Sean Reinert Dead at 48

2020-01-25 by Trey STAFF | 75 Comments
Sean Reinert -- drummer for Cynic, Death, and Aghora -- has died. He was apparently found unresponsive at his California home Friday night (January 24). No cause of death has yet been revealed. He was only 48 years old.
Tagged: Cynic

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Willie
Moderator
January 25th 2020
18816 Comments


Another excellent drummer gone...

Flugmorph
January 25th 2020
23019 Comments


thats tragic

Sevengill
January 25th 2020
9794 Comments


I met you, man. You handed me me your sticks and thanked me for coming to your show on a night I'll remember forever.

You and Paul let everyone in the community know it is okay to be different, no matter how hard the road.

A bright light has gone out.

This one really hurts.

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AtomicWaste
Moderator
January 25th 2020
2839 Comments


This is terribly gutting. Sean was one of my favorite drummers and Cynic one of my favorite bands. Almost unbelievable, given how young he was. He will be missed...

necropig
January 25th 2020
6103 Comments


Rip. Dude was a legend

Source
January 25th 2020
18491 Comments


rip ):

GhandhiLion
January 25th 2020
9408 Comments


excellent drummer. RIP

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BAT
January 25th 2020
970 Comments


Rip

Josh D.
January 25th 2020
16040 Comments


You have got to be fucking kidding, fuck

beefshoes
January 25th 2020
7711 Comments


As a massive Cynic and Death fan, this hits extremely hard.

SitruK6
January 25th 2020
1385 Comments


Oh man that's so saddening

RIP

beefshoes
January 25th 2020
7711 Comments


Honestly crying a bit. He's much younger than both of my parents. How the fuck could this have happened?

RustCohle
January 25th 2020
351 Comments


this sucks big, he was an amazing drummer. RIP

cinnamoncakeface
January 25th 2020
29 Comments


True beast behind the kit. RIP.

youtube.com/watch?v=q3WnLrWxnEU

DePlazz
January 25th 2020
2321 Comments


48. Fuck. Rip.

sixdegrees
January 25th 2020
9586 Comments


damn rip

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evilford
January 25th 2020
45413 Comments


Motherfuck

This is bullshit

Rip

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decisions
January 25th 2020
651 Comments


Holy shit. I just discovered Cynic last year with the remix and they became one of my favorite bands ever. Reinert was my favorite member, and as a drummer has become a huge inspiration to me. Absolute genius.

RIP. God this one hurts...

MiloRuggles
Contributing Reviewer
January 25th 2020
801 Comments


Legend drummer, this sucks.

Lol at this dickhead talking about politics

evilford
January 25th 2020
45413 Comments


Holy shit stfu

Kusangii
January 25th 2020
2899 Comments


Life sucks

botb
January 25th 2020
14055 Comments


Hey man I’m just trying to squeeze a couple good c/p out of him for you before this thread gets nuked

Am for real very sad about this though, Sean is very inspiring as both a musician and as an open gay man in a genre of music that generally is not very welcoming to it. Really hope it doesn’t come to light that he took his own life

Dedes
January 25th 2020
7292 Comments


Someone needs to immortalize the amusement
On a side note its already kicking off as a year for loss in musicians. This guy, Neil Peart and Nile' s former bassist in like a 3 week span. Crazy man.

Tw1ster
January 25th 2020
190 Comments


Man first Neil Peart and now this. RIP Sean. Danny Carey must be protected at all costs with how this year is going

botb
January 25th 2020
14055 Comments


Saw today that TMV’s bass player is in a coma too after a bike accident, shit is just not letting up so far.

Dylan620
January 26th 2020
5385 Comments


Checking Focus tonight in memoriam, hard RIP

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botb
January 26th 2020
14055 Comments


His playing on that record is honestly mind blowing.

Deathconscious
January 26th 2020
25198 Comments


gonna jam Human tonight.

decisions
January 26th 2020
651 Comments


Focus/TIA have some of the best prog metal drumming ever

I’ve never heard Human, time to check that...

smaugman
January 26th 2020
5141 Comments


2020 is going to be one of those years

Get Low
January 26th 2020
8053 Comments


Jamming with Chuck in the afterlife.

alamo
January 26th 2020
3192 Comments


=( =( =( =( =( =( =( =( =( =( =( =( =(

Trebor.
Staff Reviewer
January 26th 2020
57411 Comments


Neil, Terry Jones, and Sean so close together is the biggest fuck ever

MO
January 26th 2020
23005 Comments


what a horrible loss. so sad

such a huge RIP

SpiritCrusher2
January 26th 2020
6281 Comments


NOOOOOOOO WTF MAN

derkaderka
January 26th 2020
144 Comments


Fucking-a man this sucks. RIP.

FirstStrikeIsDeadly
January 26th 2020
1131 Comments


NOOOO dude

Rowan5215
Staff Reviewer
January 26th 2020
44039 Comments


way too young, RIP

TalonsOfFire
Staff Reviewer
January 26th 2020
18970 Comments


Way too young, RIP. Two legendary drummers gone in so short a time, protect Danny Carey at all costs as someone said.

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chemicalmarriage
January 26th 2020
3196 Comments


RIP



ultradevilgod
January 26th 2020
253 Comments


Holy shit, this sucks. Another legendary drummer died this year. Rest in power Sean.

Nocte
Contributing Reviewer
January 26th 2020
12853 Comments


Wait, what. rip

Lichtbringer
January 26th 2020
396 Comments


I saw Cynic live twice, he was an incredibly gifted drummer and the whole band seemed like really good people. This sucks.

R.I.P.

ramon.
January 26th 2020
3737 Comments


damn... absolutely phenomenal musician. one of the greatest to ever do it.

TheNotrap
Contributing Reviewer
January 26th 2020
14898 Comments


Too young to die, RIP Sean. His performance in Lack of Comprehension is timeless

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Voivod
Staff Reviewer
January 26th 2020
8843 Comments


There was an era where only Focus, Human and the Gordian Knot albums were allowed to spin on my decks...

Huge RIP...

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TronaldDump
January 26th 2020
947 Comments


Fuck you 2020, stop killing great drummers.

EvoHavok
January 26th 2020
7829 Comments


Too soon... R.I.P.

Thalassic
January 26th 2020
4973 Comments


Way too soon

Hard RIP

Artuma
January 26th 2020
31779 Comments


wow rip

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beefshoes
January 26th 2020
7711 Comments


Metal has its powerhouses like Gene Hoglan, and death metal is generally filled with impressive drummers who can play at the mindbending speeds necessary to keep up with the riffs, but Reinart really was monolithic. He could effortlessly play as fast and as heavy as Hoglan, but he also brought all of the style, musicality, and the spirit of jazz percussion towards his playing. The performances on Human, Focus, and Traced in Air really deserve the same sense of veneration as Peart's work gets within the realm of rock music, and it is such a fucking blow to have lost both of them in the same month.

Sabrutin
January 26th 2020
6959 Comments


RIP

el_newg
January 26th 2020
893 Comments


such an incredible drummer, huge loss
RIP

BigPleb
January 26th 2020
61170 Comments


This one hurts so bad, one my favourite metal drummers gone.

The world has lost an unmatchable talent, what an inspiration he was.

RIP.

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judasgoat
January 26th 2020
308 Comments


Fuck. He was such an immense talent. RIP hard.

Ebola
January 26th 2020
3875 Comments


what the fuck. RIP

0xME
January 26th 2020
567 Comments


fuck

ElioG
January 26th 2020
779 Comments


Sad, sad news, RIP.

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JayEnder
January 27th 2020
8097 Comments


Fuck, this sucks. Another legend gone. RIP Sean.

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50iL
January 27th 2020
5395 Comments


Heard of this yesterday. My favorite drummer, and the person who inspired me to get into music fully. Rest in peace.

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LepreCon
January 27th 2020
5471 Comments


Terrible. His beats with Cynic was some of the finest skin work of all time

Deez
January 27th 2020
6733 Comments


'Human' is a huge part of my musical upbringing as was 'focus' And this one is a real hard RIP. gutted.

Nomos2
January 27th 2020
681 Comments


This is pretty shitty. The reason I've fallen down the extreme metal rabbit hole is explicitly this website, specifically the review for Traced in Air, and then a lot of me latching onto that was Sean's drumming. So young too. So much talent.

JoeTex
January 27th 2020
1129 Comments


RIP

Keyblade
January 27th 2020
29438 Comments


man wth, it just goes from bad to worse. RIP

CygnusX1
January 27th 2020
643 Comments


RIP. Such an amazing and talented human. Lucky I got to see him a few times live

botb
January 28th 2020
14055 Comments


Just watched that video he put up a while back of him demolishing evolutionary sleeper. So insane. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=J5vagx9V050

StreetlightRock
Emeritus
January 28th 2020
3972 Comments


My actual favourite drummer. I'm so sad.

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bigguytoo9
January 28th 2020
824 Comments


we just lost REED MULLIN too.

StreetlightRock
Emeritus
January 28th 2020
3972 Comments


Btw anyone who hasn't listed to Aghora, LISTEN TO FUCKING AGHORA.

This is why:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2VQF0pwRjs


AcmeApathyAmok
January 28th 2020
784 Comments


2020's been a shit year so far w/many drummers I've admired and respected passing away. :/

JAV
January 29th 2020
3382 Comments


Good job 2020
RIP

Confessed2005
January 29th 2020
5166 Comments


always admired his style and was lucky enough to see Cynic live a while back.

RIP

pjquinones747
January 29th 2020
3231 Comments


2020 fucking blows

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dadrockslowjam
January 29th 2020
12 Comments


Damn. I love Cynic and the drumming he did for Death. RIP.



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