ALBUM STREAM: Cynic – ‘Kindly Bent To Free Us’

After months of teasing fans with singles, Cynic are finally streaming their third full-length, Kindly Bent To Free Us, in its entirety. The record officially hits stores February 14 via Season of Mist, but multiple pre-order options are still available on the label’s official webstore. Click here to stream Kindly Bent To Free Us and […]


LISTEN: Cynic – “Kindly Bent To Free Us”

Progressive metal giants Cynic blessed fans with a killer new cut in the form of “The Lion’s Roar” early last month, so it’s admittedly exciting to hear another fresh release courtesy of the band. Entitled “Kindly Bent to Free Us,” the song is the title track from the group’s forthcoming EP that is set to […]


LISTEN: Cynic – “The Lion’s Roar”

Cynic are best known for the dark, atmospheric music that was found on Focus in 1993 and their triumphant follow-up, Traced In Air, in 2008, but it appears the group are headed down a much different path with their next effort. “The Lion’s Roar” is the first taste of their forthcoming record, Kindly Bent to […]


Cynic To Release New EP

Cynic will be releasing a brand new EP on November 15 via Season Of Mist. The release is entitled Carbon-Based Anatomy and contains six brand new tracks unlike last year’s Re-Traced which were reworked versions of previous songs by the band. Vocalist and guitarist Paul Masvidal states that the EP is akin to “both a […]

DEVIN TOWNSEND reveals plans for the remainder of the year

One of metal’s most intriguing, ominous and immensely talented figures, the mighty Devin Townsend, just completed an extremely successful North American trek with genre visionaries Between The Buried and Me, Cynic and Scale The Summit. This was Townsend’s first tour in a number of years and the first in support of his new, mind-blowing offering, […]

New Between the Buried and Me tour

Between the Buried and Me will join Mastodon, Baroness, and Valient Thorr on a monster U.S. tour in April and May 2010. The North Carolina progressive metal act just wrapped up a tour with The Devin Townsend Project and Cynic in promotion of their 2009 Victory Records release, The Great Misdirect. Don’t miss their incredible […]