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Sonic Syndicate

Formed: 2004
From: Falkenburg, Sweden
Last Known Status: Active

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Sonic Syndicate Signs With Despotz Records

Despotz Records - the Swedish Metal/Rock/Pop Record label and Publishing company, which was founded in Stockholm, Sweden in 2007 - has signed Swedish modern/alternative metal act Sonic Syndicate. The band last issued a self titled release in 2014 via Nuclear Blast Records.

Despotz co-founder and managing partner Mr. Carl-Marcus Gidlöf commented: “We at Despotz have recently taken the label international and have locked in fresh new exciting opportunities in North America with Sony/RED/Aisa. This signing further proves that our plan to work internationally, based here in Stockholm, directly with our artists combined with a strong PR/Marketing and distribution setup is the future of Despotz. Sonic Syndicate share our vision, we’ve already had a number of creative conversations and we’re looking towards an exciting future. We’re honored to welcome Sonic Syndicate to the Despotz family.”

Since 2005, Sonic Syndicate has been pounding away at the international music scene touring Europe, North America and Asia. The much anticipated sixth album is to be released later this year, the first under the new deal.

Vocalist Nathan J Biggs says: “As you could imagine we are super excited to be signing to Despotz Records based here in Stockholm, Sweden, we couldn’t imagine a better place to call home. When the possibility of us working together first came up with this modern, creative & forward thinking team we pretty much had our mind set that this was where we belong. This is an exciting new chapter for both Sonic Syndicate and Despotz.” More...

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Sonic Syndicate Parts With Bassist, Posts Video

Sonic Syndicate has announced the departure of long-time bass player, Karin Axelsson. Commented Axelsson:

"Dear friends, as most of you know by now I haven't been touring with my boys in Sonic for a while. Sonic Syndciate has been my family and my life for many years and I've met so many great people and experienced things I never thought I would.

"I’ve had the time of my life, so many of my dreams have come true in so many ways but sometimes you have to make hard choices in life and it’s time for me to move on because I am in a place where I need to focus on my family and private life, I hope you understand my decision. I would like to thank all you guys who came out to our shows, for your endless love and support, it has meant so much to me and the guys that we could never express in words how we feel.

"Before I officially go and start my new life I’d like to ask you one more thing. Please take care of the boys, my brothers, because I love them with all of my heart and although we’ll keep contact and see each other from time to time I will truly miss them and the music we’ve made together.
So, with everything above said and done, I would like to officially introduce Michel to the Sonic Syndicate family. What I ask from you guys is to please open your hearts for this great guy who’s an awesome bass player and give him a warm welcome."

Accompanying the introduction of new bass player, Michel Bärzén, the band premieres the official music video for "Diabolical Work Of Art," taken off latest record, "Sonic Syndicate." Check it out below. More...

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Sonic Syndicate Releases "Catching Fire" Video

Sweden's Sonic Syndicate posted a new music video for the track "Catching Fire." The song appears on the band's latest album, simply entitled "Sonic Syndicate," which is available via Nuclear Blast Records.

The video features footage captured from the band's latest headlining tour "The Diabolical Tour of Art" can be seen here:

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Sonic Syndicate Posts Preview Clip Of New Video

Sweden's Sonic Syndicate posted a preview clip for the upcoming new music video "Catching Fire." The song appears on the band's latest album, simply entitled "Sonic Syndicate," which was issued this past July via Nuclear Blast Records.

The video, which features footage captured from the band's latest headlining tour "The Diabolical Tour of Art," will be released on December 15th. Check out the preview clip here:

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Sonic Syndicate Posts Tour Video Blog

Sonic Syndicate just posted the fourth video blog from the band's recently concluded "Diabolical Tour Of Art" headlining trek.

Take a look behind the curtains in the player below. Be sure to also check out the previous episode at this location.

The tour led the band through Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Czech Republic, supporting the group's brand new self-titled album, which was released back in June. The album has hit the official album charts in Germany (#36) and Austria (#74).

Furthermore the band has also been confirmed to support label mates Machine Head on these dates through Scandinavia:

29th Nov - Store Vega, Copenhagen Denmark
30th Nov - Sentrum Scene, Oslo Norway
1st Dec - Arenan, Stockholm Sweden

Commented singer Nathan James Biggs: "If I could pick any band in the world to share a stage with I guarantee MACHINE-Fuckin-HEAD would be in the top 3! These shows are gonna be insane and we get to roll out the most brutal tracks from our new album, really let loose on stage, and on our home-turf no less! Knowing Rob Flynn is going up after us is really gonna push me to kill it every night as he's one of the best frontmen in the business. Both SONIC SYNDICATE and MH fans should be psyched, this tour will be one of the most devastating runs to hit Scandinavia, ever!" More...

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Sonic Syndicate Posts Tour Blog

Anglo-Swedish metal outfit Sonic Syndicate has released the latest in a series of vlogs from the recently concluded "Diabolical Tour Of Art" headlining tour.

Take a look behind the curtains and see what the trek was like for Sonic Syndicate in the player below, or check out the last video in the series at this location.

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Sonic Syndicate Posts New Tour Blog

Sonic Syndicate has released a second vlog from the ongoing "Diabolical Tour Of Art" headlining trek. Take a look behind the curtains below, and you can also see the previously posted first video at this location.

The tour is leading the band through Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Czech Republic, supporting a self-titled album that hit the official album charts in Germany (#36) and Austria (#74). Remaining shows are as follows:

21.10.2014 CZ Prag - Nova Chmelnice
22.10.2014 D Berlin - SO36
23.10.2014 D Stuttgart - Universum
24.10.2014 D Bochum - Matrix
25.10.2014 D Kiel - Pumpe More...

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Sonic Syndicate Checks In From The Road

Anglo-Swedish modern metal powerhouse Sonic Syndicate has posted a video blog from the ongoing "Diabolical Tour Of Art" headlining run.

Take a look behind the curtains of the first show of tour, which took place this past Saturday in Muenster, Germany.

The tour is leading the band through Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Czech Republic, supporting the group's self-titled album, which was released back in June. Remaining dates are as follows:

16.10.2014 CH Herisau - Pontem
17.10.2014 D München - Backstage
18.10.2014 D Adelsheim - Live Factory
20.10.2014 AT Wien - Viper Room
21.10.2014 CZ Prag - Nova Chmelnice
22.10.2014 D Berlin - SO36
23.10.2014 D Stuttgart - Universum
24.10.2014 D Bochum - Matrix
25.10.2014 D Kiel - Pumpe More...

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Sonic Syndicate Kicking Off Tour

Anglo-Swedish modern metal powerhouse Sonic Syndicate will kick off the "Diabolical Tour Of Art" headlining tour in Muenster, Germany.

The 13 date trek will lead the band through Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Czech, supporting a brand new self-titled album, which was released in June. Check out the "Favourite Track" webisode featuring drummer John Bengtsson below.

11.10.2014 D Münster - Sputnikhalle
12.10.2014 D Köln - Underground
14.10.2014 D Aschaffenburg - Colos-Saal
15.10.2014 D Nürnberg - Hirsch
16.10.2014 CH Herisau - Pontem
17.10.2014 D München - Backstage
18.10.2014 D Adelsheim - Live Factory
20.10.2014 AT Wien - Viper Room
21.10.2014 CZ Prag - Nova Chmelnice
22.10.2014 D Berlin - SO36
23.10.2014 D Stuttgart - Universum
24.10.2014 D Bochum - Matrix
25.10.2014 D Kiel - Pumpe More...

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Ferium Joins Diabolic Tour Of Art 2014

Israeli metal outfit Ferium has been added this fall's Diabolic Tour of Art 2014, headlined by Sonic Syndicate. Ferium will join May The Silence Fall and Inmate on the trek, which runs from October 11th - 25th. Dates are as follows:

11-Oct-2014: Münster - Sputnikhalle (Germany)
12-Oct-2014: Köln - Underground (Germany)
13-Oct-2014: Hamburg - Grünspan (Germany)
14-Oct-2014: Aschaffenburg - Colos-Saal (Germany)
15-Oct-2014: Nürnberg - Hirsch (Germany)
16-Oct-2014: Herisau - Pontem (Switzerland)
17-Oct-2014: München - Backstage (Germany)
18-Oct-2014: Adelsheim - Live Factory (Germany)
20-Oct-2014: Wien - Viper Room (Austria)
21-Oct-2014: Prag - Nova Chmelnice (Czech Republic)
22-Oct-2014: Berlin - SO36 (Germany)
23-Oct-2014: Stuttgart - Universum (Germany)
24-Oct-2014: Bochum - Matrix (Germany)
25-Oct-2014: Kiel - Pumpe (Germany) More...

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Sonic Syndicate Streaming New Album

Sonic Syndicate today releases the band's new, self-titled album in Europe (due out July 8th in North America via Nuclear Blast).

The entire album can also now be checked out via an online stream below, courtesy of Fuze-Magazin.de. The track listing is as follows:

01. Day Of The Dead
02. Black Hole Halo
03. Long Road Home
04. My Revenge
05. Before You Finally Break (feat. Speed of Soilwork)
06. Catching Fire
07. Unbreakable
08. It Takes Me
09. See What I See
10. So Addicted
11. The Flame That Changed The World

LIMITED EDITION BONUS TRACKS:
12. Diabolical Work Of Art
13. What We Shared
14. Another Soldier Down More...

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Sonic Syndicate Posts Album Trailer

Anglo-Swedish modern metal powerhouse Sonic Syndicate has released the first part of a series of trailers in which every member of the band discusses their favorite track from upcoming self-titled, fifth album.

Watch guitarist and songwriter Robin Sjunnesson talk about his favorite "Sonic Syndicate" track in the player below. The album is set for release via Nuclear Blast Records on July 4th (EU), July 7th (UK) and July 8th (USA). You can also see the music video for "Before You Finally Break" at this location.

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Nuclear Blast Bands Pick FIFA World Cup Teams

The 2014 FIFA World Cup features a total of 64 matches played in twelve cities across Brazil, with 32 teams involved from 5 confederations… but how would the World Cup look if Nuclear Blast bands ran things?

The label decided to find out by asking a selection of them who they would have in their World Cup 2014 team, using only musicians! Watch the videos below to see who The Defiled, Suicide Silence, Sonic Syndicate, and Bury Tomorrow picked.

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Sonic Syndicate Posts New Music Video

Anglo-Swedish modern metal powerhouse Sonic Syndicate has released an official music video for the second single, "Before You Finally Break," taken off the band's upcoming self-titled, fifth album. The album is set for release via Nuclear Blast Records on July 4th (EU), July 7th (UK) and July 8th (USA).

The clip was shot by director Patric Ullaeus and features Soilwork singer Björn "Speed" Strid on guest vocals. Check it out below, courtesy of Kerrang.com.

Commented singer Nathan James Biggs: "I'm honored to call Speed a friend. I've been a big Soilwork fan for years. Those guys were a massive hand in crafting that trademark Swedish sound so it made perfect sense to ask Speed when we knew we wanted to do a song with guest vocals. Performance wise I think we have similar styles and execution, but at the same time we both have our own thing going on so the voices compliment each other to great effect. My idea was also to have a real battle between our vocals. I hate it when you have these 'featuring' songs and the guest just pops up for a chorus and then does backing vocals for a while in the verse or something. This is a real fight between us for the mic and I'm sure people are gonna appreciate that."

Bjorn “Speed” Strid adds: “Working with Sonic Syndicate is always a pleasure, whether it's in the studio, tour, or in a cool looking abandoned car shop in the industrial area of Gothenburg. I loved recording vocals on this song and especially being able to do somewhat of a duet with Nathan Biggs. He's a truly talented singer and a good friend. Doing the video was easy, fun and pretty intense at the same time. It turned out real sick.. Check it out!” More...

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Sonic Syndicate Posts Studio Trailer, Pt. III

Sonic Syndicate released the third part in an ongoing series of studio trailers chronicling the band's recording process for the upcoming new release, simply entitled "Sonic Syndicate." The album is set for release via Nuclear Blast Records on July 4th (EU), July 7th (UK) and July 8th (USA).

The track listing is as follows:

1. Day Of The Dead
2. Black Hole Halo (see lyric video)
3. Long Road Home
4. My Revenge
5. Before You Finally Break (featuring Speed of Soilwork)
6. Catching Fire
7. Unbreakable
8. It Takes Me
9. See What I See
10. So Addicted
11. The Flame That Changed The World
12. Diabolical Work Of Art (Bonus Track) (Limited Edition Only)
13. What We Shared (Bonus Track) (Limited Edition Only)
14. Another Soldier Down (Bonus Track) (Limited Edition Only)

Check out part three here: More...

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Sonic Syndicate Announces New Tour

Anglo-Swedish modern metal powerhouse Sonic Syndicate has announced upcoming festival dates as well as a tour supporting the band's upcoming fifth, self-titled studio album: the "Diabolical Tour Of Art." Commented the band:

"It’s crazy, exciting, and mind-blowing to be back! The one thing we were looking forward to more than hitting the studio, was getting back on the road and seeing our fans, and now we have a killer new album to go out with! We can’t wait for you to hear the new material, and of course we’ll be ripping apart the stage with our favorite songs from all our albums! It is our personal mission to guarantee that these will be our most kick-ass, energetic and dynamic live shows yet. If you’ve seen SOSY live before then you’re gonna want to see the 'Diabolical Tour of Art' as its gonna be bigger, better and more bad-ass. If you’ve never seen SOSY live before then now is the perfect time to join the party, and get to one of the cities we’re playing. Damn, this is gonna be good!”

The album is set to be released July 4th, 2014 via Nuclear Blast. Commented guitarist, main songwriter and founding member, Robin Sjunnesson:

"We decided to go with this one as a 'self-titled' release. Mainly because as an album we have put everything we’ve got into it. All of our experience as musicians, the evolution of the music, the sound from all eras of the band, and also the road we have taken as people. This is us, this is Sonic Syndicate in all its beauty and destruction. It shows our strength, our love for melody, our scars, our energy. The cover art is a definite representation of that. In the background, a battle-torn city laid to waste, four figures emerging together with only each other to depend on in an environment so harsh, only those with a tough heart, body and soul can survive. The tone throughout this album is definitely darker, and as my Swedish family would say “With a red-line running in the middle” so we put this into the colour-scheme. We could not be more proud of this album, and we thank our fans for the support, it's because of them that we’re here. This album is for you.” More...

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Sonic Syndicate Posts Lyric Video For New Track

Modern metal act Sonic Syndicate released a lyric video for the new track "Black Hole Halo." The song appears on the band's upcoming self-titled new album. The album is set to drop on July 4th (EU), July 7th (UK) and July 8th (US), via Nuclear Blast Records.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Day Of The Dead
2. Black Hole Halo
3. Long Road Home
4. My Revenge
5. Before You Finally Break (featuring Speed of Soilwork)
6. Catching Fire
7. Unbreakable
8. It Takes Me
9. See What I See
10. So Addicted
11. The Flame That Changed The World
12. Diabolical Work Of Art (Bonus Track) (Limited Edition Only)
13. What We Shared (Bonus Track) (Limited Edition Only)
14. Another Soldier Down (Bonus Track) (Limited Edition Only)

Check out "Black Hole Halo" here: More...

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Sonic Syndicate Posts New In-Studio Video

Anglo-Swedish modern metal powerhouse Sonic Syndicate has posted the second from a series of in-studio video trailers for the band's upcoming self-titled album.

Check out this new clip below, or the previous entry is still available at this location. The new release is set to drop on July 4th (EU), July 7th (UK) and July 8th (US), via Nuclear Blast Records. The track listing is as follows:

01. Day Of The Dead
02. Black Hole Halo
03. Long Road Home
04. My Revenge
05. Before You Finally Break (featuring Speed of Soilwork)
06. Catching Fire
07. Unbreakable
08. It Takes Me
09. See What I See
10. So Addicted
11. The Flame That Changed The World
LIMITED EDITION BONUS TRACKS
12. Diabolical Work Of Art
13. What We Shared
14. Another Soldier Down More...

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Sonic Syndicate Posts Studio Trailer, Pt. I

Sweden's Sonic Syndicate posted the first part in a series of in studio videos on the band's recordings for the new self-titled album. The new release is set to drop on July 4th (EU), July 7th (UK) and July 8th (US), via Nuclear Blast Records.

"Sonic Syndicate" was recorded at Bohus Sound Recordings in Kungalv, Sweden. Check out part one here:

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Sonic Syndicate Reveals New Album Details

Anglo-Swedish modern metal powerhouse Sonic Syndicate has announced the band's upcoming fifth studio album will be self-titled, and is set to be released July 4th, 2014 via Nuclear Blast. Commented guitarist, main songwriter and founding member, Robin Sjunnesson:

"We decided to go with this one as a 'Self-Titled' release. Mainly because as an album we have put everything we’ve got into it. All of our experience as musicians, the evolution of the music, the sound from all eras of the band, and also the road we have taken as people. This is us, this is Sonic Syndicate in all its beauty and destruction. It shows our strength, our love for melody, our scars, our energy.

"The cover art is a definite representation of that. In the background, a battle-torn city laid to waste, four figures emerging together with only each other to depend on in an environment so harsh, only those with a tough heart, body and soul can survive. The tone throughout this album is definitely darker, and as my Swedish family would say 'With a red-line running in the middle' so we put this into the colour-scheme. We could not be more proud of this album, and we thank our fans for the support, it's because of them that we’re here. This album is for you.”

The "Sonic Syndicate" album will also feature a guest appearance by Soilwork's gifted vocalist Björn "Speed" Strid on the track "Before You Finally Break." Commented singer Nathan James Biggs: More...

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