Truth Be Told
Intelligent lyrics delivered with a powerful, hard edge are winning fans and turning industry heads for Ottawa hard rock band Order of the Day. The band was formed in 2005, and includes singer Ian Shackleton, guitarist Tom Pambrun, Dan Tassé on bass and Andrew Lamarche on drums. Released in May 2006, Truth Be Told is the bands first offering. Not wasting any time, the first single off the EP, What Are You Waiting For?, and the follow-up, Pretty Things, have already been included in a Budweiser promotional campaign across the United States. Order of the Day members count Three Days Grace and Tool among their major influences. The band's own music has been described as modern hard rock that holds true to melody. "From our very first writing session, there's been an energy and excitement that occurs when musicians really lock into each other," says Shackleton. "It's an amazing thing to be a part of." Truth Be Told was recorded and co-produced by well-known Canadian producer Ken Friesen (The Tragically Hip, Hawksley Workman). With past individual experiences including spots on Lollapalooza and Vans Warped Tour, videos on MTV and MuchMusic, and album sales around the globe, the members of Order of the Day feel ready to rise to the occasion once again to surpass their past accomplishments. Their tight and loud live performances have already started gaining a loyal following in clubs at home and on the road. "Our music is job one for us, out love and our life," says Shackleton. "We believe we have a breakout opportunity with this new CD and we're willing to do whatever it takes to make it a success."