Nick Martin (musician)
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|Birth name||Nicholas Anthony Martin|
|Born||December 10, 1982|
|Origin||San Diego, California, U.S.|
|Genres||Post-hardcore, indie rock, experimental rock, emo, pop rock|
|Years active||Since 1999|
|Labels||Equal Vision (US)|
|Associated acts||D.R.U.G.S., Underminded, Cinematic Sunrise, Isles & Glaciers, In Fear and Faith, Sleeping with Sirens|
Nicholas Anthony Martin (born December 10, 1982) is a musician born and raised in San Diego, California, USA. He was the lead guitarist and lead vocalist for the band Underminded since its incarnation in 1999. He is also in the bands Cinematic Sunrise, Isles & Glaciers, and was rumored to be in Chiodos frontman, Craig Owens, new band. On June 18, 2010, Craig Owens confirmed that Nick was to be the first of two guitarists in the new group, and on August 17, 2010, he announced via Twitter the name of the new band: D.R.U.G.S..
Martin began playing guitar when he was 10 years old and was raised on an eclectic spectrum of music by his father. He was inspired by Queen and The Beatles at a young age. Nick started his first band (Diaper Rash) in the 8th grade after being inspired by local bands at the time like Blink-182, Swindle, and Carter Peace Mission.
In 1999, he created the band Underminded with some close high school friends. They were originally a pop punk band which eventually molded into a punk/hardcore outfit. Underminded self-released their first EP The Task of the Modern Educator in 2003 and then signed with Kung Fu records in 2004 releasing "Hail Unamerican". Underminded was voted Best Hard Rock band of the year 2005 by the San Diego Music Awards. In 2007, they signed with Uprising Records and released "Eleven:Eleven". Since then, Martin has written, recorded, and toured with Chiodos (Equal Vision), Cinematic Sunrise (Equal Vision), Isles & Glaciers (Equal Vision), and Craig Owens.
Nick Martin has filled in for other musicians in bands including Slick Shoes (bass) and Norma Jean (vocals). He appeared on Atreyu's fourth album, Lead Sails Paper Anchor and Chiodos's second album, Bone Palace Ballet. Martin is co-owner of the management company Citadel Artists who manages Underminded and Misdelphia.
On April 27, 2012, Martin announced his departure from the band D.R.U.G.S.