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Season Of Mist signs Cynic

Tuesday, May 6, 2008 9:02 AM PT


Official press release:

Season of Mist Records is really proud to announce that a new cult band just joined the roster. Let's welcome legendary American progressive jazzy death metal band Cynic! Most of the label's team have been a fan of the band's milestone and so far only album, "Focus," so needless to say we at Season of Mist are all extremely excited about this new collaboration. Here's frontman Paul Masvidal's comment about the signing:

"We're pleased to be back in business with Season of Mist as our record company. They have tremendous enthusiasm and passion for our work. Our bottom line was a company that understood what Cynic does and believes in it 100%. We found that with SOM. We're deep in the pre-production album process now and will be headed into the studio in a couple weeks to dive even deeper and start the recordings with our talented friend Warren Riker at the engineering / mixing helm. The journey of writing this record has taken Reinert and I to new heights of exploration, straight into the heart of Cynic's soul. We're thrilled to be able to share this new work with the best fans in the world. Stay tuned."

The release of Cynic's sophomore album, which will be out on Season of Mist fifteen years after "Focus," is set for next autumn. In the meantime, you can check the band's new MySpace profile, on which you can hear an excerpt of the demo to the brand new track "Integral Birth."

Shaped around founding members Paul Masvidal and Sean Reinert, the new line-up sees the return of bass god Sean Malone and the addition of Dutch guitarist Tymon Kruidenier who will also be in charge of 'death' vocals. The band are set to enter the studio this summer with Grammy Award winning Warren Riker (Down) to begin work on their long-awaited follow-up to "Focus." The album will contain eight songs, and the band are working once again with renowned artist Venosa (who created the unmistakeable cover and visuals for "Focus"), and the new album will be preceded by additional live shows, including a special appearance at Wacken Open Air, Germany, on next August 1st.


19 comments


5/6/2008 9:05:47 AM
first post this band sucks

5/6/2008 9:05:47 AM
first post first view

5/6/2008 9:14:33 AM
the fck!?

5/6/2008 9:40:12 AM
err... awesome?

5/6/2008 9:53:14 AM
It's so funny how the above people say they don't give a shit about this band yet I don't see their band on LambGoat? Oh wait, because your band isn't on LambGoat that makes it cool because it's 'underground'.

5/6/2008 9:55:19 AM
i do give a shit, just got no idea what label that is

5/6/2008 10:02:58 AM
never heard of that label, but cynic is sweet.

5/6/2008 10:24:28 AM
this band is all about key words, and much overrated

5/6/2008 10:44:47 AM
If you're not excited for this album, there's not much I can do for you.

5/6/2008 11:03:22 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Season_of_Mist

5/6/2008 11:15:53 AM
pffff Grammy Award winning... that's worth mentioning.

5/6/2008 12:19:18 PM
so i've never heard of this label but they have an awesome roster. and cynic is the shit. period. way better than most shitty death metal that gets jocked around here. excited for this release.

5/6/2008 12:29:03 PM
This is going to be awesome

5/6/2008 12:47:19 PM
excellent...

5/6/2008 3:50:08 PM
cannot wait for this

5/6/2008 6:13:48 PM
If you haven't heard of season of mist you don't really listen to metal and you're are also a gay. This album will be awesome.

5/7/2008 1:26:00 PM
fcking awesome. this is great news.

5/7/2008 2:08:50 PM
this is great news. but cynic with a myspace? thats fckin beat

5/8/2008 1:24:00 PM
truly amazed at the amount of people that have never heard of season of mist