Cynic just released a statement saying they are parting ways with the two newer members of the band, bassist Robin Zielhorst and guitarist Tymon Kruidenier. This does not stem from any bad blood or creative difference, simply location differences as Robin and Tymon live in the Netherlands and Paul and Sean live in California. The statement also featured some good news. The band is in the pre-production stage of a new album with an expected release in the summer of 2011 (fuuuccckk yesssss!!!). Meanwhile, Robin and Tymon are going to work on the second release from their incredible band Exivious. Double fuck yes! So overall, all is swell. No replacements have been announced yet. Here is the full statement:
"We're announcing a change in the band's lineup this winter.
"After much soul-searching and discussion, CYNIC will say goodbye to bassist Robin Zielhorst and guitarist Tymon Kruidenier. This decision was reached mutually, with great respect for each other as people and the work that we've done over the past 2-3 years.
"The logistical challenges of maintaining a band that is half based in The Netherlands and the other half in the United States (drummer Sean Reinert and guitarist Paul Masvidal live in California) has become unworkable.
"The pre-production stages for CYNIC's next release have just begun and it seemed like an appropriate time to define the next chapter of the band.
"The new CYNIC release is coming in summer 2011 on the Season of Mist label."
Stated CYNIC guitarist/vocalist Paul Masvidal: "Tymon and Robin are great guys whose hard work made it possible for CYNIC to get back out on the road and tour the world with 'Traced In Air'. I'm really grateful for their contribution and presence, and look forward to seeing where their talents and music will take them next."
Commented Zielhorst: "It has been an honor to play and perform in CYNIC.
"Tymon and I would like to thank Paul and Sean for the opportunity and to especially thank the fans for their support and for warmly welcoming us into the CYNIC family. We look forward to seeing you all on the road soon."
CYNIC's immediate plan is to continue writing and do pre-production for their new record. They are also working towards a remixed re-release of their classic recording, "Focus".
Robin and Tymon plan to work on a new release from their band EXIVIOUS, which will likely be tracked in Tymon's new soon-to-be completed recording studio.
While you wait for their next release to come out, check out some live footage we shot of Cynic last year.