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Cynic break up again

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 4:40 PM (PST)

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Prog metal heroes Cynic have released a break up statement, the second in their off and on history. Hopefully the future will iron things out as their return was a huge boon to the scene:

It is with a heavy heart that I post today’s CYNIC news. CYNIC is no longer an active band. Due to artistic and personal differences, the second chapter in the ‘BOOK OF CYNIC’ has come to an end.

I will say the last shows we played in JAPAN have left me with a positive charge, even though they were the last live performances with Paul, Sean Malone & I on the same stage. My longstanding creative partnership with Paul, which started when we were very young kids in south Florida, has simply endured so much friction that there is no way, from my perspective, that CYNIC can be salvaged, repaired or kept afloat by any means.

I profusely apologize to the fans who were not only expecting us in China & Taiwan (that was not our fault), but to the fans who were planning to see us in Europe next month. These things happen, unfortunately, to bands. There can be differing levels of conflicts and/or differences in opinions, musical directions, or perspectives. Sometimes these things are insurmountable, and no amount of time or effort can resolve them. This is the case with CYNIC.

This page will stay up, and of course there are our respective personal pages and websites that will continue to let everyone know what we’re doing individually.

I wish all of you love & peace.

-Sean

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Cynic’s Masdival launches sweet chorus pedal line

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, August 22, 2014 at 11:45 AM (PST)

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CYNIC mastermind Paul Masvidal has launched a line of his signature guitar pedals. The ProTone signature chorus pedal was designed to replicate the guitar tones heard on CYNIC’s groundbreaking albums Traced in Air and Focus. The ProTone are available in two different models, bearing the artwork of ‘Traced in Air’ and ‘Focus’ respectively. More information about the pedals can be found here.

Regarding the new pedal line, Paul Masvidal comments: “To work with ProTone on a signature chorus pedal is an absolute honor and a dream come true. I’m reinventing my effects rig with foot pedals and couldn’t be more thrilled about the lush beauty this pedal adds to my clean tones. The pedal has an analog design with a rare limited chipset, which sounds fuller than typical modern chorus pedals. I love the purity of this classic piece. There’s nothing like it out there!”

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Cynic East Coast tour dates

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 9:48 AM (PST)

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CYNIC – EAST COAST DATES with Lesser Key and Reign Of Kindo have been announced – Come join the party and support progressive music!

Kindly Bent To Free Us is pretty much a masterpiece
(with a few weaker tracks here and there) and features maybe the catchiest prog song of the year, “The Lion’s Roar”, a real work out of songwriting chops and musical talent.

Click HERE for dates.

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Cynic’s Paul Masividal and Sean Reinert out of the closet

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 1:00 PM (PST)

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I just saw on the Advocate  that Cynic members Paul Masividal and Sean Reinert have come out. Good for them. The band have opened minds since inception and continue to write great music, so who cares what their sexual preferences are. SImply some of the most talented dudes in metal. It goes to show how people are people and regardless of gender or sexual orientation, we shouldn’t be biased towards them as music fans.

People were shocked by Rob Halford years ago or recently when Mina Caputo transitioned, but it doesn’t in any way diminish their greatness as artists. Hopefully in 2014 we can have more of a sane environment wher people can be accepted for the quality of their work alone, male or female, straight or gay.

“Gay people are everywhere, doing every job, playing every kind of music and we always have been,” Reinert told the L.A.Times. “It’s taken me years to finally be brave enough to say, ‘If you have a problem with that, then throw out our records. That’s your problem, not mine.'”

As someone who identifies as bi myself, thank you Cynic for helping to state the case eloquently as to why archaic ways of thinking have no place in a modern society.

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Cynic premiere “Kindly Bent To Free Us”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 11:23 AM (PST)

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Progressive, hard rock innovators CYNIC (guitarist/vocalist Paul Masvidal, drummer Sean Reinert, bassist Sean Malone) have premiered their new full-length album, Kindly Bent To Free Us. This musical doozy is s
treaming now, via Pitchfork Advance,.

Regarding the album premier, band founder/visionary Paul Masvidal (DEATH) said “Leap before you look. Kindly Bent To Free Us is an epic album, full of cosmic riddles, alien transmissions and tasty riffs. Play it loud and play it often.”

About the new album, drummer Sean Reinert said: “It’s a bold new sound for CYNIC and marks a gigantic leap in the band’s progression. We’ve had a lot of time to let this material develop and gestate, and it finally feels ready to be unleashed on the world. I’ve been in trio mode with Malone and Masvidal flushing out a zillion and one details, and couldn’t be happier about what’s happening with these songs. They are truly alive!”

Kindly Bent To Free Us is scheduled for a North American release date on Feb. 18, 2014 (Feb. 14 worldwide). The album will be available as a CD-Digipack a limited edition collector’s box, limited edition Double-Lp here, and digitally here.

The track listing can be found below.

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Cynic begin recording new album

Posted by Metal Dude on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 9:29 PM (PST)

Cynic entered Perfect Sound studios in Hollywood, California earlier today to begin recording their new album for an early 2013 release. No further more information is currently available.

Cynic last released the EPs Re-Traced and Carbon-Based Anatomy in 2010 and last year respectively on Season of Mist Records. Their last studio album, Traced in Air, which was their first in 15 years, came out in 2008 on the same label.

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Cynic announces headlining European tour dates

Posted by Fireball13 on Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at 10:03 AM (PST)

Los Angeles progressive metal band Cynic have announced that they will be headlining a European tour through the month of December 2011. This tour will be in support of their new album “Carbon-Based Anatomy” which was released on November 11th of this year via Season of Mist.

Chimspanner and Hypnose will be opening for Cynic on the tour. Click here to see a list of tour dates, cities and venues.

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Cover Art Battle: Esotric Is More Than A Style Edition

Posted by jessepac on Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at 11:12 AM (PST)

How many of you Metal Rioters out there have gone to your local record store of choice and picked up a new metal album solely based on the art that graces its cover? Unfortunately, with the growth of iTunes and Pandora it seems easier and easier to overlook album cover art in general, but in the world of Heavy Metal we’re here to remind you that the art form is still alive and well!

Use the part of your skull you haven’t destroyed yet and VOTE RIGHT NOW!!!

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Frontman Paul Masvidal and drummer Sean Reinhert from Los Angeles progressive metal band Cynic talked with Metal Injection after their set at the band’s record release show. The show was for the release of their new album “Carbon Based Anatomy.”

The guys discussed the evolution of their new EP, their new members and their experiences with LSD. They reveal their expectation of releasing a new full-length album by the summer. Click here to watch the interview.

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California progressive metal outfit Cynic have streamed another new track off their upcoming album “Carbon-Based Anatomy,” which is set to be released November 15th, 2011 via Season Of the Mist Records.

You can check out the new track here.

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Cynic release “Carbon-Based Anatomy” EP cover art and tracklist

Posted by KageDrummer on Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at 2:52 PM (PST)

California progressive metallers, Cynic, have released the cover art and the track list for their upcoming EP “Carbon-Based Anatomy.” The new EP will be released November 11th and November 15th through Season Of Mist. Guitarist and vocalist Paul Masvidal states:

This new EP is both a philosophical as well as a musical journey, one that begins in the Amazon jungle on the lips of a shamanic wisewoman (as portrayed by Amy Correia) and ends in outerspace.

To check out the album art and track list click here.

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Cynic to release new EP “Carbon-Based Anatomy”

Posted by Michelle on Friday, September 23, 2011 at 3:36 PM (PST)

Progressive metal outfit Cynic have recorded a new EP called “Carbon-Based Anatomy” and are set to release it on November 11 in Europe and November 15 in the United States.

The EP will consist of brand new material unlike last year’s release “Re-Traced”.

The album will be released through Season Of Mist Records and the art work was designed by Robert Venosa who also designed “Focus”, “Traced in Air” and “Re-Traced”.

“This new EP is both a philosophical as well as a musical journey, one that begins in the Amazon jungle on the lips of a shamanic wisewoman (as portrayed by Amy Correia) and ends in outerspace”, describes guitarist and vocalist Paul Masvidal.

Fans will also be happy to learn that all bass parts on “Carbon-Based Anatomy” were recorded by Sean Malone.

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Cynic lineup changes, part ways with bassist and guitarist

Posted by Lucas Riot on Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at 11:17 AM (PST)

Cynic band logoProgressive metal act Cynic has announced that they will be parting with bassist Robin Zielhorst and guitarist Tymon Kruidenier on good terms primarily due to logistics.  The band has issued the following statement:

“We’re announcing a change in the band’s lineup this winter. After much soul-searching and discussion, Cynic will say goodbye to bassist Robin Zielhorst and guitarist Tymon Kruidenier. This decision was reached mutually, with great respect for each other as people and the work that we’ve done over the past 2-3 years. The logistical challenges of maintaining a band that is half based in The Netherlands and the other half in the United States (drummer Sean Reinert and guitarist Paul Masvidal live in California), has become unworkable. The pre-production stages for Cynic’s next release have just begun and it seemed like an appropriate time to define the next chapter of the band. The new Cynic release is coming second half of 2011 on the Season of Mist label.

 Paul Masvidal comments: “Tymon and Robin are great guys whose hard work made it possible for Cynic to get back out on the road and tour the world with Traced In Air. I’m really grateful for their contribution and presence, and look forward to seeing where their talents and music will take them next.”

Robin Zielhorst comments: “It has been an honor to play and perform in Cynic. Tymon and I would like to thank Paul and Sean for the opportunity and to especially thank the fans for their support and for warmly welcoming us into the Cynic family. We look forward to seeing you all on the road soon.”

 “Cynic’s immediate plan is to continue writing and do pre-production for their new record. They are also working towards a remixed re-release of their classic recording “Focus.” Robin and Tymon plan to work on a new release from their band Exivious, which will likely be recorded in Tymon’s new soon-to-be completed recording studio.”

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