Unequivocally one of Australia’s most diverse, celebrated and unique heavy bands, Sydonia are returning in 2016 with a brand new album under their arms and their hearts on their sleeves. A new guitarist in Ant Connelly sees a harder, faster approach to songwriting – the as-yet-unnamed record seeing some of the bands heaviest songs to date being laid down.
Their previous album, ‘Reality Kicks’ was chosen as one of Lochlan Watt (triple j The Racket)’s best of 2014, played solidly on triple j, Triple M, AndrewHaugRadio, ProgPalace Radio and more, did amazing numbers on their Australia-Wide tour and received critical praise at all turns. The four-piece, consisting of Dana Roskvist on Guitars and Vocals, Adam Murray on Bass and Vocals, Ant Connelly on Guitars and Sean Bailey on Drums, are now veterans of the Australian Music scene – but are consistently bringing fresh sounds to what defines ‘heavy’.
Sydonia have released 2 full-length albums and a handful of EPs, toured Australia as a headliner as well as with Slipknot, Stone Sour, Lamb of God, Korn, Machine Head, Between the Buried and Me, Trivium, In Flames, Snot & Hed PE, Dead Letter Circus, Voyager, Caligula’s Horse, Mammal and more, as well as touring the USA as main support to Stone Sour.An army of loyal fans throng to shows and you may even spot a relic of their classic t-shirt design in the crowd – an “I fucked the chick from Sydonia” design from the first album era.
Sydonia will release their third full-length album in 2016 and will be touring late in the year.
“Sydonia is a band that exemplifies the word ‘diverse’. The best of pop sensibilities is tempered at times with brutal angst. ‘No Woman’s Land’ is a song that should be playing on every radio station in every city on this planet!” – Randy Blythe – Lamb of God
“Nothing is allowed to get too precious, too ‘progressive’ or indeed too heavy for too long on Reality Kicks, and in vocalist Dana Roskvist Sydonia have a bona fide world class performer…success on the World stage must surely be little more than a formality.” – Metal as Fuck
“[Reality Kicks] should ensure that Sydonia are exposed to a wider audience, proving their versatility by producing an inspiring and atmospheric album.”- The Music
“Say hello to Sydonia, your new favorite Australian rock band. Randy Blythe loves em, so it’s time you did too.” – Rock Revolt Magazine