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 Ramey, owner, editor, & contributor at Photographic Melodie, grew up in the small southern Indiana town of North Vernon. She picked up her first camera at the young age of 5, and was immediately hooked. Every trip, even just to the local park, was turned into a fantasy scene of her own imagination that would later be turned into epic tales in word and photos.

Melodie spent her teen years learning from and mentoring under professionals such as Richard Young, John Sheckler, and The Grand Conundrum. She received an Associates of Applied Science in Visual Technologies majoring in Photography from Ivy Tech in 2002 after studying under acclaimed professors such as Hoosier photographer Darryl Jones, Jonathan Wilson, and many other masters in the field.

Melodie’s main focus has always been music photography. Growing up with photography and listening to amazing musicians inspired her dream to create visual images that made people feel the way they do when they hear the music. She wanted to help people SEE the music by capturing every magical moment of concerts that she could only dream about as she gazed into music magazines like Rolling Stone and Spin.

Melodie has done numerous jobs around the country ranging from working for bands to even being the official photographer on many southern Indiana Poker Runs. Her specialties are in nature, music, and candid event photography, as well as one of a kind photographic creations. Melodie published her first print book Photographic Memories: In the Beginning, a collection of poetry, in 2011, and has since published 2 more print works, Photographic Memories: Meet me in the Middle and Hoosier Heavens, her first photo book. Melodie currently acts as publisher, editor & lead contributor at Photographic Melodie and does freelance work with many other media outlets, venues, and artists.

Melodie says, “I started out with a Tweety bird camera and a dream and I never let go. I will always love photography and the vessel it has given me to share the images of my heart and mind with the world. I have found that every single person on this earth visualizes the world in very different ways. Some people are optimists, some are pessimists. Some people are daydreamers, and others keep their feet firmly planted on the ground. Photography allows me to show some of these different visualizations. It allows the rationalist to see that it’s okay to dream, it can show the monsters hidden in the dark, and it can show even the saddest of people that there is still joy in the world.”

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