CYNIC Streaming New Album “Kindly Bent To Free Us”

Cynic album Kindly Bent To Free Us

Prog Rock Magazine is proud to present their exclusive stream of Cynic’s third full length album, Kindly Bent to Free Us. The eight tracks are sure to make the prog-nerd in everyone giddy with uncontrollable excitement. The album will officially be released on February 14th through Season of Mist and can still be pre-ordered here. Head over to Prog Rock Mag to stream the album now.

CYNIC Debut New Track “True Hallucination Speak”

We’ve jammed out to both “The Lion’s Roar” and “Kindly Bent to Free Us” from Cynic’s forthcoming album Kindly Bent to Free Us, which is due out on February 18th. Now Loudwire have premiered yet another new track from the record entitled “True Hallucination Speak”. The six minute track, complete with lyric video, is absolutely hypnotic and the bass lines are to die for. You can check out the proggy awesomeness after the break.

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CYNIC Streaming New Track “Kindly Bent To Free Us”

A new track from Cynic’s forthcoming album, Kindly Bent to Free Us, has premiered in the form of a lyric video over at Revolver. The track just so happens to be the album’s title track and just like the previously released “The Lion’s Roar”, takes a little more subdued and softer approach compared to the band’s previous releases. Regardless, this six minute jam is something all prog-fans, including myself, will enjoy. You can stream the track after the break.

Kindly Bent to Free Us will be released on February 18th.

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CYNIC Streaming New Track “The Lion’s Roar”

Guitar World have premiered a new proggy anthem from the likes of Cynic for all of you to enjoy. This new track is entitled “The Lion’s Roar” and will appear on the band’s forthcoming album, Kindly Bent to Free Us, which is due out on February 18th. Speaking of the new album, drummer Sean Reinert comments:

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New CYNIC Album Due Out This Year

Hidden among a recent Facebook update concerning Cynic frontman Paul Masvidal’s  new signature guitar, the prog metallers mentioned that a new Cynic record will be arriving this Fall. In an update from last year, Cynic revealed some working song titles including  “Endlessly Bountiful”, “Moon Heart Sun Head”, and “True Hallucination Speak”. No other information on the album has been revealed as of yet. I know all you progressive nerds will be marking your calendars when the time comes.

-Lane Oliver

Why Must You Tease Me EXIVIOUS!!!!!!


You guys may know them as former members of Cynic but on the streets this group of musicians is better known as Exivious. After years of time off, mainly because the guitarist and bassist were in Cynic, this instrumental jazz metal fusion project has finally started demoing new material for a planned 2013 release. As of now, there is absolutely no info regarding this release…. EXCEPT FOR THIS AWESOME TEASER VIDEO EXIVIOUS HAS POSTED ON TYMON’S YOUTUBE CHANNEL

Holy fucking non-existent god, did you guys just listen to the same thing I did? It was only 58 seconds but that shit was incredible. I’m honestly having super mixed emotions right now, I don’t know if I should be stoked by what I just heard or bummed that I didn’t hear more! Either way, it sounds like these guys just might actually out Cynic Cynic on this release and I can’t fucking wait.


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— Josh Huddleston

Boner Time: CYNIC Checks In With An Album Update

Holy shiiiiiittttt!!!!! get fucking stoked! Prog masters Cynic have just offered us a little update on how the writing for their upcoming album is coming… And damn, it sounds pretty awesome. I honestly can wait to see what they have in store for us this time. I was a little disappointed in Carbon-Based Anatomy but from the sound of it, it looks like the guys are bit more focused on writing actual songs this time around…. STOKED.AS.FUCK


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— Josh Huddleston


Tour Impressions: EXIVIOUS Posts European Tour Footage


Last week the extravagant metaled out jazz fusion group known as Exivious posted a 22-minute long tour diary from their most recent European outing with Obscura, Gorod, and Spawn Of Possession. This is the type of tour diary that I like. It consists of plenty of live footage, backstage antics, and a little bit of drunk tomfoolery. I’m not even gonna lie, that line up sounds like ALMOST the greatest tech line up to ever happen. If this shit happened in America, I’d probably have perma-erection from the day it was announced until I came during each bands set….. But alas, I (obviously) didn’t get to see any of this tour so I’m really glad Exivious took the time to chronicle it.

Oh, and for those of you who aren’t in know for whatever reason, Exivious has two former members of Cynic (from the Traced In Air era), so recognize and check it out –




— Josh Huddleston

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DEATH TO ALL TOUR Announces The Identities Of The Special Guests


The people who are bring us the Death To All Tour have revealed the identities of the special guests on their site. For those of you who don’t know what the Death To All Tour is, it’s a collaborative effort of former musicians of the band Death going on a tour to pay (get paid?) tribute to the late great Chuck Schuldiner. The tour will consist of these seven stops –

6/22/2012 – The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
6/23/2012 – House of Blues – Los Angeles, CA
6/26/2012 – House of Blues – Chicago, IL
6/28/2012 – Irving Plaza – NYC, NY
6/30/2012 – The Beacham – Orlando, FL
7/01/2012 – The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
7/03/2012 – House of Blues – Dallas, TX



The musicians performing under the Death To All banner will be Gene Hoglan and Sean Reinert drums, Steve DiGiorgio  and Scott Clendeni on bass, on guitar we have Paul MasvidalShannon Hamm, and Bobby Koelble, and Steffen Kummerer of Obscura and Charles Elliott of Abysmal Dawn / Bereft handling vocals/guitars. The opener on the first four shows will be the ever so amazing Gorguts, with the following four shows being opened by fuckinnnnnn Atheist!

There will also be surprise special appearances from Richard Christy of Charred Walls of The Damned, Alex Skolnick and Chuck Billy of Testament, Paul Ryan of Origin, Craig Locicero of Forbidden, Travis Ryan of Cattle Decapitation, Trevor Strnad and Ryan Knight of The Black Dahlia Murder and Emil Werstler of Daath/Chimaira. Not all of these musicians will be appearing at every show, but rather just certain  appearances on certain stops. Although it’s not announced who is playing what city, it is pretty easy to guess based geographic location. I’m calling it now –

Emil Werstler – Atlanta

Ryan Knight / Trevor Strnad – Dallas (or Chicago)

Richard Christy – NYC

Travis Ryan – LA (or San Diego)

Alex Skolnick / Chuck Billy – NYC (or LA)

Paul Ryan – Chicago



— Josh Huddleston

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Listen To OBSCURA Cover CYNIC’s “How Could I?”

Obscura have released a cover of Cynic’s “How Could I?” over at Metal Sucks. The cover comes from their upcoming compilation album Illegimitation, which is comprised of many of the band’s rare and unreleased tracks. Follow the link to check out the cover and hear the original below.

-Lane Oliver