holy fuck this is great news
Woo! Their last ep was awesome, been waiting for a full new album. The "futuristic" and "alien" comments make me hopeful too.
I've been hoping for them to create a 20 minute epic...wonder what the chances of one being on here are? Probably none..
They're recording in Perfect Sound studios in Hollywood.
Sean Reinert said: "This album marks Cynic's 5th release. It's a bold new sound for Cynic and marks a gigantic leap in the band's progression. We've had a lot of time to let this material develop and gestate, and it finally feels ready to be unleashed on the world. I've been in trio mode with Malone and Masvidal flushing out a zillion and one details, and couldn't be happier about what's happening with these songs. They are truly alive!"
Apparently early working titles for tracks include: "Endlessly Bountiful", "Moon Heart Sun Head", and "True Hallucination Speak".
This better be good!
could be ok
if it's completely new and alien for Cynic, then music as we know it may never be the same...
sweet. looking forward to it.
possible aoty for 2013
If it's got Malone on it, album will most definitely rule hard.
Will leave a trail of slain virgins a lightyear wide
I haven't ever been this excited for a band's upcoming album
oh man oh man oh man
Sputnik 5/5 insta
gonna rule for show werrd up
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I definitely see this being more prog than metal, but that's absolutely fine with me. DEFINITELY checking this out as soon as it comes out.
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are they keeping the cyborg vocals?
I also assume they completely dropped the growls by now.
Will most probably be great
fuck yes one of my favorite bands of all time. definitely my most anticipated release
Sounds super duper gay.
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I'm cynical about this
Really looking forward to this whether there's any metal or not, the EP was brilliant.
even cynic realise metal is dead damn
new Atheist will kill this prob :[
As long as it's a cunting ALBUM. Too many EP's from this band, ffs.
hoping this will be good
doubt itll be very metal
i love Cynic i just hope Paul doesnt continue down the path of queefy new age progressive hes been following
tried to read further but it's all greek to me.
Why don't they just let Malone join the band?
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he doesnt want to
why? because stone cold said so.
Fuck yeh new cynic m/
what happened to Tymon? is he just a touring musician now?
Well they better pull this off well. Their comeback with Traced In Air was a masterpiece.
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Tymon quit like in 2010
Its not going to be any similar to Focus so
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Sounds exciting. Let's hope it's great.
tig ol' bitties man
2013 is turning out to be a killer year in terms of metal releases.
Just so long as BVB doesn't starting screwing us over in the first month, we're golden.
More futuristic. What.
Yeah. More futuristic.
more alien space vox n deathprogwank n eerie keyz
Could just be a worse version of Traced ie 2.5/5, but could rule I guess...just needs to be cohesive
gonna be 4.7/5
It's Cynic. It's going to be awesome regardless. More prog = more better as far as I'm concerned with these guys, too.
stoked, fucking love traced in air.
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I hope it still has some Jazziness in it
I hope this album will actually be over 30 minutes.
kinda meh about this
"I hope this album will actually be over 30 minutes."
Wouldn't get my hopes up.
But holy shit, finally some awesome news.
I hate their LPs but their last EP was surprisingly awesome so I'll be curious to hear this
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lol hating focus what a fag
I'm talking more about traced
listened to focus once though, didn't really like it
I like each Cynic release more than the one before it, and Carbon-Based Anatomy was a hard 5 for me sooooooooo
so this will break rock music FOREVER6/5
"futuristic" and "alien"
hope this only has autotune and keyboards.
holy shit yes.
Cynic went gay after traced... so booooo
lol hating focus what a fag 
if you wanna touch my cream pop all you had to do was say so
Matthew I appreciate you trying to replace rasputin, the one true sputnik metal elitist, but you really have to try harder...
I mean, your comments, as they are now, just make me feel bad for you and I can't imagine that being your ultimate goal, or is it?
ive always hated cynic but im sorry ill never be able to measure up to the great elites of the sputnik pantheon
I AM JUST A LONELY PLEBEIAN LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRON G PLACES
climax with me?
pumped for this. even if it sucks
"ive always hated cynic but im sorry ill never be able to measure up to the great elites of the sputnik pantheon"
damn man you dont even like focus? whats wrong with u
nothings wrong with him cynic is gay
to not like focus there must be something
Will be best album ever.
Focus is already the best album ever so no
This will be betah
It would rule if they went to the direction of their debut album Focus than Traced in Air. Not a fan of their second album though it's not bad.
Will be amazing as usual. Glad there isn't a 15 year wait, as was the issue with Traced.
The new Atheist will be better.
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focus already sounds like an album thats comin out next month so how they gonna go more future sounding?
Eh, we'll see what happens...
fix the vocals
they need more metal on this release.
^^ more extreme metal, I would say.
Digging: The Membranes - Dark Matter/Dark Energy
2013 is looking like a fantastic year
Unrelated, but I'm actually so happy to see someone else say 'cunting'. I thought I was the only one and I worried that I was developing a terrible habit.
^ Of course I say cunting. I'm an Australian.
"listened to focus once though, didn't really like it"
You can't just listen to focus once and expect to like it noob. Once you have a feel for the twists, peaks etc, it becomes quite the listening experience.
Everyone who is publicly or privately wishing and hoping this will be anywhere near as metal as Focus or Traced in Air is delusional.
Whether it's going to be a metal release or not, it'll probably still be awesome.
It would be cool if they incorporated elements from all the past releases into this one though.
Karl Malone isn't on this recording
very sexual news.
I'm glad this dipshit is gone
Godammit I want an actual release date!
Probably won't be any good.
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Yes it will.
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Hawks best troll 2013
Finally!!!!! So many bands coming out with albums this year and Cynic just became my most anticipated!!!
wow great news
lol like a month and a half ago
im not hip enough
didnt know!!! woth living then
Any new news on this?
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Yes, it will be released around October, they are mixing it.
supposedly new portal this year too