Sybreed - Australian Tour Dates Confirmed

Death Wave mayhem is nigh!

Formed in 2003 in Geneva, Switzerland by guitar player Drop and singer Benjamin, Sybreed was created to reflect their mutual tastes for metal and industrial music, with conceptual contents revolving around social misery, everyday alienation and more generally, the decay of the modern way of life. Later, they begun to work on material for their first album Slave Design and then performed around the US to unleash their electronic violence onstage, all of which helped them build up a solid base of fans among American audiences. Coming back to Europe, they focused on stage performance for almost two years. Meanwhile, Drop began to compose what would become Slave Design's successor, re-introducing black and death metal influences in the process, and thus injecting a new dimension of brutality to their music. At the same time, the melodic side of things was expanded, with increased use of clean vocals, with still these additional electronic touches making Sybreed’s sound easily recognizable amongst others. For the occasion, they hired Soilwork's drummer Dirk Verbeuren, who kindly accepted the invitation to record Sybreed’s new album. Later, Kevin joined the band, bringing back stability to Sybreed’s line-up.

Having joined forces with the French label Listenable Records, Sybreed released their second album Antares in October 2007: this new LP was widely praised in the international metal press for its catchy tunes and the original use of melodies, and gave Sybreed the opportunity to open for Pain for a couple of shows, and then embark with Samael for a European tour in April 2008, before finally appearing at the Metal Camp Festival in Slovenia.

Nevertheless, they soon felt the urge to work on a third album, which would push the limits of their music to an extreme end, and reinvent the Sybreed sound again and turn it into something the band would describe as Death Wave. Drop, Ben and Kevin planned regular sessions during the Autumn of 2008, sessions which gave birth, in the end of the year, to twelve tracks of both sonic aggression and ethereal atmosphere where the organic and the electronic would be finally reconciled in one sole entity. To achieve the coming of this cybernetic monster, it was decided that only one artist could handle the difficult task to give it its final form: thus, Rhys Fulber, known for his work with Front Line Assembly, Fear Factory and Paradise Lost, became the man in charge of the mixing of this new album. After a North-American Tour with Threat Signal in summer 2009, Sybreed unleashed in October of the same year its new synth-pop/industrial/metal bastard spawn called The Pulse Of Awakening, a vicious mix of deadly grooves, furious metallic blast, technological shivers and icy melodies which was widely praised by the critics, as well as opening them the door to the In Flames European tour as direct support on several shows. Starting the year strengthened by the new LP and they embarked on several shows in France, Switzerland, Spain, Russia and Finally U.K. next June with Deathstars.

For their Australian Tour Sybreed will be performing around the nation with one of Australia’s finest blackened death metal machines Anno Domini, who boast a lot of big grooves creating a contrast and also complimentary sound to the headline act.

You can catch both Sybreed with support act Anno Domini at the below dates around the country which includes 3 festivals including Chaos A.C.T. VI and  at Moshsphere Melbourne & Brisbane.


w/ Special Guests ANNO DOMINI


March 2nd – Sydney – Bald Faced Stag

March 3rd - Canberra – Chaos ACT VI – Woden Tradies

March 6th – Adelaide – The Enigma Bar (All Ages)

March 8th – Ballarat - The Bended Elbow

March 9th  - Warnambool – The Loft

March 10th – Geelong – The Courthouse (All Ages)

March 11th – Melbourne - Moshphere Festival- The Hi-fi

March 15th – Newcastle – The Cambridge Hotel

March 16th – Gold Coast – Miami Tavern

March 17th – Brisbane - Moshphere Festival – The Tempo Hotel