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.
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!
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