Crashdïet: Music video for “Sick Mind” released, featuring former frontman Simon Cruz

Author Stefanie Nysand - 19.5.2023

A few days ago, the Swedish glam sleaze rockers Crashdïet announced the release of a new single called “Sick Mind“. Now, the new single is out, along with a music video. You can check out the video below:

The music video was created by Crashdïet guitarist Martin Sweet.

The special thing about the new single is that it is not a new song, but an older one, more precisely from the era with Simon Cruz as the vocalist of the Stockholm-based quartet. So far, “Sick Mind” was only available as a bonus track on the Japanese edition of Crashdïet‘s third studio album “Generation Wild”:

“SICK MIND is an outtake from the Generation Wild album (2010), originally released as a bonus track on the Japanese edition. Now remixed and remastered!”

– Crashdïet

After the band’s founder Dave Lepard and H. Olliver Twisted (a.k.a. Olli Herman, frontman of the Finnish merry metallers Reckless Love), Simon Cruz was the third frontman of Crashdïet from 2009 to 2015. In 2015, Simon Cruz left Crashdïet in the midst of a tour in Japan, “with no notice whatsoever”, according to the remaining band members of Crashdïet. A year and a half later, Simon Cruz stated in an interview with the Swedish online music magazine Rocknytt that he left the band “not a day too early”. In 2017, Crashdïet‘s current vocalist Gabriel Keyes was presented as the successor to Simon Cruz.

Simon Cruz – who nowadays makes music under his real name Simon Söderström – has not yet commented on the single release of “Sick Mind” but is instead promoting one of his solo albums on his Instagram account.

While until now only the frontmen have been replaced – apart from the original line-up from 2000 to 2002 -, current Crashdïet live shows feature only one longtime band member, namely guitarist Martin Sweet, on stage.

In April 2022, Crashdïet drummer Eric Young announced that he would be stepping down from his duties as a live drummer. After several performances had to be cancelled in 2022, bass player Peter London announced in February 2023 that he would also be withdrawing from Crashdiet‘s live shows for the time being, due to a burnout. He has meanwhile relocated from Stockholm to Sölvesborg where he is expecting his first child with his girlfriend, the Swedish politician Louise Erixon.

The joys of fatherhood seem to be on the horizon also for Gabriel Keyes. At least the lady, who is according to Gabriel Keyes’ facebook profile his girlfriend, sported a baby bump in March 2023 on her facebook profile.

Merchandise for the new single “Sick Mind” and from the era with Simon Cruz can be purchased exclusively from Crashdïet‘s online shop.