SXOKONDO (pronounced shock-hondo, from the esperanto word for Shockwave) started as a 4-piece hardcore band in 2012 in Biel/Bienne, Switzerland. The band later welcomed a second guitar player and moved to a darker path, influenced by the likes of Breach, Botch, the old Converge songs and many other chaotic heavy music outfits. After a 2-year hiatus that followed the departure of the drummer, SXOKONDO started rehearsing again with a new drummer (and also the singer, who left, came back because he was bored at home). And with musicians coming from various swiss bands like Elenkhos, Mass Control, Churchill, Bunkr, The Stand or Desert Hobo, SXOKONDO is not a band of newcomers. Basically, they know their shit. And they will provide with an intense and extraloud live performance.
They already had the opportunity to share the stage with many bands such as Napalm Death, Coilguns, Wrong, Birds in Row, Life as War, Promethee, Euclidean, Ken Mode, Unhold, Eight Sins, Black Shiva, Nevborn, Oregon Trail, Whoresnation, and many other bands from Switzerland and around.
They released a split EP with Oregon Trail in 2014 & a cassette tape ep called “Flesh & Sky”.
1st Full length « Altered Ego » will be released on October 28th on vinyl, digipack cd & tape.