Artist Profile


Montreal, Quebec
EnGuard Records
The Ripcordz haven’t been around forever -- it just seems that way.

Formed in 1980, and never broke up because they haven't found anything better to do. Since then, they’ve released 14 full-length albums, gone on 13 cross-Canada tours and played well over 2500 shows (they stopped counting a while back).

The sound includes a mix of rock ‘n roll, hardcore, Punk and pop (mostly Punk, we’d say). They like to describe it as a glob of distortion that bursts out of your speakers and soils the rug so your parents have to clean it up. (The band likes to say that, but the record company wishes they would stop…)

They are currently working on a new album, a new tour and a couple of surprises.

Paul describes it this way: “We may be an old band, but we’re playing new music. Once we become our own cover band, I’m gonna quit and take up knitting or politics or something...”

Paul Gott - guitar-vocals
Alex - bass
Alex Roy - drums

Latest News

Sudbury Metal Fest, Northern Ontario's premier extreme music festival returns for its seventh year supporting Canadian metal with 36 bands from across the country, along with showcasing international talent that includes Negura Bunget and Grimegod from Romania, plus Dyanfari from Iceland.

Official video for "Youth War" by the RIPCORDZ

Official video for "Hardcore" by the RIPCORDZ

Montreal punk legends RIPCORDZ play their song "History" live at The Asylum in Sudbury, Ontario. Filmed on August 18th 2016.

Previous Asylum Shows

Coming Soon to The Asylum

Kissing Candice

NY Electro Horror Metal

Desolate State

Juice Box Metal


North Bay Death Metal


Surrey Hip Hop Artist

Darren Frost

Brantford Comedian

Dr. Bong

Sudbury One Man Funk

Fractal Generator

Sudbury Death Metal

Fernandez The Hypnotist

World Renowned Hypnotist

Return For Refund

Toronto Alt/Hard Rock


Vancouver Tech Death Metal

The Wring

Sudbury Heavy Metal/Hard Ro


Vancouver Ska/Reggae Prog M


Ottawa Pop Punk/Emo

Sudbury Youth Rocks

Sudbury Youth Music Program

Behind These Eyes

Sudbury Deathcore

Motor City Maniacs

Oshawa Hard Rock/Metal

Esoteric Doctrine

Orillia Groove Metal

Behind These Eyes

Sudbury Deathcore

Tyler Beaulne

Acoustic Folk

The Lad Classic

Toronto Classic Rock

Ruptured Birth

Sudbury Death Metal

Crone Of War

Sudbury Metal

Negură Bunget

Transilvanian Black Metal


Canadian Thrash Legends

Jason Rouse

Canadian Shock Comic

Dragged In

Toronto Hardcore Punk

Blackwood Sinners

Sudbury Rock And Roll

The Radissons Band

Sudbury Rock/Country

The Twentiest

Sudbury Pop Punk/Rock

Vintage Slang

Sudbury Alternative/Rock

Stan's Plan

Sudbury Pop Punk


Brantford Pop Punk

Jar Of Dirt

Alice In Chains Tribute

Laugh At The Fakes

Toronto Rock/Metal

Ruptured Birth

Sudbury Death Metal


Sudbury Alternative/Hardcor

Terra Cain

Sudbury Hard Rock

The Wring

Sudbury Heavy Metal/Hard Ro


Toronto Death Metal

Big Hoodoo

Detroit Horrorcore Rap


Sudbury Electro/Industrial


Canadian Thrash Legends

Motor City Maniacs

Oshawa Hard Rock/Metal

Burn The Flames

Sudbury Pop Punk


Hamilton Heavy/Thrash Metal

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