British heavy metal five-piece, Synaptik from Norwich, UK have had a brilliant and busy year already, having signed with DeFox and Heart Of Steel Records as well as landing a US deal with Divebomb records and re-releasing a remixed heavier version of their hit debut album, ‘The Mechanisms of Consequence’ on 30th January, and they are set to make an even bigger impact with their sophomore album, ‘Justify & Reason’ which is released today.
To promote the release of their anticipated new album, Synaptik have just dropped an official lyric video for new single, the mighty melodic and extremely technically skilled ‘The Incredible Machine’, which features guest vocals from Meyrick de la Fuente from Exist Immortal.
Vocalist, John Knight commented on working with Meyrick de la Fuente who also produced the new album at Floodgate Studio. Saying:
“(Meyrick’s) Vocals on the chorus brought my original melody line to life, our vocals complimented each other well. It added a further dynamic which creates more melody that helps hammer home what the new album is all about; melody, aggression and emotion. It’s perfect as the opening track and sets the standard for the rest of the album.”
Knight also talked about the lyrical meaning behind the new single, ‘The Incredible Machine’:
“Lyrically the song describes the human brain. The inner workings of the mind to a large extent remain a mystery. It’s extraordinary, our entire experience of life, all our mental experiences; they all result from the activity of chemistry in our brain, the activity of neurotransmitters and neurocircuits, synaptic signals sparking, a hundred billion nerve cells coordinate our physical actions. Quite literally mind blowing.”
Check out the powerful and ambient video below!
Video credits: Andy Pilkington – www.verymetal.co.uk
‘Justify & Reason’ is described as “A collection exhibiting real finesse, true technicality but not at the expense of neck-snapping riffs and a progressive air that’s both bracing and intimidatingly menacing”. The album is available in a number of formats, including a special limited edition bundle deal, a double album (featuring a remix of their debut), vinyl and more! Check it out here: http://synaptikmetal.com/shop/
Synaptik are very experienced and skilled musicians and as a result have had the pleasure of sharing the stage with the likes of Iron Maiden, Exodus and Onslaught. They have also recently been added to the immense Mammothfest UK line-up alongside headliners Rotting Christ, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Lawnmower Deth and more. Mammothfest currently looks like this:
Tickets for the festival are available here: Tickets are available here –www.mammothfest.uk/store
‘Justify & Reason’ is out now via Snakes On Fire Records (UK), Divebomb Records (US).
Check out Josh’s review of the album here