Members: Chris DipardoNamed after the main character in the 1890's philosophical novel by Oscar Wilde, Dorian Gray is a five piece Heavy Rock/Metalcore band from St. Catharines Ontario.
Formed in 2006 by Chris Dipardo at a house party, the group known at the time as The Picture Of Dorian Gray decided to challenge themselves and write the most chaotic music they could think of.
The four piece quartet added a second guitar player after they performed their first few shows, making them a five piece. It was at this point the band added a new vocalist, Jared Polowick, and set out to record their first official EP.
In 2007 the group did a full east coast USA tour to release their self titled EP. Following up that tour the group toured Canada on the "I Won't Be Home For Christmas Tour."
In 2008 the band released The Precurse and toured Canada and The USA to promote its release. In 2010 the band attempted to do a tour in the USA playing shows with Hardwell and Letlive. After their van broke down during a tornado in Arkansas, the band had to cancel the tour and head home.
In January 2015 the group, with some line up shuffles and a new vocalist, Manny Araujo, came off Hiatus to release "Rebuild" (2016). The album won them Metal Band of the Year at the 2016 Niagara Music Awards.
The 4th release and first full length “Grow” was released on May 10, 2019.
Dorian Gray has shared the stage with: Memphis May Fire, The Devil Wears Prada, Like Moths To Flames, August Burns Red, Emmure, Emarosa, Dr Acula, Misery Signals, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Dead and Divine, Hawthorne Heights, Northlane, For The Fallen Dreams, Shai Hulud, Johnny Truant and more.