Traced in Air is the second full-length album by the progressive/technical death metal fusion band Cynic. It is the first album since their 1993 debut Focus.
Cynic have been working on their follow-up to 1993's Focus
since 1994 and will be released under French
heavy metal record label, Seasons of Mist
on October 27
Cynic disbanded during the fall of 1994 while working on the album.
In January 17, Cynic resumed musical activity and Paul Masividal said he wanted to complete the project after the Reunion Tour.
It was originally believed that Cynic would be working with Jason Suecof of Capharnaum fame. However, a recent announcement from metalstorm.ee states that Warren Riker (Down's producer) is working with the band. The band will also play at the Wacken Open Air festival. According to a post on his personal blog, Sean Malone will be playing with the band.
They released a live recording of a new song which they recorded for the album, "Evolutionary Sleeper" for Digital Download in 2007.
Tymon Kruidenier was then announced as replacement for Senescu. Kruidenier will also be handling the death growls for the album.
On July 19, 2008, Cynic announced through YouTube that the album's name is "Traced in Air".
In 2008, Terrorizer magazine confirmed Cynic will embark on a 2009 Cynic/Possessed Tour with newly reformed death metal band Possessed in mid-2009.
In 2008, drummer Sean Reinert gave an update on the second studio album and its musical style in an interview with Metal Hammer
Paul Masvidal announced in 2008 in an interview with Kerrang! magazine that the band were including two unreleased songs from when the band were working on the album in 1994, into the album.
In July 2008, Sputnikmusic revealed Masvidal had this to say on the album:
- "Nunc Fluens" - 2:56
- "The Space for This" - 5:46
- "Evolutionary Sleeper" - 3:35
- "Integral Birth" - 3:53
- "The Unknown Guest" - 4:13
- "Adam's Murmur" - 3:29
- "King of Those Who Know" - 6:09
- "Nunc Stans" - 4:13