Sinoptik’s new album coming 2021 – stay tuned for further announcements.
FFO: Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath, Jimi Hendrix
WHAT THE MEDIA SAY
“This is your best bet… well-produced, & I can’t help but think “Jimi Hendrix Experience”, but with a 21st Century DYNAMO vibe.”
Dick Metcalf, Editor, Contemporary Fusion Reviews
“Sounds a bit like the Chemical Brothers covering a movement from Pink Floyd’s Echoes.”
Huffington Post, Tim Thornton
PSYCHEDELIC, POWERFUL, AND ENLIGHTENING – UKRAINE’S SINOPTIK PRESENT NEW MUSIC VIDEO SINGLE ‘BLACK SOUL MAN’
“A SOUNDTRACK FOR THE OPPRESSED AND MISTREATED“
The city of Kiev has been seen to produce some notable musical exports of late, with bands like Jinjer and Stoned Jesus leading the charge. Since 2014 Sinoptik were forced to move from their war-torn city of Donetsk to Kiev, and their experiences of being treated like second class citizens despite Ukraine being their native home has now seen them throw their hat in the ring as a band with a story to tell and music to be heard.
Fusing together 1970’s occult rock influences with huge stadium rock production – Ukranian Power Rock Trio Sinoptik are seeking enlightenment to relieve not just their home country, but the world’s ongoing pain. They’re here to do that with their powerful yet mournful new single ‘Black Soul Man’.
Lead singer Dmitriy Afanasiev talks about his experience of moving to Kiev.
“We had to leave our home and move to Kiev, and this where we as native Ukrainians were treated as some sort of second class citizens. So many people like us were segregated and oppressed just on the basis of the city of origin, where we were born. We were told that we are different and it’s our fault the war started. We were faced with radical social segregation and inequality, in our own country with people of the same race. We do understand that this oppression is initiated and supported by politicians, but society is now responsible for this too”
The music video for ‘Black Soul Man’ illustrates a well told story of a mysterious character, who gives people a second chance to live on this planet. He believes in the goodness of each person, and offers them to rethink their ways and live a new better life. Even though he is killed, he keeps resurrecting and brings people back to life, hoping that one day someone will understand his ideas and implement them in their lives.
Dmitriy Afanasiev says this about the meaning behind ‘Black Soul Man’.
“Music is a tool, which should have a clear message – to change the world for better. “It’s your time to change the fate” is our main message in this song, as each of us can change his or her own destiny. And if we are united all together we have the power to alter the fate of humanity and the world. We all can change and make our planet a better place by becoming kinder to each other, more understanding and tolerant. We need to build a new future now. Now is the time for us to unite, but most of the people don’t seem to comprehend that.”
Dmitriy Afanasiev – guitar, keys, vox.
Ruslan Babayev – drums
Aleksandr Savin – bass
The trio, who were coined as ‘The World’s Best Rock Band’ by the Berlin Global Battle of the Bands event in 2016 – has also seen performing at Kiev’s 80k capacity stadium and supporting acts such as Uriah Heep, Marilyn Manson and more.
Sinoptik will be releasing a new album in Spring 2021 – more details to be announced soon, but this is a taste of what’s to come from the psychedelic rock trio.