CYNIC Announces Release Party And Special Acoustic Performance

Coinciding with the release of “Carbon-Based Anatomy”, progressive rock/metal band CYNIC has confirmed a special release party for this Wednesday, November 2 at Idle Hands Bar in New York City. The band will be on hand to sign copies of the new EP and will take part in a special intimate acoustic performance.

Idle Hands is located in the East Village on 25 Avenue B, between 2nd and 3rd streets. There will be plenty of drink specials, including the $10 Tasting Night with Sierra Nevada.

On “Carbon-Based Anatomy”, CYNIC has once again taken its natural interfusion of musical styles and turned it into something truly singular. The EP is equal parts KING CRIMSON, TOOL, MUSE and ALLAN HOLDSWORTH. It’s a 23-minute transcendent musical journey through the fertile musical minds of guitarist Paul Masvidal and progressive drumming icon Sean Reinert.

Beginning with its much-venerated 1993 debut release “Focus”, CYNIC has long been famous for pushing musical boundaries. Now in 2011, CYNIC has redefined itself once again with a six-song EP that combines diverse influences from ’70s prog rock to cutting-edge metal, tribal folk and futuristic alien shapes and sounds. All of these diverse elements have been harnessed and carefully shaped by mixer John Hiler into what is unquestionably the most open and expansive-sounding release of CYNIC‘s career. “Carbon-Based Anatomy” is retro, yet at the same time is unapologetically modern. It is respectful of the groundbreaking artists that have made musical evolution possible yet refuses to be stifled by that reverence. It is wholly appreciative of past musical landmarks but is unashamedly forward- thinking.

“Carbon-Based Anatomy” track listing:

01. Amidst The Coals
02. Carbon-Based Anatomy
03. Bija!
04. Box Up My Bones
05. Elves Beam Out
06. Hieroglyph

“Carbon-Based Anatomy” audio stream:


CYNIC will be joined by Brandon Giffin on bass and Max Phelps on guitar and vocals during the group’s upcoming North American and European tours in support of “Carbon-Based Anatomy”. Also appearing on the bill on the North American trek will be 3 and SCALE THE SUMMIT.