Cynic announce release date
2013-11-10 by Thompson D. Gerhart STAFF | 161 Comments

Lauded progressive death metal outfit Cynic have announced a February 14th, 2014 release date for their upcoming LP Kindly Bent To Free Us. The group had previously announced that they were rehearsing and recording new material with the aim of a late 2013 release.

Along with this announcement came an image of the album's artwork, which can be viewed here: https://scontent-b-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/1424433_10151992900614936_1910426558_n.jpg

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AtomicWaste
Staff Reviewer
November 10th 2013

1983 Comments


If you click the link, the colon after https will get deleted as is Sputnik tradition. Either copy paste it or add it yourself and you'll find the album artwork.

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TheSpaceMan
November 10th 2013

2253 Comments


I am a very happy man


TheSpaceMan
November 10th 2013

2253 Comments


art work is also really interesting, hope it fits the tone of the album as much as their previous three have

SpiritCrusher2
November 10th 2013

2932 Comments


yes yes yes

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
November 10th 2013

5970 Comments


The album art shows up down in the "see related reviews" section, but not in the band page...

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Scoot
November 10th 2013

17707 Comments


dope

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
November 10th 2013

21757 Comments


hope it's in the same style as C-BA

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
November 10th 2013

49955 Comments


metal for valentines day sweet

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BigPleb
November 10th 2013

35264 Comments


Art is very Cynic and album name is cool.

So stoked but was hoping for a 2013 release :/

oltnabrick
November 10th 2013

30474 Comments


o cool

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mindleviticus
November 10th 2013

8199 Comments


fuck yes

laughingman22
November 10th 2013

1480 Comments


:D


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J0ckstrapsFTW
November 10th 2013

3652 Comments


Scchhhwwweeeett

jacobybelgium
November 10th 2013

67 Comments


pretty sweet

CK
November 10th 2013

4908 Comments


Very Cynic-like artwork, the symmetry and all.

paradox1216
November 10th 2013

445 Comments


oh my god yes

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DrHouseSchuldiner
November 10th 2013

5643 Comments


m/m/m/

Mabbitt
November 10th 2013

1344 Comments


Definitely Cynic-esque art, but I don't really enjoy it as much as their other album covers. Hopefully the album is cool though (i don't doubt it will be)

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Eunuch
November 10th 2013

1236 Comments


kindly bent to free us? just when you thought they couldn't get any gayer.

wwf
November 10th 2013

576 Comments


It's sad their old artist passed on. But I love this album artwork. Also is it just me or is this artwork their angriest since focus? Not sure how I feel about that.

Nomos
November 10th 2013

821 Comments


Best news I've heard in months!

CaptainDooRight
November 10th 2013

28664 Comments


tree ov trvth

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Drummerboy123
November 10th 2013

2326 Comments


" But I love this album artwork. Also is it just me or is this artwork their angriest since focus?"

Wtf r u talkin about?

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CaptainDooRight
November 10th 2013

28664 Comments


lol


climactic
November 10th 2013

18575 Comments


AHHHH

wwf
November 10th 2013

576 Comments


wtf are u talking about

climactic
November 10th 2013

18575 Comments


AAAHHHHH

SnailTRAIL
November 10th 2013

903 Comments


yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

icatchthirtythree
November 10th 2013

306 Comments


so pumped

chemicalmarriage
November 10th 2013

1912 Comments


sweeeet

FiveLeavesLeft
Staff Reviewer
November 10th 2013

9820 Comments


Gonna rule

italianStallion
November 10th 2013

165 Comments


stoked for augmented chords and robot voices

Funeralopolis
November 10th 2013

11153 Comments


Pretty stoked Traced In Air is one of my favourite albums

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Mister Twister
November 10th 2013

1519 Comments


LET'S FUCKING GET READY

InFiction
November 10th 2013

3645 Comments


So glad they're not doing another ep fuck.

But this should rule.

GnarlyShillelagh
Staff Reviewer
November 10th 2013

6079 Comments


uhh are we just going to ignore that this is basically the artwork to heritage only less gay

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GnarlyShillelagh
Staff Reviewer
November 10th 2013

6079 Comments


in other news, stoked as fuck for this

Tijnmans
November 10th 2013

354 Comments


Stoked. The album art is great as usual.

NonApplicable
November 10th 2013

1945 Comments


I'll be curious to hear what they sound like on this release.

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Jruined
November 10th 2013

1296 Comments


Still a sweet piece of Venosa art. Really sucks the guy is dead.

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DamnVanne
November 10th 2013

1772 Comments


I anticipate no less than the best music ever put to record.

JokineAugustus
November 10th 2013

5834 Comments


Sput jizz. AOTY 2014. After Zao and Opeth

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FearThyEvil
November 10th 2013

12459 Comments


This should rule hard.

tacos N stuff
November 10th 2013

349 Comments


oh shit oh shit oh shit

baldymort
November 10th 2013

755 Comments


yeah that's a suspect album name

climactic
November 10th 2013

18575 Comments


"Sput jizz. AOTY 2014. After Zao and Opeth"

will destroy both

Drummerboy123
November 10th 2013

2326 Comments


""Sput jizz. AOTY 2014. After Zao and Opeth"

will destroy both [2]

dcha
November 10th 2013

990 Comments


That artwork is so shit.

TheSpirit
November 10th 2013

17624 Comments


would rather have a new aeon spoke but this is still p. good news

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Asmodeuss1990
November 10th 2013

182 Comments


FUCK YES.

SirDrumsalot
November 10th 2013

1522 Comments


Dude, I tried posting this in news way before this one! 2nd time I've posted something and then someone else does later. What the H!
Also, this is flipping awesome news!

MO
November 10th 2013

18410 Comments


^ shit your world is over how will you survive?

sweet news

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BigPleb
November 10th 2013

35264 Comments


Would say 'AOTY 2014' but Opeth :/

conesmoke
November 10th 2013

5194 Comments


"Dude, I tried posting this in news way before this one! 2nd time I've posted something and then someone else does later. What the H!"

yeah i've had a similar experience with these faux-mods before. they'll scoop you right from under your bitch ass feet.

about god damn time cynic marked a release date... ffs.

Feels
November 10th 2013

267 Comments


puuuuuumped

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linguist2011
Contributing Reviewer
November 10th 2013

1851 Comments


THE DAY HAS COME.

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bloc
November 10th 2013

34730 Comments


Haven't really liked their latest stuff at all, so my hopes aren't high.

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conesmoke
November 10th 2013

5194 Comments


i think we can be certain that the drumming will be exquisite.

Progger6009
November 10th 2013

1081 Comments


WOOOOOOOOOOO!

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Cappa
November 10th 2013

91 Comments


It's so fucking funny that this https thing hasn't been fixed yet.

ZombieParty
November 10th 2013

353 Comments


AOTY no doubt

Matthaios
November 10th 2013

139 Comments


Can't wait, these guys are amazing

demjunz
November 10th 2013

23 Comments


Album art implies they're gonna pull an Opeth Heritage... Dat tree, imminent genre change. Bet it'll
be great anyway

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grish
November 10th 2013

955 Comments


fastest boner i ever got

boogs
November 10th 2013

222 Comments


bout time man, looking forward to it

climactic
November 10th 2013

18575 Comments


"Album art implies they're gonna pull an Opeth Heritage... Dat tree, imminent genre change. Bet it'll
be great anyway"

opeth and cynic both change pretty noticeably with each release so thats a weird deduction to make

bigguytoo9
November 11th 2013

241 Comments


I cant wait, met Masvidal and Reinert a couple years back and Paul told me there would be a new album. This is finally it.

dimsim3478
November 11th 2013

4833 Comments


PSYCHED

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TheSpirit
November 11th 2013

17624 Comments


how the fuck can the album art imply that they are going to pull a heritage

AnEpicDeath
November 11th 2013

189 Comments


This is great news, and the art is promising.

Spag
November 11th 2013

1729 Comments


Traced In Air 2: This Time It's Personal







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NonApplicable
November 11th 2013

1945 Comments


they are going to pull a heritage

If that happens, I may pull a hemorrhage

InbredJed
November 11th 2013

5785 Comments


*que mass ejaculation*

KILL
November 11th 2013

71087 Comments


woo

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Gwyn.
November 11th 2013

14987 Comments


coo

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Jacquibim
Contributing Reviewer
November 11th 2013

13912 Comments


awwwwwwwwwwwwww yissssssssssssssss

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SavageCore
November 11th 2013

84 Comments


\m/

hortanz
November 11th 2013

149 Comments


damn now I will have to listen to carbon-based anatomy

CrimsonFireCF
November 11th 2013

78 Comments


This album is gonna be so good!!!

Emyay
November 11th 2013

5931 Comments


super excited for this. lol at whoever said they'd rather a new aeon spoke

TheFantasticDangler
November 11th 2013

1151 Comments


Who are these guys

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KILL
November 11th 2013

71087 Comments


some dudes all your shitty fav bands ripped off

JamesLentil
November 11th 2013

59 Comments


Great news!

Emyay
November 11th 2013

5931 Comments


dangler check cynic immediately

zaruyache
November 11th 2013

6121 Comments


uhh are we just going to ignore that this is basically the artwork to heritage only less gay

Heri-what? I don't know what you're talking about. La la la.

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trainofconsequence
November 11th 2013

1422 Comments


cant wait

Inferis
November 11th 2013

412 Comments


I just shat.

JokineAugustus
November 11th 2013

5834 Comments


Zao though inferis

freedomofspeechnoway
November 12th 2013

412 Comments


Their is nothing "Death" about cynic.

KILL
November 12th 2013

71087 Comments


u havent even heard focus

demigod!
November 12th 2013

44062 Comments


or human heh

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oltnabrick
November 12th 2013

30474 Comments


not funny.

conesmoke
November 12th 2013

5194 Comments


except when concerning any hope a cynic fan has of them releasing material at a reasonable rate. tis bullshit. so fuckin slow.

Jacquibim
Contributing Reviewer
November 12th 2013

13912 Comments


You can't rush perfection.

Keyblade
November 12th 2013

14607 Comments


adding punctuation to my uncapitalized sentence.

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KILL
November 12th 2013

71087 Comments


fun.

conesmoke
November 12th 2013

5194 Comments


haha just like on the traced in air thread jac lol.

witchxrapist
November 12th 2013

11006 Comments


Cynic isn't good.

demigod!
November 12th 2013

44062 Comments


oltna is a douche.

KILL
November 12th 2013

71087 Comments


!

DrHouseSchuldiner
November 12th 2013

5643 Comments


dam all these comments

demigod!
November 12th 2013

44062 Comments


the sput wad has been shot

oltnabrick
November 12th 2013

30474 Comments


ok.


KILL
November 12th 2013

71087 Comments


mapper you'd dig the demoz odd time sigs all over the shop

SnailTRAIL
November 12th 2013

903 Comments


Paul masvidal is my boyfriend

witchxrapist
November 12th 2013

11006 Comments


ive been converted

LOL JK IDIOT

KILL
November 12th 2013

71087 Comments


this is where your fag veil of maya boyfriends got their name from did you even realise?

BigPleb
November 12th 2013

35264 Comments


Na I've fucked Masdival trail you slag

witchxrapist
November 12th 2013

11006 Comments


no but i realized u toothy cunt

SnailTRAIL
November 12th 2013

903 Comments


fuck you you're jealous of what we have you can't ruin that

BigPleb
November 12th 2013

35264 Comments


You've got AIDS is what you've got sunshine

KILL
November 12th 2013

71087 Comments


lol z u retards cant even speak ENGLISH properly i suggest you listen to the insightful lyrics of masvidal on the song sentiment you may learn a thing or two eunuch

witchxrapist
November 12th 2013

11006 Comments


i suggest u read the lyrics to the song "same shade as concrete" by circle takes the square and become enlightened by the eloquence of the american uth

BigPleb
November 12th 2013

35264 Comments


lol terrible band

demigod!
November 12th 2013

44062 Comments


the war between metal and core rages on




conesmoke
November 12th 2013

5194 Comments


more like terrible genre.

conesmoke
November 12th 2013

5194 Comments


emo-core is weak dude. but as far as it goes ctts go alright. i'll pay their effort.

KILL
November 12th 2013

71087 Comments


those lyrics are pretty EMOtional

Keyblade
November 12th 2013

14607 Comments


I suggest you read the lyrics to "PEOPLE = SHIT" by the excellent Slipknot and be EDUCATED

witchxrapist
November 12th 2013

11006 Comments


i saw ctts on friday

way better than seeing cynic im sure

conesmoke
November 12th 2013

5194 Comments


fuck that, just listen to yawning man. no lyrics and it's the best mang.

osmark86
November 12th 2013

3899 Comments


jotting these lyrical suggestions down...

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demigod!
November 12th 2013

44062 Comments


"more like terrible genre.'

fuck you

conesmoke
November 12th 2013

5194 Comments


lol witch... pls...

Wizard
November 12th 2013

19296 Comments


I farted once and it became the new Cynic album cover. Album is going to be a 3.5 like everything else they've put out.

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conesmoke
November 12th 2013

5194 Comments


i obv didnt mean all core demi... ya damn prawnjockey

witchxrapist
November 12th 2013

11006 Comments


im a poetry major and ap hilosophy minor

o did i mention i blog?

im smarter then u guyse sor e

Jacquibim
Contributing Reviewer
November 12th 2013

13912 Comments


Whoa what happened in herE?

demigod!
November 12th 2013

44062 Comments


art work sucks

Gwyn.
November 12th 2013

14987 Comments


Looks like a Deathcore art work

witchxrapist
November 12th 2013

11006 Comments


yeA like wot is this a freaking born of osiris album cover lmfao


photoshop killed graphic design

BigPleb
November 12th 2013

35264 Comments


Wtf is wrong with you dicks

witchxrapist
November 12th 2013

11006 Comments


we dont like deathcore art

conesmoke
November 12th 2013

5194 Comments


aside from the fact that I kill people and eat their hands?

demigod!
November 12th 2013

44062 Comments


photoshop killed graphic design [2]

BigPleb
November 12th 2013

35264 Comments


Artwork rules.

conesmoke
November 12th 2013

5194 Comments


i don't hate it like the rest of these dickcheese eating muthaphuckers but it's not my fave by any means.

witchxrapist
November 12th 2013

11006 Comments


dick taste good whatever

Gwyn.
November 12th 2013

14987 Comments


I mean it's def better than most deathcore and I don't hate it but it's p bad honestly, too much shit on the screen

demigod!
November 12th 2013

44062 Comments


it just doesnt look good, the colors are shitty and its just boring to look at

BigPleb
November 12th 2013

35264 Comments


But its got Focus in the middle :/

witchxrapist
November 12th 2013

11006 Comments


It's like The End Of Heartache exploded with white magic.

Jacquibim
Contributing Reviewer
November 12th 2013

13912 Comments


So according to you guys because a bunch of shitty prog DxC bands ripped off Cynic's art style that means Cynic's art style sucks? Wow idiots.

demigod!
November 12th 2013

44062 Comments


mad

conesmoke
November 12th 2013

5194 Comments


don't mind these.... criminals.

witchxrapist
November 12th 2013

11006 Comments


wait cynic invented putting a plasticity filter on shitty sci-fi art?

osmark86
November 12th 2013

3899 Comments


http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/high-blood-pressure/HI00027

conesmoke
November 12th 2013

5194 Comments


ok osmark... thnx for that... uhh.. buddy.

Emyay
November 12th 2013

5931 Comments


i'd rather something that sounded more like traced than air than carbon based anatomy but thats just me

Jruined
November 12th 2013

1296 Comments


Eh, that art is an oil painting by Robert Venosa from around 1993. Same dude that did all of the other artwork for their stuff.

SnailTRAIL
November 12th 2013

903 Comments


you cant kill the metal it will live on

TheSpaceMan
November 12th 2013

2253 Comments


"i'd rather something that sounded more like traced than air than carbon based anatomy but thats just me"

Not just you buddy

Jruined
November 12th 2013

1296 Comments


I really enjoyed Carbon Based, and would love to see a return to Focus, but something a long the lines of a longer running Traced in Air would be nice too.

TheSpaceMan
November 12th 2013

2253 Comments


They couldn't ever make something like Focus again, and I appreciate that they realize that

Jruined
November 12th 2013

1296 Comments


Agreed.

Still would be nice if in some alternate reality it happened.

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
November 12th 2013

5970 Comments


So... Sputnik is gonna have a Cynic pilgrimage in four months time.

TheSpaceMan
November 12th 2013

2253 Comments


haha can't argue there, enough progression has been made in metal where I feel they'd be able to at least write something great in the genre... but instead they feel the need to go all hipster and indie with Carbon Based Anatomy. those probably weren't the best adjectives but I don't like the path they are taking. Still have high hopes for this one though

Wizard
November 12th 2013

19296 Comments


So according to you guys because a bunch of shitty prog DxC bands ripped off Cynic's art style that means Cynic's art style sucks? Wow idiots.

Oh how I love watching multiple people get their asses handed to them!

dbizzles
November 14th 2013

287 Comments


CYNIC!
SOON.

FenixZero
November 15th 2013

382 Comments


They're not death metal.

Emyay
November 15th 2013

5931 Comments


considering you've actually heard focus, its odd you would say such a thing



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