Founded in Montréal in late 2007 by Ruby Kato Attwood and Alaska B., the group Yamantaka//SonicTitan has, over the course of its various creations and performances, evolved into a collective of artists with Asian and First Nations backgrounds, featuring Angela Loft on vocals, Brenda Swanson on bass and keyboard, John Ancheta on guitar and Alana Ruth on lighting. The band merrily mixes cultural references—pop and J-pop sounds, punk rock and traditional Iroquois singing, black metal and noise music—to create its own, unique sound, called Noh-wave. On stage, the collective offers a theatrical fusion of Eastern and Western aesthetics—Chinese opera and Noh theatre, First Nations mythology and rock opera—in a manga-inspired design!