It’s been known that Cynic have been working on a new full length album, but Molten Magazine recently caught up with Paul Masvidal to discuss the upcoming Portal Tapes release as well as the new Cynic record. Here’s the excerpt below:

“Right now we’re deep in the album. 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. ”

“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 colour, 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.”

Sounds about just as I expected, but it’s good to have a confirmation that the band are eying a 2012 release to the follow up of Traced in Air. It should be a great record for sure!

[via The PRP]

– JR

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