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Cynic Signs With Season Of Mist Records

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The following press release has been announced:

Reunited progressive metallers CYNIC, whose 1993 album Focus is regarded as a landmark release in the field of technical/progressive metal, have inked a worldwide deal with France's Season Of Mist Records.

The band is set to enter the studio this summer with Grammy-award winning producer Warren Riker (DOWN, SANTANA) to begin work on it's long-awaited follow-up to Focus. The CD will contain eight songs, and the band is working once again with renowned artist Venosa (who created the unmistakeable cover and visuals for Focus).

A late 2008 release is expected, to be supported by additional live shows, soon to be announced.

Cynic founding members Paul Masvidal (guitar, vocals) and Sean Reinert (drums), who both gained reputation and praise while performing alongside Chuck Schuldiner and DEATH in the recording and touring lineup for the milestone album Human, recently spent time at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Florida working on the mix for three new demo tracks with producer Jason Suecof (TRIVIUM, CHIMAIRA, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, DEVILDRIVER, etc.).

The three new songs - 'Integral Birth' (which can be heard on the band's MySpace page), 'Evolutionary Sleeper' and 'Adam's Murmur' - led to the return of Focus bassist Sean Malone, who had heard the demo material and was excited by it. Although Sean had been busy as a teacher in another state, he renewed his ties with Masvidal and Reinert and it was decided that Malone would join them both for the recording of the second album, as well as live shows whenever possible.

Rounding out the group's current lineup is Tymon Kruidenier, a talented guitarist out of the Netherlands who will also handle the aggressive vocals.

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1. Cynic writes:

What myspace is this?? I can't see anything on the reunion page - grafgh!!1 Why do they need 10 different sites?

Good label? Good producer? Sean Malone is back?? Late 2008 release??? - Awesome news!! Oh man this is a good year for prog, can't wait for Ihsahn and Opeth and now this. Randomly because they're on Seasons of Mist I found tech/doom band Confessor is recording a new album too - oh man this post has made my day haha.

Now Playing: My Dying Bride - "The Scarlet Garden"

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2. Cynic writes:

Just for anyone looking, the link is www.myspace.com/cyniconline - not the Cynic reunion myspace, or the Cynical Sphere site, or the reunion page, or the reunion site - you get my drift lol.

And the snippet is amazing, this release will complete me!

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3. xFiruath writes:

Glad to hear it - I just started getting into these guys and I didn't want to find out there wouldn't ever be anything new from them.

Cynic: Talk about good year for metal in general! Next month alone will be awesome with Opeth, Ihsahn, and the new Tiamat!!! 4 more days and I'm seeing the Progressive nation tour with Dream Theater, Opeth, and Between the Buried and Me!

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4. Terminator writes:

yet another album i am very eager to purchase!

now playing: vio-lence - engulfed by flames

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5. Andrew writes:

This year is gonna SUUUUCCCCKKKK for the metal world because of ALL THE FREAKIN GOOD shows coming up and ALL THE FREAKIN GOOD albums coming out, its gonna make me go broke!!!!! :)

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6. Txmetalhead writes:

I trust you guys judgment on this band..I will check them out. I really like TIAMAT.
yes - 2008 is a killer year for metal releases..!

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