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The Aphelion are a hard-hitting progressive metal band from Ottawa, Ontario who have been active since 2015. Members, Evan Haydon-Selkirk (lead vocals, bass guitar, keyboard), James Cabral (guitar, keyboard), Tyler Davis (guitar, backing vocals), and Nathanael Livingstone (drums, percussion) have crafted an image, sound, and musical bond on Canadian stages through nearly a decade of collaboration.

The sonic goal is one of innovation, dramatic flair, and emotional gravity, with unexpected shifts in genre to create contrast and bring levity. With upcoming double album Nascence and Senescence, The Aphelion are once again telling an album-spanning story inspired by philosophy and the human condition; a tradition that began with their 2018 release the Labour Division.

On the live stage, The Aphelion bring the drama and bombast of their material to life with energetic and emotional live shows focusing on audience participation and feats of musical gymnastics. Truly a single unit, the members interact, spotlight each other for solo sections, and support one another from the first note to the last. Afterwards, the members can be found at the merch booth, or in the pit supporting their fellow locals and headliners.

The Aphelion have opened for bands such as Protest the Hero, Intervals, Mandroid Echostar, Ne Obliviscaris, Alestorm, and Powerglove, and have begun expanding their reach throughout the galaxy. 

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a • phe • li • on“


The point in the orbit of a planet, asteroid, or comet at which it is furthest from the sun.”


Evan Haydon-Selkirk


Vocals, bass, and keyboard

Gear of choice

Dingwall C3, Gibson Thunderbird, Darkglass Electronics, Yamaha keyboards, Boss TU2


To become a better version of myself that can come back in time and defeat present day me.

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Nate Livingstone



Gear of choice:

Los Cabos drum sticks, Sabian, Meinl, and Istanbul cymbals, Mapex drums, Pearl kick pedals, Zephyr Handpan.


I've always had the best of intentions in improving the nation's sustainable energy systems and resources but, the corruption and greed of big business and government just won't let it happen.

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Tyler Davis


Guitar and vocals

Gear of choice: 

Strandberg, Quad Cortex


To find my left sock or lose my right sock.

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James Cabral


Guitar, keyboard

Gear of choice: 

PRS, KORG, Line 6 Helix


To continue to improve as a musician and composer, to share complex music with a wider audience.

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