American progressive death metal legends Cynic has posted a new song online entitled, “Humanoid.” You can check it out below. The song marks the first output of new material since drummer Sean Reinert parted company with frontman Paul Masvidal, with the former’s place being taken by Matt Lynch.
Frontman Paul Masvidal comments: “‘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.”
The artwork for “Humanoid” features a detail from the painting “Ayahuasca Dream” by Robert Venosa, Cynic’s longtime collaborator and celebrated artist who passed away in 2011.
“Humanoid” was recorded by Masvidal and longtime Cynic bassist Sean Malone and marks the debut of the band’s new drummer, Matt Lynch, who brings a renewed sense of energy to the Cynic rhythm section.
To mix “Humanoid”, Cynic partnered with renowned engineer Adam “Nolly” Getgood. Malone comments: “Nolly’s approach is equal parts expertise and intuition. Working with him was quick, clear, but most of all, musical.”