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Cynic Officially Disbanding, Cancels Upcoming Tour Dates

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Update: The situation has taken a turn for the ugly, with the band members now bickering back and forth on Facebook about whether Cynic is actually broken up or not. The latest in the drama fest is online now over here.

Although the band had tour dates lined up in October to continue supporting the prog rock comeback album "Kindly Bent To Free Us" (reviewed here), Cynic has decided to disband and cancel all upcoming shows. Sean Reinert posted this message online via the group's Facebook page:

"Cynic is no longer an active band. Due to artistic and personal differences, the second chapter in the ‘Book Of Cynic' has come to an end.

"I will say the last shows we played in Japan have left me with a positive charge, even though they were the last live performances with Paul, Sean Malone & I on the same stage. My longstanding creative partnership with Paul, which started when we were very young kids in south Florida, has simply endured so much friction that there is no way, from my perspective, that Cynic can be salvaged, repaired or kept afloat by any means.

"I profusely apologize to the fans who were not only expecting us in China & Taiwan (that was not our fault), but to the fans who were planning to see us in Europe next month. These things happen, unfortunately, to bands. There can be differing levels of conflicts and/or differences in opinions, musical directions, or perspectives. Sometimes these things are insurmountable, and no amount of time or effort can resolve them. This is the case with Cynic.

"I wish all of you love & peace."

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1. I'm not Jesus Christ writes:

Paul just confirmed that Cynic is still together and may be continuing without Sean.

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2. xFiruath writes:

Thanks, saw that and did a new article - added a link at the top of this one. This is getting ugly :(

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3. I'm not Jesus Christ writes:

I agree, it is getting ugly.

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4. JoNnY B writes:

I hope they continue, this is one of the best bands Bartek has posted. I never knew of them :\

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5. ed209 writes:

I saw the headline and was shocked!!!!! Cynic were still a band???

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