METALIAN was formed in Halifax, Canada, in 2002 by vocalist/guitarist Ian Wilson after he discovered he could harmonize Glen Tipton-like guitar solos while wailing triumphantly high notes like Rob Halford; they were coined “Canada’s answer to Judas Priest” for a reason! With thundering drums and pounding bass completing the magic, the band moved to Montreal and cut their teeth touring locally around eastern Canada and the United States. With that first incarnation, they released a couple of demos, EPs, and two albums – most of them released by the band or on small labels.
Since 2012, METALIAN’s current lineup – including guitarist Simon Costa, drummer Tony Cantara, and bassist Andres Arango – has achieved an extremely sharp level of musicianship, bringing them forth as the best heavy metal band to have come out of Quebec since the ’80s! The band has toured extensively in North America, Mexico, and Europe, including festivals like Keep it True, Storm Crusher, and Pyrenean Warriors Open Air.