Knacker was a Canadian indie rock band formed in 1998 from Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
The band consisted of brothers Dean Marino and Peter Marino with guitarist Jeff Nedza and drummers Chris Edelman (2002-2005) and Gerard Ross (1998-2002).
Although the band never broke into the mainstream they did establish a loyal following within the Canadian indie rock community, though constant live appearances, opening for such bands as Sum41, Billy Talent, Limblifter, The Killjoys, Three Days Grace, The Meligrove Band and many others. Much of Knacker's music can be heard in the soundtracks of television shows such as MTV's Undergrads and The N's Radio Free Roscoe.
The band's first CD, The Self-Titled Blue EP, was released independently in 1998 and was popular on Canadian campus radio. They followed this with "Snapshot" (2000), their most well-known work. In 2002, Snapshot was nominated for "Best Rock Record" at the 2nd Annual Canadian Independent Music Awards. The band played live for four years before releasing "Picture Show," their last "official" CD. In 2005, according to their official website, the band completed an album, titled "Houses Basements and Apartments," that has subsequently never been released.
The band was active between 1998 and 2005 and is currently on hiatus.
Dean Marino is now the co-owner of Chemical Sound Studios and a record producer/engineer who has worked with such bands/musicians as Attack in Black, Born Ruffians, C'mon, Ian Blurton, Sweetthing, Amy Millan, Raising the Fawn, Saigon Hookers and Everything Is Made in China. He currently records music under the moniker EX~PO and plays guitar for the alternative country/indie rock band Tin Star Orphans.
Chris Edelman - Drums (2002-2005),
Dean Marino - Guitar/Vocals,
Peter Marino - Bass Guitar/Vocals,
Jeff Nedza - Guitar,
Gerard Ross - Drums (1998-2002)