Cynical Existence is the new solo project of Fredrik Croona (Project Rotten, and formerly of Menschdefekt). Started in 2011, Cynical Existence melds â€œold schoolâ€ harsh ebm and industrial with more emotional elements. According to Croona, Cynical Existence â€œdoesn’t intend to create something new and unique, just something personal.â€
Cynical Existence’s debut EP A Familiar Kind of Pain is due out April 1st on the dark electro label Engraved Ritual- mastered by Stahlblack Productions, the EP contains 8 tracks that span the gamut of electro-industrial: from the stompy â€˜Always and Foreverâ€™ and â€˜Dead Eyes (see no future)â€™ to the introspective â€˜Release Me.â€™ The album isÂ limited to 100 copies worldwide.
You can check out a teaser of the new EP on Soundcloud.
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Cynical Existence is a solo project from founder and lead vocalist of the aggrotech/industrial act Project Rotten and also former vocalist of dark electro/industrial act Menschdefekt.
What started out as a experiment soon took form as a real musical project.
The goal was to create something more close to â€œold schoolâ€ harsh ebm and industrial with a more personal touch and emotions infused into it. It’s simple and yet powerful and doesn’t intend to create something new and unique, just something personal.
Influenced by bands like SITD,Suicide Commando and Grendel amongst others
The aim isn’t just towards dance floors but also to create a variety of tracks which offers different moods and emotions. The only common thing that the tracks reflect are Fredrik’s feelings and thoughts.
Engraved Ritual is a guerilla record label partnership dedicated to bringing the best in gritty, harsh, brutal dark electro from all over the world to the masses; with a huge emphasis on the Latin American sound. Currently located in Denver, Colorado, we are dedicated to showing that the physical album format still has value while working with the latest trends of getting music to the people.