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The Portal Tapes

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    The US band is finally presenting an official release of their famed and reverently discussed Portal tapes! After splitting up, CYNIC members Paul Masvidal, Sean Reinert and Jason Gobel formed the short-lived project PORTAL together with Chris Kringel on bass and stunning vocalist Aruna Abrams. Aruna’s beautiful and haunting voice combined with Paul’s clean vocals is the perfect fit for these laid back and subtle songs that have more in common with the sound of PORCUPINE TREE and THE GATHERING than their original Progressive Death Metal roots. This genre was shaped by CYNIC’s full-length debut “Focus” (1993). Yet since their reunion in 2006, CYNIC have moved via the Progressive Metal of their highly acclaimed second album “Traced in Air” (2008) towards ever more open soundscapes combining many stylistic influences. With “The Portal Tapes” the missing link in CYNIC’s evolution is now available, but in very limited quantities!

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released March 27, 2012

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Cynic Los Angeles, California

Since re-forming four years ago for their celebrated comeback album "Traced In Air", Cynic have brought their hugely influential approach to fans and musicians the world over.

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