pew is a thrash metal band from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada that was founded in October 2006 to release their first demo, Torn To Shreds, in 2009; a demo that could have been a full album in its own right. Originally under just the membership of Clancy McDonald (a.k.a. CoRpsE; of Get Wrecked; guitar/vocals) and Rob Fris (a.k.a. Roberage; ex-Plague Dogs; drums) their brand of punk infused thrash metal would be first heard at local jam spot Area 52 (now gone). After a while Troy Kirkler (of Hellacaust; lead guitar) and Simon Fraser (a.k.a. Slimey Sime; bass/vocals) were asked to join. The subject matter on that first album's music centered around topics of partying, drinking, and their dislike of cops and religion; political correctness or preaching was not their mantra. They would follow it up with World of Shit EP (2013) and Beneath the Flesh split (2016).