Rockalaram conducted an interview with Paul Masvidal (guitars/clean vocals) and Sean Reinert (drums) of the reunited progressive metallers CYNIC at this year's Wacken Open Air festival, which was held July 31 - August 2, 2008 in Wacken, Germany. Watch the six-minute chat below.CYNIC — whose 1993 album "Focus" is regarded as a landmark release in the field of technical/progressive metal — has set "Traced In Air" as the title of its new album, due on October 27 via Season of Mist Records. Returning from the "Focus" era for the new eight-song, 35-minute effort are are founding members Masvidal and Reinert along with Sean Malone (bass), and joining the band in the studio is newcomer Tymon Kruidenier (guitars/growls). The band recorded the effort at a California studio with producer Warren Riker (DOWN, SANTANA). CYNIC is taking part in several European summer festivals, to be followed in November/December by a direct support slot on the OPETH European trek. The band has also been announced as the headliner for this year's ProgPower Europe festival, and will be playing a special extended set at the show. For more information, visit www.myspace.com/cyniconline.
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