CYNIC: New Touring Lineup Revealed

Progressive rock/metal band 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 CYNIC‘s new EP, “Carbon-Based Anatomy”.

The dates are as follows:

North America:

Nov. 03 – West Chester, PA – The Note
Nov. 05 – New York, NY – Gramercy (The Metal Suckfest)
Nov. 07 – Worcester, MA – Palladium
Nov. 09 – Montreal, QC – Les Foufounes Electriques
Nov. 10 – Toronto, ON – The Annex Wreck Room
Nov. 11 – Pontiac, MI -Clutch’s Cargo – iLounge
Nov. 12 – Joliet, IL – Mojoes
Nov. 13 – St. Paul, MN – Station 4
Nov. 15 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre
Nov. 16 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
Nov. 17 – Sparks, NV – The Alley
Nov. 18 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne
Nov. 19 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
Nov. 22 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
Nov. 23 – West Hollywood, CA – Key Club


Dec. 03 – The Village, Dublin, Ireland
Dec. 04 – Limelight, Belfast, UK
Dec. 05 – The Underworld, London, UK
Dec. 07 – Baroeg, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Dec. 08 – Divan Du Monde Paris, France
Dec. 09 – Kiff, Aarau, Switzerland
Dec. 10 – Rock’n’Roll Arena, Romagnano Sesia (NOVARA), Italy
Dec. 11 – Gala Hala, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Dec. 12 – Arena, Vienna, Austria
Dec. 13 – Club 202, Budapest, Hungary
Dec. 14 – Randall, Bratislava, Slovakia
Dec. 15 – KD Kyje , Prague, Czech Republic
Dec. 18 – Templet, Lyngby, Denmark
Dec. 20 – P60, Amstelveen, The Netherlands
Dec. 22 – Plan B, Moscow, Russia

“Carbon-Based Anatomy” will be released on November 11 in Europe and November 15 in North America via Season Of Mist. Unlike last year’s “Re-Traced”, this new EP consists exclusively of brand new material.

“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

Check out a preview in the YouTube clip below.

The artwork was designed by the great Robert Venosa, the artist behind the covers of CYNIC‘s previous releases “Focus”, “Traced in Air” and “Re-Traced”.

Paul Masvidal describes this new EP as “both a philosophical as well as a musical journey, one that begins in the Amazon jungle on the lips of a shamanic wisewoman (as portrayed by Amy Correia) and ends in outerspace.”

All bass parts on “Carbon-Based Anatomy” were recorded by one-time CYNIC bassist Sean Malone.

CYNIC last year parted ways with bassist Robin Zielhorst and guitarist Tymon Kruidenier due to the “logistical challenges of maintaining a band that is half based in The Netherlands and the other half in the United States” (drummer Sean Reinert and Masvidal live in California).

CYNIC last fall completed Decibel magazine’s inaugural Hall Of Fame tour. Historic in every sense, the trek, dubbed “Re-Traced / Re-Focused Live”, saw the band performing Hall Of Fame album “Focus” in its entirety, along with tracks from the group’s lauded second album, “Traced in Air”, and more. Direct support came from progressive masters INTRONAUT and DYSRHYTHMIA.

In May 2010, CYNIC released “Re-Traced”, featuring reinterpretations of four songs from the group’s critically acclaimed “Traced In Air” album as well as a previously unreleased song.