Sydonia

Sydonia

2014 was a watershed year for Melbourne’s Sydonia. Their 2nd Album, ‘Reality Kicks’ was released into the world via MGM, a national release tour, a showcase at industry conference Big Sound, Trivium and In Flames supports and a lot of love from fans, media and critics alike.

After their rough trail leading in to 2014, 2015 now seems like the year they solidify their spot not only in the Australian scene, on the world stage. International travel is looking likely for May 2015 for showcase opportunities.

Sydonia are writing and working on pre-production for album #3 – a process which is turning out music that is harder, heavier and faster than previous material. Guitarist Sam Haycroft said that they did not want to repeat the length of time in between their first album ‘Given to Destroyers’ and ‘Reality Kicks’ and not only did they want the songs to be faster, but the amount of turnaround time in between the releases.

All going well, the album will be recorded through the middle of 2015, a single will be released in late 2015 and the album released in early 2016.

‘Reality Kicks’ was the catalyst for the band’s phenomonal year – the release sold out on the day of release, it saw them tour the country over twice, support massive bands, garner interest from Soundwave’s AJ and make top 10 album release list status from Higgo from Triple M, Andrew Haug Radio and SF Media, as well as number 22 in The AU Review’s top 40 albums of 2014.

Sydonia 3rd Album Preview Tour

Sydonia 3rd Album Preview Tour

Sydonia incorporates huge, symphonic guitars with melodic, hooky vocals and pounding, twisted drums and percussion. Although many bands claim to be ‘genre-less’, very few have their praises sung by such luminaries as Randy Blythe from Lamb of God or Jim Root from Slipknot and Stone Sour and even fewer have toured with a dream list of artists such as said artists and Machine Head, Trivium, In Flames, Between the Buried and Me, Stone Sour, Korn, Mammal, Dead Letter Circus and more.

Sydonia will be taking the new album tunes in their embrionic form up and down the East Coast in March and April. They are taking in hometown Melbourne for a Destroy All Lines show at Next, a travelling two-city festival at El Grande Festival in Gladstone and Brisbane (alongside such artists as 28 Days, DZ Deathrays, Dream on, Dreamer, Tiki Taane, Voyager and more) as well as Sydney and Canberra. The final Melbourne date will serve as a fundraising show for their overseas trip – which will be announced very soon.

In the mean time, check out ‘Shame’ from their second album ‘Reality Kicks’ in the player above.

Thursday 19th February – Melbourne – Next
Colonial Hotel w/ Burn The Valley and Enemy Throttle
$15 entry – 8pm doors

Friday 20th March – Brisbane – El Grande #BNE – The Hi-Fi
w/ 28 Days, Dream on, Dreamer, Voyager & Guards of May
$40 pre-sale, $50 door – 7pm doors
Tickets from oztix.com.au

Saturday 21st March – Gladstone – El Grande Festival
Grand Hotel w/ 28 days, DZ Deathrays, Dream on, Dreamer, Voyager, Ezekiel Ox & More
$50 pre-sale, $60 door – 2pm doors
Tickets from oztix.com.au

Friday 27th March – Canberra – The Basement
w/ I am Duckeye, Barrel of Monkeys & Knights of the Spatchcock
$10 pre-sale, $15 door – 9pm doors
Tickets from oztix.com.au

Saturday 28th March – Sydney – Factory Floor
w/ I am Duckeye, Let the Number Be X & Mass Sky Raid
$10 pre-sale, $15 door – 9pm doors
Tickets from factorytheatre.com.au/tickets

Sat 18th April – Melbourne – John Curtin Hotel
w/ Branch Arterial & Guests
$15 pre-sale, $20 door – 9pm doors
Tickets from johncurtinhotel.wazala.com

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