Having shared the stage with some of rock’s biggest names, including Guns N’ Roses, Def Leppard, Buckcherry, 3 Doors Down, Extreme, Halestorm, and Bullet for My Valentine to name a few, Sweet Cyanide has spent the greater part of 2011-2012 touring from the northeast, throughout the Midwest supporting their second, self-produced album - Sweet Cyanide II.
As their rigorous touring schedule came to a close, "NYC’s finest dirtbags" have retreated to the studio to begin working on their third studio album; tentatively titled, Sweet Cyanide III. This studio effort aims to reflect their consistent evolution both musically and spiritually. “We’ve learned a lot in the past year but have changed very little. We always knew what needed to be done to succeed in the music industry and this band is angrier and more determined now than ever before” says vocalist, Scoca. Anger would definitely be a key ingredient to the new Sweet Cyanide sound, but “not how one would expect the anger to be expressed. It’s not through massive guitars, bass and drums. These elements were always there, Its more through lyrics and song arrangements.”
Continuous touring since the bands birth in 2009 has positioned Sweet Cyanide to play headlining gigs in NYC’s famous Webster Hall, Bowery Ballroom, Gramercy Theatre and Highline Ballroom, as well as earning them a slot as main stage performers for three consecutive years out in Sturgis, South Dakota for the annual epic motorcycle rally. 2010’s performance took place at the Rock N’ Rev with Hinder, Daughtry, 3 Doors Down and Alice in Chains. In 2011 Sweet Cyanide was invited back to Sturgis to play The Legendary Buffalo Chip’s main stage with Buckcherry and Def Leppard, and in 2012 they shared the stage two different nights with Skid Row and Slash as well as Buckcherry and Boston.
In addition to incessant touring and stellar reviews from music critics, die-hard dedication to their craft has been the secret ingredient that’s bolstered the bands popularity tremendously in 2011. They have two self-produced videos for their singles off of Sweet Cyanide II, “Bad Jesus” and “Solitary Son,” which have earned tens of thousands of views each. They’ve recently added a fifth band member, Tommy Sica (keys/guitar). Tommy joins the original Sweet Cyanide mob: Sal Scoca (Vocals, Guitar), Mike Bambace (Drums), Angelo Fariello (Bass) and Joe Salvatore (Lead Guitar).
For a relatively young band, Sweet Cyanide’s achievements speak volumes and are a direct result of staying committed to their mission - steadily growing a devoted fan base while continuing to push their creative boundaries.
Welcome in their world - Sweet Cyanide are about to turn yours upside down.