Meet my editors

 GERSWIN REYNOLDS 

 

Senior Editor and main contributor

 

 

Gerswin Reynolds, Laven Reese, Sanatorium 6, I Alone, senior editor and contributor at sickandsound.it

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 KEILICH 

 

 Senior Editor 

 

Kris Kielich, Buffalo, New York, Wilmington Delaware, The Buffalo News, the Cecil Whig, progressive rock, thrash metal, alt metal, power metal, hard rock, acoustic indie, folk, Britpop, alt punk, alternative, Porcupine Tree, Nine Inch Nails, Genesis, Megadeth, Metallica, Anberlin, Nightwish, Ghost, Radiohead, Steven Wilson, Deputy Editor, sickandsound, Meet my editors, Alessandra GordonKris 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.

 

 

 

 ADRIANO PIGNA 

 

Guitar technical senior reviewer and contributor

 

 

Adriano Pigna, Hidden Dream, power metal, trash metal, death metal, guitarist, guitar technical senior reviewerAdriano 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.

 

 

 

 ANDREA ASCANI 

 

 Senior Editor and live reporter

 

 

Andrea Ascani sickandsound, amateur pianist, amateur drummer, senior editor at sickandsound.it, sickandsound, music reviewer, live concerts reporter, webzines, electronics engineerAndrea 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 SIMILE 

 

 Senior Editor 

 

 

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 Fabrizio Simile, electric and acoustic guitar, harsh vocals, metalcore singer, sickandsound, Meet My Editors, Senior Editor, Contributor, musician, music addict, guitarist, drummer, singer, concert goer, reviewer, technical reviewer, Alessandra Gordon, songwriter, editor, senior editor at sickandsound.it, live concerts reporter, senior editor and contributor at sickandsound.it, trash metal, progressive contaminations especially prog rock, prog death, prog metal and djent, alternative rock, indie and melodic death metal, post rock and metal, 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 Graceseveral 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.

 

 

 

 ANTHONY TALANCA 

 

 Senior Editor and live reporter 

 

METALCORE SAVVY

 

 

Anthony Talanca, concert goer, reviewer, collaborator, contributor, technical reviewer, Alessandra Gordon, live reporter, editor, junior editor at sickandsound.it, live concerts reporter, Meet My Editors, junior Editor and live reporter, metalcore music, sport editor, sickandsound, alternative rock, alternative metal, concert ethusiast, nu metal, deathcore, post grunge, heavy metal, porgressive metal, porgressive rock, death metal, acoustic melodics, metalcore fan, Like Moths To Flames, Currents, Ice Nine Kills, Convictions, Invent Animate, A Day To RememberAnthony 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.

 

 

 

 GIUSEPPE NASO 

 

 Senior Editor and live reporter 

 

Giuseppe Naso sickandsound, Spike, Beppe Lo Spike, God Is An Astronaut, Deftones, Slipknot, At The Drive In, Dave Matthews band, In Flames, Soilwork, death metal, post rock, electro 80s, Giuseppe Naso, music addict, sickandsound, Meet My Editors, Senior Editor, Live Reporter, Junior Editor, Deputy Editor, Contributor, Editor-In-Chief, musician, music addict, guitarist, drummer, singer, concert goer, reviewer, technical reviewer, guitar technical senior reviewer, Alessandra Gordon, songwriter, editor, senior editor at sickandsound.it, live concerts reporter, senior editor and contributor at sickandsound.it, concert ethusiast, concert goer, liver report at sickandsound.itGiuseppe 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 RAGNI 

 

 Live reporter 

 

Emanuele Ragni,  reviewer, collaborator, contributor, technical reviewer, Alessandra Gordon, live reporter, editor, live reporter at sickandsound.it, live concerts reporter, Meet My Editors, live reporter, sickandsound,  classic heavy metal, hard rock, live music ethusiast, Metallica, System of a Down, Aerosmith, live reports, live reporter and contributor at sickandsound.it, concert ethusiast, concert goer, live report erat sickandsound.it, sickandsoundEmanuele 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.