Sicocis, Dark Visions of Terror
2208 Elliston Place
Nashville, TN, 37203
Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 18 and over
Formed February 1st, 2010… Helsott, meaning “Fatal Illness” in Old-Norse, are a Pagan Death Metal band from southern California. The band proudly pay homage to pagan cultures and ancient mythologies while keeping true to their American influences. In 2013 the band embarked on their first North American tour as part of the Paganfest festival tour line-up which included Ensiferum, Tyr, Heidevolk, and TrollfesT. In 2014 the band successfully crowd-funded their debut full length album titled “Woven” and was self released to great reviews all over the world. 2015 saw the band touring the U.S. again on a summer headlining tour in support of “Woven” and a fall tour supporting Arkona and Heidevolk. In 2016 Helsott recorded their follow up EP titled “The Healer” which was recorded in part at Trench Studios and mixed and mastered by J-F Dagenais (Kataklysm/Ex Deo). January 2017 Helsott signed to M-Theory Audio owned by former President at Century Media’s Marco Barbieri. In May of 2017 Helsott embarked on their first European tour in support of I Am Morbid featuring members of Morbid Angel, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, and Metal Church. In June 2017 Helsott toured the west coast with label mates Tennger Cavalry and Felix Martin. Helsott are currently in writing mode for their next full length release due Spring of 2018 on M-Theory Audio.
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).
Dark Visions of Terror
We're a five-piece Crossover Hardcore band from Murrieta, California.
We are influenced by a variety of bands and genres, hence, Crossover Hardcore.