Origin: FL, USA
Genres: Progressive Metal, Death Metal
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Cynic  


Cynic's early history was as a more or less standard Floridian death metal band (at that time, featuring bassist Tony Choy, later of Atheist and Pestilence). By 1993, the band was experimenting with progressive songwriting, fusion influences, guitar synths, and altered vocal effects, all of which can be heard on Focus, now regarded as a landmark release in the field of technical/progressive metal. For various reasons, the band decided to end it there, breaking up some time after the album's release. For years and years rumors of a possible reunion persisted, while the various members participated in all sorts of musical projects both metal and not. As of this writing (March 2007) a new lineup (different from the Focus version, though both of the new guys had played with the band back in the old days as well) was alive and kicking with some European tour dates set for the summer.

Current Members

Paul Masvidal

vocals/guitars (Death, Gordian Knot, Master)

Sean Reinert

drums (Aghora, Death, Gordian Knot)

Former Members/Guests

Tymon Kruidenier

vocals/guitars (Exivious)

Jason Gobel

guitars (Gordian Knot, Monstrosity)

Max Phelps

guitars

Sean Malone

bass (Aghora, Gordian Knot, O.S.I.)

Robin Zielhorst

bass (Exivious)


Discography



Focus 
1993 Roadrunner
  1. Veil of Maya
  2. Celestial Voyage
  3. The Eagle Nature
  4. Sentiment
  5. I'm But a Wave To...
  6. Uroboric Forms
  7. Textures
  8. How Could I
  • Paul Masvidal
  • Jason Gobel
  • Sean Malone
  • Sean Reinert
1993 Internet Top Ten album

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



Traced In Air 
2008 Season Of Mist
  1. Nunc Fluens
  2. The Space For This
  3. Evolutionary Sleeper
  4. Integral Birth
  5. The Unknown Guest
  6. Adam's Murmur
  7. King of those Who Know
  8. Nunc Stans
  • Paul Masvidal
  • Tymon Kruidenier
  • Sean Malone
  • Sean Reinert
2008 Internet Top Ten album

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Chronicles Of Chaos  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Underground  Metal Observer 



(EP) Re-traced 
2010 Season Of Mist
  1. The Space For This
  2. King Of Those Who Know
  3. Evolutionary Sleeper
  4. Integral Birth
  5. Wheels Within Wheels
  • Paul Masvidal
  • Tymon Kruidenier
  • Robin Zielhorst
  • Sean Reinert




(EP) Carbon-Based Anatomy 
2011 Season Of Mist
  1. Amidst The Coals
  2. Carbon-Based Anatomy
  3. Bija!
  4. Box Up My Bones
  5. Elves Beam Out
  6. Hieroglyph
  • Paul Masvidal
  • Max Phelps
  • Sean Malone
  • Sean Reinert




The Portal Tapes  COMPILATION
2012 Season Of Mist
  1. Endless Endeavors
  2. Karma's Plight
  3. Circle
  4. Costumed in Grace
  5. Cosmos
  6. Crawl Above
  7. Mirror Child
  8. Road to You
  9. Belong
  10. Not the Same




Kindly Bent To Free Us 
2014 Season Of Mist
  1. True Hallucination Speak
  2. The Lion's Roar
  3. Kindly Bent To Free Us
  4. Infinite Shapes
  5. Moon Heart Sun Head
  6. Gitanjali
  7. Holy Fallout
  8. Endlessly Bountiful
  9. Earth Is My Witness (deluxe CD book exclusive bonus track)
  • Paul Masvidal
  • Sean Malone
  • Sean Reinert


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