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Aggression, the legendary Canadian Thrash Metal band, was formed in the spring of 1985 (originally formed in 1984 under the moniker “Asylum”), by the 2 guitar shredders Sasquatch and Burn. Rounding out the lineup was Botcher on vocals, Dug on Bass and Gate on drums. After a few demos they recorded “Forgotten Skeleton” in 1986. Unfortunately the album would not see a release until 2005. (Almost 20 years later!) A few lineup changes later, Aggression recorded and released 1987’s The Full Treatment.

They received good reviews for there demos and The Full Treatment, and very quickly became one of the most popular thrash metal bands in Quebec and Canada. Their concerts were sold out everywhere, and the fanbase grew from hundreds to thousands in no time. With his public relations expertise, their manager at the time (Johnny Hart) quickly made Aggression an household name. Other bands such as Metallica, Slayer, Exodus, Hallow’s eve, Destruction and others all wanted to see the beast for themselves and meet Aggression while they were in Montreal. Playing numerous concerts with bands such as Anvil, Celtic Frost, Voïvod, Nuclear Assault, Agnostic Front, D.R.I., Possessed, Dark Angel, Crumbsuckers, Sacrifice and others. Due to certain members drug habits and bad decision making the band was all but dead in 1989.

Fast forward to 2005. The 1986 unreleased thrash metal album Forgotten Skeleton gets released and see’s the band reunite at Montreal Metal Massacre fest 2005. Unable to commit to anything more than a few reunion shows it was decided that the band would be put to rest once more. In 2014, now calling Vancouver, BC home, Sasquatch has enlisted help from vocalist Brian Langley (Infernal Majesty), bassist Martin Meyer (Disciples of Power), guitarist Dave Watson (Entropia) and drummer Ryan Idris (ExPain) to breathe new life into Aggression. Since reforming, the band has been playing festivals and touring all over North America and has released it’s first brand new, full length album in 29 years! 2016 Is an even bigger year with Their 30th anniversary European Tour and another new album release to celebrate! And even more to come.


Current Members:

Vocals- Brian Langley

  • Lead singer Aggression
  • Lead singer TYRANTS BLOOD
  • Former singer for Infernal Majesty
  • Former guitarist and singer for Cradle to Grave
  • From Delta, British Columbia

Guitar- Denis ‘Sasquatch‘ Barthe

  • Founding Member
  • Lead/Rhythm Guitarist Aggression
  • Former Guitarist Cradle to Grave
  • From Laval, Quebec

Guitar- Dave Watson

  • Guitarist Aggression
  • Former Guitarist Entropia
  • From Vancouver, British Columbia

Bass- Jon Power

  • Bassist Aggression
  • Bassist Over The Coals
  • Guitarist Trollband
  • From Truro, Nova Scotia

Drums- Ryan Murray Idris

  • Drummer at Aggression
  • Drummer at Deranged dystopia
  • Drummer at Expain
  • Former Drummer at Tyrannicide
  • Studied Music at Douglas College
  • Studied Diploma in Jazz at VCC – Vancouver Community College
  • From Surrey, British Columbia