Thursday, December 2, 2021

Sumo Cyco return with new track ‘Bystander’

Featured image by Francesca Ludikar.

Colourful Canadian alt-metallers Sumo Cyco are back with the storming new track ‘Bystander’. This is the first single from their upcoming album, Initiation, which is due for release on May 7th via Napalm Records.

Check out the dazzling video for ‘Bystander’, here:

This is what vocalist , Skye ‘Sever’ Sweetnam , had to say about the new track:

“‘Bystander’ was inspired by the frustration of our lives turning upside down in this pandemic. I felt like instead of living my life, I was now a slave to a screen, watching the world fall apart right before my eyes, totally helpless. The music video depicts my character trapped in a floating house watching news events taking place on TV, and at the same time, right outside my window. This entire video was produced, filmed and edited by Matt and I in our home studio!”

The album, Initiation, will be made available via digital download, CD digipak, LP gatefold orange LP, and a special ‘Die Hard’ limited edition bundle including LP Gatefold Purple/Yellow/Pink Inkspot Vinyl + 7” Orange Transparent Vinyl Single w/ Two Bonus Tracks + Signed Photo (Napalm Mailorder only – limited to 300 worldwide). You can pre-order the album by clicking here.

Initiation tracklisting:*
1) Love You Wrong
2) Bystander
3) Vertigo
4) Bad News
5) No Surrender
6) M.I.A.
7) Cyclone
8) Run with the Giants
9) Overdrive
10) Power & Control
11) This Dance Is Doomed
12) Awakened (not available on standard digital version)

Keep checking back for more news on Sumo Cyco in the future. In the meantime, check out this interview we did with Skye ‘Sever’ Sweetnam, at Download Festival 2019:

Neale McGeever
RAMzine Senior Contributor - I'm an entertainment writer ('journalist') from the North East. My favourite bands include Slipknot, Nirvana and Ninja Sex Party... I've freelanced for the likes of Kerrang!,Closer, Front, ZOO, and many others! I'm also big in to movies, video games, live comedy and ...beer!

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