Terrible, terrible news. Sean Reinert, the drummer of Cynic & Death was found dead in his apartment on January 24th. He was only 48 years old. The cause of his death is still unknown. Sean Reinert will be remembered as one of the best death metal drummers of all time. Some of the work is still unmatched by many till this very day. Sean Reinert played drums on Death’s 1991 classic – Human. Sean also appeared in Death's Lack of Comprehension video. His mastery can be heard on Cynic’s Focus (1993), His mastery can also be heard on a less known project called Portal, (The Portal Tapes 2012) a project featuring Sean Reinert on the drums, Paul Masvidal on the guitar, Chris Kringel on bass, Jason Gobel on the guitar and Aruna Abrams on vocals and keyboards. Sean Reinert played the drums on every Cynic release, including Traced in Air (2008), Re-Traced EP (2010), Carbon-Based Anatomy EP (2011) and Kindly Bent to Free Us (2014). Sean has left Cynic in 2015. Sean Reinert also had a band called Æon Spoke with two albums out, Above the Buried Cry (2004) and Æon Spoke (2007). The Agoraphobic News team sends condolences to his family, friends and loved ones.
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