NewsSeptember 11, 2015 9:02 AM ET6,981 views

Cynic co-founders argue over status of band

Cynic members Paul Masvidal and Sean Reinert Yesterday, Cynic drummer and founding member Sean Reinert took to the band's official Facebook page to announce that the band would be breaking up. Reinert blamed "friction" and "conflicts" for the split. A few hours later, Cynic guitarist/vocalist and co-founder Paul Masvidal posted his own Facebook statement, in which says that he knew nothing of Reinert's decision, and that "Cynic will continue one way or another." Here were his remarks:
"Dear fans and friends, this is all news to me. I just landed from Japan and my inbox was exploding. Sean didn't confer with myself or Malone about Cynic's official breakup or the tour being cancelled. I'm honestly somewhat relieved it's finally over since it's been quite challenging over the years but I'm also trying to figure out how to possibly salvage this tour (with a new drummer) since the damage he's causing by pulling out at this last minute is inconceivable for me at the moment. Please share this message with friends or fans as Sean has taken me off our FB page so I can't access it at the moment. Love to you all. I apologize for the drama…but sometimes life gets messy. P.S. Cynic will continue one way or another."
Now, Reinert has returned to Facebook to accuse Masvidal of lying about his rights to the Cynic Facebook page (Reinert shared a photo of FB members' rights), and explain that Cynic, at least as fans know it, was done:
"Instead of playing into the 'tit for tat' game of trying to defend any accusations of unscrupulous behavior on my part, with regards to the split of Cynic (Paul and I: Two people, Not three) would be childish. But he's caught in a lie saying he can't post and I took over the page which is obviously not true. I'll leave it at that. I can't physically stop Paul from playing Cynic's music with other musicians, but it won't be Cynic, merely Paul playing Cynic songs with hired guns, which as stated he's wanted for a while. This isn't the way I wanted things to work out."
UPDATE: Reinert has now posted yet another Facebook message:
"I would just like to add one small thing and then just let the dust settle. When you are in a bad marriage you just get divorced…. You don't ask your spouse 'is it ok if we get a divorce, I'm not happy and this isn't working'? No you JUST DO IT. How this could 'come as news to me' and in the same paragraph say 'things have been quite challenging over the years'. Seems like it's been a possibility for years then, doesn't it? Would you stay in an abusive relationship business or otherwise?"

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celine 9/11/2015 6:39:59 AM

Actually you can stop some other person from playing your bands music it just takes a small amount of effort and a lawyer but hey youre stupid as shit and dont know your jerk from a hole in the ground and your band is dumb as fck anyway so who fcking cares, right? suck my dck.

anonymous 9/11/2015 7:29:25 AM

A long time ago, when the gays weren't all in your face about it...

anonymous 9/11/2015 7:43:32 AM

Your band sucks and has been around since '87 yet only managed put out three albums in that time. Your material is nowhere near brilliant enough to warrant such huge gaps between releases or even the reunion you had. Please take your shitty vocals and boring as fck music and go away forever.

anonymous 9/11/2015 8:13:21 AM

Boring.

anonymous 9/11/2015 8:28:37 AM

For years people have been trying to tell me that vegemite is pretty good. I just don't get it!

shane_battier 9/11/2015 8:51:09 AM

sucking all the dcks. ALL THE dckS.

anonymous 9/11/2015 9:07:40 AM

gays think they know about marriage now. Yikes. fck these two queers and their public break up.

anonymous 9/11/2015 9:57:36 AM

spanning nearly three decades of irrelevancy. no one is reading that and no one cares.

anonymous 9/11/2015 11:42:52 AM

RIP vocoder metal

anonymous 9/11/2015 11:43:00 AM

Cynic was a truly great and influential band. All of the slanderous ignorance on the comments here is not surprising in the least, but you'd think these nu-jack losers would realize how many bands they pleasure to owe a debt of gratitude to Cynic. But then again, this is lambgoat. Why expect anything else?

anonymous 9/11/2015 12:00:55 PM

Sean Reinert ^^^^

anonymous 9/11/2015 2:04:53 PM

Enemy of the Music Business

genghisjohn 9/11/2015 3:33:44 PM

anonymous 3 hours ago Cynic was a truly great and influential band. All of the slanderous ignorance on the comments here is not surprising in the least, but you'd think these nu-jack losers would realize how many bands they pleasure to owe a debt of gratitude to Cynic. But then again, this is lambgoat. Why expect anything else? You're probably the only person that has expectations, so shut up and get murdered.

anonymous 9/11/2015 4:14:32 PM

veil of maya

anonymous 9/11/2015 5:30:57 PM

anonymous5 hours ago Cynic was a truly great and influential band. All of the slanderous ignorance on the comments here is not surprising in the least, but you'd think these nu-jack losers would realize how many bands they pleasure to owe a debt of gratitude to Cynic. But then again, this is lambgoat. Why expect anything else? yep it was only a matter of time before the too-cool-for-school Cynic fan decided he'd had enough of the anonymous comments about his idols

anonymous 9/11/2015 6:09:03 PM

Cynic rules. Sucks they are done. If you are upset with the comment of cynic support you are probably under the age of 21. You'll figure it out eventually.

anonymous 9/11/2015 6:23:06 PM

^^ I am 30 and they are horrible

anonymous 9/11/2015 6:32:39 PM

Dude you're 30!!? Stop reading the Lambgoat comments!

anonymous 9/11/2015 7:39:11 PM

Another anonymous comment here. I'm not a lambgoat loser so I won't register an account in this shithole. Cynic rules. You all suck dck. Cynic members suck dck so who cares. enjoy your mosh pit party with norma jean

anonymous 9/11/2015 7:56:40 PM

Cynic made one good album 23 years ago.

anonymous 9/11/2015 9:10:05 PM

gays claimed that they were never attracted to each other when they came out, but clearly have been denying it this whole time.. 28 years of tension finally ends. What a relief. Would have been a better outcome if they had just fcked.

anonymous 9/12/2015 1:17:05 AM

Dude you're 30!!? Stop reading the Lambgoat comments! .. ok guy. I recall, in like late 2001, a (hed) planet earth street team manager arrived at my parents house with a full stack of the 'killing time' and 'bartender' video VHS tapes. My marching orders for being 15 and signing up online were to distribute said tapes at local shit gay venue. I instead got high, pissed on the tapes and played a 5 CD rotation of amen, stuck mojo, shuvel, dry kill logic and unloco.

anonymous 9/14/2015 5:46:40 AM

.. ok guy. I recall, in like late 2001, a (hed) planet earth street team manager arrived at my parents house with a full stack of the 'killing time' and 'bartender' video VHS tapes. My marching orders for being 15 and signing up online were to distribute said tapes at local shit gay venue. I instead got high, pissed on the tapes and played a 5 CD rotation of amen, stuck mojo, shuvel, dry kill logic and unloco. dude i can fvcking RELATE. those were the days.

anonymous 9/14/2015 6:40:10 PM

"Instead of playing into the 'tit for tat' game, I'm going to play the 'tit for tat' game."

anonymous 9/15/2015 6:06:48 PM

homosexuals acting like homosexuals

anonymous 9/16/2015 5:18:56 AM

The Contortionist is NOT STOKED!

anonymous 9/16/2015 11:32:57 PM

band is extremely gay. first album and the comeback album were good, but ever seen being gay became acceptable they haven't known what to do with themselves and have just been letting the aids flow




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