In 1999, former Cynic bassist Sean Malone startled the metal and progressive rock world with the self-titled debut release from his Gordian Knot project. Featuring a lineup of renowned musicians it blurred the distinction between rock and metal - Gordian Knot is a defining statement for the genre. Featuring Malone joined by members of King Crimson, Dream Theater and Watchtower. Three years in the making, Gordian Knot's follow-up release, Emergent, pushes the envelope even further. Sean Malone is once again surrounded by a stellar cast including Jason Gobel, Bill Bruford, Steve Hackett, Jim Matheos and more. Sensory/Laser's Edge. 2003.