Sweden’s Sonic Syndicate have just released “Start a War,” the debut single from their fifth full-length studio album and first for Despotz Records, Confessions. Confessions will be released on 14 October 2016. “Start a War” can be heard through Spotify and iTunes and Confessions pre-ordered through Amazon.
Produced by Kristoffer Folin at Purple Skull Music, “Start a War” is the band’s public introduction to the new direction they have taken on the Confessions album. About the track, vocalist Nathan J. Briggs says, “The song is about daring to dream, I guess. In this life, you can do anything or be anything. It’s a cliche, but it’s true. But you’ve got to want it, and sometimes you really have to fight, to start a war to get there. This is a reminder for everyone, but also to myself with this new album.”
The Anglo/Swedish band will take to the road with Amaranthe and Smash it to Pieces beginning 21 October in Minsk, Belarus and running through 20 November in Vienna, Austria.
Sonic Syndicate invites you to share your confessions using the hashtag #Sosyconfessions
Sonic Syndicate was formed in 2005 by guitarist and founding member Robin Sjunnesson, who at the time was just sixteen years old. Later that year the band released their debut album on a small independent US label, to be followed by their sophomore release Only Inhuman via Nuclear Blast Records in 2007.
The band started to gain worldwide recognition and toured relentlessly, hitting the road with Nightwish, In Flames and Soilwork amongst others. This resulted in them scooping Best Newcomer at both the Swedish Metal Awards and Bandit Rock Awards 2008 in Stockholm, Sweden.
In 2009 the band ran into a little turbulence and swiftly introduced they had a new singer by the name of Nathan J Biggs. Without delay, the band jumped into the studio and recorded a new single “Burn This City” which was released a few months later. The band continued their winning streak, grabbing them Best Music Video and Best Swedish Group awards in 2010 (SWE).
Their next album We Rule the Night (2011) was accompanied by an elaborate worldwide marketing campaign which resulted in first single “Revolution, Baby!” and also the album selling Gold in Sweden. During this time Robin and Nathan formed an inseparable bond and shared the same vision of where they wanted to be in music. Although having enjoyed the journey so far they knew unless they fought to express themselves, Sonic Syndicate would always remain in the shadow of the aforementioned bands. This action lead to an extended break and ultimately a complete line-up change except for Nathan and Robin, who went on to record their self-titled album Sonic Syndicate (2014) their last nod to heavy metal and final release under Nuclear Blast Records. Touring bass player Michel Barzien was initiated as a full member and the trio set their minds to creating a new sound and vowed to write only from the heart. The band signed a deal with Despotz Records and went directly into the studio to begin writing and demoing tracks. In late June 2016 the band entered
In late June 2016 the band entered Purple Skull Music to record their new album CONFESSIONS with producer Kristoffer Folin, the new album is set to be the band’s most diverse and unique work to date.