Today we chat with our pals in Sinful Ways! The local metal act sat down and gave us some insight on how they operate and what they use as inspiration for their music!
How would you describe your sound?
Brad – Fresh and unique, a mash of multiple metal genres.
Andres – Same, old school metal crossed new school metal.
Dave – Heavy, fast and melodic with classic metal influences and modern scream vocals.
Georgio – Heavy and melodic in all the right places.
Who are your influences?
Brad – Motley Crue, Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, A7X, Trivium.
Andres – Metallica, As I Lay Dying, BFMV, Dream Theatre, Lamb of God, Misfits.
Dave – Drummers: Dave Lombardo, Travis Smith, Alex Bent, John Bonham, The Rev, Chad Smith, Mike Portnoy, Chris Adler, Bands: A7X, Trivium, Slayer, Metallica, Parkway Drive, Rammstein, KSE, Korn, Slipknot, System of a Down, Lamb of God, Sum 41.
Georgio – BMTH, Architects, Parkway Drive, The Devil Wears Prada, Alexisonfire, Crown the Empire, We Came As Romans, Muse, NOFX, Bad Religion.
What’s on the horizon for 2020?
More music (new singles and another EP), and more shows.
What is your creative process?
Brad – Whatever clicks in my head.
Andres – Anything that comes to mind, record it as fast as I can and send to the band.
Dave – Guitar riffs come in, then rhythm section and vocals last.
Georgio – I usually start with guitars and drums, melody and lyrics come afterwards.
Where do you draw inspiration from?
Brad – Other music, environments, mental state.
Andres – Social problems, politics.
Dave – Always looking for new music and inspiration to listen to constantly. Doesn’t even need to be metal… could be funk, jazz or even pop music sometimes.
Georgio – Everywhere, whether its different musical genres or politics.
How do you deal with nerves before a show?
Just sit back, take a deep breath, and relax, the only way you stress over things is when you spend too much time thinking about what could go wrong. Just sit back and have confidence in what you’ve practiced.
What is your favourite venue in Ottawa?
Brass monkey by far… nice big stage and a very cool dark atmosphere.
Craziest thing you’ve seen at a show?
Clammy from Exciter flashing the crowd at our EP Release show while wearing a kilt. Dave’s family friend asking to get her boobs signed. A wall of death.
If you could tour or play with any act or line up, what/who would it be?
B – Trivium.
A – Download 2006 lineup.
Dave – Metallica, Parkway Drive and probably Slayer…3 huge bands, I couldn’t imagine how big and wild the crowd would be.
Georgio – Parkway Drive, Architects, and TDWP.
Any advice for new artists?
Just start and be super dedicated. Practice as much as possible, get tight and play as often as you can at shows. Play each show as if it were your last and it doesn’t matter if you’re playing for 5 or 200+ people. Make it a truly unforgettable experience. Learn theory, practice chords, and just jam chord progressions to find what you like and what sounds good to train your ear.
Any shout outs you would like to make?
Scepter, Ivory Knight, Lyncanthro, Rebel 101.7, Pandamonium, Joe @ Dark Moon Productions, Ken @ Fuzztone Music.
Show me the links!
We’re also on Apple Music and iTunes.