SONIC SYNDICATE To Release Self-Titled Album In JulyFriday, 25th April 2014
Swedish modern metallers SONIC SYNDICATE have set a July 4 release for their fifth, self-titled album.
Commented SONIC SYNDICATE 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 color 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.”
Sonic Syndicate will also feature a guest appearance by SOILWORK’s gifted vocalist Björn “Speed” Strid on the track “Before You Finally Break”.
Commented SONIC SYNDICAT 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 complement 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.”
Sonic Syndicate will include a total of 11 tracks, while the limited edition digipak will feature no less than three bonus tracks.
Sonic Syndicate track listing:
1. Day Of The Dead
2. Black Hole Halo
3. Long Road Home
4. My Revenge
5. Before You Finally Break (feat. Speed/SOILWORK)
6. Catching Fire
8. It Takes Me
9. 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