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Origin:  Waterloo, ON

Genre:  Thrash Metal

Years Active:  2017- Present

Label:  Independent

Raider formed in early 2017 and establishing Waterloo, Ontario as home base after Gabriel Rosa (lead guitar) and Kevin Withers (drums) got together. With the additions of Angelo Bonaccorso (vocals) and Brandon Sanders (bass) the band began playing shows around southern Ontario. In spring 2018, Raider dropped their first CD “Urge to Kill” and received great response around the local scene.


After gigging extensively the following year, Raider headed back to the studio fall of 2019 to record their debut full length record “Guardian of the Fire”. Despite the pandemic, “Guardian of the Fire” received awesome support after its release March 2020. With the addition of Angus Pike(drums) and Bennett Smith(guitar) from Cathartic Demise on live and studio duties, it’s safe to say it’ll take a lot more than a global pandemic to stop the passion for making metal music. Raider is currently in the studio recording album # 2 to be out Fall/Winter 2021!