In 2002, what started as a side project from Andrew Neufeld and Jeremy Hiebert’s band Figure Four, became what Amp magazine called a “a wildly successful scene institution.” Two critically acclaimed albums later and after tirelessly touring in the UK, Europe, Canada, USA, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and Iceland with bands such as Rise Against, Sick Of It All, Madball, Bad Religion, Dropkick Murphys, Gorilla Biscuits, Terror, and Bane, Comeback Kid have become one of the biggest names in hardcore today.
In 2003 Winnipeg, Manitoba’s Comeback Kid put together a self-released six-song demo and signed to California hardcore label Face Down Records, who released Comeback Kid’s debut album, Turn It Around, that spring. For their 2005 album Wake the Dead, they signed to Victory Records internationally, and to Smallman Records in Canada. Wake the Dead has now sold over 100,000 copies and was voted Alternative Press’s 100 bands to know in 2005, Chart Magazine’s top 100 albums of 2005, favorite CD in Uptown Magazine, and nominated for Best Hardcore Group at the Indie Awards at Canadian Music Week, and also for the CBC Galaxie Rising Star Award.
In 2006, lead singer Scott Wade left the band to pursue other interests and guitarist Andrew Neufeld took over lead vocals. The current tour line-up features Andrew Neufeld (vocals), Jeremy Hiebert (guitar), Kyle Profeta (drums), Kevin Call (bass), and Casey Hjelmberg (guitar).
On February 20, 2007, Comeback Kid released Broadcasting…(Victory / Smallman), their most diverse album yet. Recorded again with Bill Stevenson (All, Descendents) at The Blasting Room, the album encompasses both heavier and more melodic elements. As lead singer Andrew Neufeld explains, “We wanted to up the ante with this one. I think it’s great to explore new things and push the envelope a bit.”
Broadcasting…is a superbly crafted, hard-hitting tour de force. Described by Neufeld, “This is the darkest record we have ever written. We were going for a more epic, full sounding album. It has the classic CBK elements but everything is turned up a notch.”
Fall 2008 saw the release of the bands DVD/Live CD “Through The Noise”, a full set shot in Leipzig Germany, along with a tour documentary following the band around the world in 2007-2008.
The band is presently touring the world - still - with upcoming dates in Australia for Soundwave Festival in February 2010.
Matthew Keil - Bassist
Jeremy Hiebert - Guitar
Andrew Neufeld - Vocals
Kyle Profetta - Drums
Casey Hjelmberg - Guitar
Turn It Around
Facedown Records | CD, Released 4/03/2003
Buy on iTunes
- New CBK Dates Announced (03/02/10)
- Comeback Kid and Grave Maker USA Dates Announced (10/01/09)
- Skate 4 Cancer in Winnipeg (08/06/09)
- CBK ON APTN (02/23/09)
- COMEBACK KID ANNOUNCES THROUGH THE NOISE TOUR - EUROPEAN VERSION! (11/26/08)
- The Blackstone (From Broadcasting…)
- Broadcasting… (From Broadcasting…)
- Our Distance (From Wake the Dead)
- Wake the Dead (From Wake the Dead)
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