Dark Wave Industrial Goth Group SYNICAL Releases Their Most Ambitious Album To Date on July 21st . Through countless iterations and decades of musical exploration, Synical releases an eclectic mix of Goth, Dark-Wave, and Post-Punk in their 5th album “This Will All Happen Again”.
Synical releases an eclectic mix of Goth, Dark-Wave, and Post-Punk album “This Will All Happen Again” OUT TODAY. Synical is a Los Angeles-based band that encapsulates the sound of a post-punk generation with its roots in traditional dark wave music. Inspired by the industrial goth sound of new wave and techno, Synical explores a modern edge to this genre. Drawing inspiration from an eclectic collection of artists such as Depeche Mode, New Order, The Cure, Prince, Joy Division, and Kraftwerk, Synical showcases the best aspects of countless different styles.
At the forefront of Synical is singer/songwriter, producer and engineer, Brian Haught, who has stuck with his concept for the band since its origins in 1989. He is joined by lifelong-friend, bassist and vocalist, David Black, as well as guitarists Eric Griffin, Jimi Echo, and Noel Page. With countless talented members and musical guests contributions throughout the years, such as the legendary John Fryer (NIN, Love & Rockets, Depeche Mode), Ivan De Prume (White Zombie), Roy Mayorga (Ministry, SoulFly, Stone Sour), Alex Carapetis (NIN, Julian Casablancas), Robin Finck (NIN, Guns N’ Roses), Cheney Brannon (Collective Soul), and Racci Shay Hart (Dope), Synical’s sound is state-of-the-art and has developed fresh new musical stylings with each album they have released. Along the way, Synical’s music has been featured in the Gus Van Zant executive produced movie “Speedway Junky,” and gained critical acclaim from magazines, newspapers, and fans around the world.
Featured in outlets such as Metal Edge and Art & Leisure, Synical has been able to prove their in-the-know of the current music scene for decades. Their music has been described as “electrosexy,” frantic, industrious, and brooding. Some fans have even described Synical’s music as a soundtrack “for the downfall of civilization.” Synical’s lyrics offer an intelligent take on modern music with thought provoking lyrics – cleverly blending reality, truth, and futurism. For nearly three decades, Synical has remained focused on crafting modern complex music in classic styles that remain goth club ready.
“This Will All Happen Again” is the band’s fifth studio album, the project promises to be their most ambitious album to date. With ten outstanding tracks and performances by members of Bauhaus, Love and Rockets, My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult, Mary My Hope, Faster Pussycat, Genitorturers, and Murderdolls, the album is a unique combination of new wave flavors with heavier influences sprinkled within the mix. This album truly has something for everyone – if you’re a metalhead, you’ll enjoy the brooding, powerful goth vocals, if you lean more towards electronic, its progressive, synthy undertones will pull you in, and if you’re a bit less hardcore, the album features a more classic new-wave groove to ground your experience.
At its core, the definition of “Synical” is suspicious of other people’s motives or intentions. Growing up surrounded and inspired by music, Brian Haught was always inspired by new ways of crafting music and sound. At 18, he joined an electronic funk band AC Black which was signed to Motown Records. After touring internationally with this group for several years, Brian decided he wanted to stick to his roots and follow his original musical quest to form the band Synical.
Since its origins in 1989, Synical has featured various band members and has transitioned through many different sounds throughout the years. Brian started the as a solo act, became a duo, a trio, and eventually became a full five-piece band.
Released in 1991, Synical’s very first album “The Wages of Syn” was a testament to the techno, post-punk, and new wave influences of the group. This album pioneered new ways of utilizing synthesizers, sequencers, samplers and digital tone generators at the time. After years of gigs being based in Atlanta GA, Synical’s sound continued to evolve and became even more edgy and sharp. The EP “Killjoy” released in 1993 and second album “The Explosive Generation” in 1997 followed.
As the 1990’s came to an end, Brian realized that he needed to relocate to Los Angeles to work on his goth-dance-electronic music venture. With the help of Brian’s friend Robin Finck (Nine Inch Nails/Guns N’ Roses Guitarist), Brian moved to LA and worked with him on some of the G’N’R album demos for “Chinese Democracy,” and eventually located new band members to continue his vision for Synical. Joined by guitarist Eric Griffin, bassist Brent Ashley, and Ben Graves on drums, the group was able to play many sold out shows in the LA area at iconic venues like the Viper Room, Dragonfly, Club Lingerie, and KingKing. Synical released their 3rd album “Synical Forever” in 2004 and their fourth “Quit While You’re Behind” in 2012. After the band’s tumultuous tour of Italy, Brian then decided to further reconstruct and update Synical’s members once more – leading to where they are now.
Although still based in Hollywood CA, Brian began to feel burned out from the tepid, corporate LA music scene and started making trips back and forth from LA to Atlanta writing new songs and recording the band’s fifth album in both cities with longtime friends David Black, Jimi Echo, Eric Griffin (Muderdolls) and former Synical drummer Cheney Brannon (Collective Soul). The current musical make-up of Synical exhibits an against-the-grain mentality and time tested sound that is palpable to audiences familiar with new-wave and post-punk music.
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