"[Socionic] put on a performance that completely floored a packed house and emphatically exceeded the expectations of even their longtime fans in attendance. ...An unbelievably supreme performance, one that left the audience stunned and overwhelmed." - full article
The band was also selected for the following lists on Metal Assault:
- MetalAssault (December 2015)
Top 25 New Music Critiques of 2013
- Music Connection Magazine (Dec, 2013)
"Stellar performances, rich production and an ability to craft multi-level, Tool-like tunes that would improve any sci-fi/horror soundtrack. Yeah, the mix is a slight bit noisy, but "Epiphany" is a winner, a rock-radio-ready cut with singer Michael's whisper/whine riding well above the showers of cymbals and riffs. The driving, vigorous "Prodigal" is nearly as compelling, with production finesse that keeps the track peeling like an onion. An Aderol dream space tune, "Aisa Morta" is an ambitious opus that fans can savor repeatedly for subtle tones and touches."
- Music Connection Magazine (Feb, 2013)
"Socionic is easily one of my favorite discoveries this year. They exhibit some of the best qualities of my favorite bands while having their own distinct sound and message. Hard rock at the level that Socionic is playing on is hard to come by."
- Joey Flores, CEO Earbits.com
'Epiphany' artwork featured in Issue 111 of Advanced Photoshop Magazine
- Advanced Photoshop Magazine, Issue 111
'Ignorant Idiot' artwork featured in December issue of Advanced Photoshop Magazine
- Advanced Photoshop Magazine
"If you are a hard rock/progressive/metal junkie (like myself), then Identity by Socionic is your new fix. ...This is my new favorite album."
- Joshua Smotherman, Middle Tennessee Music - http://www.midtnmusic.com/
"When you put the whole picture together, this band seems to know exactly where they want to go. They aren’t going to conform to what’s popular today. They’re heavy, slightly dark, and heady with their lyrical content. They have a growing fan base, and I look forward to hearing big things from them in the future."
- The Professor, The Ripple Effect - http://ripplemusic.blogspot.com/
Inspired by bands such as Tool, Nine Inch Nails and Karnivool, and infusing grooving riffs with orchestral arrangements to round out their sound, the music of Socionic flows from brutal to beautiful as it bends the genres of progressive, metal, rock and ambient to fervently carry a message that moves the mind. The Los Angeles based quartet further divulges their identity through other mediums, eliciting symbolic artwork, video, and prose to fully express and explore the depths of their creative journey.
Recently wrapping production on their new crowd funded and self produced album “Dividing Horizon”, the band is expanding their live show production and moving to the performance phase to promote the November 12th release. Their return to stage was marked by a packed house performance at The Glass House in Pomona as main support for Nothing More, and followed by a sold out show at LA's Viper Room alongside members of TOOL, Kyuss and Fu Manchu.
The group has already garnered favorable reactions from the press with Music Connection Magazine rating their debut EP "Identity" in their Top 25 New Music Critiques of the year, citing: "Stellar performances, rich production and an ability to craft multi-level tunes that would improve any sci-fi/horror soundtrack." In their review of the recent album release show at The Viper Room, Metal Assault stated: “[Socionic] put on a performance that completely floored a packed house and emphatically exceeded the expectations of even their longtime fans in attendance. ...An unbelievably supreme performance, one that left the audience stunned and overwhelmed.” The review landed the band in two of the publication’s year end lists for Best Emerging Hard Rock Artists and Best Shows of 2015 in company with heavy hitters like Judas Priest, Mastodon, Opeth and Anthrax.
Socionic continues to gain momentum going into the new year as they line up new shows and tours in promotion of their new full length album.
Socionic is Michael Meinhart (vocals), Matthew Denis (bass), Lior Dar (drums), and Billy Graczyk (guitar).
Originally formed as a multi-media studio side project in 2008 by vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Michael Meinhart while performing with other bands around Los Angeles. The a broader concept took seed with the completion of a set of demos entitled "The Ogden Project", and the inspiration to continue to expand expression through music and other mediums.
The project has since evolved its dynamic power and potential to full form with the addition of members Matthew Denis (bass), Lior Dar (drums) and Billy Graczyk (guitar). The collective mind of Socionic is currently storyboarding new videos, probing the dark recesses of its collective mind for new music, and gearing up for a string of live dates.