The Goatbox Rebels is a heavy rock trio from Toronto, Ontario.
GBR is founded by Montreal guitarist, Ivan Westley (Eulogy/Todd’s Gene Pool/Dilute The Poison), who started off the project as a solo blues artist when he moved to Toronto in 2011. Ivan released a Self-Titled EP cd on Northern Assembly Recordings in 2014, with songs that were blues/roots based, on slide & acoustic guitar.
GBR later became a two-piece band, with the addition of a drummer, and the music had taken a different vibe, and headed in a heavier rock direction influenced by 1970’s/’80’s rock & metal.
Near the end of 2015, GBR became a three-piece band with the addition of a bass player, and the band released an EP Cd on June 17th 2016 via Northern Assembly Recordings, entitled “Let Us All Bleed Integrity“. The EP was recorded at Gas Station Recordings on Toronto Islands, with Dale Morningstar (The Dinner is Ruined, Gordon Downie, Barenaked Ladies), at the helm.
Throughout 2016/2017, GBR has had the pleasure of opening for international artists such as Dope, Tracii Guns/L.A. Guns, and Canadian Hard Rock veterans The Killer Dwarfs.
The Goatbox Rebels went back in the studio in April 2017, to record their first full-length album, Women, Revenge, and the Cosmos, with local Toronto Blues artist, Tim Bastmeyer, at his home studio, Grassfire Entertainment Studio in Uxbridge, Ontario. Women, Revenge and the Cosmos, was released on December 15th 2017, on Northern Assembly Recordings.