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Tag Archives: Cynic

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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Just ‘Let Me’ hear some new Our Oceans music

Posted by on November 3, 2015

Our Oceans has released another song from their upcoming debut album, which was pushed back to November 15 (pre-order here). Our Oceans is the project formed by Tymon Kruidenier (of Exivious, formerly of Cynic), along with bassist Robin Zielhorst (Exivious, also formerly of Cynic), drummer Jasper Barendregt (Dodecahedron, Ulsect), and guitarist Michel Nienhuis (Exivious, Dodecahedron). Noora Häkkinen […]

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Sean Reinert discusses recent split with Cynic

Posted by on September 11, 2015

Since yesterday, there hasn’t been a stop on the trainwreck this Cynic breakup situation is, with drummer Sean Reinert announcing the end of the band while frontman Paul Masvidal claiming the split was news to him. The whole situation just became a public circus where both parties engaged into a back-and-forth arena stating their side […]

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Cynic break up again [Updated, again]

Posted by on September 10, 2015

Well, this sucks. It looks like we might have seen the last of progressive metal/fusion band Cynic. The band, whose groundbreaking debut, 1993’s Focus, inspired countless other bands, took a 12-year hiatus before reforming in 2006. After a pair of albums, the band, founded by Paul Masvidal and Sean Reinert, appears to be done again, […]

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The Faceless reunite with bassist

Posted by on April 13, 2015

The Faceless are slowly becoming a full band again. After losing their drummer and bassist, then their vocalist, founding guitarist Michael Keene has been putting the pieces back together since last October. In February Zenith Passage guitarist Justin McKinney officially joined the band, and now The Faceless have reunited with a familiar face on bass. Said […]

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