The End (Canadian band)

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The End
OriginMississauga, Ontario, Canada
Math rock (later)
Alternative metal (later)
Years active1999 (1999)–2007 (2007)
Associated actsMare
Past membersAaron Wolff
Steve Watson
Sean Dooley
Anthony Salajko
Tyler Semrick-Palmateer
Andrew Hercules

The End were a Canadian mathcore/metalcore band based in Mississauga, Ontario. Their sound has been compared to that of The Dillinger Escape Plan[1] and deathgrind group Discordance Axis, as well as Neurosis.


The End formed in 1999; at that time the members were lead singer Tyler Semrick-Palmateer, guitarists Steve Watson and Andrew Hercules, bassist Sean Dooley, and percussionist Anthony Salajko.[2]

The band's debut full-length album Transfer Trachea Reverberations from Point: False Omniscient was released in 2001,[3] and won a Canadian independent music award for metal album of the year in 2002. The band then went on a tour in Canada and the US with Between the Buried and Me and Life Once Lost. [4]

Their second album, Within Dividia was released in January, 2004 through Relapse Records.[5] Their third album, Elementary, was released on Relapse Records in February, 2007.[6] The band made some changes in their musical style for this album, including some partially sung vocals and more melodic song structure.[7]

Their song "Throwing Stones" appeared on the soundtrack for the 2007 film The Hills Have Eyes 2.

In October 2007, The End cancelled a planned tour with Between The Buried And Me because guitarist Andrew Hercules had left the band. In 2008 The End contributed some music to a release by Ladyhawk titled Shots. [8]

After the breakup of the band, bassist Sean Dooley and vocalist Aaron Wolff went on to form the band Solitary Sun.


Last Known Lineup[edit]


  • Aaron Wolff - vocals/percussion
  • Steve Watson - guitar
  • Sean Dooley - bass
  • Anthony Salajko - drums


  • Tyler Semrick-Palmateer - vocals
  • Andrew Hercules - guitar[3]


Studio albums

Singles and Music videos[edit]

  • "Her (Inamorata)" (2002)
  • "Throwing Stones" (2007)


  1. ^ "The End - Elementary". MetalRage,
  2. ^ "The End". AllMusic. Artist Biography by Eduardo Rivadavia.
  3. ^ a b "Music Interview: The End of the Canadian's metal scene". Gauntlet, 2004-10-28. Nolan Lewis
  4. ^ Garry Sharpe-Young (2005). New Wave of American Heavy Metal. Zonda Books Limited. pp. 315–. ISBN 978-0-9582684-0-0.
  5. ^ "This is The End". Exclaim!, By Chris Gramlich Jan 01, 2006
  6. ^ "CD Reviews". The Uniter, March 8, 2007, page 15. by Derek Leschasin
  7. ^ "The End". Helldriver, interview with Rolf Gehring, 2007.
  8. ^ a b "The End defies genre titles, only cares about music". Niagara News, March 14, 2008, page 10. by Ryan Kelpin

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