Based in Edmonton, Alberta, BLACK MASTIFF embrace the thick groove and melodies of the blues with injection of '70s metal. The trio (consisting of Bobby Yiannakoulias, Alan Harding, and Clay Shea), share the approach that fun and darkness can simultaneously coexist. They have been linked to many genres but take it all in stride by masterfully juxtaposing smooth rhythms and soulful singing amidst heavy walls of distortion. There is no race to the end of each song; but rather, a well executed journey from beginning to end. BLACK MASTIFF made their debut in 2010 with the release of the untitled EP and followed with 2012's Pyramids. 2014 brought further success with their self titled EP Black Mastiff. 2015 was no different as the band released Music Machine in October of that year. Hailed by Exclaim Magazine as full of "Pounding drums, bluesy riffs and vocals reminiscent of classic rock's glory days," the album was followed by multiple cross Canada dates.