Synthetic Breed

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Synthetic Breed
OriginMelbourne, VIC
GenresDeath metal
Years active2001 – present
MembersDaniel Luttick, Vincent Zylstra
Past membersMares Refalæđ, Luke Thiel, Jonas Bahlo, Mark Condello, Cal Hughes, Darcy Mildren, Reza Nassari

Band members

  • Current Line-up
    • Daniel Luttick (drums)
    • Vincent Zylstra (guitar)
  • Former members
    • Mares Refalæđ (vocals) (2011 - 2012)
    • Luke Thiel (bass) (2010 - 2012)
    • Cal Hughes (vocals) (2004 - 2011)
    • Jonas Bahlo (bass) (2001 - 2010)
    • Darcy Mildren (guitar) (2006 - 2008)
    • Reza Nasseri (guitar) (2002 - 2006)
    • Mark Condello (vocals) (2001 - 2004)

Band information

Synthetic Breed is a cyber-death metal band from Melbourne, with some groove element. The group formed around Zylstra in 2001 with Nasseri and Bahlo coming into the line-up in 2001 and 2002. A drum machine was used for live appearances until Luttick joined in 2004. Shortly afterwards, vocalist Mark Condello left Synthetic Breed and Reza handled lead vocals until Hughes was found in 2005. The group then recorded and released the "Fractured" EP, supported Arch Enemy in November and went to Germany in mid-2006 where they appeared at the With Full Force festival. Their set from this show was released as a live album in May 2007, after which "Fractured" re-appeared in a remixed version with two extra tracks. Synthetic Breed's debut album Catatonic was released in February 2008.

In September 2008, Darcy Mildren departed from the band, which remained a four piece for some time. During 2009 Synthetic Breed went on a break, reconvening during 2010 and completed work on a second album. After it was completed, Jonas Bahlo left the band to return to Germany and was replaced by Luke Thiel. By early 2011, Mares Refalæđ had replaced long-serving vocalist Hughes. Synthetic Breed launched a national tour in July 2011 to tie in with the release of Perpetual Motion Machine. During 2012 the band returned to Germany and afterwards released a new EP. In June, Refalæđ and Thiel left the band.



2007 With Full Force - Live in Germany self release
2008 Catatonic self release
2011 Perpetual Motion Machine Symbiotic


2003 Fractured self release
2005 Fractured self release
2012 Zero Degrees Freedom self release

Compilation tracks:

Year Track Title Album Title Label
2006 "Catatonic" Underearthed 4 independent
2006 "Becoming" The Art of Shredding - A Tribute to Dime DarkStar
2007 "Techno Sedation" A Blaze in the Southern Skies Prime Cuts