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KREATOR/Ex-DRAGONFORCE Bassist FRÉDÉRIC LECLERCQ Launches AMAHIRU Project

AMAHIRU, the musical collaboration between Frédéric Leclercq (KREATOR, ex-DRAGONFORCE) and Saki (MARY'S BLOOD, NEMOPHILA),will release its self-titled debut album on November 27 via earMUSIC in Europe and the U.S. and and Ward Records in Japan. Frédéric and Saki's friendship started in 2015 when MA...
September 17, 2020
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ATHEIST Releases Quarantine Playthrough Video Of 'Mother Man'

Florida's ATHEIST is widely regarded by those in the know as the pioneers of technical death metal, influencing many of today's top technical extreme metal bands. During quarantine, ATHEIST members Daniel Martinez, Chris Martin, Yoav Ruiz-Feingold and Anthony Medaglia kept their chops and produced a...
August 23, 2020
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PAUL MASVIDAL Reflects On His Time With Legendary Band DEATH

Paul Masvidal, who toured and recorded with DEATH between 1989 and 1992, has reflected on his time with the legendary death metal band. On Sunday (July 5),Paul took to his Instagram to share a video of one of his performances with DEATH, as well as a band photo, and he included the following messag...
July 6, 2020
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If progressive bands have one duty to fulfill, it's to keep the surprises coming. THE HIRSCH EFFEKT have already defied the odds to some degree: singing in their native German and seldom conforming to any particular sub-strand of post-djent heaviness, the Hannover trio have become one of the most we...
May 4, 2020
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CYNIC's PAUL MASVIDAL Asks Fans For Help In Making Special Communication Device Available During COVID-19 Pandemic

CYNIC guitarist/vocalist Paul Masvidal has taken to social media to ask his fans and supporters to donate to a GoFundMe campaign launched by Vidatak, a supplier of communication products for hospital-based patients, which is providing free EZ Boards — simple-to-use communication boards designed for...
April 19, 2020
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GENE HOGLAN: SEAN REINERT 'Absolutely Was A Genre-Changing, Very Inspiring Drummer'

Gene Hoglan has commented on the passing of former DEATH and CYNIC drummer Sean Reinert. Sean was found unresponsive at his California home on January 24. He was only 48 years old. The former DEATH and current TESTAMENT drummer told the "Talk Toomey" podcast: "[Sean] absolutely was a genre-changing,...
February 14, 2020
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OPETH's MIKAEL ÅKERFELDT Pays Tribute To SEAN REINERT And NEIL PEART

OPETH's Mikael Åkerfeldt has paid tribute to influential drummers Sean Reinert (CYNIC, DEATH) and Neil Peart (RUSH),both of whom passed away earlier this month. Earlier today (Tuesday, January 28),Mikael took to the OPETH social media to write: "Like many before me, we too want to give our condole...
January 28, 2020
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CYNIC's PAUL MASVIDAL On SEAN REINERT: 'There Will Never Be Another One Like Him'

CYNIC guitarist/vocalist Paul Masvidal has commented on the passing of the band's longtime drummer Sean Reinert. Sean was found unresponsive at his California home on Friday, January 24. He was only 48 years old. Paul took to his social media earlier today (Sunday, January 26) to write: "I am shocke...
January 26, 2020
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MEGADETH's DIRK VERBEUREN Pays Tribute To SEAN REINERT: 'The World Lost A True Legend And A Beautiful Soul'

Former SOILWORK and current MEGADETH drummer Dirk Verbeuren has paid tribute to Sean Reinert, saying that the ex-DEATH and CYNIC drummer "is the ultimate reference when it comes to creativity and swing in metal drumming." Reinert was found unresponsive at his San Bernardino, California home on Frida...
January 26, 2020
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OVERKILL Drummer JASON BITTNER On SEAN REINERT: 'He Became A NEIL PEART-Type Influence For The Metal World'

Former FLOTSAM AND JETSAM and current OVERKILL drummer Jason Bittner has paid tribute to Sean Reinert, saying that the ex-DEATH and CYNIC drummer became a 'Neil Peart'-type influence for the metal world." Reinert was found unresponsive at his San Bernardino, California home on Friday night (January...
January 26, 2020
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MIKE PORTNOY Pays Tribute To SEAN REINERT: 'He Was An Outstanding Drummer And A Really Nice Guy'

Mike Portnoy has paid tribute to Sean Reinert, saying that "he was an outstanding drummer and a really nice guy." Reinert was found unresponsive at his San Bernardino, California home on Friday night (January 24). According to TMZ, he was transported to a hospital, but after life-saving measures pro...
January 26, 2020
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SEAN REINERT's Husband Comments On Drummer's Passing: 'I'm Still In A State Of Disbelief'

Sean Reinert's husband has issued a statement on the influential drummer's passing, saying that "the lives of Sean's close friends and family have just been shattered." Thomas Snyder wrote: "I'm broken. As many of you now know, my husband Sean passed away last night. Some of you in the inner circle...
January 26, 2020
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CYNIC Bassist SEAN MALONE: 'We're All Lucky To Have Been Alive While SEAN REINERT Was Making Music'

CYNIC bassist Sean Malone has commented on the passing of the band's longtime drummer Sean Reinert. Sean was found unresponsive at his California home on Friday, January 24. He was only 48 years old. Malone issued the following statement earlier today: "I was luckier than most. Complete musical trus...
January 25, 2020
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Former DEATH And CYNIC Drummer SEAN REINERT Dead At 48

Sean Reinert, longtime drummer for progressive/technical metal pioneers CYNIC, has died. He was found unresponsive at his California home Friday night (January 24). No cause of death has yet been revealed. He was only 48 years old. Reinert was a founding member of CYNIC, along with guitarist/vocalis...
January 25, 2020
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STONE SOUR Releases Demo Version Of 'Inside The Cynic' Song

STONE SOUR has released a demo version of the song "Inside The Cynic". In a statement accompanying the YouTube release of the demo, STONE SOUR guitarist Josh Rand wrote: "This is the second song from the four that we recorded in 2000. It would end up on the 'Freddy Vs Jason' movie soundtrack, and as...
January 23, 2020