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Latest Sister News

Below is our complete Sister news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Sister Parts Ways With Bassist

Stockholm, Sweden's Sister has issued the following announcement about parting ways with the band's bass player:

"So it's official. Rikki is leaving Sister after years of madness, touring and recording. None of us wanted this to happen but it's his choice and we respect that to 100% and wish him all the best. There are no hard feelings at all, just Rikki's drive to move on.

"We want to thank Rikki for all the years of fun and hard work in Sister and being the most badass bass player out there.

"You see a lot of this nowadays. The music business is hard, the old rockstars are fading away and bands split up. We can assure you one thing. Sister ain't slowing down a bit. We're gonna hold on to you fuckers till the last breath!

"We've had line up changes before and one thing is crystal clear: It has always made us stronger and better as a band. This will happen now again. A replacement for Rikki is already set and will be presented soon.

"The new tunes sound better than ever and Sister will deliver a beast in 2016! Sister has the best and most dedicated fans ever and we count on your support as you should count on us. See you guys on the road in 2016 and let's raise some hell." More...

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Sister Announces Headline Tour

Sister just confirmed a headline run through Europe in February and March of 2015. The shows begin on February 6th in Oslo and wrap up in Hamburg on March 21st.

Comments the band: "This is the first European headline tour we do in a while after heavily touring Europe as a support to a lot of great bands the last 3-4 years. We're really looking forward to playing whole sets every night and going through all the material we have on our three releases from the EP 'Deadboys Making Noise' to the latest album 'Disguised Vultures.' Will be killer nights for sure! See you out there!"

06/02/15 NO - Oslo - Olsen Pa Bryn
07/02/15 NO - Stavanger - Brynerocken
25/02/15 SI - Kranj - Trainstation Squat
27/02/15 DE - Lichtenfels - Paunchy Cats
28/02/15 DE - Bochum - Sleazefest
04/03/15 ES - Barcelona - Rocksound
05/03/15 ES - Valencia - Pabersematao
06/03/15 ES - Zaragoza - Eccos
07/03/15 ES - Vitoria-Gasteiz - Helldorado
08/03/15 ES - Madrid - We Rock
11/03/15 UK - Edinburgh - Bannermans
12/03/15 UK - Consett - Steph
13/03/15 UK - Hafan y Mor - Hard Rock Hell
14/03/15 UK - Nottingham - Doghouse
15/03/15 UK - Sutton in Ashfield - The Diamond
17/03/15 UK - London - The Underworld
18/03/15 BE - Deinze - Elpee
19/03/15 NL - Breda - Mezz
20/03/15 NL - Oefenbunker - Landgraaf
21/03/15 DE - Hamburg - Rockcafé St. Pauli More...

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Sister Posts New Music Video

Sweden's Sister has launched a brand new music video for one of the most vitriol-filled cuts from the band's latest album, "Disguised Vultures."

"Slay Yourself" was filmed at venues in Sweden and Finland and captures the sweaty and raw energy unleashed on the club stages on that tour. Watch the video below, courtesy of Revolvermag.com

Sister has confirmed an appearance at the Peace and Love festival in Borlänge, Sweden on July 5th. More tour dates for Europe are in the works and will be announced soon. More...

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Sister Releases New Music Video

Swedish outfit Sister dropped new album "Disguised Vultures" on January 21st in North America, and has today teamed up with Revolver Magazine to premiere the music video for the track "My Enemy." Check out the new video produced by Jimmy Johansson below.

Sister drummer/backing vocalist Cari comments on the track: "My Enemy is a trip through a chaos filled mind. The lyrics speak about personal feelings on the ups and downs in life and also about what the world has become today. As the opener for the album this song goes out 110% from the start to seconds after hit the brakes and then come back with full force again. That's pretty much how we live our lives today."

The video's producer Jimmy Johansson adds, "My vision with this video was to make it 'in your face' as much as possible, just like the song. I wanted to portrait the ugly sides of humanity such as war, murder, torture, school dances, poverty, starvation, gluttony and so on. Hopefully we can make someone think. If the video doesn't affect you in any way, we have failed. And if you think it's too much, then you should just stay at home and not watch the news ever again and keep on ignoring." More...

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Sister Posts New Single Online

Swedish punk/metal act Sister has released the second single taken from new album "Disguised Vultures." Check out "Naked" in the player below, courtesy of Revolvermag.com.

Sister comments on the song: "Naked is a slow and powerful song that was written during some dark times. It reflects the feeling of being exposed and how life sometimes can be cruel to you. "Naked" is kind of different from all the other singles we've released and it feels like the right time for doing something like that. This album will give you even more surprises further on!"

"Disguised Vultures" was recorded with Martin Sweet and Linus Nirbrant and will be released on January 21st in North America and January 24th in UK/Europe. The track listing is as follows:

1. My Enemy
2. Sick (watch the video over here)
3. Disguised Vultures
4. Arise
5. We Salute 'Em
6. Slay Yourself
7. Naked
8. DMN
9. (Stop The) Revolution
10. Please Kill Me More...

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Sister Reveals New Album Release

Swedish hard rock act Sister has announced new album "Disguised Vultures" due out January 21st (North America) and January 27th in Europe.

The record was recorded with Martin Sweet and Linus Birbrant and features the previously released single, "Sick." Pre-order information is available via Metal Blade here.

"Disguised Vultures" emphasizes what the band is all about: heavy, raw sound and attitude. Fans will find plenty more of what Revolver Magazine described as "a genre-bending amalgam of street punk attitude and glam-inspired melodies" on this new album. More...

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Sister Posts New Music Video

After the release of the band's Metal Blade debut "Hated" in 2011 and a good number of European tours, Swedish outfit Sister finally release a brand new single right in time for a new run with Wednesday 13.

Sister has just released a video clip for the song, which can be found below. The band comments: "This is the first video of the upcoming album that will be released through Metal Blade in 2014. It's for the single 'Sick.' Enjoy!"

"Sick" is the first single from the upcoming 2nd album, scheduled for release in early 2014. You can also catch the band live with Wednesday 13 (dates available after the jump). More...

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Sister To Release New Single

After the release of Metal Blade debut "Hated" in 2011 and a good number of European tours, Swedish punk 'n metal outfit Sister will finally release a brand new single this coming October 25th, right in time for the band's European run with Wednesday 13.

"Sick" is the first single from the upcoming new album, which is scheduled for release in early 2014 and will be available digitally and also on 7” vinyl in different colors. Besides the brand new title track on side A, the B-side features the Roky Erickson cover "Two Headed Dog."

Comments Sister: “This is the first single of our second album which will be released on Metal Blade in 2014. Sick really sums up where Sister are at the moment, with a heavier sound than ever this single comes bursting with energy and raw power!”

See Sister on tour with Wednesday 13: More...

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Sister Supporting Crashdiet On Tour

Swedish rock'n'roll outfit Sister will be supporting fellow countrymen Crashdiet on a Scandinavian tour in February 2013. The tour, which also features Toxic Rose, hits the following locations:

15/02/13 – SE – Gothenburg – Sticky Fingers
16/02/13 – SE – Malmö – KB
22/02/13 – SE – Gavle – Gasklockorna
23/02/13 – NO – Oslo – Betong
27/02/13 – SE – Stockholm – Klubben
01/03/13 – SE – Uppsala – Hallarna
02/03/13 – SE – Borlange - Bolanche

Sister will be also direct support on the full European tour of Crashdiet in May of 2013. Dates are as follows: More...

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Sister Splits With Guitarist

Swedish act Sister has checked in with the following announcement about parting ways with the band's guitarist:

"Time to announce some changes. Lestat has due to personal reasons left the band. We thank him for some great years and wish him luck in the future. Going through the filth and mud close around us we dragged up what have become our new brother Tim.

"Also much has happened lately in Sisterland and we will make some big announcements soon. Til then......" More...

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Sister Posts "Werewolves On Blackstreet" Video

Sweden's Sister recently filmed a video for the track "Werewolves on Blackstreet" during the band's performance at this year's Sonisphere Festival in Madrid, Spain. Shot and edited by Jimmy Johansson, "Werewolves" on Blackstreet highlights the band's experience at the festival both on and off stage. Check it out below. Sister also commented:

"The trip to Madrid and Sonisphere Festival was an awesome experience. We definitely had a fucking blast! To share the stage with giants like Slayer, Soundgarden, Limp Bizkit, The Offspring and Metallica is just wicked. Check out our video and catch some of the highlights from our travel.

"Sonisphere is indeed a great festival both on and off stage. We want to send out a big thanks to the festival organizers and to our Spanish fans! And of course Jimmy, son of K, Johansson for shooting and editing all of our stupidities. See you guys next time!" More...

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Sister Posts New Music Video

Swedish sleaze/punk metal band Sister posted a new music video for the song "Spit On Me." the track appears on the band's latest LP "Hated" which was released in June 2011.

Check out the video here:

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Breaker Confirmed For Bang Your Head 2012

Cleveland, Ohio metallers Breaker been confirmed for this year's edition of the Bang Your Head festival, set to take place July 13th - 14th, 2012 in Balingen, Germany.

Breaker will perform an exclusive European reunion show with original vocalist Jim Hamar to celebrate the band's 30th anniversary and the 25th anniversary of the release of the landmark "Get Tough!" album on Auburn Records.

This will be Breaker's fifth visit to Germany and second to Bang Your Head. The band's only previous festival appearance in Germany with Hamar on vocals was at Wacken Open Air in 2000.
Visit the Bang Your Head website for more information.

The festival billing is shaping up as follows: More...

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Sister Posts "Bullshit & Backstabbing" Video

Swedish sleaze and punk influenced metal band Sister has just released a second music video off the brand new album "Hated," for the track "Bullshit & Backstabbing." Check out the clip, courtesy of Metal Hammer, in the player below.

Here's what the band had to say about their new video: "The video for 'Bullshit & Backstabbing' is the first video we've done with a crew behind the cameras. The song is a favourite of the album HATED for all of us in the band and it felt right to make a video of it. We found a greasy spot to shoot it at and got to work. Like always we wanted to keep it on a basic level and just do a video with what Sister is all about Just deliver the punk rock we've always done. This is what we do and the video crew Bröderna Blom and Tinnerholm got it down and made it sick. Check it! Ps No animals were seriously harmed during the shooting of this video!"

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Sister Acoustic Footage Available

Footage has been posted online of Swedish act Sister performing an acoustic session for Rock It TV, which is available below. You can also check out Sister's music video for "The Unlucky Minority" by heading over to this location.

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Sister Posts Music Video Teaser

Sister has posted a teaser clip online for the band's upcoming "Bullshit & Backstabbing" music video, which can be viewed below. Sister will also be supporting GWAR on a European tour, with full details on the run available here.

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Sister To Support GWAR On Tour

Sweden's Sister has been confirmed as the supporting act for the upcoming European tour of the mighty GWAR, starting the 11th of January, 2012.

Comments the band: "When the rumours of a tour supporting GWAR first started circulating the whole band got excited right away! They are a band that really stands out from the rest and has been doing that for a long time. A cult band really!! Secondly it's great to finally infect the UK with our presence and to round it all up back home in Stockholm couldn't be better. Sister will kick it harder than ever and we're looking forward to see all of you GWAR-heads and Sister supporters in January! Fuck, the tours just keep on coming our way. We love it!!"

Sister's upcoming tour dates are as follows:

11/01/12 – BE – Antwerp – Trix
12/01/12 – UK – Bristol – Bierkeller
13/01/12 – UK – London – Electric Ballroom
14/01/12 – UK – Coventry – Kasbah
15/01/12 – UK – Manchester – The Ritz
16/01/12 – UK – Belfast – Spring & Airbrake
17/01/12 – IE – Dublin- Button Factory
18/01/12 – UK – Wrexham – Central Station
20/01/12 – UK – Swansea – Sin City
21/01/12 – UK – Nottingham – Rock City
24/01/12 – UK – Portsmouth – Highlights
25/01/12 – DE – Bochum – Matrix
26/01/12 – DE – Bielefeld – Forum
27/01/12 – DK – Copenhagen – The Rock
28/01/12 – SE – Gothenburg – Brewhouse
29/01/12 – NO – Oslo – Rockefeller
30/01/12 – SE – Stockholm - Klubben More...

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Sister Posts "The Unlucky Minority" Video

Sweden's Sister has just released a music video, off the new album "Hated," for the track "The Unlucky Minority." Check out the video below.

Here's what the band had to say about the new video: "We filmed this video for The Unlucky Minority in one evening without any major plans really but with alotta sweat and beers instead! Keep it simple and keep the Sister approach to it all. This video represents us and just like the album, we've captured the raw and dirty feeling in it. This is a straight rock n' roll video with no fucking around. Just pure Sister. The video was shot and edited by independent film maker Jimmy Johansson (creator of Arkusan Martinsson, Brutt, Brunsås the movie) an 'old friend/drinking pal/roommate to the band' who has followed and hung out with the band since the beginning."

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Sister Posts New Single Online

Revolver Magazine has premiered a single titled "Bullshit & Backstabbing," which is off Swedish sleaze and punk influenced metal band Sister's upcoming album "Hated" (out June 7th in North America). You can listen to the song here or check out a teaser for the album below.

The band comments on the new single Bullshit & Backstabbing:

"Pretty much all of our songs takes form in the rehearsal and Bullshit & Backstabbing was no exception. It's a song with an 'up yours' mentality and fits us as a band perfectly. It's a fast track compared to the title track and we knew right from the start that this was goin' to be one of the band's favorite songs on the album. When we took it into the studio it really turned out exactly the way we wanted it to and working together with Martin Sweet (Crashdïet) and Calle Fäldt (Deranged) was really the best way we could have done for this album. Recording the guitars and bass in the studio in Staffanstorp in the southern part of Sweden and vocals in Sweet's studio in Stockholm gave us the possibility to focus on the right things while recording; a lot of stress because of a really tight schedule, but with a result that turned out really fucking great!"


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