Death/Cynic drummer Sean Reinert has died at age 48. News of his death began circulating on social media over the weekend, with friends of Reinert memorializing the musician.
Reinert played on Cynic’s first demo in 1990. In the following few years, he drummed on iconic metal albums including Death’s Human and Cynic’s Focus. Reinert drummed on Cynic’s full discography, along with albums by James LaBrie, Gordian Knot and Portal. In 2017, Reinert formally parted ways with Cynic after reaching a legal settlement with Masvidal on the band’s name: