Ash Lee Blade
The man known as Ash Lee Blade was previously known as Eric Tchort, founding member of the band Tchort, a well known band in Toronto's Metal Scene. During Tchort's reign they performed with such acts as: Kyuss, Sepultura, Quiet Riot, King Diamond, and Yngwie J. Malmsteen to name a few. After much success Tchort split up and morphed into two new bands: The Illuminati and Cloven Blade, of which Ash was the singer. Cloven Blade went on to record a full-length album that never saw release but it would drop the seed that would become the act known as Ash Lee Blade; a line-up featuring Ash Lee Blade (vocals) , D.D. Murley (guitar), Necrohippie (bass), and DJ Unbeatable (drums). In 2006 the band had already promoted itself extensively, even sharing the stage with the likes of WASP before completing their debut effort with Toronto's Boomtang Boys (Bif Naked, Econoline Crush), a rather unlikely choice of dance music producers for a Hard Rock/Heavy Metal band.