"Traced in Air", the new album from Cynic, was released in North America on November 25 via Season of Mist. The CD's first run is a limited-edition hard cover digipack with the cover artwork embossed to further showcase the beautiful cover by renowned artist Robert Venosa, as well as eight original pieces of art paired with the eight songs found on the album. Venosa created the unmistakable cover and visuals for 1993's groundbreaking "Focus" album. This limited edition also features a poster of the cover art. Also released the same day was the "Traced in Air" collector's box, which was only available for order online and limited to 1,000 copies.
Returning from the "Focus" era for the new eight-song, 35-minute effort are are founding members Paul Masvidal (guitar, vocals) and Sean Reinert (drums) 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).
For a list of upcoming Cynic shows, visit the band's MySpace page.