It's no secret how much I admire the music that Cynic creates. Any reader of the site would know that. I was quite excited to learn last year that the band would have been putting out a new EP, Carbon Based Anatomy, and it ruled! While interviewing the band on the promotional cycle for the EP, they revealed that this EP was birthed out of their work on a full-length which they hoped to put out soon after. These guys were not lying, as in a recent interview, frontman Paul Masividal further elaborated on their upcoming release:
"Right now we're deep in [writing] the album," Masvidal said. "It'll probably come out towards the end of the year. I think that's the goal, to deliver it by the summer. So that's it right now; just make a killer album. I feel really great about it already; I think that we're in good shape." Regarding the musical direction of the new material, Paul said, "It's almost like, I don't know how to explain it, but if I had to put it in a box it's more sci-fi, futuristic and alien but at the same time very song-driven. It's kind of like, to me, coming into CYNIC's body more. It feels very modern and at the same time it just feels really cool. I'm big in the space. It's definitely new. It's not like anything we've done before. It's a new color, a new space. I think people will really take note of even the guitar stuff. I'm really shifting gears, I'm trying things in a different way and the way stuff is played. It's a new space for CYNIC, for sure. It definitely sounds like us, except completely new."
Paul, you know what to say to get me really excited for new music! I can't wait to hear what these guys have up their sleeves. [via Blabbermouth]