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Sicmonic (stylized as (Sic)monic) is an American heavy metal band from Phoenix, Arizona, USA, consisting of Taylor Hession, Ray Goodwin, Ryan Gero, Jason Williams and Zack Sewell. The band has released 2 LPs to date with a third in the process of recording. Their music is often classified as modern, progressive and experimental metal. Sicmonic is currently signed to Aural Music and Warner/Chappell publishing. Lead guitarist, Ray Goodwin is endorsed by Jackson Guitars.Read More...
Sicmonic was formed in March 2005 when the guitarists Ray Goodwin, Robert Warren and Jason Williams of The Awakening, merged with vocalist Taylor Hession of Bedlam 23 and drummer Douglas Berry. Sicmonic quickly became an icon in the southwest music scene and in 2006, they released their debut album titled, Look to the Skies. Sicmonic peaked at #6 on the Sign Me to Roadrunner Records "All Time Metal" chart.
The band’s debut album, Look to the Skies was released in August 2006. The album’s first single, “Fist to Throat” featured a Fallen Films released music video and was shot behind their rehearsal studio in Phoenix, Arizona. The video was directed and edited by Freddy Allen. The album features a cover of the Charlie Daniels Band, “The Devil Went Down to Georgia”. Soon, Look to the Skies caught the interest of Italian label Aural Music, and brought forth the sophomore album, Somnambulist. Before the writing of Somnambulist, Douglas Berry left the band.
On July 30, 2008, Sicmonic independently released a sampler containing four tracks to be released on the second studio LP, Somnambulist. On September 9, 2008, Sicmonic released an independently recorded version of Somnambulist and features long time friend and original The Awakening drummer, Zack Sewell. Only 1000 independent copies were pressed and released before engaging in an exclusive contest with Aural Music. A signed version was released on December 25, 2009. It contained alternative artwork and four bonus tracks that were previously released on Look to the Skies. Somnambulist berthed 2 singles, “Oxygen” and “Somnambulist”. After recording the album, guitarist Robert “Bob” Warren parted ways with the band and Josh Ward stepped in to fill rhythm guitar duties.
Darcauditure is the 3rd full length album to be released by Sicmonic; it is due to be released in late 2011. After one year, during the writing process of Darcauditure rhythm guitarist Josh Ward left Sicmonic. Auditions were opened to the public for the blank rhythm guitarist position. After quite a few auditions, eighteen year old Ryan Gero was selected as the rhythm guitarist. Sicmonic again signed onto Aural Music.
Taylor Hession - Vocals
Ray Goodwin - Lead Guitar, Violin
Ryan Gero - Rhythm Guitar
Jason Williams - Bass
Zack Sewell - Drums, Percussion
Douglas Berry - Drums, Percussion
Robert “Bob” Warren - Rhythm Guitar
Top SongsTotal plays on Last.fm over the last 6 months
- Somnambulist - 25,188 plays
- Requiem - 23,100 plays
- Oxygen - 12,297 plays
- Illumination - 13,224 plays
- To the Fiendz... - 10,960 plays
- Just How Far Down Do You Want To Go? - 12,949 plays
- Till the Morning Light - 10,977 plays
- No Conscience - 8,944 plays
- Paradiseum - 8,633 plays
- Of Blood and Grace - 9,382 plays