|Origin||St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada|
|Genres||Punk rock, folk punk, alternative rock, hardcore punk|
|Labels||Dine Alone Records|
City and Colour
Attack in Black
Jordan "Ratbeard" Hastings
Black Lungs is a side project of Alexisonfire's guitarist and vocalist, and current Gallows frontman Wade MacNeil. MacNeil created the side project similar to his first punk rock band Plan 9, a more relaxed and melodic sound than Alexisonfire.
MacNeil initiated Black Lungs with original members percussionist Jordan Hastings, keyboardists Sammi Bogdanski, and Alexisonfire's George Pettit on bass. The side project released their first studio album, Send Flowers, in May, 2008 on Dine Alone Records with Ian Romano on drums. The band toured afterwards to support the album with Liam Pettit on drums. Bedouin Soundclash's former drummer, Pat Pengelly later drummed with the band.
In 2008, Black Lung released a limited edition 7" vinyl with two songs. A second two-song 7" vinyl entitled Valley of the Dolls was released, through Deranged Records. in 2010. On March 8, 2011, Wade announced a Split EP with fellow Canadians, Cancer Bats.
In 2011, Black Lungs began recording their second album with producer Nick Blagona. After recording the album, titled Pagan Holiday, it was shelved for over four years and released online for free on Halloween of 2015.