[Cover photo credit to Ekaterina Gorbacheva]
Progressive Rock band Cynic will be releasing a highly anticipated new full-length album Ascension Codes on November 26th via Season of Mist. Ahead of that, they’ve shared new single, “In a Multiverse Where Atoms Sing” and also made the song available in the form of a drum playthrough performed by Matt Lynch.
Cynic’s Ascension Codes has been described as “acting as both swan song and rebirth” for the band, and you can also check out the album’s first single “Mythical Serpents”.
For those who might have missed it, Masvidal recently shared a touching tribute to late bassist Sean Malone, who died on December 7, 2020. To commemorate Malone’s legacy, Cynic has released a never-before-heard recorded performance of the song “Integral”, in which Malone performs fretless bass. “Integral” was originally released as a solo guitar and vocal track on Cynic’s Re-Traced EP.
As an act of support, Cynic is inviting fans to donate “as you wish” for the “Integral” song download, which comes with a guitar/bass transcription of the song and an instrumental (no bass mix) to play along with. 50 percent of proceeds will be shared with suicide prevention organizations: To Write Love On Her Arms (TWLOHA) and The Trevor Project. The remaining will go towards funding a documentary about the lives and artistry of Sean Malone and Sean Reinert.