ight black jeans, big black boots, and eyeliner. Friday night metal ready. I searched up and down the street for the venue and didn’t have to look very far to find the trail of aptly dressed metal maidens and masters making their way to The Prague to see Sydonia . We were in for a treat I was promised; a delicious entrée of support acts followed by a hearty main course of drums, cymbals, and guitar.
I’ll admit it. I am a Metal virgin. Yes, of course I’ve dabbled in some hair shaking headbanging now and then but I guess I’ve never really given it enough of an opportunity to enter my playlists. Melbourne band Sydonia however, have popped my metal cherry with their new EP Words That Don’t Exist.
Silence the Sun opened the bill at the Crow Bar with their brand of alternative/progressive sound. The dynamics were particularly good for a young band, with loud crunchy guitar riffs and quiet swirling riffs ringing out equally well and accompanied by quite frankly kickin’ basslines. The newcomers did well with their set, the frantic breakdown to finish their set being particularly ear-catching.
The AU review chases answers from Sydonia before they lose themselves in their current national tour. Dana Roskvist takes up the keyboard on behalf of the band and kindly takes time out from his vocal and guitar duties to give us an idea of the band's future plans and their thinking in general.
Matt: How has the first half of 2012 treated Sydonia?
Sydonia are going to be heading around the place on tour over this month and next to promote their latest EP, Words That Don't Exist. Featuring the single "TL", the Melbourne four piece have blended melodic hooks with wall of sound guitars and precise percussion. They've been touring around the country constantly and have become a live act you simply cannot miss!
On a wet Friday night, Perth metal band Sparring For Shotgun launched their "Transmission" single at the Amplifier Bar. Joining them were Melbourne Metal band Sydonia and locals Brutus and Sleeping Giant.
Back for its third year, Rock The Bay makes an epic return to The Espy Hotel on Saturday March 12 (Labour Day long weekend) with over 30 bands sweating it out across the entire venue.
Single release & tour dates announced