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Latest news: Thu, Jul 02 2015, CYNIC

Latest release: "Kindly Bent To Free Us"

Release date: Fri, Feb 14 2014, US Tue, Feb 18 2014

CYNIC just announced their eagerly awaited European headliner tour in support of their latest album 'Kindly Bent to Free Us' in October. The prog legend will be joined by TIDES OF NEBULA as well as Paul Masvidal's and Amy Correia's shared project ONWARD WITH LOVE. Do not miss this rare opportunity.

"We are ecstatic to be coming to Europe and sharing the CYNIC frequency with fans across the pond”, Masvidal comments. “CYNIC will be performing as a trio with many new surprises yet to be seen and heard in this tight format. Also pleased to have TIDES OF NEBULA and my new project with Amy Correia called ONWARD WITH LOVE (OwL) to share with the community."

For a list of all confirmed dates, please see below.


01 Oct 15 Berlin (DE) Magnet
02 Oct 15 Aarhus (DK) Voxhall
03 Oct 15 Köln (DE) Euroblast
04 Oct 15 Sittard (NL) Volt
05 Oct 15 London (UK) Underworld
06 Oct 15 Paris (FR) La Maroquinerie
07 Oct 15 Brescia (IT) Circolo Colony
08 Oct 15 Ljubljana (SI) Channel Zero
09 Oct 15 Budapest (HU) Blue Hell
10 Oct 15 München (DE) Backstage

CNYIC in Japan
04 Sep 15 Tokyo (JP) Club Asia
05 Sep 15 Tokyo (JP) Unit
06 Sep 15 Osaka (JP) Drop


CYNIC will be touring in support of their latest album 'Kindly Bent to Free Us' (2014), which is still available in various formats and alongside other item from the band's catalogue from the Season of Mist shop and streaming in full here.

Artwork and tracklist can be viewed below:



  1. True Hallucination Speak
  2. The Lion’s Roar
  3. Kindly Bent to Free Us
  4. Infinite Shapes
  5. Moon Heart Sun Head
  6. Gitanjali
  7. Holy Fallout
  8. Endlessly Bountiful

Paul Masvidal – vocals, guitars, keyboards
Sean Reinert – drums
Sean Malone – bass, stick

Follow CYNIC on Facebook and read their new official biography here!



CYNIC finally return with their long awaited second full length since their 2007 reunion. "Kindly Bent to Free Us" is at the same time a natural continuation of best-selling album "Traced in Air" (2008) as well as a collection of new ideas incorporating new elements distilled from their musical experiments conducted on the two EPs "Re-Traced" (2010) and "Carbon-Based Anatomy" (2011). Instead of simply repeating their successful formula, CYNIC dare to expand their horizon into even more complex soundscapes that demand careful and intense study before revealing their full astonishing beauty. All the trademarks that gained the American progressive pioneers their cult status are still there: forward-thinking riffing fused with the rhythmical intricacy of Jazz and the melodic complexity of Progressive Rock. The alchemy of frontman Paul Masvidal and rhythmaniacs Sean Reinert and Sean Malone should equally appeal to CYNIC enthusiasts as well as connoisseurs of PORCUPINE TREE, OPETH, THE PINEAPPLE THIEF, KATATONIA, and ULVER. CYNIC was formed in 1987 during the burgeoning rise of Death Metal in Miami, Florida before relocating to Los Angeles, California. The impressive technical abilities of the band's founding members even led to Paul and Sean Reinert being recruited by Chuck Schuldiner of DEATH and led to the inception of the 1991 landmark album "Human". With their first full-length "Focus" (1993) CYNIC created another milestone of Progressive Metal, but disbanded the next year to explore different musical paths. Now these leaders of their genre offer you "Kindly Bent to Free Us". Listen well!


Name Instrument
Paul Masvidal Vocals, Guitars
Sean Reinert Drums, Percussion, Keyboards
Sean Malone Bass (Album)
Max Phelps Guitar / Vocals (live)
Brandon Giffin Bass (live)

Releases Season of Mist


Kindly Bent To Free Us

General information
: Fri, Feb 14 2014
: Tue, Feb 18 2014
: Progressive Rock
: SOM300
: actif


The Portal Tapes

General information
: Fri, Mar 23 2012
: Tue, Mar 27 2012
: Atmospheric Prog
: SOM257
: available


Carbon-Based Anatomy

General information
: Fri, Nov 11 2011
: Tue, Nov 15 2011
: Progressive Rock
: SOM236
: available



General information
: Mon, May 17 2010
: Tue, May 18 2010
: Progressive Rock
: SOM216
: available


Traced in Air

General information
: Mon, Nov 17 2008
: Progressive Metal
: SOM182
: available

Tour dates

Date Country Town Venue Other information
Fri, Sep 04 2015 JP Tokyo Club Asia
Sat, Sep 05 2015 JP Tokyo Unit
Sun, Sep 06 2015 JP Osaka Drop
Thu, Oct 01 2015 DE Berlin Magnet +Tides from Nebula +Onward with Love
Fri, Oct 02 2015 DK Aarhus Voxhall +Tides from Nebula +Onward with Love
Sat, Oct 03 2015 DE Köln Euroblast +Tides from Nebula +Onward with Love
Sun, Oct 04 2015 NL Sittard Volt +Tides from Nebula +Onward with Love
Mon, Oct 05 2015 UK London Underworld +Tides from Nebula +Onward with Love
Tue, Oct 06 2015 FR Paris La Maroquinerie +Tides from Nebula +Onward with Love
Wed, Oct 07 2015 IT Brescia Circolo Colony +Tides from Nebula +Onward with Love
Thu, Oct 08 2015 SI Ljubljana Channel Zero +Tides from Nebula +Onward with Love
Fri, Oct 09 2015 HU Budapest Blue Hell +Tides from Nebula +Onward with Love
Sat, Oct 10 2015 DE München Backstage +Tides from Nebula +Onward with Love
Sun, Oct 11 2015 TR Istanbul Garaj Istanbul +Onward With Love
Mon, Oct 12 2015 RU St. Petersburg Zal Ozhidaniya
Tue, Oct 13 2015 RU Moscow Volta
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