A band called Uroboric Forms is playing a show with Intronaut guitarist Sacha Dunable's new-ish band Future Usses, but y'know – it's probably Cynic. For starters, Uroboric Forms was the name of the band's 2017 demo compilation. Then there's the fact that the logo and poster for "Uroboric Forms" looks extremely Cynic-ey with both its font and artwork.
Oh, and then there's the fact that Future Usses mentioned in the press release for their new single that Uroboric Forms they're playing a show with a band that "may or may not be a legendary prog-metal band playing under a pseudonym." Tickets are available here.
"Future Usses open for Uroboric Forms, a band that may or may not be a legendary prog-metal band playing under a pseudonym for a 'secret' show, this Friday January 27 at the Knitting Factory in North Hollywood, CA. Tickets are getting close to sold out, so get one while you can at the link below."
Cynic will celebrate the 30th anniversary of their 1993 debut album Focus by playing it in full at both the 70000 Tons of Metal and ProgPower USA festivals this January and September, respectively. Cynic has also announced the return of Max Phelps (Exist, Death to All) on additional guitars and vocals and Brandon Giffin (ex-The Faceless, The Zenith Passage) on bass to their live lineup, both of whom played with Cynic live between 2011 and 2014.
"Eight years since Cynic's last live performance, like a blink of an eye. In this chapter we explore perseverance, overcoming hardship, and the healing power of music," said Cynic frontman Paul Masvidal at the time. There will be also anniversary and memorial tribute shows to late members Sean Reinert and Sean Malone announced sometime in the future.