Kick Axe was formed in 1976 by Regina’s Larry Gillstrom and Victor Langen along with Langen's brother Gary. By 1978, they added second guitarist Raymond Arthur Harvey and relocated to Vancouver. In 1979, the 4-piece began recording an album after finding Wisconsin vocalist George Criston. Their debut album Vices was released in 1984 with the first single On The Road To Rock. The band began touring with the likes of Judas Priest and Whitesnake. The second single, Heavy Metal Shuffle became a legit radio hit and gave Kick Axe a high profile. Welcome To The Club featuring a remake of the anthemic Joe Cocker arrangement of With A Little Help From My Friends (featuring artists Lee Aaron, Rik Emmett & Alfie Zappacosta, among others) gave the band their first cross-over radio hit. By 1986, the album was #2 in their hometown of Regina. After having a positive response to the band’s reissued albums,, the band got together and decided to record a fourth album IV. The band currently consists of Larry Gillstrom, Raymond Harvey, Brian Gillstrom, Victor Langen & Daniel Nargang.