Band Photo: Cynic (?)
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.
Cynic has been confirmed for Romania's MAXIMUM ROCK FESTIVAL, which is an open air concert that takes place on August 10-12th, 2007 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Cynic will perform on August 12 at the fest.
The current lineup includes the following bands:
OVERKILL / U.S.A.
U.D.O. / Gemany
CYNIC / U.S.A.
TO/DIE/FOR / Finland
ORPHANED LAND / Israel
IRON MAIDNEM (IRON MAIDEN tribute) / Hungary
INNER WISH / Greece
EMERALD SUN / Greece
URKRAFT / Danmark
BURNING POINT / Finland
THE COLD EXISTENCE / Sweden
VOICES OF SILENCE / Romania
PSYCHO SYMPHONY / Romania
INDIAN FALL / Romania
ABIGAIL / Romania
NEXUS / Romania
Dirty Shirt / Romania
N.O.M. / Romania
Camping is free. The ticket pricing is as follows:
Until 1st August 2007:
Day I (10th August): 17 Euro
Day II (11th August): 17 Euro
Day III (12th August): 10 Euro
For 3 Days (10th-12th August): 37 Euro
From 1st August to 12th August 2007
Day I (10th August): 22 Euro
Day II (11th August):): 22 Euro
Day III (12th August 11 Euro
For 3 Days (10th-12th August): 40 Euro
A brand new song from the reunited progressive metallers CYNIC, entitled "Evolutionary Sleeper", has been made available for download at http://chuckydeath.uw.hu/cynic_-_evolutionary_sleeper.mp3. The track was recorded live during the band's June 29, 2007 appearance at the Hovefestivalen in Arendal, Norway. Professionally filmed video footage of CYNIC's concert at Hovefestivalen has been posted at the NRK P3 web site (choose "Fredag" [Friday] from the pull-down menu in the upper right-hand corner, then click on "Spill" below CYNIC's name).
CYNIC's 1993 album "Focus" is regarded as a landmark release in the field of technical/progressive metal.
Reunited technical/progressive metal legends CYNIC have apparently been performing a new song lately, reportedly entitled “Evolutionary Sleeper.” You can check out a live video of the band performing the track at the Hellfest festival in France online here. More...
Seventeen more bands have been confirmed for the UK's Download Festival including: Silverstein, My Alamo, Fastway, Cat The Dog, Damone, Voodoo Six, Priestess, In This Moment, Fair To Midland, As I Lay Dying, Flood Of Red, Army Of Freshman, Lost Alone, Eliot Minor, Cynic, Panic Cell and Architects are the latest bands to be added to an impressive bill that will exceed 100 bands.
The reunited CYNIC, whose 1993 album "Focus" is regarded as a landmark release in the field of technical/progressive metal, has announced the addition of Los Angeles native, multi-instrumentalist David "Mavis" Senescu, as the touring guitar player for the band's upcoming shows.
CYNIC's Paul Masvidal (guitar, vocals) first met Mavis while touring as a member of DEATH in support of the classic "Human" album. Paul states, "I gave Mavis my last CYNIC demo at a Whisky show in L.A. The fact that I gave him my last demo copy on tour with DEATH means there was a connection for me and fully explains why we're working with him now. I must have known on some level. Mavis is precise and focused, which is exactly what CYNIC needs."
Mavis is the son of legendary jazz trumpeter Bob Senescu, who was a touring member of the BUDDY RICH BIG BAND. He has also toured with the BEACH BOYS, among others. He was raised listening to Los Angeles' finest studio musicians at work. More...
Cynic has apparently backed out of their previous announced performance slated for this year's Maryland Deathfest. Here's a statement from festival organizers:
"The rumours going around about Cynic cancelling their appearance at Maryland Deathfest are true. As the organisers of the event, we will state everything that happened as accurately and as truthfully as possibly. All of the necessary steps to confirm Cynic through their agency were taken by us and they were confirmed on November 21, 2006 as the band agreed on our original offer. We were given a definite green light to announce Cynic on the MDF website also in November and all parties involved have known about the scheduled appearance of Cynic at the festival for 4 months.
Between December and March there were numerous attemps from our side to contact both the band directly as well as their agency, but each attempt resulted in absolutely no reply or further information given to us. Part of the agreement was that we would pay for the band's flights in advance, but we never even received a reply about it each time we tried contacting the band to arrange the flights. Finally we received a sign of life from Cynic's agency in March asking for us to complete some information fact sheet to help assist them in completing the contract accurately. Shortly after rumours started going around that the band will not be playing the festival as we were not the first people to be informed of such an issue. After writing both the band and agency to get some kind of explanation about what is going on, we still have not received a legit reason and the band didn't even offer a personal message to deliver to the fans who have planned to travel to the festival to see them. They simply forwarded us an e-mail from their agency that said, "unfortunately Cynic will not be playing the festival". We received a very vague answer on the phone from their agency that was simply a waste of time and the agency acted like they don't know why the band is cancelling. We don't believe that one bit, so at this point we don't even care to know the real reason that the band cancelled.
We'll leave it to the fans of Cynic to formulate their own opinion about the matter. An agreement was made by all parties 4 months ago, the green light was given to announce the band, but they suddenly cancel 2 months before the festival without a legit explanation. The lack of communication by both the band and agency is extremely frustrating for us and not how we prefer to deal with any band that performs at MDF. We aren't magicians or psychics and can only report the facts about what happened from our side. We understand that some people will be extremely frustrated by this news and you can believe us that we are just as frustrated as anyone. If you want to express your displeasure regarding this issue, please direct it to the band and not us as this has nothing to do with how we handled everything.
As a result of the cancellation, one additional band will be confirmed in the near future. It will not be a band of headlining status and we anticipate pushing up Zyklon one space to headline the second night. Stay tuned for more on that."
Reunited seminal grindcore / extreme metal outfit BRUTAL TRUTH will head to Japan next week to headline the “Extreme The Dojo Tour V.17.” This tour follows the band’s recent successful U.K. headlining run and will kick off on Monday, March 5th in Osaka, Japan with support from Poland’s VADER.
BRUTAL TRUTH will also be performing a select number of U.S. tour dates as headliners at both the Los Angeles Murderfest and Maryland Deathfest. The LA Murderfest will take place the weekend of March 25th and 26th and also includes ATHEIST, REPULSION, OBITUARY and more. The Maryland Deathfest will occur the weekend of May 26th and 27th and includes appearances from CYNIC, REGURGITATE, ORIGIN, F*CK THE FACTS, and others. A complete listing of tour dates and festival information can be found in the tour section.
BRUTAL TRUTH has recently seen the reissue of their heralded 1997 masterpiece Sounds of the Animal Kingdom. The re-mastered and repackaged version comes complete with the preceding Kill Trend Suicide mini-CD (1996), bonus video footage in the form of the band’s 'Dead Smart' video, extensive and exhaustive liner notes from the band, and a forward from Choosing Death author Albert Mudrian.
The reunited CYNIC, whose 1993 album "Focus" is regarded as a landmark release in the field of technical/progressive metal, has abandoned plans to utilize the services of AGHORA's Santiago Dobles for its upcoming tour. According to the band, "due to the commitment required for the reunion, it was mutually agreed that another guitar player would be better suited." A new guitarist has already been found and will be announced in the next couple of weeks. The rest of the group's lineup will consist of Paul Masvidal (vocals, guitar), Sean Reinert (drums, keys), Tony Teegarden (vocals, keyboards) and Chris Kringel (bass).
Kringel, who replaces Sean Malone (who can't participate in the reunion because of teaching and work commitments) in CYNIC's reunion lineup, has been involved with the band since the pre-"Focus" days and toured with the band in Europe in support of the CD. He also played bass on the classic and much-sought-after PORTAL demos and toured the U.K. with Paul and Sean's AEON SPOKE project. Teegarden also previously toured with CYNIC in support of "Focus". More...
Seven years after having released AGHORA's first self-titled album in a few European countries, Season of Mist has announced that they will be releasing worldwide the US prog' metal act's new album, entitled "Formless", on next May 21st. Watch out for that new monster of progressive metal, featuring guitarist and composer Santiago Dobles with a new band line-up including young female vocalist Diana Serra and guest appearance by Sean Reinert (DEATH, CYNIC, GORDIAN KNOT) on drums.
The running order has been confirmed for this year's highly anticipated Maryland Deathfest V, which will take place on May 26th and 27th at Sonar in Baltimore, MD. The running order is as follows: More...
Long-defunct Florida-based band CYNIC, whose 1993 album Focus is regarded as a landmark release in the field of technical/progressive metal, have announced plans to embark a reunion tour in the spring/summer of 2007, beginning with possible U.S. warm-up performances and culminating in a number of festival appearances across Europe.
The reunion lineup is as follows: Paul Masvidal - vocals/guitar, Sean Reinert - drums/keys, Tony Teegarden - vocals/ keyboards, Chris Kringel - bass, Santiago Dobles – guitar
Kringel, who replaces Sean Malone (who can't participate in the reunion because of teaching and work commitments) in Cynic's reunion lineup, has been involved with the band since the pre-Focus days and toured with the band in Europe in support of the CD. He also played bass on the classic and much-sought-after PORTAL demos and toured the UK with Paul and Sean's AEON SPOKE project. Teegarden also previously toured with Cynic in support of Focus, while Santiago — who is said to be "the man behind AGHORA" — has been around the Cynic camp since 1993-94 and was one of Masvidal's guitar students in Miami back in the day. More...