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After a nearly 2 year long hiatus, Swedish-British modern metal superstars Sonic Syndicate are back in the studio to demo new songs. Check out a short trailer including a first sample of the new Sonic Syndicate sound below.
Commented the band: “The response has been over-whelming from everyone - Thank you! YES, we are back and we have started writing a new album! We always said we would return and never let our fans down; we just had to take a breather and relax because during this time some of us have become parents. Its not that easy to just ditch and jump on a tour bus or into the studio when you've just had a baby! But now we are comfortable to be able to continue - we can't wait to show you what we have planned! We'll be dropping some more video updates on the writing process soon!“
Sonic Syndicate 2013 is:
Nathan James Biggs - vox
Robin Sjunnesson - guitar
Karin Axelsson - bass
John Bengtsson - drums More...
Sonic Syndicate founding member Roger Sjunnesson has issued the following statement about his departure from the band and his new group The Unguided:
"Dear Sonic fans and fellow Musicians, I´m no longer a member of the band I founded with my brother Richard ten years ago. A couple of weeks ago Sonic Syndicate distributed a press release stating 'Last year we parted ways with two band members,' and I think this ambiguity requires some clarification. The first member they are alluding is of course Richard who left Sonic Syndicate in October 2010, and the second is - as some of you already figured out - me. However it should be noted I was in the band well into this year and that´s it.
"I will not go into any details. All I can say is that I never wanted this split to happen, and I did my very best to find an equitable solution. I have been in this band since day 1, written many great songs on all Sonic's albums that I am proud of, toured the world and met fans and every band I grew up listening to. This is nothing you give up easily and it feels strange to not be a part of this band anymore. But this is the last word and it's time to move forward. More...
Nuclear Blast has issued the following statement about Sonic Syndicate
"Last year was an insane rollercoaster for Sonic Syndicatewith extremes of both highs and lows. The band played in front literally the biggest crowds of their entire career, but parted ways with 2 band members. They were presented with Gold Records amongst other music awards, but lost over 100,000 friends when their Facebook page was deleted. The list of good and bad that pursues Sonic is longer than their bar tab at the Metal Hammer Awards. So after the We Rule the World Tour, which spanned Japan, Scandinavia, entire Europe and Russia was complete they decided to call a hiatus, in all honestly not knowing what would happen next. All they knew was they needed to be with their families.
"Nine months of silence. After their joint-headline spot at Summerbreeze festival to over 35,000 people Sonic haven't played a single show since, declining tour offers to play with some of the worlds hugest bands. But all of this still hasn't been enough to stop their fans. The overwhelming amount of requests to see them live again have kept pouring in everyday since they announced the break. Sooner or later Sonic would have to comment something."
The band has now issued the following statement: More...
Swedish modern rock / metal metal act Sonic Syndicate has announced the band's one and only club show for 2011. The band will headline the 6 years Bleeding Nose anniversary party in Stuttgart, Germany on May 13, 2011 at Universum.
Nuclear Blast commented on the show:
"Since the bands friendship with the Bleeding Nose crew lasts for ages now it was obvious Sonic Syndicate would be part of this event. Fans can expect an absolutely exclusive club gig with a special set list! The tickets for this show will be limited to 300 – so prepare for a packed sweaty metal concert! Tickets can be ordered at this location, Bleeding Nose and/or at the Universum/Goldmark’s. Tickets cost 19,50 EUR incl. all fees & Bleeding Nose Party. If you just want to visit the Bleeding Nose Party tickets cost 5,00 EUR and will also be available through the above mentioned channels."
Aborted, As I Lay Dying, and Crowbar have now been confirmed to perform at the 2011 edition of the Summer Breeze festival, which is set to take place from August 18th - 20th, 2011. Additional details on the festival can be found here. The currently announced lineup is as follows:
As I Lay Dying
Hail of bullets
Devil sold his soul More...
On February 11th the "Nuclear Blast Clips Vol.1" clip compilation will be released on DVD, Blu-ray and as a digital download. A teaser trailer for the compilation, which features over 40 clips and 190 minutes running time, can be viewed below.
The track listing is as follows: More...
Nuclear Blast has announced that the forthcoming "Nuclear Blast Clips Vol.1" DVD / Bluray compilation has been postponed to February 11th, 2011. The track listing is as follows:
1. Accept - Teutonic Terror
2. Sabaton – Uprising
3. Blind Guardian - A Voice In The Dark
4. Dimmu Borgir - Dimmu Borgir
5. Immortal - All Shall Fall
6. Death Angel - Truce
7. Avantasia - Dying For An Angel
8. Sonic Syndicate - Turn It Up
9. Filter - The Inevitable Relapse
10. Soilwork - Deliverance Is Mine
11. Exodus - Downfall
12. Kataklysm - Push The Venom
13. Overkill - Bring Me The Night
14. Eluveitie - Thousandfold
15. Equilibrium - Der Ewige Sieg
16. Ex Deo - The Final War
17. Suicidal Angels - Beyond The Laws Of Church
18. Arsis - Forced To Rock
19. Mnemic - Diesel Uterus
20. Tarot - I Walk Forever
21. Indica - Islands Of Light
22. Callejon - Sommer, Liebe, Kokain
23. Scar Symmetry - The Iconoclast
24. Filter - No Love
25. All Ends - Generation Disgrace
26. Rhapsody Of Fire - Sea Of Fate
27. Decrepit Birth - The Resonance
28. Suffocation - Cataclysmic Purification
29. Nile - Permitting The Noble Dead To Descend To The Underworld
30. Behemoth - Alas, Lord Is Upon Me (censored) More...
Swedish modern rock / metal act Sonic Syndicate just issued the following statement regarding the band's recent addition to the ranks of Alchemy endorsed artists: "Yo what's up everyone! I just wanted to spread the word that we in Sonic Syndicate partnered up with Alchemy England! These dudes have some sick products and we got to kit ourselves out with their newest and coolest Skulls, shirts, rings and things recently! Right before xmas on our We Rule The World tour we met up with the Alchemy crew for a kick ass photo shoot which you can check out over on their website. We couldn't be happier than to be working with these hard rocking dudes from England!"
Furthermore, Sonic Syndicate will also be touring Russia in March 2011. Commented bass player Karin Axelsson: "We are happy to be touring Russia soon! Make sure to show up and party and mosh with us! Let's rule the night together!"
The dates are as follows:
17 MAR Minsk, Belarus @ Reactor
18 MAR Kiev, Ukraine @ Bingo
19 MAR Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine @ Rock Café
20 MAR Donetsk, Ukraine @ DS Mashinostroiteley
21 MAR Rostov, Russia @ Podzemka
22 MAR Stariy Oskol, Russia @ Dvorets Sporta
23 MAR Voronezh, Russia @ Tarantul
24 MAR Saratov, Russia @ Varite
25 MAR Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia @ Rocco
26 MAR Moscow, Russia @ Plan B
27 MAR Saint-Petersburg,Russia @ Zal Ozhidaniya
Vocalist Nathan James Biggs of Swedish act Sonic Syndicate has checked in with the following update about the band's upcoming activity:
"Boy did we have an eventful 2010! We released We Rule the Night, completed a 3 month tour (We Rule the World : The European Chapter), released 3 music videos, and to top it all off our single Revolution, Baby! went gold selling well over 10,000 copies in Sweden alone! Damn!
"Since then we've been taking a break for Christmas and rocking out with some friends and fam over the new year and now I've dragged my ass to Finland to party with my girl Niki from the BBQBarbies, Jussi from the 69eyes and also hooked up with the Nuclear Blast team over here - I sense many a late night! Its gonna be wild!
"But don't worry! We're already planning out 2011 and can reveal that not only are we headed back to Russia to continue our We Rule The World Tour but we have confirmed some killer festivals including Summerbreeze where we will be headlining the 2nd stage! Oh, and a little something else! We're doing a tour of some of Europe's biggest arenas with the eXtreme Freestylers motocross team where we will be playing to thousands and thousands of people!
"So... As you can see! We're gonna be back beating you senseless with our own brand of Sonic metal! We miss you all already! Come and join us in 2011 which is destined to be the most amazing year for Sonic Syndicate yet" More...
Former Sonic Syndicate members Richard Sjunnesson (vocals) and Roland Johansson (vocals) have teamed up with current guitarist Roger Sjunnesson to form The Unguided. The band is preparing to release its debut two-track digital and physical single "Nightmareland" in February with a full length to follow near the end of the year. Richard Sjunnesson commented on the new project by saying:
"We already have about ten songs in the pipeline for the album and everything sounds really awesome! I will assure you it sounds nothing like the 'new' Sonic, and the people who liked the classic Syndicate will be familiar with the take on these songs, for sure. I don't think we ever wrote this many songs in such a short period of time. And I believe it's the fruit of having creative freedom and loving what we do — it certainly has upped the pace."
Hatebreed has been confirmed to perform at the 2011 edition of the Summer Breeze Open Air. The festival is set to take place from August 18th - 20th, and additional details can be found here. The organizers of the festival commented:
"Summer Breeze has already survived a few tremors over the last few years, but the most severe eruption of them all is yet to come. Hatebreed are gearing up to utterly destroy Dinkelsbühl in 2011 with their killer songs. No other band out there combines the attitude and aggression of hardcore and the uncompromising heaviness of metal in such a perfect way. Scene icon Jamey Jasta and his wrecking crew are the epitome of unleashed energy, the embodiment of credibility, the essence of groove, the purest form of brutality, the rulers of all pits and the blueprint for a whole generation, all rolled into one. Please welcome one of the most important and influential bands of the last decade for the first time at Summer Breeze! Hard, harder, Hatebreed!"
The currently announced lineup is as follows: Arch Enemy, Tyr, Kvelertak, Suicidal Tendencies, Bolt Thrower, J.B.O., Witchery, Farmer Boys, Kalmah, Hail of Bullets, Corvus Corax, Hammerfall, Skeletonwitch, Excrementory Grindfuckers, Kampfar, Hayseed Dixie, Turisas, Marduk, Sonic Syndicate, Decapitated, Moonsorrow, Sodom, and Hatebreed.
Swedish hard rock act Sonic Syndicate has revealed that it will be taking part in the forthcoming "Extreme Freestylers" motorcross tour of Europe. The event will feature performances from several bands as well as motorcycle stunts from Mike Mason, Nate Adams, Heath Frisby and Adam Jones. You can view the confirmed list of dates and cities below, with more dates and venues expected to be announced in the coming weeks.
May 07 - Warsaw, Poland
May 21 - Arnhem, Netherlands
Jun. 04 - South, France
Jun. 11 - Paris, France
Jun. 18 - Prague, Czech Republic
Swedish hard rock act Sonic Syndicate has announced that it will be taking part in the upcoming edition of the Summer Breeze festival. Summer Breeze 2011 is set to take place between August 18th, 19th and 20th, 2011 in Dinkelsbuhl, Germany.
The confirmed line-up now includes:
HAIL OF BULLETS
Sonic Syndicate has issued the following statement wishing everyone a happy holiday season:
"Hello Everyone, we just wanted to drop by and wish EVERYONE a Merry Christmas / happy holiday. It's been an amazing year with you guys and we can't thank you guys enough for all the support, THANK YOU.
"Now we're gonna turn the night over to good ole Santa Claus and hope everyone has a kick ass time with their family and friends. See you in 2011."
Sonic Syndicate also has the following upcoming live show in Norway:
3/10 John Dee Oslo, NO
Sweden's Sonic Syndicate has issued the following announcement about performing at the Metal Christmas Festival:
"Switzerland, are you ready for more Sonic Syndicate? On Saturday December 18th the band will be flying in to Bern, Switzerland to kick off the holiday season at this years Metal Christmas Festival with UDO, The Sorrow, fellow label mates Sabaton and more. Please check the tour section for tickets. Thanks for all the amazing support, we rule the night together!"
The upcoming Sonic Syndicate tour dates are as follows: More...
Sweden's Sonic Syndicate has announced a replacement vocalist for Richard Sjunnesson, who will not be traveling with the band on the upcoming tour. The band commented in a statement:
"Hello to all our fans! We can't wait to see you all on the We Rule the World tour! However we're sorry to announce that Richard will not be completing the remaining dates with us. He is taking a break for family and personal reasons.
"Have no fear! We are still coming to rule the night and burn your city! In fact we are already working on the future and booking more shows! Standing in on harsh vocals will be our long time friend Christoffer Andersson, he's well rehearsed, more than qualified and ready to kick ass with us every night!"
Here are Sonic Syndicate's upcoming tour dates: More...
Swedish hard rockers Sonic Syndicate has posted its new music video online for the track "Turn It Up." The song appears on the bands 2010 release "We Rule the Night." You can view the video below:
Swedish modern metal act Sonic Syndicate has posted the 6th trailer for the band's upcoming music video "Turn It Up." The song comes off the bands new album "We Rule The Night," which was released on August 27, 2010. The teaser video can be viewed below.
Sweden's Sonic Syndicate is set to embark on the "We Rule The World" European tour, which runs from September to December, with two festival appearances prior to the start of the trek. The band has now announced the following tour dates:
8/28 2010 HELGEÅ FESTIVALEN KNISLINGE, SWEDEN
9/3 2010 ROCK THE LAKE FESTIVAL CARINTHIA, AUSTRIA
9/15 2010 FOLKEN STAVANGER, NORWAY
9/16 2010 Garage Bergen, NORWAY
9/17 2010 BYSCENEN HAUGESUND, NORWAY
9/18 2010 ROCKEFELLER OSLO, NORWAY
9/21 2010 NOSTURI HELSINKI, FINLAND
9/24 2010 ARENA FALUN, SWEDEN
9/25 2010 KLUBBEN / FRYSHUSET STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
10/7 2010 Skylten Linköping, SWEDEN
10/8 2010 TIVOLI HELSINGBORG, SWEDEN
10/9 2010 KB Malmö, SWEDEN
10/15 2010 Brewhouse Göteborg, SWEDEN
10/16 2010 ROCKBAREN KARLSTAD, SWEDEN
10/22 2010 B&B Halmstad, SWEDEN
10/23 2010 The Rock Copenhagen, SWEDEN
10/30 2010 BOLWERK SNEEK, NETHERLANDS
10/31 2010 Mezz Breda, NETHERLANDS
11/2 2010 Batschkapp Frankfurt, GERMANY
11/3 2010 SCHÜÜR LUZERN, SWITZERLAND
11/4 2010 SZENE VIENNA, AUSTRIA
11/5 2010 HONKY TONKY SEREGNO, ITALY
11/6 2010 SIDDARTHA CLUB PRATO, ITALY
11/7 2010 DIE RÖHRE STUTTGART, GERMANY
11/8 2010 KOFMEHL SOLOTURN, SWITZERLAND
11/10 2010 MEPHISTO BARCELONA, SPAIN
11/11 2010 Sala Live Madrid, SPAIN
11/12 2010 AZKENA BILBAO, SPAIN
11/13 2010 LE FERRAILLEUR NANTES, FRANCE
11/16 2010 UNDERGROUND KÖLN, GERMANY
11/17 2010 C-CLUB BERLIN, GERMANY
11/18 2010 MODRA VOPICE PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
11/19 2010 HELLRAISER LEIPZIG, GERMANY
11/20 2010 MATRIX BOCHUM, GERMANY
11/21 2010 LOGO HAMBURG, GERMANY
11/23 2010 5:00PLA FLÈCHE D'O PARIS, FRANCE
11/24 2010 Joiners Southampton, UNITED KINGDOM
11/25 2010 CAVERN EXETER, UNITED KINGDOM
11/26 2010 THE CRYPT HASTINGS, UNITED KINGDOM
11/27 2010 CHINNERY'S SOUTHEND-ON-SEA, UNITED KINGDOM
11/28 2010 ACADEMY 3 BIRMINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM
11/30 2010 ACADEMY 2 NEWCASTLE, UNITED KINGDOM More...
Sonic Syndicate has issued the following statement about streaming the entire "We Rule the Night" album online:
"The time has arrived! Sonic Syndicate's upcoming album We Rule The Night has now been released right here on MySpace in it's entirety so click back to the music player, turn it up and spread the word.
"Also, tickets for the We Rule The World tour are on sale now in the tour section of the official website so show your support and pick one up today."