Montreal, QC – November 19, 2020
For fans of I Prevail, Bring Me The Horizon, Linkin Park, Nothing More
Canada’s Saintvicious Present A Melodic Metal Take On Socially Relevant Issues With “Sticks + Stones”
Song Premiere via Bravewords
(L-R) Saintvicious Line-Up | Ryan Kimmerly (Guitar) | Charlie Barnard (Drums) | Madison Erhardt (Vocals) | Dan Mason (Bass) | Robyn Dolezsar (Guitar)
Photo Credit – Brian Snell
Saskatoon’s Saintvicious has a topical new single out, “Sticks + Stones”; it’s a modern metal song depicting the growing polarization in Western culture, and how mob mentality has challenged our ability to be critical without the “you’re with us or against us” blowback.” The track was mixed by Josh Wildhorn (Designer Disguise, REANIMATIONS) and mastered by Grammy-nominated Tyler Smyth (I Prevail, Falling In Reverse, Blessthefall).
The new single will be very familiar to previous releases, with the addition of synthesizers for texture and as a lead instrument; allowing the band to push creative boundaries. “Sticks + Stones” is melodic, raunchy, riff-driven rock; it’s a big sounding song that provides an immersive listening experience. The band explains the track in their own words:
“It’s a loud, aggressive, fast-paced look at the frustrations of our current world. A world where being right is the be-all, end-all, and punishing those who don’t agree. It’s about wanting to be the smartest person in the room and the hypocrisy that follows someone who thinks they are never in the wrong.”
In the early days, the intention behind Saintvicious was to play high energy rock n’ roll, like a flashback to 80’s radio rock, but having performed in metalcore and thrash bands before, those elements started coming out. Now, Saintvicious is a summation of their metal influences, but within the boundaries of a standard rock formula.
“Sticks + Stones” can be heard via its premiere on Bravewords HERE.
There’s no question that the high-octane rock from Saintvicious lives up to the latter half of their name. The Canadian outfit premiered in 2018, comprised of long-time friends who were unsparing in what they love in heavy music. Gaining notoriety in their circles by executing brash riffs with rouse and fury onstage, Saintvicious is an exhibit of rock n’ roll, with all its bruises and attitude.
Following a year and a half of live shows, Saintvicious independently released their self-titled debut album, ‘Saintvicious’, on November 29, 2019, mixed and mastered by Josh Wildhorn (ex-Dragged Under, Designer Disguise). The band subsequently toured through Western Canada in support of the release.
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