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Dark Sky Sanctuary

by Freeways

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1.
Forever Protected
2.
I’ve got no love for this city I don’t plan on sticking around Everyone’s losing their sense of self Trying to fit within the crowd Which personalities present? You know it’s hard to say You pick a mask up off your shelf And put it on display Can’t deny destiny I’ve got no love for this town And all it’s foolish games Everyone’s trying to pretend their worth more then just their name We’re all alone together Confined to concrete cells Trapped in a cycle of vein pursuit And they do it to themselves Can’t deny destiny
3.
Give Em The Gears
4.
I am dog, often mistaken for a wolf from afar I never wanted to walk alone, but I can’t keep lowering the bar Animal instinct often mistaken for agency and choice Too much static, too erratic, to quell that inner voice Crawling on all fours Clamouring to see in this dark sky sanctuary In a Dark Sky Sanctuary Destination, driven by desire, never needs I’ll rather not kill or bite the hand that feeds Lacking tact, losing track of reason or intent Heart is racing, no invitations, lash out at the scent Crawling on all fours Clamouring to see in a dark Sky Sanctuary You think it’s a shame now You always complain how All that’s left is blood and bone I’ve been living all my life in this dark Sky sanctuary Situation not so bright in this dark Sky sanctuary I’ve been living all my life in a dark Sky sanctuary Situation not so bright in this dark Sky sanctuary
5.
Travelling Heart
6.
Fortune's Favourite
7.
Private Myth
8.
Cracked Shadow

about

DYING VICTIMS PRODUCTIONS is proud to present the highly anticipated second album of Canada’s FREEWAYS, Dark Sky Sanctuary, on CD and vinyl LP formats.

FREEWAYS are comprised of four old friends from the peripheral fringes of the greater Toronto area who decided to channel their shared love of dollar-bin Canadian hard rock records and poorly ripped recordings of NWOBHM they’ll never afford into a nearly decades-long pursuit of seeing how far they can play from home and how many drink tickets they can accumulate at a single gig. So far, that plan has produced a handful thrilling of short-lengths (on both tape and 7” format) and an absolutely stunning debut album, True Bearings, released in 2020 by the late/great Temple of Mystery Records.

And True Bearings was presciently titled: this was the sound of FREEWAYS hitting a fever pitch of hard rock glory, plaintive and poignant and positively bleeding pathos every step of the rough, wild way. That widely celebrated debut LP took the band overseas again that spring, where they were even-more-warmly received by rivetheads old and young. With the untimely closing of said label and their growing throng of fans in Europe, DYING VICTIMS stepped in to reissue True Bearings last year, setting the stage for their hotly anticipated follow-up.

At last, it’s here in the form of Dark Sky Sanctuary. Whereas the debut’s cover art (partly) forecasted its contents – cold and cutting on the surface, with a wealth of warmth lurking within that figurative RV – so does the cover art of Dark Sky Sanctuary similarly suggest its sonic arc. The effervescent elan of FREEWAYS is in full force here, except that that’s daubed in hues darker for the band and perhaps a bit thornier as a result. On Dark Sky Sanctuary, the quartet’s fueled by a fire here that sees them both exploring their busier & more aggressive side as equally as their stripped-back & pensive one. It’s difficult to truly qualify the latter as “poppier,” but it’s not impossible to view the moodier side of turn-of-the-‘80s radio rock through FREEWAYS’ unique, ever-engaging lens.

Somehow rougher and more polished, Dark Sky Sanctuary is a sonic safe haven for those who still hold hope for heavy rock as an authentically emotional artform. FREEWAYS are fully recommended for fans of Blue Öyster Cult, Wishbone Ash, Praying Mantis…and FREEWAYS!

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releases April 26, 2024

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Dying Victims Productions Essen, Germany

DYING VICTIMS PRODUCTIONS is a German underground heavy metal label that unleashes all sorts of metal. DVP is always on the lookout for newcomers as well as established acts.

Releases true metal on all formats - Vinyl, CD, Cassette, Merchandise.

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