BOIZE (pronounced Boys) was a Canadian heavy metal and glam metal band based in Montreal, Quebec. However, like many other bands from Canada; BOIZE could not be summed up simply as they were often defined.
The band was formed in the spring of 1989 in Laval, Quebec when vocalist Perry Blainey responded to an advertisement placed in the Montreal Gazette newspaper by bassist and keyboardist Stéphane Fania and guitarist Robert Kourie.
At its height, BOIZE headlined festivals around Quebec and was booked months in advance to perform several nights in a row at local Montreal music venues. Its music, including singles ‘In Too Deep’ and ‘Get a Life’, was a staple on music television channels and top rock radio stations in Montreal.
BOIZE's momentum ended prematurely in the summer of 1993 following a heavy rotation of vocalists. After the departure of original singer Perry Blainey in the fall of 1992, the remaining members would decide to change the band's name and with it the band's sound and direction.
• BOIZE s/t EP back on CD after 26 years
• Including a collection of demo spanning from ‘89-’91
• All remastered from the best possible sources
• With a 20-page full-color booklet
• Including band history essay, complete lyrics, and photos
• New artwork by Steve Cobb
• Limited to 500 copies worldwide
Includes unlimited streaming of Boize via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
released September 24, 2018
BOIZE - Boize EP(tracks 1-5)
originally released April 21st 1992
Lyrics by Perry Blainey
Music by Robert Kourie, Stéphane Fania and Steve Berger
Produced by Boize
Engineered by Joe Vieria and Bill Hill
Mastered by Jean-Francois Chicoine at S.N.B.
Original concept and cover illustrations by Francois Da Fonseca
Photos by Judith Cezar and Keith Marshall
Art Direction by Boize and Riccardo Fania
Additional vocals on "In-Two Deep" by Dorian & Kim Sherwood
Tracks 6-14 from demos released between 1989 -1991
Perry Blainey (Fyia Powers): vocals
Robert Kourie (Floyd Harem): guitar
Stéphane Fania (Zany Shultz): bass, keyboards
Scott MacDonald (Siegfried): drums
Lyrics by Perry Blainey
Music by Robert Kourie and Stéphane Fania
Produced by Bill Hill
Engineered by Peter Stocola, Tony Stocola, Frank Marino and Bill Hill
Recorded at Cherry Studio (June 1990-November 1990), Silent Sound Studio (January 1991-February 1991) and Starbase Studio (February 1991-March 1991)
Mastered by Black Dog Mastering Studio 2012
Additional vocals on "In Too Deep" by Dorian & Kim Sherwood