Having cut his teeth with Cynic, Defeated Sanity, and as frontman 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 band’s debut full-length, "Sunlight" in 2013 . The began recording new material in 2016 and got in touch with Prosthetic Records, who signed Exist 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.