B I O G R A P H Y

Special Ops returned with a fresh new single release dubbed “Baby Take it All ”. In this self-produced 8th release to be followed by the second single Dead Are Calling before the full length album and last single I Put A Spell On You, along with award winning Producer Steve Pageot, Mixing engineer Darius Szezepaniak and Mastering engineer Kevin Jardin, Special Ops capture jaw dropping tracks that display a fusion of the members’ diverse cultures.

 

From Ak Johnson’s Fierce Melodic Vocals and backed by a well-armed rhythm section of Alex  Crowe's & Chris Groulx's intricate Jazz, blues and metal influences of guitar and strumming and Waldo Thornhill’s thumping Bass, and drummer Manuel Bessette’s pounding fury. Special Ops have, in less than 6 months,  unleashed 2 direct hits to follow up to their award winning “Through The Heart Of The Infidel” and successful single “Pressure” as well as older success’s like “Anger” chosen as the theme song for “The Sid Cycle Show” (Global/Spike/Men TV). 

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“BLOOD AND TEARS” captures the hearts and minds of those who have struggled in protest and demonstrates the trial and tribulations they as a band have seen. Everything from one member’s cancer ordeal through tour to lost loves to industry drama that the everyday artist struggles with. Special Ops bring forward in their international collective an explosive return to their brand of Punk Metal Sniper Rock.

Music Placements

• In Vivo Media - Feature Cover Story 2019

• Akademia US, Russian & Thai, licensing - film & television studios and public   relations in Thailand

• Phenom Studios - Placement caters to the Western Europe region

• 360 Degree TV - Dead Are Calling playlist placement 2019

• ww.safari-video.com - an avant garde video channel targeting Australia & New       Zealand

• Now Entertainment - Feature story 2019

• Focal Point - Feature story 2018

• Viral Phase Video - Dead Are Calling playlist placement including - gyms, cinemas, restaurants, bars etc... 2018

• Marquix Global Network - Feature Cover Story 2018

• Gravity One Music Video Network - Dead Are Calling playlist placement 2018

• 247inkmag.com - 6 page exclusive, full page add, banners on rotation 2017

• Alternative Addiction –  6 week feature and banner on rotation 2017

• Metal Injection – Baby Take it All one week placement on home page as well as side banners 2017

• "Gear Gods Show" Special Ops show off the goods! 2017

• Pressure Video Hawaii Airlines, H&M U.S. retail chain and many more over 3 million hits in total 2010

• Annabelle Cosmetics Promotional Video 2009 - How to

Create Custom QUAD FOXY Browns Look

• “Sid’s Cycle Show” 2007-08

Season 1&2, Global, Men TV, Showcase Action, Spike (+2 million viewers)

-   Anger Is Creeping – Theme Song

-   Phase 2: Amidst The Madness – used as TV

Soundtrack

• CTV – Whistler (2006)

• MTV - The N (2006)

• CBC - “Rock Your World” 2006

Past Festivals & Tours

• Take it All Tour 2017/2018

•Through The Heart US/CAN Tour 2010

• Amidst The Madness Tour Cross Canada Tour

2007-2008

• In Search Of Madness Cross Canada Tour 2005 - 2006

• CANADA DAY 2003-2009 (Two Mountains),

• Bryce Fest - Winnipeg - 2005

• M.O.M. Fest - 2004-2005

• Montreal Music Fest - 2003

• “Pick Up The Pieces” - Lollipop Magazine Compilation,

30 000+ CD’s distributed w/ magazine

• “Pick Up The Pieces” - In Doom We Trust Compilation

CD, 10 000+ distributed in North America

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