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Cynic’s Sean Reinert Addresses Exit From the Band

Cynic drummer and co-founder Sean Reinert explains his reasons for exiting the band.

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Paul Masvidal on Cynic’s Breakup: ‘This Is All News to Me’

According to Paul Masvidal, he was on a flight from Japan when Reinert's update was posted and had no idea that Cynic was supposedly over.

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Progressive Metal Pioneers Cynic Announce Breakup

Earlier today (Sept. 10), Cynic announced the band has broken up and that "the second chapter in the 'Book of Cynic' has come to an end."

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Judas Priest’s Rob Halford Salutes Cynic Members for Coming Out as Gay

Cynic's Paul Masvidal and Sean Reinert came out in a May 2014 interview with the L.A. Times.

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Cynic Plot 2014 North American Summer Tour

After releasing their latest album 'Kindly Bent To Free Us' earlier this year, progressive legends Cynic will be embarking on a North American tour in support of the disc (dates below).

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Periphery Cut Ties With Vik Guitars After Apparent Homophobic Remarks Against Cynic

Vik Guitars has come under fire by a multitude of musicians after owner Vik Kuletski apparently posted homophobic remarks against Cynic frontman Paul Masvidal, who publicly came out as gay last week. Due to the remarks, Periphery guitarists Adam Nolly and Misha Mansoor cut ties with Vik Guitars while Scar Symmetry's Per Nilsson and YouTube shredder Drewsif Stalin publicly spoke out against Kuletski's remarks.

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Cynic’s Paul Masvidal + Sean Reinert Publicly Come Out as Gay

For the first time ever, longtime Cynic musicians Paul Masvidal and Sean Reinert have discussed their sexuality in a public forum. In a new interview, Masvidal and Reinert publicly come out as being gay while discussing the hardships of homosexuality in the world of metal.

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Cynic’s Paul Masvidal Talks ‘Kindly Bent To Free Us’ Album, Sci-Fi Fascination + More

Cynic's Paul Masvidal was the guest on Full Metal Jackie’s radio show this past weekend. The guitarist-vocalist spoke about the band's new album, 'Kindly Bent To Free Us,' as also opened up about his upbringing, influences and love of science fiction.  If you missed Jackie’s show, here’s her full interview with Cynic's Paul Masvidal.

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Tool vs. Cynic – March Metal Madness 2014, Round 1

Experimentation is the theme of this battle. Which of these discs will move on in our March Metal Madness search for the best metal album of the 21st century? When it comes to critical praise and undisputed originality, these two bands are ranked in the elite. Ahead of their time, compositionally complex and deeply imaginative, no acts on Earth sound quite like either of these sonic blueprinters.

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Cynic, ‘Kindly Bent To Free Us’ – Album Review

Since the release of 'Focus' in 1993, Floridian technical death metal innovators Cynic have held onto the status of being an "elite" band. Few underground acts have been bestowed with such critical praise, but Cynic have always been ahead of their time. That sensibility is retained with the band's third full-length album, 'Kindly Bent To Free Us,' but the record is also certain to polarize Cynic fans for a host of reasons.

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