Antiscion is the name of the futurepop project started by Zac Phoenix, a 22 year old Australian now resident in London, England. Currently an undergraduate student reading for a degree in Philosophy, Religion and Ethics, he possesses a lifetime's worth of musical experience having been raised by a father who is both a musician and lecturer in music technology. Having been trained in music tech from an early age uniquely placed Zac to be able to create his own music since his pre-teen years in a range of electronic styles.
It was during these turbulent years of transition to life in the United Kingdom that Zac discovered a uniquely metropolitan take on electronic music that was to become his passion: the genre known as industrial, in all of its forms and subgenres. The loneliness, alienation and aggressiveness of urban London life mixed perfectly with the cold, mechanical, electronic sounds of industrial music. Thrown into a world of gothic nightclubs, cyberpunks and alternative gigs, Zac found a place and sub-culture to explore the music and it wasn't long before he was striking up friendships with well known bands in the scene and making his own initial attempts at industrial.
After unsuccessful and amateur attempts at releasing an aggrotech / dark electro album under the moniker Pumpkin Kult and an EP with the industrial rock project Alpha Gate, Zac spend a few more years refining his technical ability and experimenting with other musical styles (trance, trip-hop, dubstep) before deciding that his first professionally produced commercial release would be a mixture of his first loves, industrial and dance music. Influenced by a range of styles European and worldwide, Zac began working on the album Cold Prospect in early 2011 with the song 'Blinding Fear', going on to develop his own unique take on the electro-industrial style and worked on writing, producing and mixing the album for the remainder of the year in order to release it in early 2012.