Montreal, QC – March 2, 2022
Ottawa’s SINFUL WAYS New Lyric Video “Pursuit”
New EP “Darkest Days” Out Now!
L-R: Frank Lahache â Guitar/ Harsh Vocals – Backing Screams | Brad Lake â Clean Vocals/Bass | Dave Matlak â Drums/ Harsh Vocals – Main Screams | Georgio Karapanos â Guitar/Programming
Photo Credit: Jessy Dwyer, Beyond the Pit
Ottawa, Canada’sÂ Sinful WaysÂ have a new lyric videoÂ “Pursuit”Â in support of their recently released EPÂ “Darkest Days”.
The band’s most adventurous song to date,Â “Pursuit”Â was originally written by guitarist Georgio Karapanos nearly a decade ago with all the orchestral arrangements composed for the EP that are featured at the beginning of the track before slamming into harmonized, sweep picking guitars. The song focuses on being in a dark place emotionally and mentally and finding the inner strength to find a positive way to heal.
Watch and sing along to the lyric video forÂ “Pursuit”Â via its premiere onÂ IDIOTEQÂ HERE.
Sinful Ways’Â new EPÂ “Darkest Days”Â blends melodic and thrashy elements along with three members sharing vocal duties, bassist Brad Lake doing cleans, drummer Dave Matlak doing main screams, and guitarist Frank Lahache on backing screams. The recording is an eighteen-minute exploration of war, anarchy, third-world struggles, and mental health. Engaging fans with a mood-setting intro of crows, bells, and the wind,Â Sinful WaysÂ lay a path into the opening trackÂ ‘Vow of the Devil’, a riffy, thrashy melodic vs. harsh experience. From there that band gets your fist-pumping with the anthemicÂ ‘Bury The Hatchet’, which only gets you prepared for the perfectly titledÂ ‘Manhattan’, an atomic bomb song solely written with a mosh pit in mind. To close out the EP, fans will experienceÂ ‘Pursuit’, the band’s most adventurous song that features an orchestral arrangement at the start before slamming into harmonized, sweep-picking guitars.
The band adds aboutÂ “Darkest Days”:
â“Everyone struggles from time to time; we even recorded this EP remotely during these Covid times. We believe we finally found a way to blend our various styles and elements to create some mosh pit favourites! We want people to remember why they got into metal, the energy, the fun, and the guitars. We want them to relive the days they discover good music! From front to back, we believe this EP holds a lot of musical value.â
“Darkest Days”Â was produced and mixed by Cameron Dunn and mastered by Scott Middleton at Hillside Audio in Toronto. EP Artwork by Nik Paquin.
Recommended for fans of Trivium, Parkway Drive, Avenged Sevenfold, and Slipknot, “Darkest Days”Â is available on digital platforms atÂ https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/sinfulways/darkest-days-epÂ andÂ Sinfulways.bandcamp.com.
Music Video – Bury The Hatchet –Â https://youtu.be/N8gn9jR47y8
Music Video – ManhattanÂ –Â https://youtu.be/UHx3G44OEuEâ
â“Darkest Days”Â followsÂ Sinful Ways’Â debut 2019 EP “To Hell Tonight”, and 2020 stand-alone singles “Burst into Flames” plus “No Escape”.
1. Welcome/Vow of the Devil (4:46)
2. Bury the Hatchet (3:40)
3. Manhattan (3:20)
4. Pursuit (6:18)
EP Length: 18:05
EP Recording and Live Band Line Up:â
Brad Lake â Clean Vocals/Bass
Dave Matlak â Drums/ Harsh Vocals â Main Screams
Georgio Karapanos â Guitar/Programming
Frank Lahache â Guitar/ Harsh Vocals â Backing Screams
“A huge sound, massive riffs and ferocious roaring, the drums providing a thunderous backdrop.”” – The Razor’s Edgeâ
â“Canadian metal band Sinful Ways are on a quest to bring you, well, metal. With influences that span multiple subgenres (especially including a helping of thrash metal influence), the band are offering up Darkest Days â their sophomore EP. Many of these songs are truly written with the moshpit action in mind, making for a solid introduction to the band. Itâs only 18 minutes long, too, so tracks like âVow Of The Devilâ (an EP standout) manage to not drag on too long” – New Fury Mediaâ
â“The band have spent the last two years or so releasing content, slowly piecing together where they want to go. Like the title track to their first EP To Hell Tonight, thereâs an attempt at loftier songwriting with closer âPursuit.â Its grandiose guitar solo and ensuing breakdown are an excellent snapshot of the groupâs evolution.” – Heavy Music Headquartersâ
â“â¦as the crows kraa an arty spoken word sets the tone as âWelcomeâ bursts into âVow of the Devilâ, a classic Trivium esq all out riff attack that blends elements of Thrash, Groove and Metalcore into one homogeneous seething beast accompanied by a scathing vocal attack encased in a classic Thrash bark at very much acts as a wake up call before âBury The Hatchetâ comes in swinging like a wrecking ball. The band made the statement that they had worked at their instruments while unable to play shows and in the second offering that time spent comes into its own with dedication to their craft and attention to detail shining like a lighthouse beacon over stormy waters.” – Metal Noise
ASHER MEDIA RELATIONS
Jon Asher – Music Publicist