Background Information
Origin Burlington, Ontario
Genre Hardcore
Years active 1993-2002
Label(s) Victory
Second Nature
Associated Acts The Black Maria
To The Lions
Saint Alvia
Former Members
Kyle Bishop
Matt Jones
Charlie Moniz
Brad Casarin
Mike Casarin
Kent Abbott
Shawn Magill
Chris Danner
Greg Taylor
Kevin Harris
Kevin Finlayson

Grade was a Canadian hardcore group formed in Burlington, Ontario, Canada in 1993.


Grade's first release was the Grade/Believe split released in 1994 on a small Canadian label - Workshop Records. And Such Is Progress followed in 1997 and Separate the Magnets was released in 1998, earning them critical praise and high profile touring slots with groups such as Jimmy Eat World, Hot Water Music and Fugazi. In 1999 they signed with Victory Records and released an EP, Triumph and Tragedy. Later that same year they released a full length album, Under the Radar. In 2000, they released The Embarrassing Beginning, a collection of their older works, as well as rarities. In 2001 original guitarist Greg Taylor left to pursue Jersey full time, and was replaced with Brad Casarin. Chris Danner subsequently left, with Charlie Moniz joining for the release the album Headfirst Straight to Hell. In their final incarnation, only Kyle Bishop remained, backed by members of the group somehow hollow. The band broke up in 2002.

Band MembersEdit

  • Kyle Bishop - Vocals
  • Kent Abbott - Guitar
  • Brad Casarin - Guitar
  • Mike Casarin - Bass
  • Charlie Moniz - Drums
  • Greg Taylor - Guitar
  • Shawn Magill - Guitar
  • Matt Jones - Bass
  • Chris Danner - Drum
  • Kevin Harris - Drums
  • Kevin Finlayson - Drums




  • S/T 7" (1995 Wheatfield press records)
  • Separate The Magnets (1997 Second Nature Recordings)
  • Triumph and Tragedy (August 3, 1999)

Split AlbumsEdit

  • Grade/Believe Split (Workshop Records, 1994)
  • Grade/Incision


External linksEdit

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