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Latest news: Tue, Jul 08 2014, CYNIC

Latest release: "Kindly Bent To Free Us"

Release date: Fri, Feb 14 2014, US Tue, Feb 18 2014

Progressive, hard rock innovators CYNIC (guitarist/vocalist Paul Masvidal, drummer Sean Reinert, bassist Sean Malone) have kicked off their string of North American tour dates. The trek, which started on July 6 in Vancouver, BC, will see the band perform select dates in the US and Canada before concluding on August 12 in New York City. CYNIC will also be trekking to Canada for an exclusive performance as part of the Heavy Montreal festival in early August. A full list of tour dates can be found below.

Dates with LESSER KEY and WE ARE THE CITY:
7/6 Vancouver, BC @ The Imperial
7/8 Seattle, WA @ Neumos
7/10 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
7/11 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
7/12 Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey

Dates with LESSER KEY and THE REIGN OF KINDO:
8/7 Philadelphia, PA @ Theater of the Living Arts
8/8 Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
8/9 Toronto, ON @ Opera House
8/10 Montreal, QC @ Heavy MTL
8/12 New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater

The critically acclaimed band recently graced the front page of the LA times, and has also been featured in Guitar World, Drum! Magazine, Decibel Magazine, and more. 'Kindly Bent to Free Us' has been called “an album that, while most definitely in the realm of prog rock, has the kind of open, unpretentious air that makes Rush such an easy-to-love band” (AllMusic), and "an album that transcends all the limitations of genre and era, and in the end will come to represent what you want it to be, nothing more, nothing less. There are few albums which can claim such a remarkable hold." (Prog Magazine).

‘Kindly Bent to Free Us’ was released last February and is available in various editions (including a deluxe CD book with bonus tracks and goodies) at the Season of Mist e-shop.

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The artwork for ‘Kindly Bent to Free Us’ has been created by the sadly late long-time CYNIC artist Robert Venosa.

The band's highly-anticipated new record ‘Kindly Bent to Free Us’ was produced by CYNIC at L.A.'s Perfect Sound Studios and engineered by Jason Donaghy (BAND OF HORSES, FEIST, ROB ZOMBIE, RYAN ADAMS). The mix was done by R. Walt Vincent (PETE YORN, LIZ PHAIR, TOMMY KEENE) and the mastering by Maor Appelbaum (SEPULTURA, CATHEDRAL, PHILM, INQUISITION).

Biography

Cynic

CYNIC finally return with their long awaited second full length since their 2007 reunion. "Kindly Bent to Free Us" is at the same time a natural continuation of best-selling album "Traced in Air" (2008) as well as a collection of new ideas incorporating new elements distilled from their musical experiments conducted on the two EPs "Re-Traced" (2010) and "Carbon-Based Anatomy" (2011). Instead of simply repeating their successful formula, CYNIC dare to expand their horizon into even more complex soundscapes that demand careful and intense study before revealing their full astonishing beauty. All the trademarks that gained the American progressive pioneers their cult status are still there: forward-thinking riffing fused with the rhythmical intricacy of Jazz and the melodic complexity of Progressive Rock. The alchemy of frontman Paul Masvidal and rhythmaniacs Sean Reinert and Sean Malone should equally appeal to CYNIC enthusiasts as well as connoisseurs of PORCUPINE TREE, OPETH, THE PINEAPPLE THIEF, KATATONIA, and ULVER. CYNIC was formed in 1987 during the burgeoning rise of Death Metal in Miami, Florida before relocating to Los Angeles, California. The impressive technical abilities of the band's founding members even led to Paul and Sean Reinert being recruited by Chuck Schuldiner of DEATH and led to the inception of the 1991 landmark album "Human". With their first full-length "Focus" (1993) CYNIC created another milestone of Progressive Metal, but disbanded the next year to explore different musical paths. Now these leaders of their genre offer you "Kindly Bent to Free Us". Listen well!

Line-up

Name Instrument
Paul Masvidal Vocals, Guitars
Sean Reinert Drums, Percussion, Keyboards
Sean Malone Bass (Album)
Max Phelps Guitar / Vocals (live)
Brandon Giffin Bass (live)

Releases Season of Mist

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Kindly Bent To Free Us

General information
: Fri, Feb 14 2014
: Tue, Feb 18 2014
: Progressive Rock
: SOM300
: actif

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The Portal Tapes

General information
: Fri, Mar 23 2012
: Tue, Mar 27 2012
: Atmospheric Prog
: SOM257
: available

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Carbon-Based Anatomy

General information
: Fri, Nov 11 2011
: Tue, Nov 15 2011
: Progressive Rock
: SOM236
: available

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Re-Traced

General information
: Mon, May 17 2010
: Tue, May 18 2010
: Progressive Rock
: SOM216
: available

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Traced in Air

General information
: Mon, Nov 17 2008
: Progressive Metal
: SOM182
: available

Tour dates

Date Country Town Venue Other information
Thu, Oct 09 2014 CA Montreal, QC Heavy Montreal Heavy Montreal
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