Bio

Why the name Fumigation and the obsession with insects, rodents and chemicals?

Today's metal scene lacks bands with a constant theme, or at least an interesting one. Through this void enters Fumigation. The theme of insects, rodents and chemicals is entertaining, insightful, and humorous all at the same time. From phobias to infestations, harborages to feeding habits, Fumigation will dissect the situation and select the best method of control. This method usually comes in the form of groove laden death metal.

Exterminating since early 2008, Fumigation is a 5 piece metal band from Ottawa, ON, Canada. All members are vettes in the Ottawa music scene consisting of:



Name: Mat Desjardins
Born: June 17th, 1986 - Hawkesbury, ON
Interests: Hockey, Designing Graphics, JAGER!
Instrument: Drums
Other Projects: Volatile, ex-Sacriment, Neverfriend (drums)
Main Metal Influences: Korn, Deftones, Slipknot, Lamb of God, Arch Enemy



Name: Jay Donnelly
Born: Nov. 25th 1988 - Ottawa, ON.
Interests: Nihilism, The Process of Decay, Confrontation
Instrument: Vocals
Other Projects: ex-TalkSins, Placentophagia
Main Metal Influences: Cannibal Corpse. Obituary, Carcass, Thy Flesh Consumed



Name: Tom Hansen
Born: January 18th, 1989 - Gatineau, QC.
Interests: Games, Sunglasses, and pointy instruments
Instrument: Guitar
Other Projects: Signs of Chaos, ex-Arising Roots (bass)
Main Metal Influences: Megadeth, Dream Theatre, Wintersun, Devin Townsend



Name: Chris Humeniuk
Born: Nov. 30th, 1982 - Montreal, QC.
Interests: Exterminations, Rum and Coke, Spirals, Cuties
Instrument: Bass Guitar
Other Projects: ex-Remnants of a Deity, Signs of Chaos (bass)
Main Metal Influences: Cephalic Carnage, Crowbar, Immolation



Name: Matt MacIvor
Born: Aug. 2nd, 1978 - Kentville, NS.
Interests: Guitar, Horror Movies, Booze, Strippers
Instrument: Guitar
Other Projects: Signs of Chaos, ex-Bioencrypt, Jerk Factory (guitar)
Main Metal Influences: Black Sabbath, Megadeth, Slayer, Death


As of November 2009, Fumigation recorded a Promo CD and shared the stage with bands such as Piledriver, Joe Thrasher, Aggressor, Insurrection, My Shadow, Neuraxis, Revocation, The Last Felony, Darkness Rites, and more.

In March of 2010, Fumigation parted ways with Matt van den Ham, and added Roch Bourgon to takeover on drums.

In September of 2010, Health Canada revoked the Exterminator Licences from all members of Fumigation, as well as the Live Extermination Entertainment Licence for the band itself.

In January of 2011, Fumigation re-released the "November 2009 Promo" as a "Deluxe Edition" with re-mastered tracks, plus a bonus live track.

In February of 2011, Fumigation was featured on the e-CD/e-Compilation "Canadian Metal Assault" by Voices From The Underground e-zine with the track "Vanier Shack (Roach Motel)" off the "November 2009 Promo - Deluxe Edition".

In March of 2011, Health Canada allowed the renewal of Fumigation's Live Extermination Entertainment Licence, and 2 replacement Exterminators joined the band - Mathieu Desjardins on drums (replacing Roch Bourgon), and Tom Hansen on guitar (replacing Vitto0o0oh).

In April of 2011, the new Fumigation lineup is complete. Jeff joined the band on vox and Steph joined on drums (replacing Mat).

In June of 2011, Fumigation began the comeback and started playing live again.

In September of 2011, the summer ended along with Fumigation Comback 2011. Steph and Jeff were attacked by an army of Red Ants...it is unknown whether they survived.

In October of 2011, Mat (Sacriment) joins Fumigation for the 2nd time, and L-P (Accursed Creation) joins on Vox.

In March of 2012, Fumigation began the comback (again) with a live extermination and the wheels were set in motion for much more to come.

In September of 2012, Fumigation hit the studio to begin creating their first full-length album. Slowly We Rot Fanzine Issue #2 was released with a Compilation CD featuring Fumigation's "Pediculosis (mommy, I have lice)" off the "lost ep".

In December of 2012, Fumigation released the single "Fleshlight Castration" off the upcoming full length album "Integrated Pest Management".

In February of 2013, Fumigation signed with CDN Records to release "Integrated Pest Management" due out in the Spring of 2013.

In March of 2013, Fumigation released "Pediculosis (Mommy, I Have Lice)" in the digital compilation "february" by Pig Squeals and Breakdowns.

In April of 2013, Fumigation released the short film "Rodenticide Torture" - a corporate health & safety video - through OverdoseTV Episode 004.

In July of 2013, Pre-Orders for the full length "Integrated Pest Management" were made available through CDN Records. Also, a lyric video for "Fleshlight Castration" was released.

In August of 2013, the full length album "Integrated Pest Management" was released via CDN Records. Digital albums available through the band and most digital music sites. Official release date of August 20th, 2013.

In September of 2013, Slowly We Rot Fanzine Issue #4 was released with a Compilation CD featuring Fumigation's "Rodenticide Torture" off the "Integrated Pest Management" album.

In December of 2013, Hammer Smashed Radio released the "HSR Christmas Compilation" featuring Fumigation's "Fleshlight Castration" off the "Integrated Pest Management" album.

In January of 2014, Milfits Zine #2 published an interview where Fumigation got to talk about the making of "Integrated Pest Management".

In July of 2014, Fumigation released a lyric video for "Craniofacial Duplication" off the "Integrated Pest Management" album.

In December of 2014, Hammer Smashed Radio released the "HSR Christmas Compilation II" featuring Fumigation's "Craniofacial Duplication" off the "Integrated Pest Management" album. Also in December of 2014, Canadian Death Metal Promotions released the "ChristMassacre Compilation" featuring Fumigation's "Pediculosis (Mommy, I Have Lice)" off the "Integrated Pest Management" album.

In February of 2015, Forever Slain zine become the first zine to focus heavily on the theme of the band for the interview, rather then the usual generic stuff.

In April of 2015, Brutal Sickness released a Drinking Game App featuring music from Fumigation.

In October of 2015, L-P left the band and was replaced by Jay Donnelly.

In August of 2016, Fumigation released a new set of promo pics.

In November of 2016, Fumigation partnered with The Metalhead Box.

In December of 2016, Hammer Smashed Radio released the "HSR Christmas Compilation IV" featuring Fumigation's "Earwigs & Earwax" which is a one off/special early mix version of a song that will appear on a Fumigation SPLIT CD with an estimated release of spring/summer 2017 through CDN Records.

In April of 2017, Pre-Orders for the Split CD "Invasion" between Fumigation & The Path to R'lyeh were made available through CDN Records and digitally through the bands. Official release date of April 28th, 2017. Also, a slideshow video for "Arachnophobia" was released.

In May of 2017, a drum Playthrough Video was released for "Forced Vaginal Harbourage" off the "Invasion" split.