Tue, Mar 25 2014: CYNIC
Progressive rock innovators CYNIC (guitarist/vocalist Paul Masvidal, drummer Sean Reinert, bassist Sean Malone) have announced a Soundrop chat session with Paul Masvidal on Wednesday, March 26th at 6 pm EST/ 3 pm PST. The musician will discuss their recently released new album 'Kindly Bent to Free Us' as well as future CYNIC plans. The chat session can be found here.
In addition to the Soundrop session, CYNIC recently announced two North American Festival dates. The first date will see the band perform in Los Angeles, CA as part of "United We Stand Festival" on May 10th. Following their stateside appearance, CYNIC will then trek to Canada for an exclusive performance as part of Heavy Montreal festival in early August. Tour dates and more information about these festivals can be found below.
'Kindly Bent To Free Us', which has been called "...an album that transcends all the limitations of genre and era, and in the end will come to represent what you want it to be, nothing more, nothing less. There are few albums which can claim such a remarkable hold." (Prog Magazine UK) and “...an album that, while most definitely in the realm of prog rock, has the kind of open, unpretentious air that makes Rush such an easy-to-love band.” (AllMusic), was released on February 18th (Feb. 14th worldwide). The album is available in various formats on the Season of Mist e-shop, and digitally here.
"CYNIC should be understood not so much alongside any metal bands, but along with such radical harmonic progressives in the last 45 years of pop and jazz as Milton Nascimento, the Beach Boys or Pat Metheny." - Ben Ratcliffe - The New York Times
"Cynic have returned with an elemental power. They are defying gravity at every turn with music that seems lighter than air." - MetalSucks.com
CYNIC tour dates:
5/10 Los Angeles, CA @ United We Stand Festival (For more information and tickets, please click here)
8/8-10 Montreal, QC @ Heavy Montreal (For more information and tickets, please click here)