Formed in early 2014, Neck of the Woods’ exhilarating brand of progressive metal and charged live shows have quickly earned them a reputation as one of the most exciting acts to emerge from Vancouver’s metal scene.
The group’s complex and dynamic sound along with their resonating live performances helped the band quickly rise to prominence. Following the release of their self titled EP in 2015, they took to the road making appearances at multiple Canadian festivals including both Calgary and Armstrong Metalfest. Summer 2016 saw them accompany metalcore legends Misery Signals on the Canadian leg of their 2016 tour as well as embarking on a headlining tour of Western Canada. It wasn’t long before they caught the eye of U.K label Basick Records who welcomed them to their roster in Spring 2017.
Their debut album ‘The Passenger’, released September 15th, 2017, sparked candid debate amongst metal critics across the globe; its diverse sound defies categorization while delivering a blend of aggressive attitude, emotive expression, progressive intellect, and modern flair.
2019 began with Neck of the Woods receiving a nomination for “Heavy/Hard Artist of the Year” by the Western Canadian Music Awards. In March of 2019 the band returned to Rain City Recorders to work with Jesse Gander on the recording of their forthcoming album to be released via Pelagic Records in 2020.