Canadian alt-metal/heavy rock crossover band Sumo Cyco has released the new single/video “Vertigo” from its upcoming album “Initiation” (May 7, 2021, Napalm Records). Watch the video below and pre-order the album here.
“‘Vertigo’ was written pre-pandemic, but it’s crazy how we have been living through some of the most disorienting times in our lives,” vocalist Skye “Sever” Sweetnam said. “‘Vertigo’ is all about trying to hold onto your sanity and self against any outside force.
“Having Kane Churko produce and co-write with us on this track was a great experience. We typically do everything at our home studio, so hanging in Vegas at the amazing Hideout Recording studio put us in a fresh new mindset to create.
“The music video contains one of the most elaborate sets we’ve worked on. I guess collecting so much junk over the years has paid off! Come choose your poison and start the INITIATION!”
As with its predecessors “Lost in Cyco City (2014),” “Opus Mar” (2017) and several singles, “Initiation” is based in the imaginative conceptual location of “Cyco City.” But unlike most concept albums, the lyrical content is inspired by the band’s real-time environment–featuring timely, personal themes of love, sacrifice, anxiety, empowerment and more.
“Initiation” will be available in North America in the following formats:
– Digital Album
– CD Digipak
– LP Gatefold Orange Vinyl
– Die Hard Limited Edition: LP Gatefold Purple/Yellow/Pink Inkspot Vinyl + 7” Orange Transparent Vinyl Single w/ Two Bonus Tracks + Signed Photo (Napalm Mailorder only – limited to 300 worldwide)