Guitar / Vocals - Charles "Chaly" Piacentino
Bass / Lead Vocals - Mike "Junior" Kornfield
Guitar / Vocals - Jesus "Zeus" Gordiany
Drums - John Paul
Officially formed in 2010 by four veterans of the local heavy music scene, SickTrust is a powerful new addition to the local Philadelphia metal community. In August 2011 they released their self-titled debut which combines raw energy, and aggressive power along with melodic elements to form a brutal and honest heavy music compilation. Shaped by each individuals various musical influences, SickTrust has created a unique sound that offers something different to the listener, something that appeals not only to the hardcore metal fan, but also appeals to listeners of many other musical genres.
In early 2005, guitarist Charles “Chaly” Piacentino and drummer John Paul reunited and started working on song ideas driven by their shared passion for heavy music as well as their disappointment and frustration at their previous music collaborations imploding due to band differences. Months later, they convinced their long time friend and former band mate bassist/vocalist Mike “Junior” Kornfield into joining them once again for what would eventually become SickTrust.
The three would continue writing and refining songs for the next few years, until finally in late 2008 it was decided that another guitar player would be needed to, not only add a new element to the mix, but also to fully realize the songwriting potential of the band. They auditioned a few guitarists with no luck, until finally Chaly suggested an old friend and former band mate Jesus “Zeus” Gordiany. With the addition of Zeus to the band the lineup was finalized, and the band hit a new creative high. The four then continued to write new songs as well as rework some of the older songs now with the added benefit of a second guitar.
It was with this new revitalization of the band that got them into the studio and back out into the local Philadelphia music scene with a live debut performance in late 2010, which received a very warm welcome from heavy music fans and musicians alike. Now with the release of their debut, SickTrust looks forward to a promising future in the world of heavy music.