Though progressive steel troupe Cynic put out a brand new studio report – Ascension Codes – in 2021, they haven’t been on stage since 2015. That’s, till this previous Friday (Jan. 27), when the group performed a secret present on the Knitting Manufacturing facility in Los Angeles, Calif. (with help from Future Usses). You’ll be able to watch some footage and see the complete setlist under.
Blabbermouth confirmed that the quartet have been billed as Uroboric Types (a reference to a music from their first LP, 1993’s Focus). Additionally, the line-up consisted of founding guitarist/vocalist Paul Masvidal, guitarist/vocalist Max Phelps, drummer Matt Lynch and bassist Brandon Giffin. Though the latter three musicians come from different bands – resembling Exist, Intronaut, Nova Collective and The Faceless – all of them have been concerned in prior Cynic releases and/or concert events.
Yesterday (Jan. 28), the official Cynic Instagram account – and thus, Masvidal – shared a poster for the present. The caption reads:
So this occurred… first Cynic present after 8 years. It was a secret warm-up gig earlier than embarking on the @70000tons cruise and our present at @progpowerusa We need to thank @max_phelps_exist @brandon.giffin.bass @rorschach.horseman and @mattlynchdrummer for being such wonderful musicians and bandmates and @future_usses for supporting us on this loopy concept/present. In fact, because of everybody of you who confirmed up in help and to witness CYNIC LIVE 👽 for the primary time in 8 years. Right here we’re 💜 #focus #refocus #cynic #breathmetal #secretshow #setlist #progmetal #masvidal #malone #reinert
You’ll be able to see the tweet under:
In accordance with setlist.fm, Cynic performed a prolonged and assorted present that integrated many standard tracks (“Veil of Maya,” “Kindly Bent to Free Us,” “Evolutionary Sleeper,” “Field Up My Bones”). Additionally they carried out just a few songs for the primary time in a number of years – resembling “Uroboric Types,” “Sentiment” and “Celestial Voyage” – as nicely marked the stay debuts of “Aurora,” “In a Multiverse The place Atoms Sing” and “DU-*61.714285.”
As famous above, Cynic might be part of the 70000 Tons Of Metallic cruise, which’ll sail from Miami, Fla. to the Bahamas. It’ll set off tomorrow (Jan. 30) and final till this Friday (Feb. 3), with different featured artists together with Darkish Tranquility, DragonForce, Empress, Evergrey, Insomnium, Kamelot, Nightwish, Oceans of Slumber, The Crown and Visions of Atlantis. You should buy tickets right here.
In fact, they’ll even be at ProgPower USA on Sept. 6 – you should purchase tickets right here – and each appearances are stated to incorporate full performances of Focus (in honor of its thirtieth anniversary). Not solely that, however each performances may also function tribute reveals to late members Sean Reinert (drums) and Sean Malone (bass), each of whom handed away in 2020.
You’ll want to try Cynic’s full Jan. 29 setlist under, in addition to some selection clips and reactions from the night.
Cynic Setlist — The Knitting Manufacturing facility in Los Angeles, Calif. (Jan. 29, 2023) [via setlist.fm]
01. “Veil of Maya”
02. “Celestial Voyage” (first time since 2014)
03. “The Eagles Nature” (first time since 2010)
04. “Sentiment” (first time since 2010)
05. “I’m However a Wave to…” (first time since 2010)
06. “Uroboric Types” (first time since 2010)
07. “Textures” (first time since 2014)
08. “How Might I” (first time since 2014)
09. “Kindly Bent to Free Us” (first time since 2014)
10. “Adam’s Murmur”
11. “Aurora” (stay debut)
12. “Field Up My Bones” (first time since 2011)
13. “Evolutionary Sleeper”
14. “DU-*61.714285” (stay debut)
15. “In a Multiverse The place Atoms Sing” (stay debut)
Cynic, “Veil of Maya” Stay at The Knitting Manufacturing facility in Los Angeles, Calif. (Jan. 29, 2023)
Cynic, “Uroboric Types” Stay at The Knitting Manufacturing facility in Los Angeles, Calif. (Jan. 29, 2023)
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