CYNIC (USA/FL)


Cynic was formed in November of 1987 in Miami, Florida by Paul Masvidal and Sean Reinert . Paul and Sean were elementary school classmates when they first started making music together. After a series of mini-projects and explorations, they decided to seriously seek out other musicians. For junior high, Paul was sent away to boarding school in upstate New York where he found bass player Mark Van Erp. Mark eventually moved to Miami along with his friend Jack Kelly who was added on vocals thus completing the first official Cynic line-up. This early incarnation of Cynic was focused on making brutal death metal with primary influences taken from bands such as Venom, Possessed, Slayer, Kreator, Destruction and Dark Angel. It is this lineup that would later be featured on the release of their first, self-titled demo in 1988. Cynic parted ways with Jack in 1988, and Paul took over vocal duties. Jason Gobel (whom they met at a show they performed at) was added on guitar and and in 1989, they cut their second demo, entitled "Reflections Of A Dying World". This lineup soon began touring the south Florida area and bootlegs exist of them as far back as May of 1988. Soon after, Mark was out of the band and Tony Choy was added on bass. In 1990, Cynic released their third demo (also self-titled). This helped to gain them a large following throughout southern and central Florida, as well as their constant touring and cameo appearances (opening for national acts) in the South Florida area. This new lineup would remain intact until 1991.


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REFLECTIONS OF A DYING WORLD 1989 DEMO

Pro printed covers. Tapes were studio tapes with stickers on the shell. Lyrics on back.

TRACK LISTING:
- Denaturalizing Leaders
- Extremes
- A Life Astray
- Agitating Affliction

REFLECTIONS OF A DYING WORLD 1989 DEMO TAPE:

 

1990 DEMO

Pro printed covers. Tapes were studio tapes with stickers on the shell. Lyrics on back.

TRACK LISTING:
- Lifeless Irony
- Thinking Being
- Cruel Gentility

1990 DEMO TAPE:

 

1991 DEMO

Songs recorded for Roadrunner Records.

TRACK LISTING:
- Uroboric Forms
- The Eagle Nature
- Pleading For Preservation

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