Removal (band)

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Origin Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Genres Experimental music
Years active 1997 (1997)–present
Labels Independent
Members Bill Johnston (guitar)
Rob Clark (bass)
Ernie Hawkins (drums)

Removal is a Canadian experimental music group formed in 1997 in Vancouver. They have recorded and released six studio albums to date. They produce and release instrumental only music on their full-length albums, occasionally partnering with other artists to provide lyrics and vocals for an existing musical track.

Removal has been described alternatively as progressive metal or experimental rock. There are no vocal microphones on stage with the band during their live performances, and all communication with the audience outside of the music itself is done through text and images projected on the wall behind the band.

The band undertake regular tours through Europe, going so far as to keep a van of tour equipment at the ready in Amsterdam[1] for their roughly annual tours. Removal used the 1980 Ford Econoline van that accompanied Terry Fox on the Marathon of Hope for touring in North America for many years.[2]


Removal CD 1997
My Name Is Irrelevant CD 1999
1 of 10: w/ Mr Wrong of nomeansno 7" 2002
There Can Be Only None CD 2002
2 of 10: w/ Mr. Chi Pig of SNFU 7" 2002
3 of 10: w/ Joey Shithead of D.O.A. 7" 2003
4 of 10: w/ Johnny Hanson 7" 2003
5 of 10: w/ Danko Jones 7" 2003
6 of 10: w/ Mike Watt 7" 2003
The Strong Silent Type CD 2004
7 of 10: w/ Snake of Voivod 7" 2004
8 of 10: w/ Devin Townsend of Strapping Young Lad 7" 2004
9 of 10: w/ Peaches 7" 2005
File Under Futile CD 2007
If You Don't Have Anything Nice To Say, Start A Band CD 2007


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