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Band Photo: Cynic (?)

Formed: 1987
From: FL, United States
Last Known Status: Regrouped

Latest Cynic News

Below is our complete Cynic news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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Black Friday Heavy Metal Deals Revealed

As we near Black Friday, the busiest Christmas shopping day of the year, many retailers and online stores have announced a variety of special deals. Many of these deals offer metal and hard rock albums at greatly reduced prices. As more Black Friday ads are announced we will continue to update this page with the most recent information. The current metal deals are as follows: More...

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Scale The Summit Announces North American Tour

Scale The Summit have announced they will be supporting Between the Buried and Me on a North American tour along with Cynic and The Devin Townsend Project.

Guitarist Chris Letchford commented: "We're touring with Between The Buried And Me, Cynic and Devin Townsend! We have been wanting to tour with Between The Buried And Me for years now. The second I heard news of Cynic reforming and hearing their amazing new album, I never thought a package like this would come together, very glad their back! Then there is Devin Townsend. The last time I saw Devin play was with Strapping Young Lad when I was 16, which was over 9 years ago! Never would have thought we'd tour together. This tour is not one you'll want to miss. Best tour of 2010 by far!"

The currently confirmed dates are as follows:

1/8 Nashville, TN @ Rocketown
1/9 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
1/10 New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
1/11 Houston, TX @ Meridian
1/12 Dallas, TX @ The Prophet Bar (Big Room)
1/13 San Antonio, TX @ The White Rabbit
1/15 Tempe, AZ @ The Clubhouse
1/16 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
1/17 West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
1/18 San Francisco, CA @ Slim's
1/20 Denver, CO @ Cervantes
1/22 Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall
1/23 Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
1/24 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
1/25 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's Downunder
1/26 Toronto, ON @ Opera House
1/27 Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
1/28 Boston, MA @ House of Blues
1/29 Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights
1/30 New York, NY @ The Fillmore - Irving Plaza
1/31 Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
2/1 Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
2/3 St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
2/6 Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore

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Noctis III Metal Fest Ready to Make History

The Noctis III Metal Festival in Calgary, Alta. is ready to unleash a two-day extravaganza of high-octane metal, and Canada’s first ever metal conference.

The conference impacts the city Oct. 2, with a host of internationally acclaimed guest speakers and panelists, including former Megadeth founder and bassist David Ellefson, world-renowned music journalist Martin Popoff, Paul Masvidal of Cynic, David Gold from Ontario Canada’s doom outfit Woods of Ypres and Megawatt Mayhem co-hosts JP Wood and Kevin Woron.

Some of the scheduled topics cover what it takes to get signed these days, tips on landing tours, how to get endorsements and distribution deals, how to promote your band, DIY recording, metal concert photography, and the future of metal journalism.

Following the conference is an 18+ club night showcase at one of Calgary’s premier metal venues, The Distillery, where headliners Novembers Doom, Slough Feg and Ares Kingdom will be sharing the stage with local acts Kilyakai, Norrath, Truck and Tosca, starting at 7:30 p.m.

The two-stage main festival on Oct. 3 takes place at the University of Calgary. Cynic, Suffocation, Destroyer 666 and Aura Noir are among the acts scheduled to brutalize MacEwan Hall, while just a few strides away at The Den, Edmonton’s Death Toll Rising tears things up with A Bloodshed Nightmare from Siksika Nation, and Calgary’s Sacred Ally, Akakor, HROM and Fornication.

“(It’s) another show in Canada, which tend to be great shows for us, and the promoters having a keen interest in us and what we do,” enthuses Cynic's Masvidal. “They asked us if we’d like to speak and discuss songwriting and our creative process, and I was completely open to that. I thought it’d be interesting, and just being part of a collective seems cool. One of our managers is gonna be there, the head of our label is gonna be there, so it’s kind of a team effort.”

More info on the event, including complete list of bands and guest speakers, can be found online at www.noctisvalkyries.com.

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Daath and Cynic Members Working On Project

In the latest entry of his "Jumping Darkness Parade" blog for MetalSucks, DAATH guitarist Eyal Levi has revealed that he and fellow DAATH shredder Emil Werstler are working on a record with CYNIC drummer Sein Reinert, to be released on Magna Carta Records in Spring 2010. He also revealed that DAATH will return to the studio in April 2010 to begin recording their follow-up to "The Concealers." An excerpt from the blog follows:

"I’ve had music writing on my mind a lot these days. Maybe its because I have a lot on my plate. The record I’m doing with Emil from DAATH and Cynic’s Sean Reinert needs to be delivered by the first of the year. It’s going to be released in the spring of 2010. My side project wants to record an EP of still to be written material this December. And last but not least, DAATH is looking to go into the studio in April to record our next one. We’d like for it to be out by the end of Summer 2010.

"That’s a shit load of music to write in a very short period of time if you consider that we’re still touring. Some advice I get from people is 'Don’t rush.' That's good advice. None of this is going to be rushed and it will all get what it needs and wants so that it can grow into the work of art it deserves to become. I think I've figured out how to write on the road and this next tour will be the perfect situation for that. We are sharing the bus with a straightedge band. Can't be partying like usual because my health could relapse. Instead of staring into space and wishing I could party, I'll occupy my time with creative things. So I’ll be writing music on the road. And a lot of it!"

Read the full article at MetalSucks.net.

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Eyefear Confirmed For Screamfest 2009

Eyefear has issued the following announcement about confirming their appearance at Australia's Screamfest:

"Greetings. We are proud to announce that Eyefear have been confirmed to take part in one of the biggest metal events ever to take place in Australia Screamfest 09. This promises to be a huge event. Hope to see you all their !!! Horns Up !!!"

The two day festival is set to take place on December 31st and January 1st in Sydney. Other confirmed bands for the Screamfest include: Cynic, Dark Funeral, Destroyer 666, Destruction, Edguy, Ensiferum, Rotting Christ, Sonata Arctica, Black Majesty, Virgin Black, and Vanishing Point.

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Complete Line Up Announced For Summer Breeze 2009

The Summer Breeze Festival 2009 will take place in Dinkelsbühl, Germany from August 13 - 15. The final bands confirmed for the festival are WALLS OF JERICHO, CARNIFEX, ANAAL NATHRAKH, CYNIC, THE RED CHORD and BENIGHTED.

The entire list of confirmed bands is as follows: More...

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Brave Announces Upcoming Show With Cynic

Washington D.C. band Brave has issued the following announcement about playing a live show with Cynic:

"Bravewill be opening for the legendary Cynic at Jaxx in Springfield, VA on 5/12/09. We are really happy to be on this show as we've all been fans of Cynic for years. Special thanks to Jay at Jaxx for getting us on this gig!

"Also, the 10 year anniversary album 'Lost in Retrospect,' which was released earlier this year by Femme Metal Records, UK, is now available for download via iTunes.

"Stay tuned for future updates regarding both Brave and While Heaven Wept..."

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Daath Shoots New Video And Posts New Song Online

Atlanta based quintet DAATH is about to unleash their brand-new album “The Concealers”, which will be released on April 20th (Europe) and April 21st (US). The band just filmed a video for the song “Day Of Endless Light” with director Robin Fuller (Ghost Of A Thousand, Shaped By Fate) and you can now check out some photos from the shoot at the band's myspace page.

Eyal Levi (guitars) further states:

“I hate music videos. Always have. There’s been a few exceptions over the years like the old Tool videos or White Stripes videos but for the most part they suck. Especially metal videos. How many times can we watch a group of burly dudes throwing down in a warehouse or abandoned building? With this video that was the LAST thing I wanted for us. I set out to find a team that would give us an actual work of art which could be watched and enjoyed regardless of the music. We ended up with Robin Fuller directing. We chose him because of his amazing animation skills and overall enthusiasm for the vision. The vision was to have a video shot in the style of a Frank Miller film (Sin City) and have those shots interwoven with the art and design that Jorden Haley has created for us with “The Concealers”. This will not be your typical metal video.”

In addition to that, the band has posted the brand-new track “Silenced” from the forthcoming album “The Concealers” which can be found on the band's Myspace as well.

Right on time with the album’s release, DAATH will be touring the US in April/May with Dragonforce and Cynic. Visit their MySpace page to view the full list of dates. Also, the following European festivals have been confirmed:

August 7, 2009 – Bad Berka (D) @ Party San Open Air
August 14, 2009 – Dinkelsbühl (D) @ Summer Breeze Festival
August 16, 2009 – Derby (UK) @ Bloodstock Open Air

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Too Much Is Never Enough: Technical Metal in 2009

Earlier in the year Metal Underground presented its annual “Best Of” awards and with his finger always on the pulse, deathbringer mentioned a new dominance in metal leading us into 2009. Maybe you’ve noticed the extra acoustic interludes, the blazing shred solos, the disjointed poly-rhythms or maybe you haven’t - but either way a cloud of progressive influence has undoubtedly emerged over the metal scene. Not just in our minds here at MU, but in the minds of fans Opeth, Cynic, Meshuggah, Nachtmystium and Ihsahn stood out with impressive 2008 releases. Even more excitement and interest has been generated by collaborations between Ihsahn and Opeth, and 2009 hasn’t let up with Mastodon’s progressive opus “Crack The Skye” and Obscura’s “Cosmogenesis” leading the charge.

So what magic is at work here aside from great prog-metal releases? Larger bands such as the explosive power metal act DragonForce and progressive groovers Mastodon have played a large part in the uprising of the pursuit of extreme talent for more mainstream metal fans - opening legions of otherwise clueless greenhorns to the bar of instrumental ability. Old hands such as Deicide, Cannibal Corpse and numerous thrash acts have also not been untouched by the progressive aura and have regained the thirst for pushing technical boundaries - a truly founding ideal of metal if ever there was one. Another force at play here is the power the internet has had in exposing technical freak shows like Necrophagist as well as many young tech-metal heads being introduced to metal and fostered through 90s progressive acts such as Tool or Dream Theater. Not enough for you? Let’s take a little trip back in time then. More...

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Daath Dropped From House Of Blues Show

Daath has announced that they will not be able to play at the House of Blues show in California on their upcoming tour with Cynic and Dragonforce. The band issued the following statement about the cancelation:

"Apparently Disney doesn’t like us very much. We don’t know why, because they wouldn’t tell us but we know they don’t. And how do we know they don’t? Because they kicked us off the April 15th Anaheim House Of Blues show. I’m not going to bother justifying ourselves in light of this. Only thing I can do is give a sincere apology to any of our fans who spent money to come and see us. We will be back in the area very soon I promise."

The band will continue on the Cynic / Dragonforce tour with their appearance April 17th in Boise, Idaho at Knitting Factory and continue for the duration of the tour.

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Cynic To Support Dragonforce In North America

Power metal band Dragonforce has announced that they will be bringing American progressive metal band Cynic along with them as the main support act for their North American tour which kicks off next month. The band was invited by Dragonforce personally to tour with them. Also on the bill will be Daath.

The tour dates are as follows:

April 15th - Anaheim, CA - House of Blues
April 17th - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory Concert House
April 18th - Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory Concert House
April 19th - Missoula, MT - Wilma Theater
April 21st - Fargo, ND - The Venue @ Playmakers
April 22nd - Omaha, NE - Sokol Auditorium
April 24th - Sauget, IL - Pop's
April 25th - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave
April 26th - Cincinnati, OH - Bogart's
April 27th - Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall
April 28th - Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel
April 30th - Millvale, PA - Mr. Smalls
May 1st - Buffalo, NY - The Town Ballroom
May 2nd - Grand Rapids, MI - The Intersection
May 4th - Providence, RI - Lupo's at The Strand
May 5th - New Haven, CT - Toad's Place
May 7th - South Burlington, VT - Higher Ground
May 8th - Clifton Park, NY - Northern Lights
May 9th - Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock
May 10th - Norfolk, VA - The Norva

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Daath Announces 2009 U.S. Tour Dates With Cynic

Georgia metallers Daath have announced a string of tour dates with Cynic and Dragonforce. The currently confirmed dates are as follows:

4/15 - House of Blues, Anaheim, CA
4/17 - Knitting Factory, Boise, IA
4/18 - Knitting Factory, Spokane, WA
4/19 - Wilma Theater, Missoula, MT
4/21 - The Venue at Playmakers, Fargo, ND + The Concealers releases in the US!
4/22 - Sokol Auditorium, Omaha, NE
4/24 - Pop's, Sauget, IL
4/25 - The Rave, Milwaukee, WI
4/26 - Bogarts, Cincinnati, OH
4/27 - Newport Music Hall, Columbus, OH
4/28 - The Orange Peel, Asheville, NC
4/30 - Mr. Smalls, Millvale, PA

5/01 - Town Ballroom, Buffalo, NY
5/02 - The Intersection, Grand Rapids, MI
5/04 - Lupos at the Strand, Providence, RI
5/05 - Toad's Place, New Haven, CT
5/07 - Higher Ground, So.Burlington, VT
5/08 - Northern Lights, Clifton Park, NY
5/09 - Crocodile Rock, Allentown, PA
5/10 - The Norva, Norfolk, VA

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The Faceless Banned From House Of Blues

It seems that The Faceless are the latest band to be banned from performing at the House Of Blues in Anaheim, California. The Disney owned club has not disclosed why they won't allow The Faceless to perform at the club on February 1st with Meshuggah and Cynic but the band will be a part of the tour from February 2nd onwards. Several other metal bands have been banned from performing at the club in recent times such as Belphegor most recently.

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Meshuggah Announces North American Tour Dates

Meshuggah have announced a North American tour with Cynic and The Faceless. Tour dates are as follows:

02/01/09 - House of Blues – Anaheim, CA
02/02/09 - House of Blues – San Diego, CA
02/03/09 - House of Blues – Hollywood, CA
02/04/09 - Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
02/06/09 - El Corazón – Seattle, WA
02/07/09 - Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
02/08/09 - Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC – CANADA
02/09/09 - Knitting Factory – Spokane, WA
02/11/09 - Gothic Theatre – Englewood, CO
02/13/09 - Station 4 – St. Paul, MN
02/15/09 - House Of Blues – Chicago, IL
02/17/09 - Phoenix Concert Theatre – Toronto, ON – CANADA
02/18/09 - Club Soda – Montreal, QC – CANADA
02/19/09 - TBA – New York, NY
02/20/09 - Recher Theatre – Towson, MD More...

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Cynic's New Album Pushed Back To November

The release date for "Traced in Air", the new album from reunited progressive metallers CYNIC originally slated for late October, had to be pushed back to November 17th (November 25th in the US), for manufacturing reasons.

Read guitarist/vocalist Paul Masvidal's comment: "When Season of Mist made us aware of the release date change, it was immediately apparent that this offered us the potential to spread the word even more about this album. Sean and I are extremely proud of the new record and are looking forward to sharing it with CYNIC fans around the world, even if we have to wait just a bit longer. We're thrilled about touring with OPETH next month in Europe, and of course the US tour beginning in January is going to be on fire!"

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Download an MP3 of Cynic's "Integral Birth"

Season of Mist has posted an MP3 of a brand new Cynic song, "Integral Birth," off the band's upcoming "Traced In Air" album. "Traced In Air" is scheduled to hit record stores on October 27th. The album contains eight songs and clocks in at around thirty five minutes long.

The special box set edition of "Traced in Air", strictly limited to 1000 copies worldwide, is available exclusively through the Season of Mist mailorder here.

The limited edition package contains:

"Traced in Air" in acrylic DVD case
compressed t-shirt
USB flash drive
Cynic guitar pick
exclusive book
pull out large full color poster of album cover painting
exclusive stickers with Venosa artwork from the record

The book is a one of a kind translucent 20 page journal booklet (magnifying glass included), with personal notes, lyric sketches, rare photos, thoughts and dreams taken directly from CYNIC's universe, mostly consisting of Paul Masvidal's personal journals which tell the story of "Traced in Air" and his own creative process as a songwriter.

To US residents: the box should be sold on via the Century Media and Relapse mailorders, which should help you save on shipping costs.

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Ghost Brigade Cancels Progpower Europe Appearance

Season of Mist bands Cynic and Atrox have been confirmed for the upcoming ProgPower Europe festival. Cynic will headline the festival on Saturday, October 4th and Norwegian experimental metallers Atrox will play on October 3rd.

Finland's Ghost Brigade has cancelled its appearance due to financial and logistical reasons, however.

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Alarum To Play ProgPower Fest With Cynic

Australian prog death metallers Alarum have been confirmed for the tenth-anniversary edition of the ProgPower Europe festival, set to take place from the 3rd to the 5th of October at JC Sjiwa in Baarlo, The Netherlands. It will be a very special performance as it is a one-off European show. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows:

Friday, October 3:


Saturday, October 4:

[to be announced]

Sunday, October 5:


* 1999 setlist (when WOLVERINE played the first-ever ProgPower Europe)
** Regular setlist

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Cynic Reveals New Album Title And Release Date

Cynic have announced that their highly anticipated new album will be named "Traced In Air" and that the disc is scheduled to hit record stores on October 27th. The album contains eight songs and clocks in at around thirty five minutes long. The band have posted a trailer for the new album below: More...

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Opeth And Cynic To Tour Europe

Progressive favourites Opeth and Cynic have announced that they will be joining forces this autumn for a lengthy European tour. Also on the bill will be The Ocean.

The tour dates are as follows:

November 17 - Glasgow, UK @ ABC
November 18 - Dublin, IRE @ St. Vicars
November 19 - Birmingham, UK @ Academy
November 20 - London, UK @ Shepherd’s Bush Empire
November 21 - Bristol, UK @ Academy
November 22 - Nottingham, UK @ Rock City
November 23 - Manchester, UK @ Academy
November 25 - Amsterdam, NET @ Melkweg
November 26 - Brussels, BEL @ AB
November 27 - Paris, FRA @ Elysee Montmartre
November 28 - Toulouse, FRA @ Havanna Cafe
November 29 - Bilbao, SPA @ Cafe Antzokia
November 30 - Madrid, SPA @ Heineken Club
December 2 - Barcelona, SPA @ Razzmattazz
December 3 - Lyon, FRA @ Transbourder
December 4 - Milan, ITA @ Alcatraz
December 5 - Zurich, SWI @ Rosthofflager
December 6 - Munich, GER @ Backstage Werk
December 7 - Vienna, AUT @ Arena
December 9 - Stuttgart, GER @ Longhorn
December 10 - Cologne, GER @ Live Music Hall
December 11 - Berlin, GER @ Postbahnhof
December 12 - Hamburg, GER @ Markthalle
December 13 - Gothenburg, SWE @ Brew House
December 15 - Helsinki, FIN @ Cable Factory
December 17 - Stockholm, SWE @ Debaser Medis
December 18 - Stockholm, SWE @ Debaser Medis

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