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Wrong Cynic Booked For Wacken Open Air

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Drummer Tim Batkin of the reactivated NWOBHM (New Wave of British Heavy Metal) outfit CYNIC (not to be confused with the reunited progressive metallers CYNIC, whose 1993 album "Focus" is regarded as a landmark release in the field of technical/progressive metal) has released the following statement via the HellrideMusic.com forum:

"The German people have an enviable and just reputation for thoroughness and attention to detail, so it is very disappointing to report that during negotiations for CYNIC (UK) to play at Wacken [Open Air festival in Wacken, Germany] (including telephone conversations to and from England), that whilst they booked and promoted a British heavy metal band from Worcester, England, they (Thomas from Wacken Open Air) believed he had entered into contract with a thrash metal band from the U.S. Dear Thomas (ever the promoter professional), when he realised his error (well, in fact, he sent our team a link to Wikipedia of CYNIC U.S. and asked if that was us), and when receiving the negative response, binned us from the show.

"So, sorry, guys, we won't be playing. If anyone could suggest another venue, we would be all ears to come and play. In the meantime, and putting this distraction behind us, we will crack on with the album and get it out to you."

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. Cynic writes:

Lol! That's got to be one of the biggest screw ups metals ever seen. Trust wikipedia to sort things out!

# Feb 5, 2008 @ 6:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Angry Mob Justice writes:

Yea, heard about this earlier. Was wondering whether or not they had booked another Cynic on accident or if it was intentional.

# Feb 5, 2008 @ 6:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. RememberMetal? writes:

I feel sorry for the Brit Cynic. They must have had their hopes up on that one.

# Feb 5, 2008 @ 7:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Jackrum writes:

does kind of suck for the brit band, but best get that sorted sooner rather than later.

# Feb 6, 2008 @ 10:24 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Kalis_wrath writes:

Would have been funny to see the crowds reaction when they realize that they signed up to see the wrong Cynic. Can you say "riot?" *LOL*

# Feb 6, 2008 @ 12:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. dethmonkee writes:

listening to some of the brit cynic's material, its not bad

# Feb 6, 2008 @ 3:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. lancelot200 writes:

That's d***! lol Sucks for them! lol

# Feb 6, 2008 @ 4:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. ZT writes:

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Crikey, what a rib-tickler this one is!

# Feb 6, 2008 @ 8:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Dark_Funeral writes:

"sorry to say this but you're not playing wacken"

# Feb 6, 2008 @ 10:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Tim Batkin writes:

Hello - life has a way of doing this to you - but as one of the guys said - Cynic NWoBHM "its not bad" "yeah actually we can play a bit" - pop along to you tune arl follow and listen to the samples of the entire Cynic "Biblical Flood" album - recorded at Rockfield Studios, (where RUSH made AFTK and Hemispheres albums) with Matt Butler top UK engineer from AIR Montserrat who was credited on Rush HYF and PW albums, and has worked with all the top UK artists.
http://www.youtube.com/user/TimBatkin

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