Synthetic Breed - Biography

This band's profile is 'invisible', meaning that it's much less prominent on the site - either because it's incomplete, or maybe doesn't entirely fit MS format.


Synthetic Breed originated as a four piece, consisting of Vincent Zylstra and Reza Nasseri on guitars, Jonas Bahlo on bass and Mark Condello on vocals. Nick Bose joined and left the band a number of times, but never actually played drums live.

By March 2004, after many months of auditioning suitable drummers, Daniel Luttick had been brought into the line up. The line up lasted two shows: after the show at EV's Metalfest, the band played one more show at the Green Room in Melbourne before singer Mark Condello broke with the band.

By the start of October 2004, Synthetic Breed were back on stage with Nasseri taking on vocal duties, but on the 13th of April 2005 new singer Cal Hughes played his first show with the band, though he had already once replaced Reza, suffering from a cold, during a show in April. Synthetic Breed supported Swedish metal group Arch Enemy on their Australian tour.[1]

After a successful appearance at the With Full Force Festival (Leipzig, Germany) in 2006[2], Nasseri left the band and was eventually replaced by Darcy Mildren. The band signed a record deal with Faultline Records for the release of debut full-length album Catatonic. 2008 saw the departure of Mildren as the band returned to a four piece.

In a posting on their website dated April 1, 2009 it was stated that the band is working on material for their second (as yet untitled) album. Then, on April 17, 2009 they stated on their MySpace page that the recording sessions for the new album had been completed, and that the album would be released by the end of the year.

Late 2010 (18 Oct 2010) saw Synthetic Breed release Perpetual Motion Machine.