It is with great sadness that we announce that Cynic, the technical/death metal/fusion group that influenced countless acts and continued to produce stellar work throughout the years, has come to an end. Their final shows were with Plini and Cyclamen in Japan.
The band, via drummer Sean Reinert, announced the dissolution on Facebook roughly twenty minutes ago as of this posting with the following words.
It is with a heavy heart that I post today’s CYNIC news. CYNIC is no longer an active band. Due to artistic and personal differences, the second chapter in the ‘BOOK OF CYNIC’ has come to an end.
I will say the last shows we played in JAPAN have left me with a positive charge, even though they were the last live performances with Paul, Sean Malone & I on the same stage. My longstanding creative partnership with Paul, which started when we were very young kids in south Florida, has simply endured so much friction that there is no way, from my perspective, that CYNIC can be salvaged, repaired or kept afloat by any means.
I profusely apologize to the fans who were not only expecting us in China & Taiwan (that was not our fault), but to the fans who were planning to see us in Europe next month. These things happen, unfortunately, to bands. There can be differing levels of conflicts and/or differences in opinions, musical directions, or perspectives. Sometimes these things are insurmountable, and no amount of time or effort can resolve them. This is the case with CYNIC.
This page will stay up, and of course there are our respective personal pages and websites that will continue to let everyone know what we’re doing individually.
I wish all of you love & peace.
I was privileged enough to see Cynic back in 2010 when they were on tour with The Devin Townsend Project and Between the Buried and Me. One of the tightest live acts ever to have existed. Uncompromising musicianship absolutely second to none.
Cynic will be sorely missed by many. May their music continue to influence many acts to come.
We leave you with what we feel was their best and most accessible work. Whether you’re a longtime fan or just finding out about them, it may be a good way to say farewell.