SONIC SYNDICATE Scrapped Album's Worth Of Material Before Recording New CDJuly 7, 2016
Earlier this month, Nathan J. Biggs (vocals),Robin Sjunnesson (guitar) and Michel Bärzén (bass) of Swedish/British modern metallers SONIC SYNDICATE answered a number of fan-submitted questions. You can now watch the question-and-answer session below.
SONIC SYNDICATE recently entered Ramtitam Studios in Stockholm to begin recording its sixth album, due later this year via Despotz Records & Music.
Asked how the new CD compares to SONIC SYNDICATE's previous releases, Nathan said: "I think we always make a conscious effort to not repeat ourselves, definitely."
Robin: "And we say it all the time, but that's how it is: we never repeat ourselves. Every album is like a new experiment for us. But this one is definitely a completely new sound."
Nathan: "This one's unique in the fact that we literally haven't decided anything or limited ourselves to anything. We have literally just gone from whatever the hell we wanna write, whatever feeling it is."
Robin: "We wrote almost a completely full album, and we were kind of pretending, 'Yeah, this is good. This is good.' But you could feel it: 'Nah, it's not there. It's not where we wanna take this.' So we basically just trashed it."
Nathan: "We got our own studio and we did pre-production, and we had at least ten finished songs. We liked some of them, and some of them were really heavy and really rocking, but we were just like, 'It's not quite there. It's not good enough. Is this what we wanna do?' And we scrapped the whole record. And then we literally just wrote from the heart, with no limitations on genre or anything."
Robin: "Exactly. We kind of agreed: 'Let's just write whatever comes now.' Like, 'What's on the fingertips? What do we wanna do right now?' And I guess that's also why the new album is… We all love it."
Nathan: "I've never enoyed recording an album this much before — just pure fun from our side."
Robin: "We're trying out new stuff that we haven't tried before, and that's fun."
SONIC SYNDICATE last year parted ways with longtime bassist Karin Axelsson and replaced her with Michel "Miche" Bärzén (DEGRADEAD).
SONIC SYNDICATE's self-titled fifth album was released on July 4, 2014 via Nuclear Blast.
SONIC SYNDICATE is:
Nathan J Biggs - Vocals
Robin Sjunnesson - Guitars
Michel Bärzén Bass
John Bengtsson - Drums
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