Cynic Play First Live Show Since 2015, Footage Available


Cynic hit the stage for the first time in roughly eight years last night, January 27th. The progressive metal outfit played a ‘surprise show’ at the Knitting Factory in Los Angeles, CA under the moniker of ‘Uroboric Forms‘—aka a song from their 1993 debut album “Focus“.

The pandemic years were tragically hard for the group, with their former drummer Sean Reinert dying of an aortic rupture in January of 2020. December of that year saw the band’s longtime bassist Sean Malone take his own life.

Vocalist/guitarist Paul Masvidal has since rebuilt the outfit with guitarist/vocalist Max Phelps (Exist, Death To All), programmer Ezekiel Kaplan, bassist Brandon Giffin (The Zenith Passage, ex-The Faceless, etc.) and drummer Matt Lynch (Nova Collective, Intronaut) among the touring lineup.

This performance served as a warmup show for their impending “Focus” 30th anniversary performance, which will take place aboard to the impending ‘70000 Tons Of Metal‘ cruise. The setlist for the night ran saw the live debuts of “Aurora“, “DU-*61.714285” and “In A Multiverse Where Atoms Sing“.

Here’s how the set ran:

Veil Of Maya
Celestial Voyage
The Eagle Nature
I’m But A Wave To…
Uroboric Forms
How Could I
Kindly Bent To Free Us
Adam’s Murmur
Box Up My Bones
Evolutionary Sleeper
In A Multiverse Where Atoms Sing

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