Cynic's Paul Masvidal and Sean Reinert came out in a May 2014 interview with the L.A. Times.
Vik Guitars has come under fire by a multitude of musicians after owner Vik Kuletski apparently posted homophobic remarks against Cynic frontman Paul Masvidal, who publicly came out as gay last week. Due to the remarks, Periphery guitarists Adam Nolly and Misha Mansoor cut ties with Vik Guitars while Scar Symmetry's Per Nilsson and YouTube shredder Drewsif Stalin publicly spoke out against Kuletski's remarks.
Cynic's Paul Masvidal was the guest on Full Metal Jackie’s radio show this past weekend. The guitarist-vocalist spoke about the band's new album, 'Kindly Bent To Free Us,' as also opened up about his upbringing, influences and love of science fiction. If you missed Jackie’s show, here’s her full interview with Cynic's Paul Masvidal.
Experimentation is the theme of this battle. Which of these discs will move on in our March Metal Madness search for the best metal album of the 21st century? When it comes to critical praise and undisputed originality, these two bands are ranked in the elite. Ahead of their time, compositionally complex and deeply imaginative, no acts on Earth sound quite like either of these sonic blueprinters.
Since the release of 'Focus' in 1993, Floridian technical death metal innovators Cynic have held onto the status of being an "elite" band. Few underground acts have been bestowed with such critical praise, but Cynic have always been ahead of their time. That sensibility is retained with the band's third full-length album, 'Kindly Bent To Free Us,' but the record is also certain to polarize Cynic fans for a host of reasons.
Today (Feb. 18), Cynic released their long-awaited third album, 'Kindly Bent To Free Us.' The record is somewhat of a departure from Cynic's classic progressive tech-death style into more of an experimental rock realm, with frontman Paul Masvidal delivering perhaps his most spiritually based lyrical work to date.
Cynic will release their highly anticipated third full-length album, 'Kindly Bent to Free Us,' on Feb. 18. Any hardcore fan of the progressive pioneers will want to analyze every section written by frontman Paul Masvidal, drummer Sean Reinert and Sean Malone, so we interviewed Masvidal for a deeper look into the album and Cynic itself.
Great news to report for Cynic fans! The progressive and technical metal pioneers are set to release their third studio album, 'Kindly Bent to Free Us,' on Feb. 14, but in a way, the wait is already over. Cynic have unleashed the full album for streaming, so you can hear the entire thing right now!