Cynic, Megadeth and Fear Factory Collaborators Team Up on New Project, Aerosol


Some of late Cynic drummer Sean Reinert’s final recordings before leaving this mortal realm are now available for your listening pleasure.

Cynic collaborator John Hiler — who mixed Carbon-Based Anatomy, worked on the 10th anniversary reissue of Focus, and also mixed and co-produced Reinert and Paul Masvidal’s Aeon Spoke — started a new band, Aerosol, with Reinert and engineer Matt Brownlie (Carly Pearce, Destiny’s Child, Kesha). When Sean unexpectedly passed, Hiler tapped Dirk Verbeuren (Megadeth, ex-Soilwork) and Mike Heller (Fear Factory, Malignancy) to fill in on drums on the songs Sean hadn’t recorded yet.

The album they all made together, Murmurations, is finally now seeing the light of day.

Like Aeon Spoke, Aerosol’s music is more rock-based than metal, but there’s still an unmistakably Cynician atmospheric element to it. I’d even venture to say it hews towards pop, but that’s A-OK in my book, even a refreshing change of pace. I love knowing that this is where Reinert’s head was at around the time of his passing.

Murmurations is dedicated to Sean’s memory, and Aerosol are donating a portion of all proceeds to The Trevor Project, a 24/7 hotline for at-risk LGBTQ youth, in Sean’s name.

Have a listen below.

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