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Syndrome 8 was chosen to compete in the 2006 Rat Fest Battle of the Bands, for an oppurtunity to open the second stage at the Family Values Tour. Hosted by 95.9 WRAT Radio,NJ. Syndrome 8 rocked hard and competed all the way to the Finals. - Syndrome 8


"I GOT AN E-MAIL FROM PAUL, GUITARIST FROM THE BAND SYNDROME 8, ASKING TO CHECK OUT HIS BAND....PLEASE! I DID, AND I THINK I FOUND MY FAVORITE BAND OF 2005! I MEAN, I COULDN'T BELIEVE WHAT I WAS HEARING. I HEARD SOME EXCELLENT SONG WRITING, GREAT SONG ARRANGEMENTS, GOOD PRODUCTION, AND SOME REALLY DARK AND VERY COOL VOCALS. I GOT TO HEAR SONGS LIKE "THE LINE", "FALLING DOWN", "TRAPT", AND MY FAVORITE "PARALYZED". USUALLY, I LISTEN TO PIECES OF SONGS AND MOVE TO THE NEXT TRACK. IN THIS CASE, I FOUND MYSELF LISTENING TO EVERY TRACK STRAIGHT THROUGH. THIS BAND DEFINITELY HAS SOMETHING GOING ON.
SYNDROME 8 WAS FORMED IN 2002, BUT THEY DIDN'T COMPLETE THEIR LINE-UP UNTIL 2004. SYNDROME 8 HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD WHEN THEY CALL THEMSELVES 'A POWERFUL GROVE METAL BAND WITH AN UNRELENTING DESIRE NOT TO CONFORM'. NOW, THAT'S A PERFECT DESCRIPTION OF THE BAND AND THEIR MUSIC. SYNDROME 8 CONSISTS OF ALEX ON SOME POWERFUL VOCALS, PAUL RIPPING AWAY ON THE GUITAR, ED KEEPING THINGS IN THE POCKET ON THE BASS, AND JEFF MAKING SURE EVERYBODY IS ON TIME BEHIND THE DRUMS.
SYNDROME 8 IS A BAND THAT IS JUST ABOUT READY TO EXPLODE ONTO THE SCENE AND THERE WILL BE A LOT OF BANDS WHO ARE GOING TO WANT TO PLAY WITH THESE GUYS. THEY'RE TALENTED AND I CAN'T SAY IT ENOUGH, BUT THEIR MUSIC IS REALLY GOOD!" - Aquarian Weekly


Steppin out magazine, Music News, 1/18-1/25, 2006
Anonymous
Title: Metal Invades Vincent’s Ear This Saturday
This Saturday night Screamin’ Ink and Satin Dolls presents Syndrome 8 at Vincent’s Ear in Wallington NJ. Why should you go? Well we heard Syndrome 8’s cd and it kicks major ass, sort of like Pantera, really heavy, really cool.
- STEPPIN OUT MAGAZINE


Bergen Record, Entertainment Section, November 4, 2005
By Barry Gramlich
Title: Rocking hard, bucking trends N.J. band stays true to their sound.
“So, what are the rewards of our intense work ethic?” Not much at this point. We’re not in a position to leave things behind and go out on tour, on our own. We’re not financially prepared. And most off, we’re not budging from the concept of this band.” Paul, Guitars.
Syndrome 8 might be the poster boys original-rock band frustration, but at the same time they lament the state of music with thousands of other New Jersey bands. "Trying to exist in this scene is almost impossible. You see the cover band movement actually increasing because there is an audience for music that’s constantly pumped into their heads on modern radio.” states Jeff, drums. In the interim, their Godsmack/Alice in Chains-like power potions will blindside you from the start on tracks like “The Line,” “Falling Down,” “Paralyzed” and “Trapped”. Badolato still believes Syndrome 8’s time will come, with a little more exposure. They have an expanding fan base thanks to Myspace.com, and most of their fans are the types that attach themselves to the messages in Syndrome’s lyrics. Syndrome 8’s high-emotion live shows prove the point, where the main thread is the groove. Every lyric they write is nothing about egos and everything about a collective effort.
- Bergen Record, NJ


"THE LINE" featured as the 1st track on "More Music Vol. 5", Sponsored by Steppin' Out & Starlight Tattoo - Syndrome 8 & Steppin Out Magazine


May 30th-June 1st
OK now these guys know how to rock! The funny thing is that I had heard about Syndrome 8 the night before I received their press kit and CD in the mail. I had been out at a local watering hole,and this guy came up to me going on and on about this band called Syndrome 8. I gave him the old line,"Yeah well if they sound worth a damn I'll get 'em on the air." At this point I was just hoping that the guy would take the hint and let me finish my beer in peace. So I had to laugh when I came into The Rat the very next day and saw the package from this band! It just goes to show that you could learn a lot from slurring staggering drunks at a pub! Actually the guy was spot on with regards to Syndrome 8! They are a very strong band,and I have no doubt that they will take off with the proper amount of exposer. We are going to do our part here at Jersey Rock by debuting them on the show this week. Think Alice in Chains meets Black Label Society on their way to a Pantera show,and you'll get an idea about what these guys sound like! Very strong musicianship and great vocals give them a quality that must be heard to be truly appreciated. So check out Syndrome 8 this week on Jersey Rock and see for yourself what the staggering slurring drunk guy knew before I did! They rock hard! Oh,and bro,your next beer's on me! - STEVE HOOK DJ


Syndrome 8

"The Line" - is bold, direct and warning you not to cross it...

Hard Rock/Metal in the vein of Alice in Chains, Pantera, Skidrow (Slave to the Grind era), STP & GnR.

Good music in verses
Good music in choruses
Well written structure
Cohesive
Rhymes well
Communicates emotion to listener
Vocal Helps to sell song - the vocal and lyric have the appropriate amount of attitude and conviction behind them...


Overall Comments:
First off the bat, I totally loved the artwork big time! Kind of reminded me of the old school Megadeath album covers I loved so much - great stuff! So, I expected some ball busting Hard Rock from the cover and Syndrome 8 delivers as promised. I dig a band that knows what it wants and doesn't waste time getting to the point.

I would hope that you're sending copies of the CD to every local and regional radio outlet that supports unsigned artists. Also, get in front of as many kids as you can - kids wearing your merch is a powerful marketing tool. Also, hammer away at myspace! Best of luck... - TAXI MUSIC


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PUPPET:EP
Currently streaming featured tracks at: www.Syndrome 8.com & www.myspace.com/syndrome8

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Syndrome8 is the culmination of years of creativity, dedication, and hard work brought together by the merger of 2 musicians with one common passion- the love for their music.
While working separately with different rock bands on the scene, Paul and Jeff knew something was missing but didnt realize exactly what it was until they met each other in 2002. They began laying the foundation for what would, over time, become a powerful and commanding assault of heavy riffs and songs that demanded attention. They immediately knew they were onto something.
Paul and Jeff worked hard for over a year polishing their writing style and playing. As a team, they arrange, compose and produce dark and heavy music, while always playing to the song.
Jeffs crushing brutal attack and absolute passion behind the drums fuels a fire that pushes the groove and sound of Syndrome8. Watching him play is comparable to that of a controlled and talented madman. Jeffs also responsible for helping arrange all of Syndrome8s music, and being the foundation for which the band is built.
Pauls song writing and style defines Syndrome8. Responsible for all of the music, he plays from his soul. Never compromising to himself, he pushes to be original, creative and the best player he can be. I write what my soul says. Striving in both songwriting and soloing, he is an accomplished player on and off the stage.
Things unfortunately took a detour when their original bass player left the band. After a brief interlude, Joey joined the group bringing years of experience and new life to the band. The band knew he was a perfect fit.
With new songs like Misery, Broken, Leave Me Be, and Shovel to the Stones, Syndrome8 continues to evolve as a band by exploring different arrangements, time signatures, and melodic depth, while maintaining their signature hard-rock sound. Influenced by a broad spectrum of artists including Alice In Chains, Metallica, Guns N Roses, Black Label Society, Led Zeppelin, and Black Sabbath, Syndrome8 is a dynamic combination of intensity, emotion, and truth. Their music is their voice.