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CYNIC Issue Drum Playthrough Video For ‘Humanoid’ Track
February 20th, 2018


Matt Lynch


American progressive metal band Cynic have released an official drum playthrough video for latest single ‘Humanoid’. Featuring drummer Matt Lynch, the clip can be viewed below.

Matt Lynch commented: For me, ‘Humanoid’ is about branching out to new territory and embracing the process that follows. It’s the excitement of being given a new puzzle and figuring out where all the pieces fit, all the while improving and evolving.”

Cynic issued digital download single ‘Humanoid’ on January 15th, 2018 through Season Of Mist. The song can be streamed below.

Guitarist Paul Masvidal addeed: “‘Humanoid’ is a portrait of contrasts, like those between struggle and stillness, or the immediate against the limitless. Our Stargate is planet Earth — consciousness, the transmitter. We, sentient creatures of light, are alive now — on a sphere, floating in a galaxy fixed amidst the infinite. It’s quite miraculous to be aware of this, and it invokes a sense of urgency and empowerment that is unlike anything else.”

‘Humanoid’ was recorded by Paul Masvidal and longtime Cynic bassist Sean Malone. The song also marks the debut of the band’s new drummer Matt Lynch.

For the mixing of ‘Humanoid’, Cynic partnered with engineer Adam “Nolly” Getgood. Sean Malone said: “Nolly’s approach is equal parts expertise and intuition. Working with him was quick, clear, but most of all, musical.”

The artwork for ‘Humanoid’ features a detail from the painting ‘Ayahuasca Dream’ by Robert Venosa, Cynic’s longtime collaborator and artist who sadly passed away on August 9th, 2011.

Cynic’s line-up is as follows:

Paul Masvidal (vocals, guitar and keyboards)
Sean Malone (bass)
Matt Lynch (drums)

An official guitar playthrough video was also released for ‘Humanoid’. Featuring guitarist Paul Masvidal, the clip can be viewed below.

Third studio record Kindly Bent To Free Us was released in February 2014.

Promotional photograph by Darrin Noble.

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