[quote]Electro Quarterstaff is an instrumental metal band hailing from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. They play a form of progressive/technical thrash metal and are unique in that they employ three lead guitarists. Initially consisting of just the three guitarist and drummer, they added a bassist to their roster in December 2006.
The band self-released the Swayze EP in 2004. They later signed with Willowtip Records and put out a full length album in 2006 entitled Gretzky, which included rerecorded and reworked versions of their earlier tracks. Also in 2006 they had their first tour, which included a performance at the Maryland Deathfest.
Gretzky is the debut full-length album by Canadian instrumental progressive metal band Electro Quarterstaff. It is named after ice hockey legend Wayne Gretzky and follows the trend of naming their releases as the last name of a male celebrity, begun on their first EP, Swayze (named for Patrick Swayze.)[/quote]