Canadian Metal Band Days Alone gets Eight Tentacles Up!

Originally written for Drunk Octopus Magazine on February 25, 2016

Article by Melodie Yvonne Ramey

We received a reader submission recently that really has the drunk octopus tentacles all aflutter. The band is Days Alone out of Grand Falls, Windsor, Newfoundland Canada. They are a melodic hard rock band that’s basically been together since high school. The band is made up of Gord Maidment on rhythm guitar & lead vocals, Mark Busey on bass Guitar & back up vocals, and Will Wheeler on drums. They have tried quite a few times to add a second guitarist to the lineup, but they felt it always ended up messing with their dynamic. The guys grew up together and have been playing together off and on since grade 10. At one point they even moved across country yet somehow remained together. Gord Maidment one of the band members and their manager said, “We all just want to play for a living and will never stop chasing that. If you can’t chase your dreams, what’s tell point!?”

Photo by Loretta Maidment
Photo by Loretta Maidment

Listening to Days Alone definitely gives me a twinge of nostalgia, and makes me miss my younger days of shooting photos on the local Indianapolis metal scene. All I can think is this is what it would sound like if somehow Metallica, Danzig, and Tool each had a baby, and raised them to rock together in a 3 piece band of badassery. They are currently working on an album to follow-up their 2 studio singles “Listen” and “Crooked Throne“, and hope to have something out soon. I know I’m a little giddy, and eagerly anticipating the release. I’m also excited knowing I’m gonna sleep a little easier at night now that Canada has given us a little something to make up for Nickelback.

Check out of few of their basement demos now at

Follow Days Alone on Facebook at and on twitter @days_alone

Photo by Loretta Maidment
Photo by Loretta Maidment
Photo by Loretta Maidment


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Melodie Yvonne

Melodie Yvonne, lead photographer and owner of Photographic Melodie, grew up in the small southern Indiana town of North Vernon. She picked up her first camera at the age of 5, and was immediately hooked. By the age of 15 she began to turn every trip, even just to the local park, into a fantasy scene of her own imagination, and started mentoring with many local professionals. Melodie received an Associates of Applied Science in Visual Technologies majoring in Photography from Ivy Tech in 2002 after studying under acclaimed professors and many other masters in the field.

Melodie’s main focus has always been music photography. Growing up listening to many amazing musicians inspired her dream to create visual images that made people feel the way they do when listening to music. Her goal was to help people SEE the music.

Melodie has done numerous jobs around the country ranging from working for bands to being the official photographer on many southern Indiana Poker Runs. Her specialties are in nature, music, and candid event photography. She published her first print work, a collection of images & poetry, in 2011, and has since published many more print works. Melodie currently acts as owner & lead photographer at Photographic Melodie, House Photographer for Purdue Theatre, and Tour Photographer for multiple Billboard Charts topping bands as well as freelance work with many other media outlets, venues, and musicians.

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