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Our Darkest Days joins Thousand Islands Records, reveals video for new single ‘When Dust Settles’

Our Darkest Days joins Thousand Islands Records, reveals video for new single ‘When Dust Settles’
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Quebec City veteran punk rockers Our Darkest Days are thrilled to announce that they have joined the ranks of Thousand Islands Records.

A new album is in the works and will see the light of day next year, serving as a follow up to ‘A Common Agony’, released in 2016 via Bird Attack Records. To pair with the announcement, Our Darkest Days has unleashed a video of a brand new single ‘When Dust Settles’, a first song that put on display how fast, technical and shredding the new album will sound like. You can watch the video below.

About Our Darkest Days:

Our Darkest Days is a fast Canadian melodic/skatepunk band formed in Quebec City in 2012, by former members and old friends, singer Vince Fournier, guitarist Dann Greene, guitarist Russ Almond and drummer Matt Leclerc. Bassist Jam Gosselin joined the next year. Most of the members have been around playing punk rock fury for about 20 years, and still keep their flame as strong as always. After years of work, Matt Leclerc has been replaced by new drummer Guillaume Fortin in 2015 who increased the songs speed, and Russ replaced by Claude Plamondon who left in 2016. The line up was finally completed by the missing piece of the puzzle John Leblanc, who joined later in the same year. By working and playing with music, they defined a unique and original sound that would stand apart among any other bands. However, they’ve been influenced a lot by 90’s punk rock bands such as Ignite, Propagandhi, Lagwagon, Good Riddance, Strung Out etc. Their first demo was released in 2013, followed by a split in Fall 2014 with Set It Back. They played several shows in Eastern Canada.

After two years of live performance, they moved forward to a new writing process and entered studio for their first full length ‘A Common Agony’, with Fréquences Productions (Pierre Lemire & Michael Fontaine) with mastering done by Daryl Phenneger. The album is fueled with thirteen mindblowing tracks, and a very energic and technical “unleash the beast” sound with fast drums, solid bass and guitar riffs, flawless pickings and solos, powerful and harmonious vocal melodies, many sudden stops, and an instant ear-catching throughout the whole album that leaves you wanting more. ‘A Common Agony’ was released in November 2016 on Bird Attack Records. Two music videos for songs off of that album saw light of day, ‘The Burden Of My Sins’ (ft. Michel Garcia from FORUS) and ‘Ceaseless’. In late 2019, Montreal-based independent record label, Thousand Islands Record, announced the addition of Our Darkest Days to its roster, with the initial details about a new album coming out in 2020 revealed.

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