KBtFU goes to # 1 on CMJ's Loud Rock chart!

April 2nd, 2014

Metal-Fi interviews Paul about KBtFU's production

March 31st, 2014

ISSUU - Ghost Cult Magazine

March 25th, 2014

New Focus hoodies at indiemerch

March 13th, 2014

Kindly Bent to Free Us > charts

March 12th, 2014

KBtFU featured in PureGrainAudio series

March 11th, 2014

"The new record explores who we are when we've been pushed to our edges and have nothing to hold onto. This image has a direct correlation to these ideas in that the human brain is essentially the source of all our existential and psychic troubles, the explosion represents the imploding potent energy of life itself, and the tree of life equaling wisdom/knowledge/history."

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Cynic will play Heavy Montréal August 10th 2014

March 3rd, 2014

Weekend passes go on sale March 7 at noon via HEAVYMONTREAL.COM

Cynic forum is back online

March 3rd, 2014

Register now and we'll see you there.

KBtFU enters the Billboard Heatseekers chart at #4

March 1st, 2014

Thank you Cynic brothers and sisters for showing up.
KBtFU has entered the Billboard Heatseekers chart at #4.
Keep spreading the love.

Paul Masvidal chats with Loudwire and gives a new track-by-track breakdown of 'Kindly Bent to Free Us'

February 18th, 2014

Read about the concepts that went into each track below, and stream the new album at:

Unboxing Cynic - 'Kindly Bent To Free Us'

February 18h, 2014

Check out this nicely made video of 'Kindly Bent to Free Us' being unboxed.

Get your Kindly Bent to Free Us t-shirt

February 18h, 2014

Shirts from our recently-released album, Kindly Bent to Free Us are available here.

Sean sits down with drumtalk to discuss his career as a musician and his approach to playing drums in Cynic

February 18th, 2014

In [episode 06] Sean Reinert tells about his career as a musician, the new Cynic record, re-visiting a part of metal history with DTA, his ideas of sounds, setups & composing and last but not least Sean reveals some insights about BLASTBEATS ;-)


Paul Masvidal sits down with for a new interview about 'Kindly Bent to Free Us'

February 17th, 2014

"Cynic left many of its familiar leanings behind and tried something new...I realize we went somewhere else again, which is great. Feels like what true progressive music should be doing."

Read the full interview below, and stream the new album at:

Paul Masvidal chats with Loudwire about the new album and more

February 12th, 2014

Read the interview here.

Kindly Bent to Free Us stream of the week on Pitchfork Advance

February 6th, 2014

Cynic are streaming their new full-length album, 'Kindly Bent To Free Us',
via Pitchfork Advance until February 13th!

Paul Masvidal comments: "Leap before you look. Kindly Bent To Free Us is an epic album, full of cosmic riddles, alien transmissions and tasty riffs. Play it loud and play it often."

You can also stream the album at:
Prog Rock Mag (UK)
Metal Hammer (Germany)
Inferno (Finland)
Core and Co (France)
Loud (Portugal)

Decibel magazine - new interview

February 5th, 2014

Paul sits down with Decibel Magazine for a new interview about Paul's Life in LA, Jim Carrey, Terri Nunn, Cannibal Corpse, and more. Read the new interview below, and pre-order your copy of 'Kindly Bent to Free Us' at

Cynic debut new track - True Hallucination Speak

January 28th, 2014

Greetings fellow psychonaut travelers!! ...enjoy the trip with our latest lyric video - True Hallucination Speak

Pre-order your copy of 'Kindly Bent to Free Us' at,
or via Bandcamp at

Cynic featured on podcast

January 27th, 2014

Cynic was featured in this week's episode of the podcast!
Listen to an interview with Paul here.

Pre-order your copy of 'Kindly Bent to Free Us' at,
or via Bandcamp at

Lyric Video Premiere:
Cynic - Kindly Bent to Free Us

January 14th, 2014

Here's a premiere of our lyric video for the upcoming album's title track - Kindly Bent to Free Us
Enjoy best at 720HD setting.

Kindly Bent to Free Us now available for preorder

January 6, 2014

Our new album, Kindly Bent To Free Us, can now be preordered here: Thank you for your support!

Video Premiere: Cynic - The Lion's Roar

December 10, 2013

Jim Carrey teams up with Paul Masvidal on eBook

September 25, 2013

Jim Carrey teams up with Paul Masvidal on How Roland Rolls, an eBook and a four-song companion album to Jim's new children's book.

Buy the album on iTunes.

Read more on MetalSucks.

Jim Carrey and Paul Masvidal working on How Roland Rolls:

Focus vinyl available

August 5, 2013

We have copies of Focus available on vinyl.
Buy a copy here!

Chuck Schuldiner's Death got pretty clinical with the odd time signature, and Atheist got pretty busy with their complex arrangements, but Florida's Cynic simply threw the progressive metal playbook out the window. 1993's ground breaking Focus, meshed metal and jazz on an unprecedented scale, and explored the creative possibilities of this strange musical hybrid to a degree which has yet to be equaled.

- Eduardo Rivadavia,

Focus featured in Loudwire's best debut albums

June 14, 2013

Cynic presented an album that is fundamentally perfect. 20 years later, 'Focus' hasn't aged a day, and if you were to play the album for someone who had never heard Cynic, you could easily convince them that 'Focus' was released last week.

Check out the article here!

Paul featured on EMG and Strandberg sites

June 4, 2013

Paul's a featured artist on EMG and Strandberg sites, check it out!

Focus vinyl available soon

May 11, 2013

Hey folks! Limited edition "Focus" vinyl available soon. A web store will be up within a couple weeks. Please don't buy from eBay sellers who purchased on the recent Death tour and are now reselling for ridiculous prices. Buy from us, you will save money and support the band directly. Thanks.

Paul on the new Psychic Temple album

May 11, 2013

Paul guests on the new Psychic Temple album! Keep your ears peeled on this release. Chris Schlarb is an amazing artist.


Strandberg Masvidalien guitar

May 7, 2013

Ola Strandberg and his expert team at Strandberg Guitarworks have built my dream guitar and I am filled with gratitude. This instrument is a timeless piece of art crafted with so much love and attention to detail, it's truly unlike anything out there. This is not a guitar -- it's a reinvention of the instrument as we know it. And now it can be yours. Take the leap.

You will be enthralled and inspired to greater musical heights. Hear its magic on the new album from Cynic, coming Fall 2013. -- Paul