Cynic and Death drummer Sein Reinert is Dead

The technical drummer was found unresponsive in San Bernardino, California.


Declared dead on arrival by the crew at a hospital in San Bernardino, Sein Reinert, one of the best death metal drummers ever, left this world on last Friday, 24, but only between 25 and then January 26 the news has been spreading.

Reinert was only 48 years old.

His surreal curriculum includes being one the founders of Cynic along with Paul Masvidal who shared an homage on internet. Along with Sean Malone, the trio recorded the now classic Focus, a complex and jazzy death metal album released in 1993.

Later on, Sean Reinert along with Masvidal joined Chuck Schuldiner’s Death on their seminal technical album Human.

After that the duo returned to their original band, and over again along with Malone they released the original Traced in The Air in 2008. Reinert was the producer of the album as well.

In 2014 the trio recorded the album Kindly bent to Free Us. A year later, on September 10th 2015, the same Sean Reinert declared that the band had finished its activities. Later, on that day Paul Masvidal said the band would continue (with Sean Malone) causing confusion.

Next day, Sean Reinert said the band was a 50/50 partnership with Masvidal, and eventually Sean Reinert came to an agreement with Masvidal, leaving the latter make use of the name Cynic.

Masvidal left an homage to his friend on Facebook:

I am shocked and saddened by the loss of one of my oldest friends. We were karmic brothers, connected by something beyond both of us. So many memories have been flooding my heart and mind. From the moment I first met Sean in junior high school, I knew we had a connection. His gifts were beyond measure, and I’m grateful that we were able to make music together. In the end, all that remains is love, and that’s what I have for Sean. There will never be another one like him. Peace to his family and all of his fans around the world. Listen to Sean play his drums and hear his heart sing.

Roderick Totentanz
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