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Tag Archives: Cynic

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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Former Cynic members form Our Oceans

Posted by on December 24, 2014

Tymon Kruidenier (of Exivious, formerly of Cynic) has started a new band, Our Oceans, with singer and songwriter Noora Häkkinen from Finland. The rest of the band is made up of bassist Robin Zielhorst (Exivious, also formerly of Cynic), drummer Jasper Barendregt (Dodecahedron, Ulsect), and guitarist Michel Nienhuis (Exivious, Dodecahedron). Kruidenier, on how he discovered singer Häkkinen: “I spent […]

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Kodi McKinney’s Top 10 of 2014

Posted by on December 12, 2014

I really did not come into 2014 expecting to see 2012 and 2013 topped for metal records, but this year was nothing short of historic. It’s almost criminal I can’t just make a top 30 this year and be done with it, really. Any of my honorable mentions this year would be top 10 in […]

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Matt Brown’s Top 10 albums of 2014

Posted by on December 11, 2014

As the year in music winds down,  we’ve given plenty of artists a chance to reveal their favorite music of the year. Now it’s our turn. We’ve already given you Zach Shaw’s, Nick DeSimone’s, Anthony Maisano’s, Chris Colgan’s and Chip McCabe‘s. Contributor Matt Brown, who also co-hosts WTSR/Trenton’s metal show “Chainsaw Symphony,” has offered his top ten list as well. […]

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Metal Insider contributor Nick Desimone’s top 10 of 2014

Posted by on December 10, 2014

It’s that time of year again. As 2014 draws to a close, we check in with the Metal Insider staff to see what new albums got them the most excited. The next list we’ll be looking at is Nick DeSimone’s. I should preface this by saying that the bulk of this list should be taken with […]

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Sean Reinert makes statement about dropping off Death tour

Posted by on November 19, 2014

Yesterday was a changing of the guard withing the Death (DTA) tour, as drummer Sean Reinert, also a member of Cynic, dropped off the tour just three dates in, replaced by Gene Hoglan. While the transition was seemless, going from one former Death drummer to another, not initially explained were the health issues that forced […]

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