Legendary progressive rock innovators CYNIC featuring guitarist and vocalist Paul Masvidal, drummer Sean Reinert, and bassist Sean Malone have premiered the first track taken from their forthcoming new album “Kindly Bent to Free Us” in the shape of a lyric video. This new song “The Lion’s Roar” is now streaming via Prog!
The band’s highly-anticipated new record “Kindly Bent to Free Us” was produced by CYNIC at L.A.’s Perfect Sound Studios and engineered by Jason Donaghy (BAND OF HORSES, FEIST, ROB ZOMBIE, RYAN ADAMS). The mix was done by R. Walt Vincent (PETE YORN, LIZ PHAIR, TOMMY KEENE) and the mastering by Maor Appelbaum (SEPULTURA, CATHEDRAL, PHILM, INQUISITION). The artwork for “Kindly Bent to Free Us” has been created by the sadly late long-time CYNIC artist Robert Venosa.
1. True Hallucination Speak
2. The Lion’s Roar
3. Kindly Bent to Free Us
4. Infinite Shapes
5. Moon Heart Sun Head
7. Holy Fallout
8. Endlessly Bountiful
9. Earth Is My Witness (Deluxe CD Book exclusive bonus track)
“Kindly Bent to Free Us” is scheduled for release on February 14th 2014. The album will be available as a CD-Digipack, a limited edition collector’s box, limited edition Double-LP, and digitally. All formats can already be pre-ordered through the Season of Mist e-shop.
About the new material, drummer Sean Reinert remarks: “…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!”