From: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Last Known Status: Disbanded
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Toronto's Scarlet Sins has announced that they have decided to disband. The band has issued the following update:
"It is with a heavy heart that we're announcing the end of Scarlet Sins."
"Sadly, in spite of all that we've accomplished prior to and beyond the release of our debut album, we've come to a point where it no longer makes sense to continue as a band. Scarlet Sins is made up of four individuals with their own ideas of where we should take our music. The deeper we got into making our second record it became more and more obvious that the dynamics just weren't there. Some of the ideas gelled, some didn't, and unfortunately some of the gaps in our thinking were too far and too deep to bridge." More...
Toronto hard rockers Scarlet Sins have posted a live video clip online of their performance of the new song "Beautiful Goodbye." The video can be viewed below. More...
Toronto hard rock band Scarlet Sins has issued the following update:
Lots to look forward to this year! New photos from our shoot with Miz Monday coming soon, the release of our first video for Drown, new shows AND our 2nd album! That's right fuckers! But for now, we've got a live video compilation for "Drown" - a gift from our friend Jeff. The video can be viewed below.
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Toronto's SCARLET SINS will play The Coach And Horses in Windsor, Ontario on August 14th. Their live schedule is now as follows:
7/10 - Sarnia Bayfest - Sarnia, Ontario (supporting MÖTLEY CRÜE)
7/18 - The Opera House - Toronto, Ontario (all ages)
8/14 - The Coach And Horses - Windsor, Ontario
8/15 - The Embassy - London, Ontario
Montreal’s The Gods of Now will bring their metal wrath to Toronto, as they have been invited as one the top Canadian metal bands to attend and lend support to Sam Dunn’s new film, "Global Metal," premiering at the Royal (608 College Street), Thursday June 12, at 6 pm. Along in support of “Global Metal,” The Gods of Now will be available for photos with the filmmakers and interviews on their upcoming release "Broken" in September 2008.
"We can’t wait to party with the international minions of metal," says Schrecker, vocalist and guitarist for The Gods of Now.
The HHMAC (Heavy Metal Music Association of Canada) will also be showcasing The Gods of Now at their NXNE showcase as TGON will be forging their brand of metal to the rest of the Canadian music scene on Saturday, June 14, 2008 at the FUNHAUS (562, Queen St. W, Toronto) featuring GRIMSKUNK, SCARLET SINS, SALEM SAINTS, DEAD ETIQUETTE, DAME, REDEEMER, and THE GODS OF NOW.
Toronto metal icon Ray "Black Metal" Wallace has passed away after being in a coma following a brain aneurysm he suffered on November 15.
Ray managed SACRIFICE in the '80s/'90s and had close ties to Canadian metal legends ANVIL and RAZOR. He was also a local promoter, most recently organizing the original Rock 'N' Roll Heaven reunion party, and was working with Toronto's all-girl powerhouse SCARLET SINS.
Toronto music publicist Paula Danylevich, who had been a friend of Ray's for many years, has issued the following statement:
"It is with an extremely heavy heart and tears in my eyes that I deliver to all of Ray's friends the news we had all hoped we would never hear.
"At midnight tonight, Ray's mother, aunt and cousin, joined by nine of his friends including myself and the chaplin from Toronto Western Hospital held hands around Ray's bedside and prayed one last time for our friend and then said our final goodbyes. We popped the cork on a bottle of champagne and raised a glass to Ray in the waiting room as they prepared him for his journey.
"At 12:15am today Ray was taken to the operating room so that he could give the gift of life to MANY people. His organs will save many lives, something we know Ray would have wanted. He was the most selfless, giving person I have ever met.
"Arrangements for Ray's funeral will be announced shortly. Anyone wishing to donate to Ray's family in their time of need can find information on the 'Donations' thread on the 'ALL RIGHT THERE BLACK METAL' Facebook page or by emailing me directly at email@example.com.
"For those of you who were unaware, Ray was the only person supporting his family and had recently moved home to take care of his mother and brother. His father, who suffered a stroke some time ago, has been in a nursing home since last year, and Ray was covering the expenses for this as well. Any donation amount will be so gladly appreciated by the Wallace family.
"I would like to extend my personal thanks to the 80+ friends who visited Ray over the past few days to support his family and to say their goodbyes. Ray's mother was comforted by the fact he had so many good friends.
"I would also like to personally thank the hospital staff in the ICU at Toronto Western Hospital, who were so supportive and flexible with the needs of his family and friends. The nursing staff were also amazed by the number of friends who supported his family. When his attending nurse asked me yesterday if Ray was a rock star, I just looked at him and smiled.
"God bless Raymond 'Black Metal' Wallace. He was one of a kind. He'll no doubt be running Heaven in no time! My heart is with all of you at this sad time."
Toronto's SCARLET SINS have issued the following statement:
"Our close friend and fellow sinner Ray 'Black Metal' Wallace needs your prayers and positive thoughts. Last Thursday, he suffered a cerebral aneurysm and is currently in the hospital in a drug-induced coma.
Although it would be easy to let ourselves get down about this, we are using all of our energy to focus on a positive and full recovery for Ray. Please say a prayer for him or, if you don't pray, just think positive thoughts that he will come back to us.
Feel grateful for everything that you have. Your health, your family, the roof over your head, the computer you are looking at, the vision you have to read this right now. And don't forget to tell your family and friends how much you love them. Don't wait until tomorrow."
Sylv, Cris, Tanya, Elie
In tragic news, Toronto-based metal icon Ray "Black Metal" Wallace has had a serious medical emergency. He's had a long-time involvement in the music and entertainment industry. He managed SACRIFICE in the '80s/'90s and still runs Black Metal Management (with ties with Canuck legends RAZOR and ANVIL), most recently working with SCARLET SINS. He is also a local promoter, most recently booking original bands in on Thursdays at Rock & Roll Heaven. Earlier this year, he co-ordinated the Original Rock 'N' Roll Heaven Reunion party at Rok Boutique.
Ray had been complaining of an ongoing headache for a week. He collapsed at his home early Thursday, November 15th. His mother found him on the floor of his room unable to get up or move. He was however able to call out his mother's name, but with great difficulty, yet otherwise was unable to speak.
Paramedics rushed him to Centennial Hospital in Scarborough; his condition was deemed too critical for their facility, and he was transferred immediately to Toronto Western where they did surgery on Thursday evening.
An aneurysm located on the top of his head just back of the hairline, had burst. He is currently in an induced coma to aid the healing and control ongoing mini seizures and a fever. Ray is in critical condition. Doctors at this point in time do not know the extent of the damage that has been caused, however he is having ongoing CT scans and other medical tests. Although there is no way of telling at this point, Ray's doctors have told his parents that his chances of surviving are better than most due to their ability to get medical help quickly.
Ray is 43 years old.
All female act SCARLET SINS have confirmed as the support act for HELIX at Rock N' Roll Heaven in Toronto, Ontario on November 9th. Scarlet Sins' live schedule is now as follows:
25 - Montreal, QC - The Saints
9 - Toronto, ON - Rock N' Roll Heaven
16 - tba
17 - Ottawa, ON - Maverick's
Scarlet Sins' self-titled debut is currently available at CDBaby.com. The complete tracklist is as follows: 'Let Go', 'Drown', 'Above Ground', 'Own Truth', 'With You', 'Reborn', 'Strangelove', 'Are You Worth It', 'Backstabber', 'Broken', 'Fire Inside', 'Entre', 'No Arguments'. It was produced by Rich Chycki, known for his work with RUSH, AEROSMITH, and DREAM THEATER frontman James LaBrie.
Toronto based all-female act SCARLET SINS have updated their live schedule with shows in Toronto and Ottawa, Ontario. It is now as follows:
29 - Midland, ON - The Native Friendship Centre
13 - Burlington, ON - Red Rooster
20 - Toronto, ON - Bovine
25 - Montreal, QC - The Saints
17 - Ottawa, ON - Maverick's
Scarlet Sins' self-titled debut is currently available through CDBaby and will be available at all live shows.
The complete tracklist of the album is as follows: 'Let Go', 'Drown', 'Above Ground', 'Own Truth', 'With You', 'Reborn', 'Strangelove' (DEPECHE MODE cover), 'Are You Worth It', 'Backstabber', 'Broken', 'Fire Inside', 'Entre', 'No Arguments'. It was produced by Rich Chycki, known for his work with RUSH, AEROSMITH, and DREAM THEATER frontman James LaBrie.
Scarlet Sins is confirmed to play the first annual Powerbox Festival at the Whitehorse Amphitheatre in Darrington, Washington. The Powerbox Festival will feature the world's best female hard rock and metal acts. Other headliners on the bill include: Girlschool, McQueen, Kittie, Vixen and Doro.
Some of the proceeds of the show will go towards a breast cancer charity in the memory of former Girlschool guitarist Kelly Johnson who passed away on July 15.
The festival runs from Friday, August 31 to Monday, September 4 inclusive.
Scarlet Sins is set to play at 9pm on Saturday night.
Tickets are available through the festival site at: powerboxfest.com.
Canadian all-female hard rock group Scarlet Sins announced today the addition of Elie Bertrand as their new drummer. This announcement follows six months of searching at home and abroad for the perfect band mate.
"Not only did we need someone with talent, but we also needed to find a drummer who understood and loved our music," said Scarlet Sins guitarist Cristina Bishop. "Elie exceeded all of our expectations."
Bertrand was born and raised in Montreal and has been playing drums since she was five years old. Not only does she play hard rock music, but she is also trained in jazz, funk, blues and latin grooves. She is now sponsored by Sibertdrum and has her own signature Los Cabos drumsticks.
"I'm really honoured to be part of the Scarlet Sins family," said Bertrand. "This project is exactly what I always wanted - a killer sound with three kick ass visionary women."
Having just finished the band's first photo shoot with legendary photographer Barrie Wentzell, Bertrand's first live appearance with Scarlet Sins will be in August.
This all-female quartet has been touring Ontario since 2004 and will be releasing their self-titled debut this fall. The album was produced, engineered and mixed by Richard Chycki (Rush, Aerosmith, Dream Theater's James LaBrie) at Vespa and Mixland Music studios, and mastered by Brett Zilahi (Nickleback,Alexisonfire) at Joao Carvalho Mastering.
Scarlet Sins is a rarity in the metal scene, conveying a progressive and heavy emotional sound.
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Toronto based all-female act SCARLET SINS have uploaded the new version of their song 'Backstabber' on their official MySpace page. It is the version that will appear on their full length album due out later this year, produced by Rich Chycki (RUSH, AEROSMITH, James LaBrie). Go to this location to check it out. The new song 'Are You Worth It' is also available for streaming.
In other news, Scarlet Sins have updated their live schedule. It is now as follows:
11 - Toronto, ON - Healy's
12 - Brampton, ON - The Hype
8 - Burlington, ON - Red Rooster's
12 - St. Catharines, ON - The Mansion House
23 - Chatham, ON - Twisters