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Late Death/Cynic drummer Sean Reinert’s organ donor request denied due to sexual orientation

Posted by on February 11, 2020

Last month, we were all shattered to hear about the passing of former Death and Cynic drummer Sean Reinert. While we are still grieving, it appears there’s another saddened struggle. Reinert requested to be an organ donor, and unfortunately, his request has been denied. Apparently, he didn’t reach the government’s policy, mainly for being a […]

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Remembering Sean Reinert (Death/Cynic) 1971-2020

Posted by on January 28, 2020

January 2020 will go down as a month of losing legendary drummers. With roughly three days left of the month, we lost four: Neil Peart (Rush), Santtu Lonka (To/Die/For), Reed Mullin (Corrosion of Conformity), and Sean Reinert (Cynic/Death). Unfortunately, there have been more losses, such as former Nile/Divine Heresy bassist Joseph Payne. The beginning of the new decade has been quite brutal for the […]

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Former Death/Cynic drummer Sean Reinert has passed away

Posted by on January 25, 2020

We are saddened to hear the loss of another legendary drummer. Sean Reinert, the co-founder of Cynic, has passed away. He was only 48-years-old. Blabbermouth reports, he was found unresponsive at his California home last night (24th). No cause of death has been revealed at this time. Sean will be remembered as one of the […]

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Metal Insider’s 225 Best Metal Albums of the Decade (2010-2019)

Posted by on December 16, 2019

As each year approaches its end, we share our year-end lists highlighting the best of the best of the year. However, we were taken aback, realizing that not only will 2020 mark a new year, it also marks a brand new decade. It’s true what they say; time flies when you’re having fun, listening to […]

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Metal By Numbers 10/9: Opeth open on top

Posted by on October 9, 2019

  Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   There’s just something so fitting about an Opeth album coming out in the fall. Seven of the band’s thirteen albums came out in or a little before fall, and while it’s a […]

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Listen to Cynic’s new song “Humanoid”

Posted by on January 15, 2018

For quite some time, we were aware that guitarist Paul Masvidal and bassist Sean Malone were working on new material but nothing indicated that it was for Cynic. Once drummer Sean Reinert stepped away from the band, it was safe to assume that the new material was actually for the band. Now the wait is […]

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Paul Masvidal, Otep, Mina Caputo share LGBTQ experiences in the metal community

Posted by on June 29, 2017

We are approaching the end of Gay Pride Month, and during this time, Billboard spoke to a handful of out artists, asking about their experiences within the metal and hard rock community. In separate interviews, Paul Masvidal, founding member of Cynic, Otep Shamaya, and Life of Agony’s Mina Caputo, spoke about their experience. It was […]

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Metal By Numbers 2/22: Overkill grind up the charts

Posted by on February 22, 2017

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. It was heartening to see Kreator reach a high spot on the charts a few weeks back. Many metalheads will agree that while the Big Thrash Four are of high status for a reason, […]

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New & Noteworthy: February 10th, 2017

Posted by on February 10, 2017

New & Noteworthy is a weekly column in which we highlight some of the newest rock and metal releases coming out each week. This week features new music from Overkill and Mors Principium Est, a live Def Leppard CD/DVD/Blu-Ray release, and maybe even Marilyn Manson’s Say10. If you want to check out last week’s releases […]

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Metal Insider’s top 10 most shocking moments of 2015

Posted by on December 23, 2015

As we look back at 2015, it was a pretty batshit crazy year all around. There were tons of releases, almost as many tours, and as jaded at the metal community is, there are always a handful of things that take everyone by surprise. Given the way the year wound up, the #1 most shocking moment […]

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