High Five Drive biography
High Five Drive finished off 2009 with the Japanese release of “Fullblast”, their latest record. Days later it’s 2010 and HFD is on an eight show tour in the USA. After a few months at home working on new material, the band tours several European countries in April with Canadian dates in late March. The band isn’t rich, and has only a small network of allies. Yet, they have kept a firm standing in the insanity of egos, opinions, and ostracism also know as the music industry. Alone they stare into the Icy Dawn.
In 2009 High Five Drive teamed up with European punk labels Fond of Life Records, No Reason Records and Bad Mood Records, to release “Fullblast”. The record was released recently in Japan through Fast Life Records and featured two unreleased acoustic tracks. “Fullblast” received killer reviews from both online and print media worldwide. The guys feel it is their best album to date, and features twelve tracks ranging everywhere from mind melting shreds to acoustic guitars. The album was recorded and produced by sound wizard John Peters who has worked with acts such as Comeback Kid, A Textbook Tragedy and The Waking Eyes.
In the past eight years High Five Drive has been to Europe on three occasions and has toured Canada countless numbers of times. They have released an EP and three full length albums in Japan, Canada, and in Europe. They have sold over 4000 copies combined. They have shared the stage with bands such as Comeback Kid, A Wilhelm Scream, Protest the Hero and the Cancer Bats. In the past, they have recorded with scene veteran Blair Calibaba whose credits include: Gob, Sum 41, No Means No, and have been produced by former Belvedere and current This is a Standoff front man Steve Rawles.
They have driven through the pouring rain, down icy roads, through blizzards, through unbearable heat, through all night drives and have always played their hearts out night after night. Whatever the future may hold, they’re facing it head on.