Yes, kids: Cynic are working on a new album and guitarist and vocalist Paul Masvidal — who is one of the guest performers on Devin Townsend’s Deconstruction — has offered fans an update on the band’s (or his) progress from the studio.
“I’ve been working away in the home studio writing lots of new songs and keeping off the grid to stay creatively focused,” he says. “It’s safe to say that Cynic already has plenty of material for a new record, but something keeps the inspiration going to write more. I feel like I’m on for the ride and just seeing what manifests as a result of sitting on the train and looking out the window.”
That’s fucking rad. I can not wait for the new Cynic record. For reals. I might have to shoot ropes all over my belly when it comes out.
“As we move further along and closer to ‘destination recording,’ the album will start to shape itself and the appropriate songs will be chosen,” Masvidal continued. “We’re looking at late summer/early fall to enter the studio. At the moment, I have no idea when the record will be released. Maybe later this year or early next. We’re also in communication with lots of fantastic new musicians who will be involved.”
Devin has started a trend.
“I can already sense this next album is going to take our listeners on a whole new sonic adventure that words cannot yet describe. I say this because the work is feeling based and there’s a lot of life poured into these embryos that will speak for themselves when heard. I’m always amazed at how living life informs the art so directly and yet we have no power over it. The songs have a directness and urgency unlike anything we’ve done before due to a bountiful influx of concentrated life experiences. Thank the universe for the gift of music. I am so absolutely grateful to be alive and to be able to share the potency and beauty of music with you. In the meantime keep spreading the love and thank you for taking this journey with us.”
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