State of Being creates a strong blend of heavy electro-rock. Lurid vocals pierce a sonic downpour of synthesizer sounds and guitar power chords infused with elements of Industrial, Goth, and Electronica.
State of Being embodies music at its most dynamic, energetic, sophisticated and powerful all at once. "Haywire," the group's third full-length studio CD, represents a level of proficiency that can only come from longevity. It's interesting that State of Being's first release ten years ago was titled "Dysfunctional Vision." SOB brainchild and lead singer Christopher Foldi has remained true to his original vision, while allowing it to evolve and mature. With Andy Kubiszewski (ex-drummer of Stabbing Westward, The The, Prick) at the controls as producer of "Haywire," Foldi and bandmates have crafted a unique and accessible fusion of brooding vocals, ethereal keyboards, blistering guitars and a solid rhythm section. It's no wonder that State of Being was voted Best Alternative/Electronic Act of 2004 by Scene Magazine, Cleveland's premier arts and entertainment weekly. And the band - which also includes Shara Foldi (keyboards, vocals), Scott Foldi (guitars, vocals), Rayanne Turek (bass, vocals), and Randy Blaire (drums) - continues to gain new fans and radio airplay throughout the U.S., Canada and as far away as Australia.
- Dark Realms Magazine
State of Being has released three full-length CDs, several CD-EPs, and two music videos, and appears on several compilation CDs, including "Notes IV" (Invisible Records). State of Being music can also be found on the soundtrack of the supernatural comedy-feature film, "So, You've Downloaded A Demon" (Accidental Films). The band has performed in support of numerous national and international acts including Kill Hannah, Dope, Pigface, The Used, Thrill Kill Kult, Chemlab, Tapping the Vein, Sister Machine Gun, Gravity Kills, and The Church.