CHYLD - Toronto's Q107 Homegrown Entry "Lite The Nite" From 1987 Available For Streaming And Download
April 29, 2020, a year ago
After more than 30 years, Toronto-based Chyld - who were part of the scene that gave us Slik Toxik, Sven Gali, Winter Rose and Slash Puppet - made a comeback in 2019 with a new single, "Burning Alive". Drummer Neal Busby has checked in with the following update:
"Now available for streaming and downloads for the first time ever, Chyld's 'Lite The Nite' is the A side of the 45 rpm 7" single, originally released on vinyl back in 1986. This song made the Top 25 of Q107's Homegrown Talent competition that same year."
Bassist Pete Dove adds: "In 1987, I secretly entered Chyld into the Q107 Homegrown Contest. I wasn't sure how well a metal band would fare in a contest such as this, but lo & behold, Chyld made it to the top 25 semi-finalists. We were over the moon to say the least."
Drums, bass and vocals for "Burning Alive" were recorded in 2012. It features bassist Pete Dove, drummer Neal Busby and Rob Villemaire on vocals, who passed away in 2017. Original guitarist Glen Cunningham decided to opt out of the project, so Busby hired Todd Lefever to record the guitar parts. Audio and video were completed in September 2019.
Bassist Pete Dove recently checked in with the following:
"Some huge news to report for Chyld. We just found out that two of our songs have been placed in two American hit shows. The song 'Lite The Nite' was placed in the latest installment of the hit series The Walking Dead, entitled The Walking Dead World Beyond, to air in April 2020. The song 'Tell Me A Lie' was placed on CBS All Access network new show called Interrogation, which began airing last week. This is great news for Chyld, as we were just putting the finishing touches on our next single, 'Ride Out'. Once again this proves that true metal never dies!!!
Special thanks to Neal Busby for continuing to work diligently behind the scenes for Chyld. Perseverance pays off. Never give up!"