Band NameSpecial Ops
Rocking out of the barracks, Special Ops return to the battlefront with a fresh new release dubbed “Baby Take it All ”. In this self-produced 8th release, along with award winning Mixing engineer Darius Szezepaniak and Mastering engineer Kevin Jardin, Special Ops capture 3 jaw dropping tracks that display a fusion of the members’ diverse cultures.
From Akbar Johnson’s Fierce Melodic Vocals and backed by a well-armed rhythm section of Weka BW’s intricate native Middle Eastern influence of guitar finger picking and strumming and Waldo Thornhill’s thumping Bass, and drummer Pat Kadaver’s pounding fury. Special Ops have, in less than 6 months, unleashed 2 direct hits to follow up to their award winning “Through The Heart Of The Infidel” and successful single “Pressure” as well as older success’s like “Anger” chosen as the theme song for “The Sid Cycle Show” (Global/Spike/Men TV).
“Baby Take it All” as well as “Tangents” capture the hearts and minds of those who have struggled in protest and demonstrates the trial and tribulations they as a band have seen. Everything from one member’s cancer ordeal through tour to lost loves to industry bull shit that the everyday artist struggles with. Special Ops bring forward in their international collective an explosive return to their brand of Punk Metal Sniper Rock.
Accomplishments & Awards
• Winner – Best Provincial Rock Video – Pressure
– Toronto Exclusive Magazine Awards 2009
• Independent Music Awards winner – Through The Heart…2009
• Winner – Best Metal Group – New Music Awards 2009
• Nominated at Toronto Exclusive Magazine Awards 2008
– Best Rock song, Best Rock Album, Best Rock Group)
• “Anger is Creeping”- Charts # 2 – CSCR – Toronto
Loud Chart – December 1st , 2008