Thursday Rocks: Sick Mind

Get ready for some headbanging! This issue of UG's Thursday Rock series proudly presents you a hard rock band from New Jersey.

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Get ready for some headbanging! This issue of UG's Thursday Rock series proudly presents you a hard rock band from New Jersey, playing "the dirtiest, most rockin' sleaze that ever crawled it's way into your ears." Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome Sick Mind. Short Bio: Sick Mind wasn't always the monster of rock that it is today. After the dissolution of several bands in 2011, guitarist Mick Skiver searched all of New Jersey for bandmates with dedication and talent. He found that in another guitarist, Andrew Saul. Together, they formed the bones of the band. Skiver then brought in bassist Jon Arban from a previous band, and drummer Aviator Jones through knowledge of his drumming skill. Sick Mind wasn't complete yet though, they needed their powerful, charismatic frontman. They found this in longtime friend of Skiver and Jon, Dominic Noviello. With this, Sick Mind started drilling out songs with Heavy Metal power, catchy hooks, and blistering guitar solos. Working their way through the New Jersey scene, they've amassed a dedicated following of hundreds, and those numbers are only going to grow. With each band member having different influences ranging from 70's rock, to 80's metal, to 90's alternative, and 00's hardcore and sleaze, Sick Mind is a melting pot of the best music from the best decades of music! They're a band that only cares about bringing back real hard rock and heavy metal. Don't bother with all of those soundalike "modern rock" excuses for music. Sick Mind is what it is, a Sleazy Rock N' Roll band that's putting the rockstars back in rock! Current Lineup:
  • Vocals - Dominic Noviello
  • Guitar - Mick Skiver
  • Guitar - Andrew Saul
  • Bass - Jon Arban
  • Drums - Aviator Jones
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  • ReverbNation profile P.S. For all UG musicians in the house - please send requests at submit[at]ultimate-guitar[dot]com regarding your band's inclusion in the next Thursday Rocks. You don't have to pay for anything, let our enthusiasm and your creativity be the driving force behind all of this. Not only we post your band's profile upfront here on ultimate-guitar.com, but also on our Facebook page with over 600,000 weekly reach - think about it! UG may not get you a record deal, but still we're trying to do what's possible to promote original music created by our users, so that you could get noticed and maybe receive a chance for exposure. Keep on rockin'! Yours truly, UG Team
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      Musicrules,man
      AnnihilationUK wrote: Is that guy wearing leather skinny fit trousers....
      You have to wear those to be a monster of rock.
      EpiExplorer
      'Pull the trigger' made me think of Suicide Nation. But DAFUQQING FUQ IS UP WITH THAT DRUM SET.
      SurfinWithSatch
      Could be good with better vocals. To be fair the mix on the vocals is quite poor (all the mixes sound like they've been done by seperate people per song) but even so, not to be too harsh on Mr Dominic Noviello but he isn't a very good singer. Voice just sounds really lifeless, like he's singing from his chest instead of his stomach where all the power comes from. This sounds like a band trying to be like Motley Crue and failing a bit miserably.
      Chronologo
      Someone needs a good sound engineer. The drum mixing is horrible, lots of compression distortion. They took the "dirty sounding" thing too literal.
      dewitt
      What did they do, compress everything really hard after the final mix? Every time the bass drum comes in (and sometimes the snare) in at least half of this material, everything else gets quiter. It makes this hard to listen to.
      AnnihilationUK
      Musicrules,man wrote: AnnihilationUK wrote: Is that guy wearing leather skinny fit trousers.... You have to wear those to be a monster of rock.
      Then I give up. I will be putting down my guitar down for good
      leohimself
      Not my type of rock music. Yeah and the dude in the middle looks like the singer from Tokio Hotel.
      Bertallica
      AnnihilationUK wrote: Is that guy wearing leather skinny fit trousers....
      Totally.
      HavokStrife
      This is horrible, and that fagcore pic did nothing for me either. And song 1 is Hit The Lights. These are getting worse, UG, are you purposely picking the shitty bands?
      MarkoakaNiggaK
      the drumms actually sound good the way they are. But the frontman needs to work on his singing. Put more agression and feel to it.
      Bertallica
      CronoMagus wrote: Holy "Hit the Lights" intro on Pull the Trigger.
      Totally meant to quote this instead.
      WalrusNutFart
      I'm glad there are still people who are trying to rock. But, yeah the sound quality on these sucks. I love what they're doing otherwise though.