Marianas Trench was formed in 2001 by lead singer Josh Ramsey and is a Canadian pop rock band from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Josh Ramsey, son to a vocal coach and a recording studio owner, had a early appreciation for music growing up and formed his first band Ramsay Fiction during high school. The band comprised of sister Sara, Steve Marshall, Morgan Hempsted, Trevor Spilschen and Erik Scott. Ramsey however developed a heroin addiction, got kicked out of high-school and the band disbanded, after which the lead singer started searching for new band mates.
Take high-school friend Matt Webb, Ian Casselman – found through a classified ad – and Mike Ayley and you have Marianas Trench. With a rock and pop-punk influence, a keen ear for vocal harmonies and a ton of perseverance, the band got signed to 604 Records co-owned by Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger in early 2003.
Marianas Trench had their first sip of success with the release of their label debut album “Fix Me” issued in 2006. The single “Say Anything” from the album broke-through into the mainstream and reached the Top Three in the Canadian singles chart, followed by the almost as successful “Decided to Break it”. The band subsequently toured across Canada alongside band Faber Drive.
The year after Marinas Trench contributed the song “Alibis” to the popular ABC teen sci-fi show Kyle XY, and then went on to release their sophomore album “Masterpiece Theatre” in February 2009. The album became both a commercial and critical success, and revolved around the title track “Masterpiece Theatre I”, which along with various other melodies, rhythms and concepts from other tracks featured on the final song from the album “Masterpiece Theatre III”. The album debuted at No. 4 on the Canadian Album Chart and has been certified platinum in Canada, with the single “Cross My Heart” peaking at No. 1 in on Much Music Countdown and the iTunes Canada Singles Chart.
Since then Marianas Trench performed a number of free shows at the 2010 Winter Olympics before returning to the studio to release their sophomore album “Ever After”. Released November 2011 the album was recorded without any breaks and is intended to be played as one entire song. The first single to be released from the album “Haven’t Had Enough” again reached the top spot on iTunes Canada Singles chart and was followed by the track “Fallout”.
In 2013 the band announced they had signed with Interscope and Cherrytree Records who could offer the band international distribution and through which they released the EP “Face The Music” featuring acoustic versions of “Haven’t Had Enough” and “Fallout”.