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Tag Archives: Paul Masvidal

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 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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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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David Davidson on Revocation’s fresh start with Metal Blade Records

Posted by on June 27, 2014

It’s a little after 8pm on a Thursday evening. Revocation just finished its set at the DevilDriver / Whitechapel tour’s stop in New York City, and now frontman David Davidson is standing a few blocks away from Stage 48, holding a spot on a semi-busy street for the band’s van to park in. While making […]

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Rob Halford congratulates Cynic members for coming out

Posted by on June 26, 2014

In an interview with Terrorizer, Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford was asked about Cynic members Paul Masvidal and Sean Reinert, who recently publicly came out. First, channeling Daffyd Thomas from the sitcom Little Britain, he stated “I am the only gay in the village! I ain’t having this!” Then Halford, who’s been one of the few out and proud members […]

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Rogue Records looking to crowdfund supergroup compilation album

Posted by on June 3, 2014

Metal label Rogue Records doesn’t have a particularly large or well-known roster (Synthetic Breed, Means End, Humanity’s Last Breath and Dischordia are a few of it’s bands), but what they lack in size, they make up for in ambition. The label announced today that starting next week, they’ll be launching an Indiegogo campaign to fund […]

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Cynic to be joined by bassist Sean Malone for first time in 20 years

Posted by on May 22, 2014

Fans of Cynic are already excited that they’ll be touring behind Kindly Bent to Free Us in July and August. Now, there’s more of a reason to get excited, especially if you’re an old school fan of the band. It was announced yesterday via drummer Sean Reinert’s Facebook page that bassist Chapman Stick player Sean Malone will […]

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Cynic to tour North America this summer

Posted by on May 13, 2014

Earlier this year, Cynic released Kindly Bent to Free Us, an album that showed the band continuing to stretch further away from conventional metal and in even more of a progressive direction than they already were. It was just last week that the two main members, Paul Masvidal and Sean Reinert, acknowledged that they were gay, […]

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