Billy Talent Devil In A Midnight Mass (Single, Maxi) Atlantic, Atlantic AT0245CD Europe 2006 Sell This Version
7567-94342-7 Billy Talent Red Flag (Single, Maxi) Atlantic 7567-94342-7 UK & Europe 2006 Sell This Version
DJ CD C4 Billy Talent Selections From Billy Talent II(CD, EP, Promo) Atlantic DJ CD C4 US 2006 Sell This Version
none Billy Talent w/ Anti-Flag Billy Talent w/ Anti-Flag - Turn Your Back (Single) Atlantic none US 2008 Sell This Version
5051865-4408-2-6 Billy Talent Rusted From The Rain (Single, Maxi) Warner Music Group Germany 5051865-4408-2-6 Germany 2009 Sell This Version
PR017289 Billy Talent Devil On My Shoulder(CD, Single, Promo) Warner Music (Canada) PR017289 Europe 2009 Sell This Version
none Billy Talent Surprise Surprise (Single) Atlantic none Canada 2012 Sell This Version
none Billy Talent Viking Death March(CD, Single, Promo) Atlantic none Canada 2012 Sell This Version
7-461905 Billy Talent Stand Up And Run (Single) Warner Music Canada 7-461905 Canada 2013 Sell This Version
- Billy Talent Kingdom Of Zod (Single) Warner Music Canada Co. - Australia 2014 Sell This Version

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May 6, 2016

Billy Talent are simply my all-time favourite band, they are extremely influential to me as much of their work relates to things I've experienced of beliefs I uphold as a passionate environmentalist.

Surprisingly I had limited music interest or taste during my childhood and then I discovered BT, first of all feeling touched by a couple of songs, jamming to more on my iPod after hearing more music in video games and then seeing them for the first time live which I quote as "the single best musical experience I will ever have in my life" - I simply could not believe they could convey and command such power and passion on stage.

I recommend to anyone who is partial to decent music to give BT a listen, whether that be for their strong meaningful lyrics, to join a devoted following of awesome fans, to experience how they reach out to these fans or for the chance to meet the guys themselves, to enjoy their impressive albums from the genius that is Ian D'Sa or to feel their music rock through to your very soul live.

I will forever follow their journey and do what I can in support everything they represent. Forever looking forward to anything produced by these lads, I sometimes wish someone had a video camera to record all those garage jams back around Pezz times!

Most of my current collection can be viewed at My Current Collection


July 25, 2013
edited about 1 year ago
This band has a strong cult following across the world. With many influences like Rage Against The Machine, guitar work on par with the greatest of all time and and a wicked snarl vocalist that is reminiscent of Billie Joe Armstrong mixed with David Bowie, who wouldn't love these guys!? They are one of the most underrated rock bands of the 21st Century. If you haven't checked them out you are missing out!

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