"Post-hardcore wrecking crew the Kodiak throw it back to the hallmark bands of Canadian hardcore, drawing influence from Cancer Bats, Dead And Divine, the Holly Springs Disaster and many more. If you’re looking for loose and wild hardcore with some melodic sensibilities, they’ve got everything you’re craving. "
Vancouver, BC, the spawning ground of such influential legends as Strapping Young Lad and Frontline Assembly, and now we can add The Kodiak to such esteemed company. Taking cues from Alexisonfire, Every Time I Die, Cancer Bats and Norma Jean the band describes their sound as “intense, sincere and meaningful”.
Formed in 2015, The Kodiak is a genuine band of brothers, they have built a long-lasting friendship through the music they play that doesn’t fit a specific category. Stepping into the studio with engineer and producer Matt DiPomponio to record their first clutch of original songs, Tyler Burns (guitars), Shelby Tanaka (vocals), along with rhythm section in the shape of drummer Mitch Harsch and bassist Braydon Erwin completed their first single "Hyde Howitzer". The debut displays a keen awareness of pace and dynamics. There’s little doubt as to The Kodiak's capabilities.
Live performances are cherished by The Kodiak, expect this DIY band to be authentic and in the moment when playing. To date, the band has shared the stage with multiple local Vancouver bands as well as international acts such as We Came As Romans, The Word Alive and Make Them Suffer.