Cynic Premiere “Diamond Light Body” Video

Cynic‘s new album “Ascension Codes” arrived today, November 26th and with it comes the full music video for the song “Diamond Light Body“. Artwork by Martina Hoffman and Robert Venosa is featured in the clip. In other news, the band’s vocalist/guitarist Paul Masvidal will be hosting an album release party in his hometown of Miami, FL on Saturday, November 27th at Gramps.
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CYNIC Drops Beautiful New Song "Diamond Light Body"

Cynic is now streaming their new song "Diamond Light Body" off their brand new record Ascension Codes featuring the trio of drummer Matt Lynch (Trioscapes), guitarist and vocalist Paul Masvidal, Lynch, and keyboardist Dave Mackay. The "Diamond Light Body" music video features artwork by artists Martina Hoffmann and Robert Venosa, and design and animations by Randy Gaul and Jonatan Martinez (the latter worked with Masvidal on the Mythical Human Vessel trilogy).
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Cynic - Ascension Codes: "a fitting testament to fallen friends and colleagues"

The arrival of a new, full-length album from Cynic should be a cause for unreserved celebration, yet Ascension Codes emerges from under a cloud of tragedy. While drummer and co-founder Sean Reinert left the band in 2015, his death in January 2020 was keenly felt by his former bandmates and fans alike. Less than a year later, the passing of bassist Sean Malone in December 2020 was a second heartbreaking loss for the Cynic camp.
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Thieves of Thankfulness – Why Cynics Struggle with Gratitude

Research indicates the top three thieves of thankfulness are narcissism, cynicism, and envy/materialism. Narcissism tops the list. Second on the list is cynicism. The original cynic philosopher, Antisthenes, taught in a gymnasium outside Athens called The Silver Hound. Diogenes is the most famous cynic. He criticized social values and institutions believing they were corrupt. He is the founder of Stoicism.

Cynic stream new album 'Ascension Codes'

Cynic will release their new album, Ascension Codes, this Friday, November 26 through Season Of Mist. Ahead of its release, the new record can now be streamed in its entirety here:

Cynic - Ascension Codes

Progressive Rock, Fusion | Season Of Mist | Release date: 26 Nov 2021. Transcending tragedy, Cynic bravely brings the cycle started on Focus to an unlikely and poignant end. Who could continue after the stunning loss of two friends and bandmates? I could never do it. Yet Cynic, now the entity of which Paul Masvidal is the sole founding member, has continued the material that was already in the works years prior and somehow managed to bring an intoxicating, unbelievable record to fruition, in what threatens to be the last.

CYNIC To Live Stream New Album In Full

Progressive rock legend CYNIC will be releasing their highly anticipated new full-length Ascension Codes November 26 via Season of Mist! Today, November 24, the band will host a live stream of the new record via the official Season of Mist YouTube. The stream will air at 21:00 CET and all band members as well as album producer/mixer Warren Riker will be present in the live chat! The premiere will be hosted at this location.

ALBUM REVIEW: Ascension Codes – Cynic

CYNIC have been a tour de force in progressive metal for decades but lately they’ve been forced to bear far more tragedy than any band should. The recent deaths of two members has left an unfillable hole in the makeup of the band and the scene as a whole, and that tragedy is writ large across their fourth album, Ascension Codes. There are some interesting choices; for one, the bass is played instead with a bass synthesiser, a respectable choice given the circumstances and one that adds an interesting texture to the parts on the album. What Paul Masvidal, with help from Dave Mackay and Matt Lynch, has crafted this time is not just a transcendent piece of progressive music, but one that’s deeply informed by grief, loss and sorrow. Those emotions permeate the record without ever dragging it down into despair, but nevertheless their impact is profoundly felt.

ALBUM REVIEW: Cynic – Ascension Codes

It’s been a rough road for Cynic frontman Paul Masvidal over the last year or so. With the sad and untimely deaths of bass player Sean Malone and former drummer Sean Reinert, it would have been reasonable to assume that any new music produced under the Cynic name would cast a bleak shadow indeed.

CYNIC Streams New Single "In A Multiverse Where Atoms Sing"

Cynic is now streaming their beautiful new single "In A Multiverse Where Atoms Sing" in both your regular streaming formats, as well as a playthrough with drummer Matt Lynch. Cynic will release Ascension Codes on November 26, featuring the trio of guitarist and vocalist Paul Masvidal, Lynch, and keyboardist Dave Mackay.

Please respect your classmates

I never liked crowded lecture halls. Even before the added concern of contracting COVID-19, sitting in cramped seats for long periods of time was never fun. Since many students have not been in a classroom for close to two years, it is important to remember how to act in shared spaces.

Cynic share drum playthrough video for In A Multiverse Where Atoms Sing

Cynic drummer Matt Lynch leads viewers through a drum-through of brand new Cynic song In A Multiverse Where Atoms Sing which you can watch in full below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming album Ascension Codes which will be released through Season Of Mist records on November 26. It's the US proggers' first new music since the release of 2014's Kindly Bent To Free Us.

Cynic Premiere “In A Multiverse Where Atoms Sing”

Cynic‘s new song “In A Multiverse Where Atoms Sing” has premiered online via a drum playthrough video performed by the band’s Matt Lynch. That track will also appear on the band’s approaching new album “Ascension Codes“, due out November 26th on Season Of Mist.

Should You Give Up All Your Possessions to Be Happy? The Ancient Cynic View

In my forthcoming book Journeys to Heaven and Hell (Yale University Press; due out in April) I will be devoting a chapter to discussing how tours of the afterlife functioned sometimes in order to promote certain ethical views. If you know what life after death is really like, it can be incentive for how you live now.

Cynic debut new song 'In A Multiverse Where Atoms Sing'

Cynic have shared a new single from their upcoming full-length, Ascension Codes, which is due out November 26 through Season Of Mist. The track debut for "In A Multiverse Where Atoms Sing" comes via a drum-playthrough video (performed by Matt Lynch), which can be viewed here: