Billy Talent

Billy Talent

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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

Albums

Billy Talent Billy Talent (Album) Atlantic Germany 2003 Sell This Version
Billy Talent Billy Talent II (Album) Atlantic Europe 2006 Sell This Version
Billy Talent Live From The UK Sept./2006 - 08:09:06 London, Hammersmith Palais Atlantic, Concert Live UK 2006 Sell This Version
Billy Talent Billy Talent 666 Live (Album) WEA, WEA Europe 2007 Sell This Version
Billy Talent Billy Talent III (Album) Warner Music Canada Malaysia 2009 Sell This Version
353550381 Billy Talent iTunes Session(7xFile, AAC, Album) iTunes Session 353550381 US 2010
Billy Talent Dead Silence (Album) Warner Music Canada Europe 2012 Sell This Version
Billy Talent Afraid Of Heights (Album) Warner Music Canada Europe 2016 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Billy Talent Try Honesty (EP, Maxi, Single) Not On Label (Billy Talent Self-released) 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
Billy Talent The Ex (Single) Atlantic Europe 2003 Sell This Version
PRCD 301199 Billy Talent Billy Talent(CD, Promo, EP) Atlantic PRCD 301199 US 2003 Sell This Version
Billy Talent River Below (Single) Atlantic Europe 2003 Sell This Version
Billy Talent Fallen Leaves (Single) Atlantic Europe 2006 Sell This Version
Billy Talent Surrender (Single) Atlantic Europe 2006 Sell This Version
Billy Talent Devil In A Midnight Mass (Single, Maxi) Atlantic, Atlantic Europe 2006 Sell This Version
Billy Talent Red Flag (Single, Maxi) Atlantic 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
Billy Talent w/ Anti-Flag Billy Talent w/ Anti-Flag - Turn Your Back (Single) Atlantic US 2008 Sell This Version
Billy Talent Rusted From The Rain (Single, Maxi) Warner Music Group Germany Germany 2009 Sell This Version
PR017289 Billy Talent Devil On My Shoulder(CD, Single, Promo) Warner Music (Canada) PR017289 Europe 2009 Sell This Version
Billy Talent Surprise Surprise (Single) Atlantic Canada 2012 Sell This Version
none Billy Talent Viking Death March(CD, Single, Promo) Atlantic none Canada 2012 Sell This Version
Billy Talent Stand Up And Run (Single) Warner Music Canada Canada 2013 Sell This Version
Billy Talent Kingdom Of Zod (Single) Warner Music Canada Co. Australia 2014 Sell This Version

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dean.philpot

dean.philpot

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
w4toosh

w4toosh

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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