Senior Editor and main contributor
Gerswin is a very talented musician from New Jersey, US.
He is a guitarist, songwriter and mainly a singer. His wide vocal range falls into hard rock, metal, alternative, post grunge genres with amazing vocal distortions. He is part of brand new Sanatorium 6 musical project and working with I Alone band.
Gerswin is also an excellent editor and contributor, with a deep understanding of music and a wide knowledge of bands in all nuances of rock and metal scenarios.
His favourite bands are Deftones, Marilyn Manson, A Perfect Circle, Rammstein, Chevelle.
Kris is from Buffalo, New York, but currently lives in Wilmington, Delaware. He started college as a theater major but ended up switching to communication and journalism halfway through. He’s been a freelance music journalist for The Buffalo News and other newspapers in the Buffalo/Rochester, New York area since 2014. He’s interviewed over 50 artists from AAA acts to up and coming indie bands. He’s currently employed as arts and entertainment editor of the Cecil Whig newspaper, in Maryland.
He is a music addict and diving into thrash and alt/nu metal and post grunge since high school. The first metal band he has ever loved was Megadeth and his first metal concert was Megadeth’s “Rust in Peace” 20th anniversary tour in Buffalo with Exodus and Testament.
His favorite genres are: progressive rock, thrash metal, alt metal, power metal, hard rock, acoustic indie, folk, Britpop, alt punk, alternative.
His top three favorite bands are: Porcupine Tree (and anything else that Steven Wilson is a part of), Nine Inch Nails and Genesis. Moreover: Megadeth, Metallica, Anberlin, Nightwish, Ghost, Radiohead.
Guitar technical senior reviewer and contributor
Adriano is a very experienced guitarist and songwriter from Perugia, ITALY.
He has been playing the guitar for 12 years and making use of a Jackson ps4 Performer and a Gibson LesPaul Studio guitars.
He’s currently part of heavy/progressive metal band Hidden Dream. His favourite genres are trash metal, death metal and power metal.
His favourite bands are Symphony X, Megadeth, Dream Theatre, Death, Angra, Haken and many more groups in the metal scenario he has deep knowledge of.
Senior Editor and live reporter
Andrea is an electronics engineer from Pesaro, ITALY. Although working in the IT field, his true passion is music.
He is really keen on playing instruments, being an amateur piano and drums player. He is a music addict and talented editor, listening to tons of music every day and especially enjoying taking part to live concerts. It doesn’t matter to him, if it’s about a 100k audience gig or just newbies singing on a microphone while playing their guitar: being part of a live act is a sort of physical need to him. That’s why writing about music is such a natural talent to him. He’s been gaining a solid 3 years experience in live reporting and reviews writing for several music webzines belonging to the Italian scenario.
He grows fond of alternative and indie rock, yet he is nostalgic of true grunge dating back to 80s. His favourite band is undoubtedly Foo Fighters, together with Audioslave, Pearl Jam, Radiohead, Editors and Kasabian (and many more) playing a significant role in his life as a source of inspiration for his avocational career as a writer.
Fabrizio is a Modern Literature University student and musician from Palermo, ITALY.
He’s truly passioned about music since he was 13 years old, when he pin pointed music as a reason to live for, and started digging into several music soundscapes. He has a wide knowledge and understanding of a massive variety of genres which contributed to his large music culture.
He’s a guitarist and has been playing both the acoustic and electric guitar since he was 14 years old. He’s a singer on harsh vocals, easily shifting from gritty vocals, mid and low range growls, as well as screaming techniques both in fry and false chords. He was part of a metalcore band in the past, and currently seeking a new lineup.
He’s favourite genres are: trash metal, progressive contaminations especially prog rock, prog death, prog metal and djent, alternative rock, indie and melodic death metal, post rock and metal.
And his favourite bands: Steven Wilson, Porcupine Tree, Anathema, Leprous, Arnace Roots, Alcest, Opeth, In Flames, Soilwork, Children Of Bodom, Periphery, Tesseract, Mogwai, August Burns Red, Architects, Mastodon, Gojira, Nothing More, Alter Bridge, Three Days Grace.
Senior Editor and live reporter
Anthony is originally from New Jersey, but currently lives in the Cincinnati, Ohio area.
He has long been into music, citing his first live concert as seeing Silverstein, The Word Alive, and I See Stars early on during his high school career. A huge fan of metalcore music and a concert enthusiast. Anthony has attended over 40 concerts over the years, as has been to Warped Tour for the past five years.
He is also an editor for two sport team sites.
His other hobbies include sports, writing, playing and watching sports, and running.
Anthony enjoys a wide variety of metalcore music, but some of his favorite bands include Like Moths To Flames, Currents, Ice Nine Kills, Convictions, Invent Animate, and A Day To Remember.
Senior Editor and live reporter
Giuseppe is a concert enthusiast and live reporter from Alessandria, ITALY. He has a wide music culture and has been gaining experience in live reporting and reviews writing for a few music webzines belonging to the Italian scenario. He is a music addict from death metal to post rock soundscapes to 80s electro. His favourite bands are: God Is An Astronaut, Deftones, Slipknot, At The Drive In, Dave Matthews band, In Flames, Soilwork.
For all Italian speakers he dedicated a bubbly bio which is worth to be read below:
Ciao internauta, come stai? Io mi chiamo Giuseppe Naso, Spike per gli amici ai quali non concedo prestiti, se davvero stai leggendo la mia biografia grazie. Grazie perché il tuo non aver nulla di meglio da fare (che coincide con il tuo legger questa bio) sta indirettamente ingigantendo il mio ego.
Potrei raccontare moltissimo di me ma non trovo giusto tediarti con un curriculum palesemente falso o “filosofeggiando” con fare bohémien. Sappi solo che la carbonara con la pancetta è da eretici, le mamme rompono le palle ma sulle ragazze ci vedono lungo e il bassista é segretamente quello che scopa di più nelle band. Sei davvero arrivato fino a qui? Allora devo darti due notizie: la prima è brutta e dice che da me non avrai mai un centesimo ma la seconda è cattiva e ti autorizza a chiamarmi Spike, perché da adesso siamo amici!
…Ancora qui? Insomma vuoi andare a leggere le recensioni di Sick And Sound…sentirmi osservato mi agita, avanti…sciò, fuori dalla mia biografia!!!
Emanuele is an IT developer and system engineer from Perugia, ITALY.
He is a classic heavy metal and hard rock music enthusiast and his favorite bands are Metallica, System of a Down and Aerosmith.
He is passionate about motorcycles and has a motorbike called Brutale. He enjoys reading fantasy books and horror fiction books by Stephen King. He also fancies nerdy stuff such as movies, TV series, comics and Japanese manga.
He used to randomly play the guitar in the past but mainly, he has an addiction for live shows and gigs. He is part of the team at SICK AND SOUND as a live reporter and contributor.
SICK AND SOUND also had the pleasure to host articles, reviews, photo reports from the following occasional collaborators: Diego Becerra, Stefano Fazio, Giancarlo Bianca, Valerio Giorgini.
SICK AND SOUND welcomed a special collaboration with photographer Paola Giacchino for live reports.