Cynic

Progressive Metal - United States

Cynic Band

In 2008, after a fifteen-year hiatus, the legendary CYNIC re-emerged with ‘Traced in Air.’ An album of sublime beauty, ‘Traced in Air’ blended their renowned musical prowess with splendor and grace, putting forth forward-thinking riffing fused with the rhythmical intricacy of jazz and the melodic complexity of progressive metal.

Now, a decade later, CYNIC usher forth a renewed edition of that very album. Featuring new tracking by virtuoso bassist Sean Malone and a vibrant new mix by PERIPHERY’s Adam “Nolly” Getgood (ANIMALS AS LEADERS, DEVIN TOWNSEND, HAKEN), and mastering by Ermin Hamidovic, ‘Traced in Air Remixed’ underscores the record’s importance within the genre.

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 caught the attention of DEATH’s Chuck Schuldiner, who recruited Paul Masividal and Sean Reinert, which led to the inception of the 1991 landmark album ‘Human.’ During the band’s career that spans over three decades, they have garnered a cult following and unyielding praise from critics for shaping the prog metal genre with their impressive creativity. ‘Traced in Air Remixed’ is no exception to this, only further lending to CYNIC’s undisputed legacy.

Line-up:

  • Paul Masvidal : vocals, guitars
  • Sean Malone : bass
  • Matt Lynch : drums
Posted on September 3, 2019

CYNIC are announcing the re-release of ‘Traced In Air’ (2008), featuring new tracking by virtuoso bassist Sean Malone, a vibrant new mix by PERIPHERY’s Adam “Nolly” Getgood (ANIMALS AS LEADERS, DEVIN TOWNSEND, HAKEN), and mastering done by Ermin Hamidovic, The album is slated for release on September 27th, 2019 via Season of Mist.

Posted on November 15, 2018

Four years after their latest full-length album ‘Kindly Bent To Free Us’, American progressive metal pioneers CYNIC are releasing the new song “Humanoid” on limited edition 10″ vinyls. Find all information below.

Posted on March 6, 2018

Matt Lynch has released a remarkable play-through video for the recently released single, “Humanoid”. You can admire the progressive drummer demonstrating his art via Sick Drummer Magazine at the link below.

Posted on February 20, 2018

Paul Masvidal has released a remarkable play-through video for the recently released single, “Humanoid”. You can admire the progressive guitarist demonstrating his art at the link below.

Posted on January 16, 2018

CYNIC have released a digital single titled “Humanoid”. This song marks the first new music from the progressive pioneers since the Americans’ 2014 full-length, ‘Kindly Bent To Free Us’. “Humanoid” is now streaming via the link below!

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