JONAS MÅNSSON (SOLE SYNDICATE): “Lyric-wise This Album Is Pretty Dark And Depressing”

Sole Syndicate band photo.

The art of creating albums that are meant to be played all in an order is coming back in a big way, and SOLE SYNDICATE out of Sweden have perfected this craft from a bygone era in the music business on their newest release Into the Flames on Scarlet Records.

Metal Express Radio’s Bryce Van Patten caught up with Jonas Månsson, lead vocalist and guitarist for the band and they had a conversation about how the album was created, how they write and record, his favorite influences, what 2022 has in store for SOLE SYNDICATE and a lot more!

Check out their new album on Scarlet Records

SOLE SYNDICATE - Into the Flames album art

Sole Syndicate is

Jonas Månsson : Vocals & Guitar
Katja Rasila : Keys
Henrik Zetterlund : Drums
David Gustafsson : Bass

Check out their brand new video – “Count to Zero”


  • Bryce Van Patten

    Bryce is an audio engineer and a graphic designer here at Metal Express Radio. From the day he purchased his first album (Machine Head by Deep Purple), he has had a passion for heavy music, which has influenced his whole life. Bryce is from the great Pacific Northwest in USA, and has played in metal bands like Babylon, Holy Terror, The Wild Dogs, Warhead and Egypt through the 80s. He had his first interview for the Portland, Oregon publication The Rock Rag with guitarist Paul Gilbert in his Racer X days. Then he was honored to get to have drinks, and talk for an hour with the legendary Dan McCafferty of Nazareth for his second interview. In 2013, he spent an amazing hour talking to Andi Deris of Helloween, which was the high point of his heavy metal journalism.   In the year 2001, he formed Man in Black Music Publishing. They released recordings by several local bands, and in the spirit of the old Metal Massacre compilations, he created a 2-album series called The Defenders of Metal. The albums featured classic styled Metal bands from all around the world, with bands from Australia to England, and from Argentina to Russia. Currently, he is the producer/creator/vocalist of the Metal band The Black Tuesdays.

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