Alfonso Civile (Heartsick) Talks About Being Recruited To Sing For ILL NINO!

Photo Credit: Rachel Lynn Craig


As veterans of the scene, Heartsick has been at it since 2000 and toured with such names as HatebreedFear FactoryAll That RemainsEvery Time I Die, and more. Their relentless hard work and equally impressive live show has been earning them an ever-growing fanbase throughout the Midwest and the nation. The group consisting of Alfonso Civile (vocals), Waylon Fox (bass), Jerred Pruneau (guitar), and Justin Robison (drums) have an extensive discography already under their belt that’s definitely worth digging into. To check out more, you can find their music on PandoraQ106 FM(Michigan), and as a featured artist on ReverbNation’s Metal Monday.

Alfonso Civile, vocalist for Heartsick, is the guest on this episode of the BREWtally Speaking Podcast.

Podcast hosts Dan and Jon chat with Alfonso about the news making lineup change with ILL Nino, a band that Alfonso had actually been tapped to replace the bands original lead singer.

The guys discuss how Alfonso came onto Dave Chavarri’s, drummer for ILL Nino, radar. How Dave had asked Alfonso to be the frontman for his side project, Terror Universal. Why Alfonso turned down that offer, and how he got thrown into the mix to be the new singer for a childhood inspiration in ILL Nino.

We get into a bit of ILL Nino’s legal issues with now past and current members, how Alfonso found himself in the middle of all this band drama, and his take on the news of the new ILL Nino lineup.

Alfonso also recounts how he was in line to not only fill in for Tommy Vext of Bad Wolves fame during a Westfield Massacre tour, but how that encounter almost saw Alfonso become Tommy’s replacement when he excited Westfield Massacre and MUCH MUCH MORE!!


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