Here’s a bit of his biography, via the horrorcore wiki:
Not long after hitting his teenage years he found a obsession with the occult, being turned away from church and “god” he found a path to a more dark way of life, Satanism. Reading Anton Lavey’s “The Satanic Bible” and all of its companions, he soon became secluded from the outside world. Lavey’s writings were never enough, he soon delved into many books by Aleister Crowley, The man who was once labeled “The most wicked man on earth”, and other occult related books such as the Necronomicon, The Black Arts, And many books on Necromancy and Necromantik Rites. This opened a new world for him and would come into play much more then he thought in his daily life.
Gimmick or not, SickTanick has been active as a contributor to the Hermetic Library’s music library. (Incidentally, I highly recommend the Hermetic Library as a source for esoteric studies, particularly for those interested in Western esotericism.) Check out some of the lyrics from his track “Exorkismos:”
Lord deliver this your servant from these evil clutches
he serves your righteous hand so save him from this great destruction
spiritual rape ina physical state is the very tools that he will use
listen not to the demon for what he is saying it is not the truth
love is abused by this profane mockery of nature, swine of the earth
filthy disgusting is this so called savior, born in the manger
died on a cross sacrifice to the one true god, lord of the sun
lord of the aeon please expose this fraud, give us strength during
this great battle, let us eat the forbidden apple inside the chapel
we will cast our shadow upon the world by the light of the candle
demon begone, back to your heaven of lies and deceit, in the name of
the prince the air i demand and command that you now leave.
While the use of occult themes in rap and other forms of popular music isn’t new, I don’t recall any rappers who explicitly identify themselves as occultists. Then again, I’m no expert on the genre. Maybe resident hiphop Disinfonaut Camron Wiltshire can shed some light on the matter.
Meanwhile check out an interview with SickTanick in the charmingly DIY periodical MurderZine.
Great big hat tip to the Hermetic Library blog for turning us on to SickTanick.