"The Black Maria" is a rock band from Toronto, Canada.
The Black Maria
Band members include vocalist Chris Gray, guitarists Alan Nacinovic and Scott Swain, keyboard and bassist Mike De Eyre, and drummer Theo McKibbon. Their debut album ''Lead Us To Reason'' was released on January 25, 2005.
The Black Maria is winner of Yahoo! Music's "Who's Next?" at LAUNCHcast. Each member of the band has a long history of music in their lives before forming the band. The band was named after the notorious vans used by police to transport prisoners in the early 20th Century.
Their first show was in Toronto in 2003. The band has played with Queens of the Stone Age, MxPx, The Distillers, and Ted Leo and the Pharmacists. Their album was recorded and produced by Victory Records. The cover artwork on ''Lead Us To Reason'' was done by Matt Mahurin.
As of the fall of 2005, The Black Maria is on tour with Chevelle and Taproot (band).
*''Lead Us To Reason'' (2005) (Victory Records)
*''A Shared History Of Tragedy'' (2006)
*List of bands from Canada
* http://www.theblackmaria.com/ The Black Maria Official Website