Expect New Music from Alert the Medic in 2012
Halifax, NS - January 10, 2012 - Expect new music from Alert the Medic in 2012. The group has been busy with a number of high profile performances this past year and publically promised fans new music before the Mayan end of the world.
2011 East Coast Music Award Nominees for "Fan Choice Entertainer of the Year", Alert The Medic is a four piece rock band from Halifax, Nova Scotia. Alert The Medic's sophomore album, "We, the weapon", received 2010 Music Nova Scotia Award Nominations for Group Recording of the Year and Pop/Rock Artist/Group Recording of the Year as well as 2010 East Coast Music Award Nominations for Sirius Satellite Rock Recording of the Year and Vibe Creative Group Single of the Year for "Atlas", the debut release from the album. "Atlas" achieved national rotation for over 14 weeks and cracked Mediabase's Top 50 Active Rock Canadian Charts.
We caught up with guitarist, Troy Arsenault recently. You can listen to it on the Soundcloud file below.
Alert the Medic recently recorded a new video of Cardboard Cutout from their 2009 “We the Weapon” album. The video, filmed while the group is sitting around a campfire gives you a real sense of the creative atmosphere of the region.
The group consists of vocalist and guitarist Ryan MacDonald, bassist Matt Campbell, guitarist Troy Arseneault and drummer Dale Wilson. While based in Halifax, the group’s roots date back to 2002 when they formed under the band name Rudy. They grew up together in and around the town of Stellarton, Nova Scotia. They released one full length album as Rudy in 2002 titled "Overtones and Undertones" which was produced and engineered by Canadian country star George Canyon.
The group returns often and on Saturday, January 14, 2012 will perform in a special winter edition of New Glasgow Jubilee with The Stanfield’s and Fleur Mainville who also hail from Pictou County, Nova Scotia.