No Assembly Required
After forming in 1999, No Assembly Required spent several years fighting and striving for success in a scene that didn't want to acknowledge their presence. They have been dominating their genre not only, in Toronto or North America, but world wide. Thanks to technology, the internet has allowed No Assembly Required to reach out to countless fans all over the world to help spread the word of the band. Indeed, the Internet can be credited with the formation of the band itself. The band was formed when vocalist Luca Mele and guitarist System met on the internet and found that they shared the same musical vision and passion. Since then they have found bassist Rand ie VanGorp and drummer Lee Fairly on the internet as well, so it was fitting that the band used the internet as their main source of promotion for all these years.
No Assembly Required, known to their army of fans simply as NAR, has played countless shows all over the world with such acts as: Damageplan, Machine Head, Staind, Devildriver, Ill Nino, 40 Below Summer, Spineshank, Powerman 5000, Sevendust, (hed)PE, Lacuna Coil, Avenged Sevenfold, Dog Fashion Disco, Byzantine, Skrape, Unloco, Factory 81, Memento, Flaw, Cave-In, Dope, Society 1, Smile Empty Soul, Ra, Drop Kick Murphys, Motograter, Clutch, Hotwire, Lo-Pro, Revis, God Forbid, E-Town Concrete, Mushroomhe ad, and many more. They received rotation with their video for Shove on stations such as Much Music, MTV 2, MTV Canada, Edge TV, The WB, and even received 16 weeks of heavy rotation on Canadian digital cable TV station Much Loud.Their debut album Constructing The Machine featured guest vocals from 40 Below Summer front man Max Illidge, while their The Great Tribulation (2006) album featured guest vocals from Silverstein front man Shane Told.