Originating from Montreal, Canada, October Sky has been playing music together for over a decade. The Canadian band consists of Karl Raymond (vocals & guitars), Alex Racine (drums). Their musical output includes four albums (2 EP and 2 LP), five music videos, several international tours, and a host of sold- out live performances.
Back in September 2008, October Sky released their first full-length album “Hell Isn’t My Home”, which garnered them instant success. The album features 10 tracks which alternate between melodic rock and ambient alternative. The LP earned them three awards for best provincial rock song, rock CD, and rock music video. Two music videos soon followed, one of which was in rotation on MUCH Loud and in the Top 5 on Musique Plus. During this time, the band also performed live on national TV stations across Canada.
Since this time, October Sky has not looked back. They followed their debut LP release with a national tour which touched down in 15 Canadian cities from Montreal to Vancouver. As national winners of the Global Battle of the Bands, October Sky represented Canada in London, England in April 2010 at The Scala. That opportunity opened doors in Europe and it didn’t take long for the band to go back.
After releasing a second full-length album “The Aphotic Season” on June 18, 2012, October Sky has stretched their musical muscles in Europe with their first foreign tours in France, Belgium and United Kingdom. The tour cycle of that album lasted a year and a half. The band played a hundred shows in over fifty cities.
October Sky spent 2014 in studio writing and recording songs with producer Paul Milner. They wrote more than 15 new songs and chose the best seven ones to put on an EP called ‘’Rise’’. That 7 track album will be released in North America and Europe on October 9th 2015 followed by a tour across the United States.