EDEN SYNTHETIC CORPS were formed in 2005, in Portugal.
Their early songs started getting rave reviews all over the internet and they signed a record deal with Dark Dimensions/Scanner just a couple of months after their formation.
Their debut album Matte (released in 2006) was enthusiastically received all over the alternative community and the word was all over that there was a finally an Electro-Industrial band from Portugal worth listening. ESC always tried their best to sound unique among hundreds of clones and they achieved a new level of identity when they released Enhancer.
Enhancer is a concept album that tells the story of a serial killer on a women killing spree. The artwork was widely considered as one of the best among all the bands in the same musical universe and the album followed the path of Matte by getting great reviews from the press and great feedback from listeners. Along with Enhancer came ESC’s first international shows and another presence in the DAC (Deutsche Alternative Charts) top ten albums.
Their third album, featuring yet another concept, portrayed as comics, on the artwork of a luxurious digipack packaging. “Eight Thousand Square Feet” brought us one of ESC’s most intense album to date, featuring guests such as Carsten Jacek from [:SITD:] and Jan L. from X-Fusion. This ESC album stayed on the DAC charts for eight consecutive weeks. They played lots of shows after the release of this album, including countries like Russia, Ukraine and even the prestigious Wave Gotik Treffen in Germany.
2013 brought us ESC’s fourth offering named Breathing Salt, with lots of new refreshing elements to the songs that glued the avid electro-industrial music listener o his speakers from the first to the last song. Once again, this album was featured in the DAC (Deutsche Alternative Charts) top ten albums.
Continuously shaping their sound, ESC’s fifth album “Sandwalkers”, features again lots of new elements like a broader range of vocals, joining trademark ESC beats with innovative melodies. Darker than ever and this time focused mainly on old civilizations, mythology and nomadic people, Sandwalkers, was a breath of fresh air in the Electro-Industrial scene.
Broadening the range of vocals and the diversity of the styles, ESC’s sixth album named “GOLD” is soon to become the band’s most mature and polished album yet. Maintaining the trademark dark, aggressive style of the band and mixing even more melodic elements on the band’s first non-concept album, ESC are trying to reach a broader audience in and outside the Dark-Elektro/Harsh Industrial audience.
HYPECRASH | Keyboards
GLAMOUR DIESEL | Vocals
CHAINHEART | Guitars
IDK | Vocals
Breathing Salt (2013)
Eight Thousand Square Feet (2010)
“… their previous albums always did well in the alternative charts, while they performed shows in most European countries, even in Russia and Ukraine. If we tell you that their previous record Eight Thousand Square Feet contains guest vocals by both Carsten Jacek of [: SITD:] and Jan L. of X-Fusion, then you immediately know in which category these pounding electro beats belong.”
“Portugal has never been a country that’s produced many bands of significance. When it comes to EBM I have to reiterate, it’s virtually barren. The good news is that ESC changed my mind quite quickly.”
“It’s a thrill to get albums like this. In a genre that gets more and more tiresome and where bands seem to be running out of fuel, Eden Synthetic Corps seems to do the opposite, reborn and fueled to the neck they managed to bring the excitement back.”
“I’ve always considered Eden Synthetic Corps (ESC) as the Portuguese answer to bands like FLA, Suicide Commando and Hocico…”
“…they are able to rival with some bigger and better-known acts”
“A new Harsh Electro/industrial signing out of Portugal for the German label Scanner,member of the Dark Dimension label group (www.darkdimensions.de) is nearly a sensation.But quality music has found a home in almost every place and corner of this world, sotime to discover something new out of this most western European country”
|23/02/19||GOLD Tour ’19 – Stereogun Leiria|
|22/04/17||VIII Ar de Rock Music Fest Aboboreiras, Tomar, Portugal|
|25/11/16||Schattenwelt Festival Vienna, Austria|
|13/02/16||Rock House Moscow, Russia|
|12/02/16||Backstage Club Saint Petersburg, Russia|
|21/11/15||Toxikaotic V – Beat Club Leiria, Portugal|
|22/11/14||Estilhaços 2014 Leiria, Portugal|
|23/02/14||Stoker Club Saint Petersburg, Russia|
|22/02/14||Rock House Moscow, Russia|
|02/11/13||Halloween 13 – Sala Undertino Viseu, Portugal|
|27/07/13||War on the Dancefloor – Heaven’s Club Porto, Portugal|
|06/07/13||Sala Undertino Viseu, Portugal|
|15/06/13||Fade In 2013 – Beat Club Leiria, Portugal|
|21/01/12||Electro Industrial Sessions – Café Concerto Torres Novas, Portugal|
|04/12/11||Russian Tour 2011 Moscow, Russia|
|03/12/11||Russian Tour 2011 Rostov na Donu, Russia|
|02/12/11||Russian Tour 2011 Volgograd, Russia|
|08/10/11||666 Gothic Club Madrid, Spain|
|30/08/11||Entremuralhas 2011 Leiria, Portugal|
|12/06/11||Wave Gotik Treffen Leipzig, Germany|
|07/05/11||Cyberfront Festival Kiev, Ukraine|
|23/04/11||Technoir Live! – Club Noir Lisboa, Portugal|
|04/02/11||Toxikaotic Night – States Club Coimbra, Portugal|
|31/10/10||Halloween Night – Hard Club Porto, Portugal|
|16/10/10||Cyberchaos Gothic Night – Beat Club Leiria, Portugal|
|12/06/10||Toxikaotic III – Beat Club Leiria, Portugal|
|03/10/09||Lock The Target Porto, Portugal|
|08/08/09||Elektrocution Resurrection Festival Pampilhosa da Serra, Portugal|
|03/04/09||Live at Transmission Club Lisboa, Portugal|
|01/11/08||Live at Café Concerto Torres Novas, Portugal|
|24/07/08||Fade In [with Combichrist] Leiria, Portugal|
|21/06/08||Live at Uptown Porto, Portugal|
|24/05/08||Toxikaotic II – Beat Club Leiria, Portugal|
|28/09/07||Live at Ponto de Encontro Almada, Portugal|
|07/09/07||Toxikaotic – Beat Club Leiria, Portugal|
|04/08/07||Elektrocution Ignite Festival Azeitão, Portugal|
|24/03/07||Live at Sala Soho Viveiro, Spain|
|09/03/07||Deviant Night Coimbra, Portugal|
|03/03/07||Rock in Chiado Lisboa, Portugal|
|03/02/07||Live at Zona VIP Maia, Portugal|
|07/10/06||Live at Hard Club with [:SITD:] Porto, Portugal|