Electro Quarterstaff

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Electro Quarterstaff
Origin Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Genres Instrumental music
Progressive metal
Technical metal
Thrash metal[1]
Years active 2001–present
Labels Willowtip Records
Website www.electroquarterstaff.com
Members Josh Bedry
Drew Johnston
Andrew Dickens
Dan Ryckman
Marty Thiessen

Electro Quarterstaff is an instrumental metal band hailing from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. They play a form of progressive/technical heavy metal and employ three lead guitarists. Initially consisting of just three guitarists and a drummer,[2] they added a bassist to their line-up in winter 2006 and played their first show with him in autumn 2007. The band is named for a weapon in the Canadian cartoon Rocket Robin Hood.[3]

The band self-released the Swayze EP in 2004. They later signed with Willowtip Records for their debut full-length album in 2006, Gretzky,[4] which included rerecorded and reworked versions of their earlier tracks. Also in 2006 they toured the United States and Canada for the first time,[5] which included a performance at the Maryland Deathfest.[6]




  1. ^ heavymetal.about.com Chad Bowar: "Electro Quarterstaff's music is a blend of old school thrash with technical metal and a lot of progressive influences."
  2. ^ Williams, Rob (October 12, 2006). "15 seconds with: Electro Quarterstaff", Winnipeg Free Press, p. 16.
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ Mikkelson, Jill (December 2006). "Electro Quarterstaff: Gretzky", Exclaim!. Retrieved September 15, 2013.
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  6. ^ [3]

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