Sweet Cyanide
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Sweet Cyanide

New York City, New York, United States | SELF

New York City, New York, United States | SELF
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New York City rockers Sweet Cyanide have been confirmed to support Buckcherry and Def Leppard on the main stage at this year’s Buffalo Chip Festival in Sturgis, SD. The festival takes place August 8.

The band also recently played shows in Philadelphia and Maryland and have added an August 23 date at B.B. King's in New York.

Sweet Cyanide will re-release their last full-length album, Sweet Cyanide II, on August 30. Fans can download it now on iTunes and Amazon.

Sweet Cyanide spent the better part of 2009 becoming a favorite opener of Halestorm, Bullet For My Valentine, Pop Evil, Extreme and Charm City Devils; the latter becoming a regular touring partner on the East Coast. The band released their first self-titled full-length album in August 2009.

In 2010, the band earned a slot as main stage performers at Rock N Rev Fest in Sturgis, SD, with Hinder, Three Doors Down, Alice in Chains and more. - Guitar World


New York City rockers Sweet Cyanide have been confirmed to support Buckcherry and Def Leppard on the main stage at this year’s Buffalo Chip Festival in Sturgis, SD. The festival takes place August 8.

The band also recently played shows in Philadelphia and Maryland and have added an August 23 date at B.B. King's in New York.

Sweet Cyanide will re-release their last full-length album, Sweet Cyanide II, on August 30. Fans can download it now on iTunes and Amazon.

Sweet Cyanide spent the better part of 2009 becoming a favorite opener of Halestorm, Bullet For My Valentine, Pop Evil, Extreme and Charm City Devils; the latter becoming a regular touring partner on the East Coast. The band released their first self-titled full-length album in August 2009.

In 2010, the band earned a slot as main stage performers at Rock N Rev Fest in Sturgis, SD, with Hinder, Three Doors Down, Alice in Chains and more. - Guitar World


Sweet Cyanide has released their third album as part of a series... Their first, the self-titled album and then II and now we have the third, appropriately titled (and in Roman numeral form), III. The official release date is/was August 7th, but I was able to pick up an advance copy at their last New York City show at the end of the July and since then I've been to give the album a few listens and give my insight about it, so here we go!

Sweet Cyanide has released their third album as part of a series... Their first, the self-titled album and then II and now we have the third, appropriately titled (and in Roman numeral form), III. The official release date is/was August 7th, but I was able to pick up an advance copy at their last New York City show at the end of the July and since then I've been to give the album a few listens and give my insight about it, so here we go!

After a simple intro into the album with "An Introduction to my Breakdown," the lead off track is "Everything's Fine," and I have to say the guys in Sweet Cyanide came out with guns, as in their instruments, blazing! Great songs throughout, a good mixture of the ballads and hard and heavy tunes, "Soul Searcher" and their first single from the album, "Heavy." There are a few songs on here that some people can relate to once they really listen to the lyrics, they'd nod and go, "That's so me, you have no idea what goes on in my head." If I had to choose one song from this album as a favorite, it wouldn't be an easy choice or fair to pinpoint just one in particular. It wouldn’t be right in the rules of music to choose one out of thirteen great songs. I have a few songs that I like off this album, some, where I could lay my head back and go, “WoW!” and there are also a couple of them where I can really swing my hair and head bang to. It’s a great mixture of music. Sweet Cyanide took a while to release this third album, two years to be exact (Sweet Cyanide II released in 2010) and from the sounds coming out of this album, understandably why the wait between albums. The guys had time out on the road and off the road to write good songs and the proof of them is on this CD. The drums sounds are heavier, the bass is more pounding and the guitars are louder, the exact way rock & roll should be.

Not taking anything away from either album prior to 3, but with the self-titled release, they had elements heaviness with that album, but the songs still had that touch of "poppy" behind them. The second album was a step up and it got close, songs like "Lessons" and "Bad Jesus" just real ripping songs to start off the second album to, on a powerful start — fantastic start to SC-II. With 3, after Everything’s Fine, it’s a constant up; yes there are songs like Eye of the Storm, Soul Searcher, no one can deny that those are a couple excellent songs. A few lines in those two songs combined could make someone think and shake their head and smile, because they could possibly relate to it.

Out of all thirteen songs, there's only one I could live without, only one track that I press "Next" on, but the entire album is a great listen. The guys in Sweet Cyanide hit a couple points with their first two album releases... With "3" they hit a whole new level of guitar driven and well written tunes. - Twisted Rose Magazine Online


Sweet Cyanide has released their third album as part of a series... Their first, the self-titled album and then II and now we have the third, appropriately titled (and in Roman numeral form), III. The official release date is/was August 7th, but I was able to pick up an advance copy at their last New York City show at the end of the July and since then I've been to give the album a few listens and give my insight about it, so here we go!

Sweet Cyanide has released their third album as part of a series... Their first, the self-titled album and then II and now we have the third, appropriately titled (and in Roman numeral form), III. The official release date is/was August 7th, but I was able to pick up an advance copy at their last New York City show at the end of the July and since then I've been to give the album a few listens and give my insight about it, so here we go!

After a simple intro into the album with "An Introduction to my Breakdown," the lead off track is "Everything's Fine," and I have to say the guys in Sweet Cyanide came out with guns, as in their instruments, blazing! Great songs throughout, a good mixture of the ballads and hard and heavy tunes, "Soul Searcher" and their first single from the album, "Heavy." There are a few songs on here that some people can relate to once they really listen to the lyrics, they'd nod and go, "That's so me, you have no idea what goes on in my head." If I had to choose one song from this album as a favorite, it wouldn't be an easy choice or fair to pinpoint just one in particular. It wouldn’t be right in the rules of music to choose one out of thirteen great songs. I have a few songs that I like off this album, some, where I could lay my head back and go, “WoW!” and there are also a couple of them where I can really swing my hair and head bang to. It’s a great mixture of music. Sweet Cyanide took a while to release this third album, two years to be exact (Sweet Cyanide II released in 2010) and from the sounds coming out of this album, understandably why the wait between albums. The guys had time out on the road and off the road to write good songs and the proof of them is on this CD. The drums sounds are heavier, the bass is more pounding and the guitars are louder, the exact way rock & roll should be.

Not taking anything away from either album prior to 3, but with the self-titled release, they had elements heaviness with that album, but the songs still had that touch of "poppy" behind them. The second album was a step up and it got close, songs like "Lessons" and "Bad Jesus" just real ripping songs to start off the second album to, on a powerful start — fantastic start to SC-II. With 3, after Everything’s Fine, it’s a constant up; yes there are songs like Eye of the Storm, Soul Searcher, no one can deny that those are a couple excellent songs. A few lines in those two songs combined could make someone think and shake their head and smile, because they could possibly relate to it.

Out of all thirteen songs, there's only one I could live without, only one track that I press "Next" on, but the entire album is a great listen. The guys in Sweet Cyanide hit a couple points with their first two album releases... With "3" they hit a whole new level of guitar driven and well written tunes. - Twisted Rose Magazine Online


Sweet Cyanide has released their long awaited third album and it is their most eclectic and ambitious. Sweet Cyanide III is a conceptual album where every song is another chapter of a larger story. What makes a concept album good is that it allows a band to go outside of their comfort zone and experiment with different sounds. On this album you will hear songs that are influenced by the Ramones, Iggy Pop, Iron Maiden, Pink Floyd, and the Beatles but will instantly be recognized as Sweet Cyanide.

Song highlights are, “Heavy,” “Eye of the Storm,” “Everything’s Fine” (which has an amazing Iron Maiden-esqe opening), “Voices,” “In My World,” “Common Enemy” (if you like Iggy you’ll love this song), and “The Man You Knew.” While these songs are standouts this is an album that needs to be played from start to finish. The way the music flows from one song to another is outstanding. Plus you get the full story.

Sweet Cyanide III is another step on the road to greatness for Sweet Cyanide. It allowed them to branch out into unexplored vistas with fantastic results. If you want to support local music (or are a fan of good old fashioned Rock N Roll) this is the album to get.

Sweet Cyanide III can be purchased on iTunes. - Examiner.com


Sweet Cyanide has released their long awaited third album and it is their most eclectic and ambitious. Sweet Cyanide III is a conceptual album where every song is another chapter of a larger story. What makes a concept album good is that it allows a band to go outside of their comfort zone and experiment with different sounds. On this album you will hear songs that are influenced by the Ramones, Iggy Pop, Iron Maiden, Pink Floyd, and the Beatles but will instantly be recognized as Sweet Cyanide.

Song highlights are, “Heavy,” “Eye of the Storm,” “Everything’s Fine” (which has an amazing Iron Maiden-esqe opening), “Voices,” “In My World,” “Common Enemy” (if you like Iggy you’ll love this song), and “The Man You Knew.” While these songs are standouts this is an album that needs to be played from start to finish. The way the music flows from one song to another is outstanding. Plus you get the full story.

Sweet Cyanide III is another step on the road to greatness for Sweet Cyanide. It allowed them to branch out into unexplored vistas with fantastic results. If you want to support local music (or are a fan of good old fashioned Rock N Roll) this is the album to get.

Sweet Cyanide III can be purchased on iTunes. - Examiner.com


Band to Watch: Sweet Cyanide-If you haven’t had the opportunity to check these guys out, do so now! Their album Sweet Cyanide III is one of the strongest releases of the year and the single My World, has been released to national radio. The forecast is bright for these guys in 2013.

Local Band: Sweet Cyanide-See above. - Examiner.com


Band to Watch: Sweet Cyanide-If you haven’t had the opportunity to check these guys out, do so now! Their album Sweet Cyanide III is one of the strongest releases of the year and the single My World, has been released to national radio. The forecast is bright for these guys in 2013.

Local Band: Sweet Cyanide-See above. - Examiner.com


Discography

Sweet CyanideI, Sweet Cyanide II and Sweet Cyanide III are all available digitally on iTunes, real.com and many other internet retailers.

Digital Singles Available on iTunes:
Sex, Love, Cyanide
Shutdown
Bad Jesus
Solitary Son
Red Rats
SLM
Heavy
In My World

In My World is currently spinning on SiriusXM's Octane and national rock radio. (WXQR, KHTQ,WZBH, WIIL, KILO, KRDJ, KQXR and Music Choice)

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Having shared the stage with some of rock’s biggest names, including Guns N’ Roses, Def Leppard, Buckcherry, 3 Doors Down, Extreme, Halestorm, and Bullet for My Valentine to name a few, Sweet Cyanide has spent the greater part of 2011-2012 touring from the northeast, throughout the Midwest supporting their second, self-produced album - Sweet Cyanide II.

As their rigorous touring schedule came to a close, "NYC’s finest dirtbags" have retreated to the studio to begin working on their third studio album; tentatively titled, Sweet Cyanide III. This studio effort aims to reflect their consistent evolution both musically and spiritually. “We’ve learned a lot in the past year but have changed very little. We always knew what needed to be done to succeed in the music industry and this band is angrier and more determined now than ever before” says vocalist, Scoca. Anger would definitely be a key ingredient to the new Sweet Cyanide sound, but “not how one would expect the anger to be expressed. It’s not through massive guitars, bass and drums. These elements were always there, Its more through lyrics and song arrangements.”

Continuous touring since the bands birth in 2009 has positioned Sweet Cyanide to play headlining gigs in NYC’s famous Webster Hall, Bowery Ballroom, Gramercy Theatre and Highline Ballroom, as well as earning them a slot as main stage performers for three consecutive years out in Sturgis, South Dakota for the annual epic motorcycle rally. 2010’s performance took place at the Rock N’ Rev with Hinder, Daughtry, 3 Doors Down and Alice in Chains. In 2011 Sweet Cyanide was invited back to Sturgis to play The Legendary Buffalo Chip’s main stage with Buckcherry and Def Leppard, and in 2012 they shared the stage two different nights with Skid Row and Slash as well as Buckcherry and Boston.

In addition to incessant touring and stellar reviews from music critics, die-hard dedication to their craft has been the secret ingredient that’s bolstered the bands popularity tremendously in 2011. They have two self-produced videos for their singles off of Sweet Cyanide II, “Bad Jesus” and “Solitary Son,” which have earned tens of thousands of views each. They’ve recently added a fifth band member, Tommy Sica (keys/guitar). Tommy joins the original Sweet Cyanide mob: Sal Scoca (Vocals, Guitar), Mike Bambace (Drums), Angelo Fariello (Bass) and Joe Salvatore (Lead Guitar).

For a relatively young band, Sweet Cyanide’s achievements speak volumes and are a direct result of staying committed to their mission - steadily growing a devoted fan base while continuing to push their creative boundaries.

Welcome in their world - Sweet Cyanide are about to turn yours upside down.