from Vancouver BC
Formed in early 1999, Cyanotic hit the ground running in the Vancouver music scene and hasn't looked back. The sound is best described as a balance of the beautiful with the brutal, the melodic with the dirge. A reviewer recently described the music like this: …this wonderful bit of twisted sickness rammed its way through my speakers, full force. No time to ease into things, they jump straight into it, and never ever stop. Cyanotic believes in the value of a strong song over a good gimmick, an energetic and tight live show over makeup and masks, and integrity and honesty over packaged aggression. Opening for such acts as Disturbed, Mudvayne, Nothingface, Endo, and Strapping Young Lad within months of inception, Cyanotic has gained notoriety quickly and is poised for the next level.
Currently, Cyanotic promoting their first full length CD, Tragedy+Time= Comedy, released in early 2003. The band currently handles its own production, engineering, mixing, mastering, booking, merchandise, promotion, and website. A west coast tour is being planned to coincide with the release of Tragedy+Time= Comedy in 2003. Cyanotic music has appeared in two extreme sports videos and is being spun religiously by local college radio and Internet radio stations around North America.
Cyanotic consists of Conan Freeman - Vocals/Guitar, Cory McBain - Guitar/Keyboards, Lee Jeffers - Bass/Vocals, and Tom Peterson - Drums. Conan and Tom, the core members of Cyanotic, met through a local Vancouver trade magazine in January 1999 and began building the foundation of the band. By November 1999, the lineup had been solidified with the additions of Cory on lead guitar and Lee on bass, both handpicked from other Vancouver bands.
In the near future, members of Cyanotic plan to open their newly constructed studio, Rancho Compresso, to various artists from the West Coast giving them a chance to record their music in a relaxed setting. They also plan to write, record, and release new Cyanotic material as soon as it is completed. Cyanotic relies heavily on the Internet to distribute their new music and create awareness about the band. Several street teams have popped up all over North America as a result of Cyanotic's quick rise on such sites as garageband.com and MP3.com