Formed in 2017 by vocalist Connor Grant, Trick Casket found its birth in the depths of Toronto’s industrial-metal scene during an arduous journey of emotional turmoil and darkness. Channeling his inner demons into music, Connor embarked on a two-year journey to create a hauntingly visceral album, “Misery”, that would ultimately become the cornerstone of Trick Casket’s evolution.
In the crucible of mid-2019, Trick Casket’s line-up solidified with the addition of drummer, Ryan Parker, and guitarist, Nick Cassidy. In 2022, the band’s dynamic shifted once more, as the percussive reins were handed over to Joey Proulx, while Evan J Holly joined the ranks on guitar, adding a new layer of ferocity to their sonic arsenal.
A thunderous storm of industrial metal, Trick Casket’s sound channels the spirit of legendary acts like Ministry and 3Teeth while paying homage to their key influences, including Nine Inch Nails, Skinny Puppy, Korn, and Suicide Commando. With this formidable musical arsenal, they have carved a unique niche in the genre.
Trick Casket’s journey is marked by notable accomplishments, including performances at the 3rd Canadian Independent Music Video Awards and sharing stages with industrial icons Tim Skold and Suicide Commando. They’ve also embarked on a new chapter with the release of their video for the anger-fueled single “FILTH.”
At the heart of Trick Casket’s music lies a compelling narrative, delving into the struggles of depression, anxiety, anger, and frustration. Their lyrics serve as a cathartic release, resonating with listeners who find solace and strength in their powerful melodies. Their sound channels the spirit of legendary acts like Ministry and 3Teeth while paying homage to their key influences, including Nine Inch Nails, Skinny Puppy, Korn, and Suicide Commando.
In February 2019, the band unveiled “Misery,” an album that encapsulates Connor’s emotional battles, followed by their EP “Anhedonia,” in 2020, and second album “HARM” in 2021. Most recently, in 2023, the band unleashed their new single, “Filth,” produced by Brett Carruthers (The Birthday Massacre, A Primitive Evolution) with more scheduled for the year.
Onstage, Trick Casket were often joined by their long-time friend, Care Failure of Die Mannequin, creating an electrifying synergy that left audiences spellbound. Their journey has also seen them sharing the limelight with legendary acts like Skold, Stoneburner, Echo Black, Solar Fake, Suicide Commando, and Empathy Test.
Trick Casket stands as a testament to the transformative power of music, offering both solace and rebellion in equal measure as well as a beacon of resilience in the face of adversity.
“Trick Casket throws himself into each of his performances and the opportunity to open a night for such beloved and respected acts was the perfect opportunity to pull out his best work yet.”SPILL MAGAZINE