Make a Scene Promotions & Holy Roar Records present:
a self proclaimed "modern soul music" act, consisting of 2 people with an unwavering artistic vision and aim to inspire you.
Founding members, drummer Caleb Collins, and singer/guitarist Tyler Semrick-Palmateer were profoundly influenced by the bleak landscapes of their respective rural Canadian towns. Mare's attempt to rationalize the overwhelming malaise of suburban life sometimes borders on desperation.
With music as their only outlet, they banded together in early 2003 to explore and refine a dark and highly emotional musical identity. This sound was routed in a variety of musical genres, including metal, jazz, and classical. The band recorded a critically acclaimed self titled EP released on respected underground label Hydra Head Industries, in 2004. They extensively toured Canada and the U.S. alone side prominent extreme bands such as Converge, Isis, Pelican, Daughters, Cursed, These Arms are Snakes, Old Man Gloom, and Terror, to name a few. Mare quickly developed a loyal following with their intense and moving live show. Often heralded for both an ability to express their art with a rare technical proficiency, and to achieve an uncanny emotional connection with their audience.