Cynic To Release “Traced In Air Remixed” In September

Cynic have announced that they will be re-releasing their 2008 album “Traced In Air” on September 27. This version of the effort, which is titled “Traced In Air Remixed,“ will feature new parts by bassist Sean Malone, a new mix by Adam “Nolly” Getgood (Periphery), and mastering by Ermin Hamidovic. Frontman Paul Masvidal commented:

“‘Traced In Air‘ has been brought up to date for 2019 – a remix where something less means a little more. Cynic has always been about forging paths rather than building walls.”

Track Listing:

01. “Nunc Fluens”
02. “The Space For This”
03. “Evolutionary Sleeper”
04. “Integral Birth”
05. “The Unknown Guest”
06. “Adam’s Murmur”
07. “King Of Those Who Know”
08. “Nunc Stans”

Paul Masvidal Offers Update On New Cynic Album

During a recent appearance on the The MetalSucks Podcast, Paul Masvidal offered an update on the new Cynic album. He said “before the end of the year or early next year, [the band] will have a record delivered.”

Masvidal had the following to say about Cynic’s current state:

“…Cynic has been an ongoing thing in the background. I know we haven’t had a lot of online presence, it’s been pretty low key and quiet. There’s a lot of reasons for that, which at some point maybe I will publicly explain, but at this point, [bassist Sean] Malone and I are communicating regularly and swapping files.

We have the workings of a new record that are there, and we’re working with [drummer] Matt Lynch out of Atlanta, and at some point in the next I don’t even know when, before the end of the year or early next year, we will have a record delivered and kind of be on that train promoting the new Cynic work. Again, Cynic has never been a band to rush things and can somewhat argue to a fault but we’ve never been interested in producing things in that way.”

“It’s more about just being organic about our process and letting things naturally develop, and coming back to it in an authentic and genuine way versus in an obligatory way. Too many of my friends from early have found themselves in a situation where they could have a career as working musicians and ended up in a cycle of work versus inspired work.

I’ve always been afraid of that, not wanting to get into that place where I’m feeling like I have to be in a cycle versus producing real art that holds up and will stand up over time. ‘I truly have something to say’ versus just pumping things out.

It’s easy for me at least to write songs because it’s something I do every day, or nearly every day, but writing and composing isn’t the hard part, it’s really finding the entire thing and ‘what are you trying to say? What is this? What does it mean?’ and not getting too carried away with all that, because that can slow you down as well.

It’s really a fine line between trying to produce art that has some meaning and substance and holds up. Those are kind of the governing principles of this Cynic project. It’s ruled by that versus the machine of business.”

On another note, Masvidal released the first EP in his solo trilogy last month.

Cynic To Release Limited Edition Vinyl Pressing Of “Humanoid”

Cynic‘s latest single “Humanoid” is set to be released as a limited edition 10″ on December 7. The effort will also include a remixed/remastered version of “Veil Of Maya” on the b-side. Pre-orders can be found HERE.

Cynic’s Paul Masvidal Working On An Acoustic Album

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.”

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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 #masvidalienorgone #orgonitepyramid #orgonitehealing #orgoneenergy

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Cynic Premiere New Song “Humanoid”

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.

Masvidal commented:

“‘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.