We’re pleased to bring you the premiere of Decatur’s new song “Into The Night” (listen below). The track is taken from the band’s forthcoming album Badder Than Brooklyn, which is scheduled to be released on October 6th. You can pre-order the album here.
The band commented on the song:
“This song has deep meaning for us. As a band that constantly tours and pushes to not only play live, but play in as many cities as possible, this song is almost an anthem for us. The song kicks off with lyrics that say ‘riding through the darkness, back into the night again. 3 am in winter, lights become your only friend.’ These lyrics are a depiction of everyday on the road for us, playing cities and then driving through the middle of the night to get to the next city. The song also has a powerful message of not giving up on our dreams or ourselves. Because we feel most comfortable in our lives while on the road and playing everyday. It’s a therapeutic experience for us.”
Toronto-based metal messiahs Decatur, comprised of Jay “Beard” Sarrazin (Lead Vocals/Guitar), Tiny Basstank (Bass/Backup Vocals), Steve “Animal” Mitchell (Drums/ Backup Vocals), and Liam Maguire (Guitar/Backup Vocals), have sensed the hunger from metal fans for proper metal with real songs, music built on the foundations of the past to last far into the future. Make no mistake, Decatur are a band that puts the grit into integrity, as guitarist/vocalist Jay ‘Beard’ Sarrazin says, Decatur make “real metal for real metalheads.”
Named after their very own Street of Dreams in New York, where they recorded their debut album at Silvercord Studios in Brooklyn, Decatur get their unique sound by being opened-minded, not just to each other in this band of brothers, but to different genres, not just of metal, but also the blues, rock ‘n’ roll and even pop! Decatur’s criteria if it’s good they can make it better! They focus on evolution not devolution. There is no fear of Decatur repeating themselves musically; for them…the world is not enough. They see themselves as intrepid explorers, never playing it safe, always looking for new lands to conquer, and in the process drawing on creative powers they never knew they possessed.
Their debut album “Badder Than Brooklyn” produced by Joe Duplantier of Gojira is all-killer, no filler, it doesn’t hide behind its production; it compliments it. These are truly songs of power and empowerment, a clarion call for strength in life’s battles…healing through headbanging. From the power shredding of “Into The Night” and the storytelling of “Badder Than Brooklyn” to the brutal beat down of songs like “Bottled Inside” and “Internal War”, Decatur feel modern metal has lost its way and they’re here to provide the roadmap forward to the future!
“We put a lot of effort into writing real songs and putting out a real album that hopefully touches a broad fan base. Our goal was to make sure that not only every single song had been thoroughly thought through, but that it was given all the attention and passion that we truly felt they deserved. We honestly feel like metal has lost its way a bit and we were set on writing something original and not following the trends of today such as low tunings, aggressive growling and perfectly lined up music and sound. We focused on the realness of ourselves and wanted to produce something that wasn’t always perfect and was as real and as honest as we could be. We did not need or want to hide behind production. We wanted our raw talent to be caught and portrayed to everyone. Our goal was to produce something from the soul, not from the computer.” Says Sarrazin.
Live, Decatur lays down molten metal for their masses with years of touring experience from their previous bands Caym, Burning The Day, A Sin For A Prayer, this local super group is hungrier than ever and excited to show their dominance as a force to reckon with in the Canadian metal scene and soon worldwide.
“We pride ourselves on a high energy, hard-hitting live performance. We are not like most bands that stand there and stare at their instruments. Playing live is almost like a healing process for us and we need to play with a significant amount of power and energy to portray the songs in the right way and give them the respect they deserve. We want our fans to come for an experience not just a live show!”
Oct 6 – Toronto, ON – DC Music
Oct 7 – Hamilton, ON – Che Burrito
Oct 11 – Calgary, AB – Distortion
Oct 12 – Red Deer, AB – The Vat Pub
Oct 13 – Edmonton, AB – Rendez Vous
Oct 14 – Kelowna, BC – Muninn’s Post
Oct 16 – Nanaimo, BC – The Cambie
Oct 19 – Victoria, BC – Logan’s Pub
Oct 20 – Vancouver, BC – Pub 340
Oct 21 – Abbotsford, BC – TBA
Oct 26 – Winnipeg, MB – Garrick Hotel
Oct 27 – Sault Ste. Marie, ON – Algonquin Pub
Oct 28 – Windsor, ON – The Rockstar
Nov 3 – Guelph, ON – Dstrct
Nov 4 – Cornwall, ON – Lola’s
Nov 10 – Niagara Falls, ON – The Geekery
Nov 11 – Sudbury, ON – The Asylum
Nov 25 – Montreal, QC – Piranha Bar