Location: Ottowa, ON

Label: Countless Altars, Anxious & Angry

Ottawa’s CRUSADES began in 2009, comprised of Jordan Bell on drums, Scott McCash on bass/vocals, Emmanuel Sayer on guitar/vocals, and Dave Williams on guitar/vocals. Prior to CRUSADES’ formation, the four members played in such established local bands as Sedatives, The Creeps, Buried Inside, The Steve Adamyk Band and others.

The band’s initial and ever-evolving goal is to examine profound personal and universal topics – love, art, life, death, etc – through a lens of freethinking and atheism, offering a critical perspective rooted in philosophical, political, musicological, poetic and historical study.

To date CRUSADES has released two full-length albums: 2011’s The Sun is Down and The Night is Riding In (a four-way split release between It’s Alive Records / Razorcake Records in North America and Sabotage Records / Hardware Records in Europe) and 2013’s Perhaps You Deliver This Judgment with Greater Fear Than I Receive It (on Gainesville, Florida’s long-running No Idea Records).

Members: Jordan Bell • Scott McCash • Emmanuel Sayer • Dave Williams