Black Lungs

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Black Lungs
Background information
Origin St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
Genres Punk rock, folk punk, alternative rock, hardcore punk
Years active 2005–Present
Labels Dine Alone Records
Associated acts Alexisonfire
City and Colour
Attack in Black
The Creepshow
Cancer Bats
Bedouin Soundclash
Website Black Lungs MySpace
Official Website at the Wayback Machine (archived February 11, 2012) (expired)
Members Wade MacNeil
Phil Waring
George Clark
Scott Savarie
Past members George Pettit
Sammi Bogdanski
Ian Romano
Jordan "Ratbeard" Hastings
Sean McNab
Pat Pengelly
Liam Cormier

Black Lungs is a side project of Alexisonfire's guitarist and vocalist, and current Gallows frontman Wade MacNeil. Wade created the side project reminiscent of his first punk rock band Plan 9. Black Lungs has also included Alexisonfire's George Pettit on bass, and Bedouin Soundclash's former drummer, Pat Pengelly[1] on drums. The side project released their first studio album, Send Flowers, May 20, 2008[2] on Dine Alone Records and toured afterwards to support the album.[3]

On November 8, 2010, the new 2 song 7" vinyl entitled Valley of the Dolls was released, through Deranged Records.[4]

On March 8, 2011, Wade announced a Split EP with fellow Canadians, Cancer Bats. On April 3, 2011, Black Lungs confirmed that they will begin recording their second album on Friday April 8, with producer Nick Blagona. At the same time, they announced that the new album will be entitled "Pagan Holiday" and will feature 16 songs. The album was shelved for over four years before seeing a free online release on Halloween of 2015.

Band members

Current members
  • Wade MacNeil - lead vocals, lead & rhythm guitars (2005–present)
  • Phil Waring - bass (2009–present)
  • Scott Savarie - rhythm guitar (2011–present)
  • George Clark - drums, percussion (2011–present)
Former members


  • Send Flowers (2008)
  • 7" EP (June 2008)
  • Valley of the Dolls (2010)
  • Black Lungs/Cancer Bats Split EP(March 2011)
  • Pagan Holiday (2015)


  • Hold Fast (Sink or Swim) (2008)
  • For Her (2008)


  1. According To National Post News
  2. According to The Black Lungs MySpace page
  3. According To A Rock Midgets Interview at the Wayback Machine (archived December 13, 2013)