When the situation calls for more than sheer aimless aggression, when it calls for something more symphonic, more dynamic, more epic… the situation calls for Sicocis.
Sicocis (psychosis) is an award-winning melodic metal act from Las Vegas NV (USA) that blends elements of progressive, power and thrash with symphonic melodies and conceptual themes, with a strong emphasis on engaging live performances designed to be remembered wherever we play in the world.
In 2011, we found ourselves left wanting for dramatic theatrical elements and grandiose sounds that didn’t seem to be available in our home country, and as a result Sicocis was born so that what we could not acquire, we could create. Within months, our debut EP, “Revelations End” was released.
Almost immediately, the band drew attention and praise from area promoters and concert-goers, winning awards from Figgzillamusic.com and Hails and Horns magazine, as well as the Diablos’ $10,000 Rock the Roof Battle within our founding year, continuing with securing Vegas Rocks Music Awards’ “Best Metal” award in 2013.
Charging forward, Sicocis has continued to push into new cities, sharing stage with international acts and influences including Kamelot, Shadows Fall, Dragonforce, Devin Townsend, Tesseract, Insomnium, Unearth, Dark Tranquillity, Amaranthe, and many more, all the while spreading our sound throughout the Southwestern USA region.
As there is truly no rest for the wicked, in 2017 Sicocis looks forward to the release and distribution of the new full-length album, “Requiem of the World” from the label M-Theory Audio led by metal industry veteran Marco Barbieri. A dynamic experience which represents and highlights the facets of Sicocis’ evolving sound. The album’s first single, “We Shall Rise”, and “Beyond the Quantum Waves”, have been featured in several publications, including ProgPower USA compilations, and Blabbermouth.net.
Sicocis is Ernie Rodrigues (vocals, guitar) - Rafael Ortega (guitar, keys) - Rob McDonald (drums) - Travis Perry (vocals, bass).