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Cynic Posts New Single, "Humanoid" Online

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American progressive death metal legends Cynic has posted a new song online entitled, "Humanoid." You can check it out below. The song marks the first output of new material since drummer Sean Reinert parted company with frontman Paul Masvidal, with the former's place being taken by Matt Lynch.

Frontman Paul Masvidal comments: "'Humanoid' is a portrait of contrasts, like those between struggle and stillness, or the immediate against the limitless. Our Stargate is planet Earth — consciousness, the transmitter. We, sentient creatures of light, are alive now — on a sphere, floating in a galaxy fixed amidst the infinite. It's quite miraculous to be aware of this, and it invokes a sense of urgency and empowerment that is unlike anything else."

The artwork for "Humanoid" features a detail from the painting "Ayahuasca Dream" by Robert Venosa, Cynic's longtime collaborator and celebrated artist who passed away in 2011.

"Humanoid" was recorded by Masvidal and longtime Cynic bassist Sean Malone and marks the debut of the band's new drummer, Matt Lynch, who brings a renewed sense of energy to the Cynic rhythm section.

To mix “Humanoid", Cynic partnered with renowned engineer Adam “Nolly” Getgood. Malone comments: “Nolly’s approach is equal parts expertise and intuition. Working with him was quick, clear, but most of all, musical."

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Blindgreed1's avatar

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1. Blindgreed1 writes:

"farty bass"

# Jan 16, 2018 @ 3:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. coldiem writes:

LOL! I was diggin' the song and scrolled down after a bit. After reading your comment it was all I could hear. Now I'm having difficulties taking the song seriously. Hahaha

# Jan 16, 2018 @ 6:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. hellrat writes:

dude! same exact thing...I hit play, took a pull off a kind brew and scrolled down...the first few bass notes had played and I read fvckin blind's comment and I just exploded my nice beer all over everything

haha fvckin assshole! just finished drying out my keyboard :)

# Jan 16, 2018 @ 6:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Diamond Oz writes:

This is EXACTLY the song that made me write that Facebook status BG!

# Jan 16, 2018 @ 7:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Blindgreed1 writes:

XD

# Jan 17, 2018 @ 9:54 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Drum_Junkie writes:

Hah!
Forgive me if I'm wrong, but hasn't Malone's bass tone always been that way? I just listened to a couple songs off of Focus and it sounded the same to me - or close to it.

# Jan 17, 2018 @ 1:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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