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Sonic Storm Press-release


Local New Wave Thrash Metal band Sonic Storm have just released their first studio album ‘Keys to Your Ruin’. Sonic Storm was founded in 2017 by bassist Karl Friggieri and vocalist/guitarist Francesco Degabriele, with the aim of creating new music influenced by the old school Thrash Metal scene. The band started working on their material while looking to complete its line up with like-minded musicians. Following the release of their debut single "Bullet Train" in 2020, Paul Formosa joined the band behind the drum kit.

By August 2023, Sonic Storm had written and recorded ten songs, of which “Web of Corruption” and "Into the Pit" were also released as singles. They followed up by recruiting the talented Columbian musician Miguel Ángel Sarmiento as their second guitarist.

Each song on the record focuses on a variety of related themes; war, injustice, corruption and the recent pandemic, among other treacheries and deceptions. All these are being portrayed as impositions we, as a society, have grown to accept – ultimately, the keys to our own ruin.

After playing several live shows, the quartet are now planning to hit the stage next February to launch the physical edition of their album, at ‘The Garage’ in Żebbuġ, in a show which will see a legendary local band as the opening act.

The digital (and eventually, the physical) editions of the album will be available through the band’s Bandcamp page, in addition to also being available for online streaming on Spotify, iTunes, Amazon, Deezer and all other major online music stores. The album was self-recorded, while mixing and mastering duties were once again trusted to Peter Grech at 21 Thirteen Audio. The artwork is by Indonesian artist Syadat Baihaqi (aka: Blasphemy_Ink).

Sonic Storm is (from left-to-right as per the attached band photo):

  • Miguel Ángel Sarmiento – Guitars

  • Francesco Degabriele – Vocals & Guitars

  • Karl Friggieri – Bass

  • Paul Formosa – Drums

Photo by Denise Vella


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