Drummer Sean Reinert has officially exited American progressive metal band CYNIC after reaching a settlement with guitarist Paul Masvidal regarding the rights to the band’s name. Reinert revealed that he had worked out an “arrangement” with Masvidal that would allow Paul to “continue with Cynic” while Sean would carry on with his “personal projects”.
The drummer’s latest move comes more than two years after he announced via Facebook that the progressive rock innovators had “come to an end” due to the fact that his relationship with Masvidal had become “toxic”. They came out as homosexuals in May 2014.
Reinert wrote on his Facebook page: “A settlement has been reached between Paul and I in regards to Cynic. I am unable to disclose any of the details regarding this agreement but I am at peace with the arrangement. I am going to step aside from Cynic and continue with my personal projects – Paul is going to continue with Cynic and his.”
Sean Reinert played his last shows with Cynic in September 2015 in Japan and currently is involved with the Los Angeles progressive rock group Perfect Beings, whose new album “Vier”, will be released on January 19 via InsideOut Music.
Cynic latest release was “Kindly Bent To Free Us”, which came out in February 2014 via Season Of Mist.