Cynic recently returned to the metal world after drummer Sean Reinert quit the band and handed the name over to guitarist and vocalist Paul Masvidal. Cynic then released its first new song in four years, titled "Humanoid," with Trioscapes drummer Matt Lynch. You can check out Masvidal absolutely crushing the new song above and read his explanation below.
"Humanoid' is a portrait of contrasts, like those between struggle and stillness, or the immediate against the limitless. Our Stargate is planet Earth — consciousness, the transmitter. We, sentient creatures of light, are alive now — on a sphere, floating in a galaxy fixed amidst the infinite. It's quite miraculous to be aware of this, and it invokes a sense of urgency and empowerment that is unlike anything else."
The press release for the song ends with "More CYNIC news and tour updates will be made available through the Season of Mist website," so here's hoping an album and tour is coming.