Cynic Posts New Single, “Humanoid” Online

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.”

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Grimus Posts New Song, "I, Destroyer," Online

New Jersey death metal band Grimus has posted a new song online entitled “I, Destroyer.” The recording is from one of their pre-production sessions. The band plans on going into the studio next month. Listen to the track below:

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Mortum Posts New Song, "Ritual Tribulation," Online

New Jersey black metal band Mortum has posted a new song online entitled “Ritual Tribulation.” The track comes off of their upcoming debut full length album, “The Rites of Depopulation.”

Check out the song below:

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Bury Your Dead Posts New Song, "Bluebeard" Online

American metalcore outfit Bury Your Dead has posted a new song online entitled, “Bluebeard,” which comes from their forthcoming new studio album, “Mosh ‘n’ Roll,” which is to be released on August 2nd through Mediaskare Records. You can check it out by heading over to Noisecreep. The album marks the return of lead singer Mat Brusso.

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Decapitated Posts New Song, "Homo Sum" Online

Polish death metal outfit Decapitated has posted a new song online entitled, “Homo Sum.” The song is currently streaming on the Guitar World website and you can listen to the track by clicking here. The song will appear on the group’s forthcoming new studio album, “Carnival Is Forever,” which will be released via Nuclear Blast Records on July 12th in North America, with a European release of July 15th to follow.

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