Still in the topic of departures, guitarist Roger Sjunnesson is no longer a member of Swedish metallers Sonic Syndicate. He was one of the founders of the band and the main composer.

His official and lengthy statement reads as follows: "Dear Sonic fans and fellow Musicians, I'm no longer a member of the band I founded with my brother Richard ten years ago. A couple of weeks ago Sonic Syndicate distributed a press release stating "Last year we parted ways with two band members", and I think this ambiguity requires some clarification. The first member they are alluding is of course Richard who left Sonic Syndicate in October 2010, and the second is - as some of you already figured out - me. However it should be noted I was in the band well into this year and that's it. I will not go into any details. All I can say is that I never wanted this split to happen, and I did my very best to find an equitable solution. I have been in this band since day 1, written many great songs on all Sonic's albums that I am proud of, toured the world and met fans and every band I grew up listening to. This is nothing you give up easily and it feels strange to not be a part of this band anymore. But this is the last word and it's time to move forward."

"I will continue my musical career and song writing in The Unguided, where you also could find the ex- Sonic Syndicate vocalist duo: Richard and Roland. We are currently working on our follow-up album to Hell Frost which was released at the end of last year. The Unguided just finished a mini tour in Germany, Switzerland and Czech Republic. To say that the response for this project has been huge would actually be an understatement. When we started The Unguided back in 2010, we had no idea this was going to be as big as it is - and it seems to be growing bigger by the day. We are also getting tons of e-mails everyday from people who discover our music and tell us how happy they are that the founding members of Sonic Syndicate are back together again. This is absolutely amazing and makes us even more dedicated to continue our journey with The Unguided. The Unguided lineup also consists of bassist Henric Carlsson (Cipher System, ex-Nightrage, ex-Dead By April) and our soon to be announced new drummer. In the end I want to thank everybody for my time in Sonic Syndicate (especially John for many years of good work together and also for his collaboration with The Unguided to this point). A special thanks goes out to all the people involved building Sonic Syndicatee and all the fans I had the chance to meet during the tours. You were simply amazing and I hope at some point our paths cross again."

Band profile: Sonic Syndicate
Posted: 13.06.2012 by Abattoir


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Opethian - 13.06.2012 at 13:02  
Sonic Who ..... ?
metal2000 - 13.06.2012 at 13:27  
Written by Opethian on 13.06.2012 at 13:02

Sonic Who ..... ?

hahahahaha nice one
Promonex - 13.06.2012 at 15:36  
I've actually seen The Unguided a month ago or two. Somewhere I had heard that the Sonic Syndicate founders dropped out because they didn't like the direction their label wanted them to take, so I was hoping for something in the vein of their early works when they still were called Fallen Angels and were hailed as the next big thing in melodic death (death!) metal. Turned out that The Unguided were even poppier than SoSy. And the audience wasn't any better. I felt kinda old amidst all those kids. Fortunately this changed for the better when The Unguided were done and gave way for Deadlock, the headliners of the night. Still, I'd much rather watch Sonic Syndicate again than this musical abomination called The Unguided.
PocketMetal - 13.06.2012 at 21:21  
" written many great songs " ..

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