- Johnny Thyper - Vocals
- Mike Kadmon - Guitar and programming
- Alison - Bass Guitar
- Fede - Keyboards and Synthesizers
The cold beam of a neon lamp.
An empty bottle.
The ashes of the past are still warm, but a new pair of wings is now growing. Metamorphosis is painful, but unavoidable. Will destruction be the right choice? We're not looking for an answer, we have to act, ignoring the consequences.
After all, doesn't everybody want this?
Neon Synthesis is a band from Brescia, Italy, that plays a very personal kind of industrial metal. Our style is characterized by a hammering rhythmic section, compact and essential guitars, large use of synthesizers and a powerful and versatile voice. This project was officially born in april 2004, when we, five guys with different musical backgrounds and influences, joined forces to create something dynamic, something new. The name of the band doesnt have a specific meaning, it only wants to suggest the idea of something cold, something synthetic, artificial.
In july 2004 we recorded our first promotional cd, simply entitled "Promo 004", and the three songs contained in this work obtained enthusiastical reviews from several Italian and European webzines. Since the release of the promo we have been playing live to promote our music, experiencing a great feedback from the audience.
The year 2005 has been very satisfying for us: a Depeche Mode song (Everything Counts) covered by ourselves has been selected to appear on the first Italian tribute cd to the English band. Moreover an intense web-promotion allowed many people to know us, and the Neon Synthesis style is now spreading, especially abroad.
The end of summer 2005 also marked the end of an era, because our drummer Rens aka Vyrarld chose to left the band. We had to quit the live activity, but that allowed us to concentrate on the recordings of more tracks.
On april 27, 2006 we released a self-produced album entitled Our Empty Rooms, which contains 10 songs. Since then we began to play live concerts again, in Italy and abroad (starting with a release party in Castricum, Holland). Our Empty Rooms includes the re-recordings of our first three promo tracks and seven brand new songs. It mixes industrial metal with synthpop, darkwave with ebm beats and atmospheric keyboards. The lyrics are influenced by the poetry of Thomas Stearns Eliot.
We are the synthesis of different trends... various musical styles interlaced within a common concept.
We shout violence and weakness, joy and anguish. We're an expression of youthful tension, sons of the twentieth century split, born from the sun but corrupted by the moon. A living oxymoron.
Gold and dust beyond space and time, we're eternal and so mortal. Cold lights and dancefloor hits, final fantasy VII and absinthe. The stars are watching us...
...the eclipse is near.