Exist

So True, So Bound So True, So Bound So True, So Bound

Marketing Highlights

  • Debut release for Prosthetic Records
  • EXIST is the progressive metal brainchild of former CYNIC guitarist MAX PHELPS
  • Max is also the front man of DEATH TO ALL, the touring tribute to DEATH's CHUCK SCHULDINER
  • EXIST has two prior releases; 2010's In Mirrors EP and 2013's Sunlight
  • Early support from SIRIUS/XM
  • Full U.S. Tour to be announced!
  • Projected Chart debuts: Billboard New Artist Chart, Billboard Hard Music Albums, Billboard Independent Albums Chart
  • Release specific landing page includes VIDEO, Lead Track, Tour dates, Bio, News and more
  • Service across the board to Satellite, Commercial Specialty and College METAL Radio
  • Regularly scheduled social media posts documenting the full album cycle

Bio

Having cut his teeth with Cynic, Defeated Sanity, and as front man of the “Death To All” touring tribute to Chuck Shuldiner, it’s safe to say that Max Phelps, founder of Exist, has proven himself a more than capable performer in the progressive death metal world. Phelps formed Exist back in the late 00s releasing the “In Mirrors EP” in 2010 and following it up with the bands debut full-length, “Sunlight” in 2013. EXIST began recording new material in 2016 and got in touch with Prosthetic Records, who signed them immediately.

So True, So Bound, Exists debut album for Prosthetic, is a concept album that takes a look at how language and concrete definitions create societal rules and guidelines. It’s a fitting subject in today’s quick to judge and dismiss world where a lot of communication is done through 140 characters.

Self-produced and mixed by Nolly Getgood (Periphery), So True, So Bound will see a worldwide release date through Prosthetic Records on June 9th. One week prior to release, Exist will kick off a North America tour headlined by Montreal progressive metal giants, Gorguts. Phelps will also be fronting Defeated Sanity on the trek, pulling vocal double duty. No small feat for two such hard hitting bands. Bassist, Alex Weber, who was a touring member of Jeff Loomis solo band for his last touring cycle, along with Matthew Rossa in the second guitar position rounds out the line-up to this Maryland basted band. Though not appearing live with the band, Hannes Grossmann (Necrophagist, Obscura) provided drums on the album.

Tracklist

1. Take My Picture
2. Happily Ever After (for a Week or so…)
3. So True: Imitation’s Flattery
4. So Bound: One of the Herd
5. Peer Prejudice
6. To Sever the Strings
7. Shade From My Fire
8. Fault’s Peaks

For Fans Of

Cynic
Jeff Loomis

Home Market

Washington DC / Baltimore, Maryland - USA

Album Details

Artist

Exist

Album Title

So True, So Bound

Street Date

06/09/2017

Order Due Date

05/12/2017

Discount

5% (ends 06/15/2017)

Genre

Rock/Metal

Label

Prosthetic

Parent Label

Prosthetic Records

Configuration

CD Longplay

Price Code

CD13

UPC

656191029827

Box Lot

30

Catalog #

PROS102982

Album Details

Artist

Exist

Album Title

So True, So Bound

Street Date

06/23/2017

Order Due Date

05/26/2017

Genre

Rock/Metal

Label

Prosthetic

Parent Label

Prosthetic Records

Configuration

Vinyl Longplay 33 1/3

Price Code

LP21

UPC

656191029810

Box Lot

30

Catalog #

PROS102981

Album Details

Artist

Exist

Album Title

So True, So Bound

Preorder Date

04/28/2017

Street Date

06/09/2017

Genre

Rock/Metal

Label

Prosthetic

Parent Label

Prosthetic Records

Configuration

Digital Audio Longplay

UPC

656191929820