Lake Cyanide


LAKE CYANIDE is an extreme metal band from Toronto, Canada.

After 25 years of playing in heavy bands such as BIBLICAL, THE ILLUMINATI, and GUSH UNDERDRIVE, the trio of Nick Sewell, Chris Blackwell and Jim Gering were compelled to create something heavier still.

Formed in 2018, LAKE CYANIDE ferments elements of black metal, death, noise and cinematic doom into a volatile soundtrack for a world in upheaval.

Their debut full length was released in 2020.

“Toronto power trio [Lake] Cyanide not only has a killer band name, they also have the kind of skyscraping tunes to back it up. Alchemists of a sound that blends elements of black metal, doom, and the kind of post-everything stuff Hydra Head Records used to put out, Mount Cyanide is aggressive as all hell, but there’s an air of mystery lurking right beneath the surface.” – No Echo

“Nothing like a bit of tremolo-picking black metal to get the blood pumping.” – Metal Injection

“A great album by a great band” – Banger TV

Band Information

Lake Cyanide

, Ontario
, Canada


Nick Sewell
Bass / Vocals
Chris Blackwell
Jim Gering

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Main Contact

Nick Sewell

Label Contact