Means was a Canadian Christian Post-hardcore/Melodic hardcore band from Regina, Saskatchewan.
The band was formed in 2001 under the name of Means 2 An End as a 3-piece by main-songwriter/lyricist Matt Goud. They were originally from the small city of Dauphin, Manitoba. In 2003, they relocated to Regina, SK. They eventually integrated more and more elements of hardcore into their sound and dropped "2 An End" from their name. After many years of touring, the band began to accumulate a large fanbase. It was around this time, in 2005, that original bassist Blair Roberts quit to pursue a family. He was replaced by Dylan Johnstone(formerly of Yorkton, SK hardcore group Statement of Service). They remained a 3-piece until mid-2006 when Todd joined so Dylan could switch to lead vocals.
This era of the band saw them switch to a mainly Metalcore sound inspired by Shai Hulud and Misery Signals.The group toured in the US and Canada constantly, and was featured in the June 2007 issue of Alternative Press magazine as well as multiple other publications. Their 2007 album, Sending You Strength, was released in the US on Facedown Records.
Means disbanded after a series of farewell shows in select Canadian cities as well as a few US cities. They played their final show to a sold-out crowd at the Riddell Centre in the University of Regina on November 28, 2008. This show was captured on video and given out to friends of the band.
Aaron Friesen - drums (2001-2008),
Dylan Johnstone - vocals, bass (bass/vocals 2005-2006) lead vocals (2006-2008),
Matt Goud - guitar, clean vocals, Lead Vocals until 2006 (2001-2008),
Todd Wells - bass guitar (2006-2008),
Blair Roberts - bass guitar, vocals
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