Video Premiere: SONIC SYNDICATE's 'Confessions'October 21, 2016
"Confessions", the new video from Swedish/British modern metallers SONIC SYNDICATE, can be seen below. The song is the title track of the band's fifth full-length studio album, which was released on October 14 via Despotz. The CD was recorded at Purple Skull Music with producer Kritoffer Folin and is said to be "the band's most diverse and unique work to date."
The "Confessions" video, directed by Bröderna Blom, features the band in a "live" situation with intercut scenes of people from carious walks of life, a female boxer, a model, a nun, a businessman and a young girl, amongst others, revealing and confessing their sins to the world.
Vocalist Nathan J. Biggs describes the song as "something we all have, and we all have to do. We've all got talents, and we've all got sins... Just believe in yourself, bare all, and stop wasting time. Then you're not gonna have regrets. It's also about being frustrated with people who make excuses and not the change they want to be. We're all guilty of this, but 'Confessions' is a wake-up call to snap out of it."
SONIC SYNDICATE kicks off a European tour on October 25 in Hamburg, Germany with AMARANTHE and SMASH INTO PIECES. The tour also makes stops in The Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain, Switzerland, Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy and Slovakia before wrapping up on November 20 at Simm City in Vienna, Austria.
Asked how the new CD compares to SONIC SYNDICATE's previous releases, Biggs recently said: "I think we always make a conscious effort to not repeat ourselves, definitely."
Added Robin Sjunnesson: "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."
Continued 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."
Said 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).
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