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Below is our complete Cynthesis news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Following Sensory Records’ worldwide release of "ReEvolution," the second full-length from progressive metal outfit Cynthesis (reviewed here), the band this week unveils a new mini-film on the initial inception and the concepts behind the album.
The short documentary was filmed in multiple locations, as the majority of the group - guitarist/keyboardist Jasun Tipton, vocalist Erik Rosvold and drummer Sean Flanegan - still inhabit their origin of Pleasanton, California, while Jasun’s brother Troy currently resides in Moscow.
"ReEvolution," the second full-length and middle segment of the ongoing dystopian trilogy of albums from Pleasanton, California-based progressive metal act Cynthesis, is officially out worldwide today via Sensory Records, a division of The Laser’s Edge.
To celebrate its release, today Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles is streaming "ReEvolution" in its entirety alongside a track-by-track breakdown of the album’s storyline by vocalist Erik Rosvold. Check it out over here or stream the album below.
A short documentary on "ReEvolution" and an official video for the track “The Most Trivial Pursuit” are also in their final stages and will be released in the coming days. More...
"ReEvolution" (reviewed here), the second full-length from California-based prog metal outfit Cynthesis, is now less than a week from release - the album to hit stores worldwide this Tuesday, June 4th, via Sensory Records.
In advance of the release of "ReEvolution," today prog/metal outlet Sea Of Tranquility has hosted a stream of the album’s fourth track, "A Most Trivial Pursuit." Give it a listen here or in the player below.
After releasing debut album "DeEvolution" back in 2011, Cynthesis is now back for a follow-up record that reunites three original members of Zero Hour -- brothers Jasun and Troy Tipton and vocalist Erik Rosvold - along with Enchant drummer Sean Flanagan.
The new album "ReEvolution" isn't due out until next month, but today you can get a preview of the release through the epic nine minute "Persistence of Visions" track.
Fans of Suspyre, Dream Theater, or Abnormal Thought Patterns are in for a progtastic experience that combines haunting passages, melodic clean singing, and complex instrumentation all in one musical journey.
Give the Metalunderground.com exclusive premiere a listen through the player below (due to the large size of the track, it may take a moment to load after clicking "play").
"ReEvolution" will see release via Sensory Records on June 4th. The album was mixed and co-produced by Forrester Savell and mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Studios.
Pre-orders are available now at Amazon.com here, and the album's track listing is as follows:
1. Divine Night
3. The Grand Façade
4. A Most Trivial Pursuit
5. Persistence Of Visions
6. The Noble Lie
7. Release The Deity
Sensory Records this week confirms the full details for the pending second album from Pleasanton, California-based progressive metal outfit Cynthesis, as the final parts to this new opus have fallen into place.
Cynthesis reunites three of the original members of Zero Hour -- brothers Jasun and Troy Tipton (guitars and bass, respectively, both also of Abnormal Thought Patterns) and vocalist Erik Rosvold, along with Enchant drummer Sean Flanagan. The following press release was issued about the band:
"While maintaining much of the tech/metal influence of Zero Hour, with Cynthesis the members’ ambitious technical prowess blends seamlessly and organically into the grand atmospheres and melodic passages enveloping their approach, demonstrates the more melodic side of Jasun Tipton’s songwriting.
"Formed in 2010, Cynthesis released their massive debut album DeEvolution through Sensory in April of 2011, causing celebration within the prog community with these members aligning, and in some cases realigning, their talents. Following another massive undertaking and countless hours of constructing and executing this new album, now two years later, the middle part of the dystopian trilogy is about to see the light of day as ReEvolution. A shaman, the central character of the series, is sent out to gather more slaves. He comes across a tribe and senses a light within them that triggers a distant memory of his past, making him realize that this is the original tribe he was taken from. He brings them back to the city and encounters what was done to the population and sets them free." More...
Abnormal Thought Patterns has released its debut self-titled EP today, November 29th, via the band's own, newly-formed CynNormal Lab Recordings. You can find some options to order it physically and digitally on the band's Facebook page. Now, Metalunderground.com brings you the full-album stream as well. You can hear the entire album in the player below.
Abnormal Thought Patterns is comprised of the core and founding members of heralded technical act Zero Hour, the band was formed by Northern California-based brothers Jasun and Troy Tipton (both also of Cynthesis) and Mike Guy. In order to complete the live sound, the trio recruited longtime friend and talented guitarist Richard Sharman, a student of Jasun's for many years.
The four-part epic "Velocity and Acceleration" and bass-only track "Ulnar Nerve Damage" were mixed by talented producer/engineer Dino Alden (Marty Friedman, Zero Hour), but due to Dino's carpal surgeries the band reached out to Matt LaPlant (Sikth, Nonpoint) to mix the tracks "The Machine Within" and "Electric Sun." The EP was mastered by Alan Douches (Between The Buried and Me, The Dillinger Escape Plan) and the cover artwork commissioned to Erick "Wurm" Pollard.
Here is the track listing for Abnormal Thought Patterns' self-titled debut:
1. The Machine Within
2. Velocity and Acceleration Movement 1
3. Velocity and Acceleration Movement 2
4. Velocity and Acceleration Movement 3
5. Velocity and Acceleration Movement 4
6. Ulnar Nerve Damage
7. Electric Sun
"DeEvolution," the upcoming debut full-length from Cynthesis, is set for worldwide release via Sensory Records on April 19th, 2011. "DeEvolution" tells the story of an elite group of leaders from a heavily industrialized city who find, brainwash, and then exploit an indigenous tribes' shaman, believing he would be the perfect supreme leader. By propping him up as possessing all the answers to society's ills, the elites use him in order to gain and keep more control over the masses in order to influence the masses via religion, media, consumerism and government.
You can check out the cover artwork for "DeEvolution," created by Dennis "Damn Engine" Sibeijn (Exodus, Dragonforce, Lamb of God, Him) at this location. The track listing is as follows:
1. The Man Without Skin
3. Divided Day
4. Shallow World
5. Profits Of Disaster
6. The Edifice Grin
8. A Song Of Unrest
Sensory Records has issued the following announcement about signing a deal with Cynthesis:
"Sensory Records is ecstatic to announce the signing of Cynthesis, and the release of their upcoming debut album DeEvolution. Cynthesis is an entirely new band of its own, which also reunites three of the original members of progressive metal purveyors Zero Hour -- founding twin brothers Jasun and Troy Tipton and original vocalist Erik Rosvold -- for the first time on a recording since the band's heralded 2001 album The Towers of Avarice and 2003's Metamorphosis, both still considered landmark releases in the progressive metal community. After reaping massive critical acclaim from major international metal media, Zero Hour successfully toured Europe and performed at two different ProgPower USA Festivals, the band parted ways with Erik Rosvold, disappointing diehard fans of the band across the globe.
"In late 2007, Jasun began writing material for Cynthesis. As the music developed he could only imagine one vocalist to really connect to the material. 'I've always been a fan of Erik's vocals and I knew his lyric-writing would be a perfect match for the material' explains Jasun. After one phone call Erik was brought into the fold. Rounding out the lineup on drums is longtime friend Sean Flanegan, who not only played on Jasun's 2000 instrumental release, Night's Pulse, but is best known for his amazing work with prog rock heroes, Enchant. More...