Punishment 18 Records
The Thrash/Death-Metal band 'Untimely Demise' was formed in April 2006 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan by brothers Matthew and Murray Cuthbertson. The group has made their mark on the metal music scene by incorporating the influences of genre-leaders Megadeth, Death, Arch Enemy, Testament, Exodus, and so forth into an ambitious package that places a paramount focus on guitar-work and musicianship.
In 2008 the ensemble began working with ex-Megadeth lead guitarist/producer Glen Drover in his private studio in Toronto. They have now recorded three albums together (Full Speed Metal EP 2009/ City Of Steel 2011/ Systematic Eradication 2013). Having toured Canada extensively for the last half decade, Untimely Demise has built a reputation as a go-to group for headlining dates, but also as support for metal legends such as Anvil, Skeletonwitch, Obituary, Death (DTA), Massacre, Suffocation, 3 Inches Of Blood, Into Eternity, Goatwhore, Evile, Death Angel, Pestilence, Aborted, Kataklysm, Toxic Holocaust, Gama Bomb, Bonded By Blood, Obscura, Abysmal Dawn, etc. The band has been well-received by metal and traditional media, earning impressive print reviews and features in UK's Metal Hammer Mag, Terrorizer, Rock Hard Italy, Hard Rocker Mag (Poland/Czech Republic), BURNN! (Japan) as well as Decibel (US), Exclaim, etc.
Among these accolades the band was nominated for a Sirius XM Canadian Independent Music Award for Metal Group of the Year in 2012. The thrash outfit has experienced a watershed year in 2014, touring Europe with Massacre in the spring and Western Canada on the Death, Obituary & Massacre 'Swamp Leper Stomp 14' Tour.
Untimely Demise most recently released the bludgeoning 9 track thrash/death metal onslaught, "Black Widow". Produced by Justin Bender (Into Eternity/Third Ion) & Untimely Demise. Features guest performances by Shawn Drover (Act Of Defiance/ex-Megadeth) and Tim Roth (Into Eternity). Explosive cover artwork by legendary post-apocalyptic thrash cover artist, Ed Repka (Megadeth's Peace Sells, Rust In Peace & Death's Leprosy, Spiritual Healing & Scream Bloody Gore).
'Think Annihilator meets Kreator with a touch of Chuck Schuldiner' -Terrorizer Magazine
'City Of Steel is a confident debut, seven tracks of slick physicality and some mighty impressive shredding...Just one album in, and they're looking like Saskatchewan's best metal export since Into Eternity' -Decibel Magazine
Matt Cuthbertson (Lead Guitar and Vocals)
Murray Cuthbertson (Bass Guitar)
Bryan Newbury (Drums)