A progressive metal/rock/fusion band formed in Florida. Later relocated to Los Angeles.
Cynic disbanded in 1994 and changed name to Portal, which was active until 1996. Cynic reunited in 2006 and remained active until September 2015 when founding member Sean Reinert announced that Cynic had broken up once again due to artistic and personal differences. Paul Masvidal however vowed to continue with the band and soon announced a new line-up of the band.