Cynic To Release New Album In 2021, Planning Virtual Memorial For Sean Reinert And Sean Malone

Cynic’s Paul Masvidal has revealed that the band are planning to release a new album in 2021. On top of that, the group are also planning a virtual memorial for ex-drummer Sean Reinert and bassist Sean Malone, who both passed away this year.

Masvidal said the following:

“Having lived through the loss of my two Cynic lifelong musical bandmates/friends in 2020, I’ve become intimate with the energy of grief. One thing in particular is experientially clear to me now:

We are all living in a kaleidoscopic process of change. A constant flow.

Sometimes we shift a little, and blue is dominant, we shift again and pink is dominant. Our identities are like that. There is no free standing self. We are a flow of awareness that rests on the body. We are awareness itself.

When I first heard the news about Malone‘s death earlier this month, I went from being actively engaged in a creative process to feeling like I was suddenly up to my neck in quicksand. I was unable to play my guitar for weeks, and found myself expending whatever energy I had cleaning and organizing my home. Grief is the most powerful experience; it wipes everything else away.

Thank you for the support and comfort I’ve received. I’m reminded through your messages, that we’re all in this together and that the Cynic family has endured through a lifetime of kaleidoscopic change. A new record will see the light of day in the new year, along with a plan to organize a virtual musical memorial/celebration of Malone and Reinert.

I know this has been a turbulent year for everyone. Loving and kind New Years wishes to you all. May you have peace of mind, freedom from fear, may you have everything you need; love, shelter, food, and good health.”

Late Rush Drummer Neil Peart To Be Honored At “A Night For Neil” Memorial Celebration

Late Rush drummer Neil Peart will be honored during a special “Night For Neil” memorial celebration at the Meridian Centre in St Catherines, Ontario on May 16. The event, which is being organized in cooperation with Peart’s family, will feature various performers and speakers paying tribute to the legend. Tickets will go on sale on February 28 and proceeds will go towards Overtime Angels, St. Catharines Hospital and Walker Cancer Centre, The Juravinski Hospital & Cancer Centre in Hamilton, Ontario, and The Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie, Ontario.

Public Memorial Announced For The Late Bruce Corbitt (Warbeast, Rigor Mortis)

A public memorial for the late Bruce Corbitt (Warbeast, Rigor Mortis) will be held at the Ridglea Theater in Fort Worth, TX on March 9. As previously reported, the singer sadly passed away on January 25 after battling esophageal cancer for close to two years. He was 56 years old.

The following statement was issued:

“We will come together to celebrate and remember a great man who touched the hearts of so many people in this world. We will show our love and support for his wife Jeanna, his daughter Chyna, his stepson Lyric, and Bruce’s amazing mother Glenda. We will celebrate in the most beautiful way possible by honoring Bruce’s final wishes to make his memorial just the way he wanted it. Additional details on special presentations, guest musicians, and other surprises are still being worked out. Stay tuned and You Know Damn Well!”

Here’s all the details for the memorial:

March 9, 2019 at Ridglea Theater in Fort Worth, Texas

Doors: 5:30 p.m.
Memorial: 7:00 p.m.

Live performances requested by Bruce:

Iron Jaw
Rabid Flesh Eaters


Debbie Sexxton of 97.1 KEGL
“Thrashin” Alan of KNON Hardtime Radio

Eulogies by:

Scott Shelby (Warbeast)
Thrashin’ Alan
Casey Orr (GWAR)
Harden Harrison (ex-Rigor Mortis)

With this news, Warbeast have also announced that they will be releasing a box set featuring live audio from their first show and live footage from their final show with Corbitt. The members of the band have since shared new tributes for the frontman as well:

Scott Shelby: “Bruce and I have been friends since the late ’80s and were early pioneers in the Dallas/Fort Worth metal scene and later joined forces to form Warbeast. Bruce and I worked together as a team, or as he would say the dynamic duo. We both had a vision and our own skills to make it work and that’s how we did everything that you do in a band and it worked out great for us.

Unfortunately, you don’t notice all the great things in a person until they die and what my friend did for Texas metal and our scene and branching out to the rest of the world is a huge loss in itself let alone all he did for others in need; doing many benefit gigs for various people… everything he and we did was done in a big style with flawless production!

I could go on and on but all our peers in the business know what I’m talking about. There is a huge hole in my life, in our scene, and in the metal industry. He was a great man. I miss you, Bruce. We had so much unfinished business. Rest in Beast.”

Joey “Blue” Gonzalez: “Bruce Corbitt was my bandmate one of my best friends. I wouldn’t be where I am today without his help and guidance. He will always be with me on and off stage. We all will continue to share the music he created so the world will never forget. Corbitt Forever.”

Drew Shoup: “I was 17 years old and it was 2012. I was still in high school at a small ski resort town in Colorado called Crested Butte. There was absolutely no metal there and when Down/Warbeast came to Denver (which was five hours away) I knew I had to go. I hadn’t ever seen either band; I just knew of them through following Housecore.

That was the night that completely changed my life. After experiencing it I knew that THAT was what I wanted to do. Warbeast was so high energy and instantly became my favorite band. I was obsessed. Fast forward two years later and they had lost their guitar player. This was my chance.

I moved all the way from Colorado down to DFW just to try out and join this band. It was so surreal jamming along with these dudes that I idolized (and still do). Bruce brought in a 19-year-old kid and pretty much a complete stranger to join his band. I know he had so many other choices in this town that he could’ve picked but he gave me a chance and had faith in me.

Bruce made me feel so welcome in the Dallas scene and made me feel like a part of a family. He truly cared about people and he was a great man. He was always doing benefit shows in the scene and always involved. Watching him struggle and suffer in pain was the worst thing I’ve experienced yet.

Nobody deserves to go through that. Especially someone like Bruce. Playing alongside him and working with him was absolutely surreal and a dream come true. He was such a great bandmate, brother, father, son, singer, friend, and person in general. I would do anything to play one more show with him. I feel for his wife Jeanna, his daughter Chyna, and his stepson Lyric. Bruce is immortal now through his music in Warbeast and Rigor Mortis. He will be missed by everyone. Rest In Peace, Batman.”

The Public Memorial For Late All That Remains Guitarist Oli Herbert Has Been Cancelled

The public memorial service for the late Oli Herbert (All That Remains), which was supposed to take place at The Palladium in Worcester, MA on Sunday (November 11), has been cancelled. The following message was posted on Herbert’s Facebook page:

“**IMPORTANT NOTICE – Wednesday, November 7th at 9:30 pm, ET: The public Memorial Service for Oli Herbert scheduled for Sunday, November 11th has been CANCELLED. No additional information is available at this time.”

Public Memorial For Late All That Remains Guitarist Oli Herbert To Be Held In Worcester, MA This Weekend (UPDATED)

UPDATE: The memorial has unfortunately been cancelled.

Original Story:

A public memorial service for the late Oli Herbert (All That Remains) is set to be held at The Palladium in Worcester, MA on Sunday (November 11). The event will be live streamed on Herbert‘s Facebook at 2:15pm EST/11:15am PST. The service will “include a special video presentation to include photos, music videos and artist tributes.” Fans can participate in that by sending photos of Hebert “at shows and/or with themselves & Oli” to by noon on November 8. Herbert passed away at the age of 44 on October 16. A cause of death has yet to be revealed, but it was said to be an accident.

Public Memorial For Jill Janus (Huntress) To Be Held In West Hollywood, CA

Huntress have announced a public memorial for their late singer Jill Janus, who sadly took her life on August 14. The celebration of life will take place this Friday (August 24) at the Rainbow Bar & Grill in West Hollywood, CA. Huntress guitarist and Janus’ longtime boyfriend, Blake Meahl commented:

“Since Jill‘s departure, the amount of outreach and support from friends, fans and family has been absolutely incredible. It has been beyond heavy to see so many reminders of how she could be so talented and loved yet could feel so much pain and loneliness. Let’s get together and celebrate her life and the importance that we still have each other. Expect a lot of whiskey and grown men crying. Thank you Rafael & Roberto Mattey for the amazing artwork.”

Public Memorial For Vinnie Paul (Pantera, HELLYEAH) To Be Held In Dallas, TX

A public memorial will be held for Vinnie Paul Abbott (Pantera, HELLYEAH) at The Bomb Factory in Dallas, TX on Sunday (July 1). The event will take place at 3:33 p.m. and the line for wristbands will begin at noon. There will be no advance tickets, lines or lists. A private funeral will take place on Saturday (June 30) and it is also scheduled to start at 3:33 p.m. Abbott passed away on June 22 at the age of 54. An official cause of a death has yet to be revealed, but early reports have suggested his death was the result of a “major heart attack.”