Aside from new Cynic, it looks like Paul Masvisdal is also working on a new acoustic album. He confirmed the news in the below Instagram post, saying the effort, which is going to be released this fall, is “a barebones, raw, intimate, collection of songs, direct from the heart.”
Salut fellow beings! I’m holding an Orgonite Pyramid I made recently. It consists of gemstones, metals, and sacred geometry, encased in resin. “Orgone” can help protect us from WiFi and electro-magnetic frequencies in our energy field, along with many other benefits I’ve discovered. More info on this work later ✨In other news, I’m currently sleepless, and blissfully immersed in recording an acoustic record! It’s a barebones, raw, intimate, collection of songs, direct from the heart, and will be released sometime this fall, along with a few other surprises. Cynic is in progress as well. How is your Sunday? 👁👽🖤🖖🏽🌹🧘🏽♂️ #orgone
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A playthrough video for Cynic’s “Humanoid” featuring new drummer Matt Lynch is now available. You can check that out below:
Cynic’s Paul Masvidal has shared a playthrough video for the band’s track “Humanoid.” He had the following to say about that:
“Playing ‘Humanoid’ is a celebration of aliveness!”
Cynic have premiered a new song titled “Humanoid.” The track, which was mixed by Adam “Nolly” Getgood (ex-Periphery), is available in digital outlets now. This news comes after frontman Paul Masvidal and former drummer Sean Reinert reached a settlement, allowing for Masvidal to use the Cynic name. The band’s current lineup features Masvidal, along with bassist Sean Malone and new drummer Matt Lynch.
“‘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.”
In other news, Masivdal has also released a new signature guitar, called the Masvidalien Cosmo, via Strandberg.
Cynic will be releasing a new compilation of early demos titled “Uroboric Forms – The Complete Demo Collection.” The release, which features tracks “Demo 1988,” “Refections Of A Dying World” (1989), “Demo 1990,” and “Demo 1991,” will be available on CD and on black and limited edition colored vinyl. It will also come with two previously unreleased tracks titled “Uroboric Forms” and “The Eagle Nature,“ an in-depth interview with Paul Masvidal, pictures, and more. All songs were remastered by Patrick W. Engel.
01, “Uroboric Forms”
02. “The Eagle Nature”
03. “Pleading For Preservation”
04. “Lifeless Irony”
05. “Thinking Being”
06. “Cruel Gentility”
07. “Denaturalizing Leaders”
09. “A Life Astray”
10. “Agitating Affliction”
11. “Once Misguided”
12. “Weak Reasoning ”
13. “Dwellers Of The Threshold”
14. “Uroboric Forms”
15. “The Eagle Nature”
Tracks 1-3 taken from “Demo 1991”
Tracks 4-6 taken from “Demo 1990”
Tracks 7-10 taken from “Reflections Of A Dying World”
Tracks 11-13 taken from “Demo 1989”
Tracks 14-15 are previously unreleased, vocal audition with Brian DeNeffe (Viogression)
Despite their apparent break-up, Cynic have announced that they will be playing this year’s Euroblast Festival, in Cologne, Germany. Sean Reinert will not be performing, leaving Matt Lynch (Trioscapes) to take his place. The band issued the following statement:
“The remaining members of Cynic will headline Euroblast on October 3rd as scheduled. Many thanks to the fans, promoters, agents and others, working on behalf of the band to make this show happen. It is the only show that was salvageable from Cynic’s European tour, cancelled without the band’s consensus by a single member last week.”
In other news, Paul Masvidal has also issued a personal statement about the band’s performance:
“Hey friends, thank you for being there for me and Cynic. We worked really hard to turn things around with this European tour but it wasn’t possible despite efforts from many people. I know many of you have gone through considerable costs to attend our shows and I’m so deeply sorry for the inconvenience, expense and whatever trouble it may have caused you. I want you to know that we will make it up to you, somehow, someway.
I’m so grateful for this opportunity for Cynic to headline Euroblast as scheduled. It was the only show of the tour that we were able to do. Sean Malone and I will be there with drummer Matt Lynch of Trioscapes. Cynic‘s spaceship is preparing for liftoff! Please keep your eyes on the skies. Your transmissions of positive vibes help keep us afloat.
Thank you, love Paul“