Sonic Syndicate Announce New Vocalist
August 25, 2009
After having multiple chart entries all over Europe with their latest album 'Love And Other Disasters'
, Sonic Syndicate
directly attacked the world supporting Nightwish
on their US tour, In Flames
throughout Europe followed by a co-headlining tour with Swedish fellas and labelmates Deathstars
and more. After an intense year of touring the band received news that singer Roland Johansson
is calling it quits in late April.
Without delay, the band and management contacted Bandit Rock Radio
, Stockholm to announce the news and team up for what has become something more then they could ever have hoped for. A diamond in the rough, a soul mate, a kick ass fucking singer that has so much hunger and talent to take the band to places they could never reach before.
Thousands of submissions, countless auditions, hours of horror and an amazing partnership with Bandit Rock
, Sonic Syndicate
would like to introduce to you their new singer, Mr Nathan J Biggs
(Born 1986. Shrewsbury, UK).
commented: "The search is over and the band is complete once again! Nathan
is probably the best thing that ever happened to Sonic Syndicate
since the discovery of distorted guitars and the work we've done together is by far the best we've achieved to date! He's like the long lost brother we never had and has also fused the rest of us together more closely than before. The rebellion has begun!"
commented: "Something incredible and totally unpredictable has happened here! Not only have I managed to land myself in one the most promising bands in the world, I've gained a new family too. The energy between Sonic
and I is electric and its producing some breath taking results. We're taking it to the next level - Don't blink or you'll be running to catch up with us!"
The band will be releasing a new EP called 'Rebellion'
, which contains two brand new songs ("Burn This City
", "Rebellion In Nightmareland
") featuring Nathan
, on November 6th this year, which comes together with the latest album 'Love And Other Disasters'
as an all-in-one-package. The cover artwork to 'Rebellion'
will be done by Gustavo Savez
of Abstrata art
is planning to hit the road this fall so get ready, the rebellion has begun. A new album is due in April / May 2010, so stay tuned.
For more info on Sonic Syndicate
, visit www.sonicsyndicate.com
, or head on over to
Sonic Syndicate Parts Ways With Vocalist
March 30, 2009
Swedish melodic metallers, Sonic Syndicate
, have issued the following update via the band's Official Myspace Blog
"Today, March 30th, Sonic Syndicate
regrets to announce that Roland
has decided to leave Sonic Syndicate
due to personal reasons beyond our control. All of us in Sonic Syndicate
the best of luck in the future and we plan to continue our friendship / brotherhood outside the band. Thank you for all the hard work, and the good / bad times we had together.
Today we have started the search for a new singer. All of us in Sonic Syndicate
are so full of energy and we can't wait to get a new member / family member into the band and continue our long life dreams. The last two years have been more then amazing for us, we've seen half the world, meet so many great fans and made even more along the way. You guys are what keeps us alive and makes life exciting.
Yesterday, the five of us sat down and agreed that our search should not be limited to our inner circle. This is a very big opportunity for us and we want everyone out there to have a chance to spread the word and be a part of the search. Maybe it will be you, a friend or a friend of a friend who will be the next singer of Sonic Syndicate
If you feel you would like to be a part of the search and help us or you would like the chance to audition we ask that you spread the following info or respond to the following info:
Sonic Syndicate wants you
You think you have what it takes to be a part of the Sonic Syndicate
Let us hear what you got. Send us a link to a video showing off your vocals, a song you wrote, a band you’re playing in / used to sing in or any other form of digital propaganda you think will make you stand out from the rest.
All you have to do is visit this location
and fill out the form or send a mail to www.sonicsyndicate.com
and include the following info:
Link to a recent photo
Link to your video, webpage or other form vocal submission
Thank you for all the support and good luck!"
Will Continue To Play All Confirmed Shows!**
Sonic Syndicate: New Episode Of Sonic TV Now Online
December 5, 2008
Sweden’s Sonic Syndicate
have uploaded another episode of the so-called Sonic TV
. Check it out below and get an idea how it feels like to be on a huge tour with In Flames
also are nominated for the Bandit Rock Awards
in the following categories:
Best Swedish Group Artist
Best Swedish Album
Best Swedish Live Act
Vote for them at www.bandit.se/rockawards
The band will soon hit the road as the headlining act for the Darkness Over X-Mas Tour
, see exact dates below!
Darkness Over X-Mas Tour
Featuring Sonic Syndicate, Legion Of The Damned, Neaera, Callejon, Lay Down Rotten, Anima
12/25 - Köln, GERMANY @ Essigfabrik
12/26 - Leipzig, GERMANY @ Werk 2 (+ Maroon)
12/27 - Herford, GERMANY @ X
12/28 - Karlsruhe, GERMANY @ Substage
12/29 - Henndorf bei Salzburg, AUSTRIA @ Wallerseehalle
12/30 - Aschaffenburg, GERMANY @ Colossaal
For more info on Sonic Syndicate
, visit www.sonicsyndicate.com
, or head on over to www.myspace.com/sonicsyndicate
Sonic Syndicate Post New Episode Of Sonic TV Online
October 25, 2008
Swedish up and coming melodic metallers, Sonic Syndicate
, have uploaded another TV episode of Sonic TV
! Check out the latest installment below.
is currently on tour with labelmates In Flames
and French prog-metallers Gojira.
The band’s latest album, 'Love And Other Disasters'
, was released on October 14 in the US. The album was produced by the band and Roberto Laghi
), Jonas Kjellgren
) and Achim Koehler
For more info, visit www.myspace.com/sonicsyndicate
Sonic Syndicate Charting In Europe
September 30, 2008
Swedish melodic death metallers, Sonic Syndicate
, entered the German album charts on # 36 this week! This is the band’s second highest entry ever (right after the entry in their homecountry Sweden last week) as well as the highest in Germany so far! Sonic Syndicate
’s 'Love and Other Disasters'
will be an October 14 release date in the United States, by way of Nuclear Blast USA
Chart entries so far:
Sweden: # 15
Germany: # 36
Austria: # 43
Switzerland: # 65
The second video clip "My Escape
" has been uploaded at YouTube, and you can check it out below.
The band will soon hit the road together with Swedish metal titans, In Flames
– check the dates at www.myspace.com/sonicsyndicate
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YEAR FORMED: 2002
HOME TOWN: Falkenberg, Halland, Sweden
Nathan J. Biggs - Vocals
Richard Sjunnesson - Vocals
Roger Sjunnesson - Guitar
Robin Sjunnesson - Guitar
Karin Axelsson - Bass
John Bengtsson - Drums
Some bands have a knack for writing a few catchy songs, SONIC SYNDICATE however possess the rare ability to spin aural gold. To say their music is infectious is an understatement. Upon hearing Only Human the only way to forget it is a costly lobotomy by Dr. Blast himself. For those the rest of us without health insurance, or stuck with a lousy HMO, there is no forgetting the undeniable hooks of SONIC SYNDICATE.
SONIC SYNDICATE was founded in 2002 under the original moniker FALLEN ANGELS. In 2003 the band recorded three demos, two of which were recorded at Studio Mega (THE CROWN, BESEECH, LAKE OF TEARS). After the success of those recordings and various shows throughout Scandinavia, word would soon spread across the globe about this more than promising new act.
In December of 2004, the band changed their name to SONIC SYNDICATE and signed with the upstart North American label, Pivotal Records. The group released their debut album, Eden Fire, in the Fall of 2005 to a more than welcome response. With their ferocious blend of Swedish melodic metal and American hardcore, SONIC SYNDICATE proved to be one of metal�s most promising new acts. Compared with that album to an impressive laundry list of bands such as IN FLAMES, SOILWORK, CHILDREN OF BODOM, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE etc. it was obvious this band was a serious contender.
In 2006, NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS took note of this underground sensation and offered them a new home. The band entered Black Lounge Studio in Sweden that same year with producer Jonas Kjellgren (SCAR SYMMETRY). From the crisp production to the unique artwork by Koma-Design (LACUNA COIL, IN FLAMES), Only Inhuman sees the band taking their vision to new heights. Along with a live performance that has earned them the right to share the stage with such acts as ARCH ENEMY, EVERGREY, ENTOMBED, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE and TRIVIUM, there is no stopping this devastating act.
Soon to be held in such high regards as the bands that spawned them, SONIC SYNDICATE is hands down one of the best new comers the scene has to offer. See why Anders Friden of IN FLAMES calls SONIC SYNDICATE�s Only Inhuman, �A new force in Swedish metal; melodies and songs for the melodic generation. A monster of an album!�