Cynic - Stream Bonus Track, Paul And Sean Open Up About Their Sexuality


You will do well to remember that Cynic released a new album earlier this year called Kindly Bent To Free Us. Now they have shared a bonus track, only available on the special edition of the record. The track is called "Earth Is My Witness" and you can listen to it below, if you still haven't.






Cynic guitarist/vocalist Paul Masvidal and drummer Sean Reinert also gave an interview to the Los Angeles Times where they discussed their sexuality. While they were both out in their private lives, they spoke openly about it for the first time in the context of their music. You can read about their experience here. More power to them.

Here is an excerpt of the piece:

They're grateful to be coming out to fans in a much different era for metal. "There's much more bandwidth now. Fans are so much more open and experimental," Reinert said. Malone, who is straight, has watched them fight against the worst of the metal scene's homophobia for years.

"What I'm proud of is that Paul and Sean know that this isn't really about them — it's about the kid out there who is struggling and suffering in silence, and that for him or her, this conversation might be a source of encouragement," Malone said.

Even in their 40s, and with gay marriage becoming law across America, Masvidal and Reinert (who lives with a longtime boyfriend) can't quite shake doubts that their careers in metal are still at risk.

"It's one thing to make out with your bandmates and just 'play gay' because it's edgy," Masvidal said. "It's another thing to actually live it." They're also nervous that coming out will take the focus off their music. "There's definitely going to be a reaction, but it's important that we be truthful," Masvidal said.

Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Cynic
 
Posted: 08.05.2014 by BloodTears


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09.05.2014 - 21:58
Kub
Damn, I completely forgot about the release of the new album. I loved Traced In Air! And Aeon Spoke too.

Good for them to come out. Good thing the times are changing.
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09.05.2014 - 22:08
Hallford9000
So. the drummer and the guitarist/vocalist are in love?
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09.05.2014 - 22:23
Troy Killjoy
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Written by Hallford9000 on 09.05.2014 at 22:08
So. the drummer and the guitarist/vocalist are in love?

No.
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10.05.2014 - 17:28
Luneth
Just wow, I had a feeling "Kindly bent to free us" was too suspect. Oh well, its their life choice, they make good music that's all I care about.
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12.05.2014 - 22:46
Opethian
WOW YOU'RE GAY! .. .Who gives a shit ...
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19.05.2014 - 04:20
lightndw
Yeah well this isn't a surprise since they're satanists. Most satanists are gay
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19.05.2014 - 05:02
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by lightndw on 19.05.2014 at 04:20
Yeah well this isn't a surprise since they're satanists. Most satanists are gay

This isn't even a good troll attempt.
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