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TORONTO, ON – March 27, 2017 - Toronto hard rock punk-metallers Sumo Cyco are set to release their full-length Opus Mar, this Friday, March 31st via Radio Ghost Music. In advance of the release, they have shared “Kids of Calamity” via The Strombo Show – listen here. Fans can listen to a preview and track x track of the album on the band’s Youtube page here.
After a month of touring overseas in the UK and Europe, the band will return to Toronto to play Canadian Music Week on April 21st at The Bovine Sex Club.
Produced by Matt Drake (illScarlett) and James “LeRock” Loughrey (Skindred, Joss Stone), Opus Mar fuses hard rock guitar riffs, in-your-face blast beats and dancehall rhythms, all topped off by front woman Skye ‘Sever’ Sweetnam’s electric vocals. Sumo Cyco independently crowdfunded the new album, reaching 255% of their PledgeMusic goal after the buzz of previous single ‘Anti-Anthem’. The band recently released a video for their single “Move Mountains” that features Benji Webbe of Skindread – watch the wild video here.
Front-woman Sever is the alter ego of former teen-pop sensation and JUNO nominee Skye Sweetnam, who signed to Capitol Records and EMI (Sony/ATV) Publishing at the age of fourteen. She performed in over 25 countries and opened for Britney Spears for 50 dates on the Onyx Hotel Tour, all before her 17th birthday. Skye co-wrote with hit makers such as Max Martin, The Matrix and Tim Armstrong (Rancid). Tim’s hit ‘Into Action’ features Sweetnam on backing vocals. After two full-length albums, Sweetnam decided to shift gears and initiated her departure from the major label.
Since forming, Sumo Cyco have recorded and released over a dozen digital singles to date alongside grindhouse-esque movie videos, which attracted over 2.9 million Youtube views and counting. The band has toured with Mushroomhead, Butcher Babies, Alien Ant Farm, Hed PE, Fozzy, and Nonpoint, to name a few. In the studio, Sumo Cyco has worked with Jag Tanna (I Mother Earth), Julius ‘Juice’ Butty (Alexisonfire) and Matt DeMatteo (Big Wreck).Return home