6cyclemind (sometimes spelled as Six Cycle Mind, 6 Cycle Mind, 6CycleMind or 6Cyclemind) is a Filipino rock band composed of Tito Fortunato "Tutti" Caringal II on vocals, Ryan "Rye" Sarmiento on rhythm guitars and backing vocals, Roberto "Bob" Cañamo on bass guitar and backing vocals, Herbert Hernandez on lead guitars and Vic Aquino on drums.

OriginMetro Manila, Philippines
GenresOPM / Pinoy rock
Alternative rock
Pop rock
Years active2001–present
LabelsSony Music
Associated actsProtein Shake
Gloc 9
Moonstar 88
Yeng Constantino
Francis Magalona
Banda ni Kleggy
Wendell Garcia
Melvin Macalinao
MembersTutti Caringal
Rye Sarmiento
Bob Cañamo
Herbert Hernandez
Vic Aquino
Past membersGilbert "Gibbz" Magat
Chuck Isidro
Ney Dimaculangan

The band's music is a fusion of alternative and pop music. The band gained a mainstream exposure in the early 2000s and was a prominent fixture of the Tunog Kalye era.


The group has released five studio albums under Sony Music Philippines: Permission to Shine (2003), Panorama (2005), Home (2007), Fiesta! Magsasaya Ang Lahat (2007), and Project: 6cyclemind (2009).

They previously performed for the Tanduay's "First Five", along with Rico Blanco (2009), Kamikazee, Chicosci, Sandwich and Bamboo (2010).

The band was the endorser of Suzuki for two consecutive years after 2010. Through the Suzuki Invasion tour, they performed their hits in different parts of the country on those years.[when?]

In 2011, lead vocalist Ney Dimaculangan went on hiatus to pursue other musical endeavors but eventually pursued a solo career and later fronted his namesake band citing "burnout" as primary reason. Drummer Tutti Caringal replaced him as the lead vocalist.[1]

In 2015, lead vocalist Tutti Caringal, who won as councilor in the 2013 elections in Cabuyao, Laguna, temporarily went on hiatus due to his candidacy as a re-electionist for the 2016 elections. He won the said elections and won again in the 2019 elections. He remains active in both of his political and band duties. Caringal came from a family of armies.

Name originEdit

The name "6cyclemind" comes from the five members plus their manager, Darwin Hernandez of Soupstar Entertainment. Collectively, they all contribute to composing, arranging and brainstorming, which is a continuous cycle in their creation of music, hence 6cyclemind.

Carlos "Chuck" Isidro was the former lead guitarist for Afterimage. When Afterimage disbanded, Isidro worked in the recording company. During his stay, he signed up a group managed by Darwin Hernandez where he met Ryan "Rye" Sarmiento, Roberto "Bob" Cañamo, Gilbert "Gibbz" Magat and Rhoneil "Ney" Dimaculangan. Isidro and Hernandez agreed to form a band with them, which became 6cyclemind. Magat was then later replaced by Tutti Caringal of the band Protein Shake.


Former membersEdit

  • Gilbert "Gibbz" Magat – drums (2001-2005)
  • Chuck Isidro – lead guitar (2001–2010)
  • Ney Dimaculangan – lead vocals (2001–2011; currently performing as vocalist of his namesake band)[3]


Studio albumsEdit

Album Singles Year Label
Permission to Shine "Biglaan", "Paba", "Sige", "Nalilito", "Wait or Go" 2003 Sony Music
Panorama "Sandalan", "I", "Trip", "Umaasa" 2005
Home "Prinsesa", "Upside Down", "Dinamayan" 2007
Fiesta: Magsasaya Ang Lahat "Magsasaya", "Aaminin", "Gusto Na Kita", "Saludo"
Project: 6cyclemind "Walang Iwanan, "Kasalanan" (feat. Gloc 9 and Wendell Garcia of Pupil), "Kung Wala Na Nga" (feat. Yeng Constantino and Kean Cipriano of Callalily) 2009
Good by Sunday "Basta Ako", "Pangako", "Good by Sunday" 2012 Soupstar Music / Universal Records

Compilation albumsEdit

  • Ultraelectromagneticjam!: The Music Of The Eraserheads (Sony Music, 2005)
  • The Best Of Manila Sound: Hopia Mani Popcorn (Viva Records, 2006)
  • Gusto Ko Ng Rock (Sony Music, 2009)
  • Tambayan 101.9 (Star Music, 2009)
  • Sakto Sa Pasko (Sony Music, 2009)
  • The Reunion Soundtrack (Star Music, 2012)


  • When I Met U: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Sony Music, 2009)
  • BFGF: Music From Original TV Soundtrack (Sony Music, 2010)
  • Smart (Saludo, 2010)

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Giving Body Category Nominated Work Results
2006 NU Rock Awards Best Album Packaging John Ed de Vera for "Panorama" Nominated[4]
2007 MYX Music Awards Favorite Group N/A Nominated[5]
Favorite Collaboration "Umaasa" Nominated[5]
2008 MYX Music Awards Favorite Song "Magsasaya" Nominated[6]
Favorite Artist N/A Nominated[6]
Favorite Group N/A Nominated[6]


  1. ^ "The world spins anew for 6cyclemind". Inquirer Lifestyle. 29 June 2012. Retrieved 4 May 2020.
  2. ^ a b c Parungao, Regina Mae (6 August 2018). "Adapting to change". entertainment.mb.com.ph. Retrieved 4 May 2020.
  3. ^ Policarpio, Allan (27 August 2019). "After leaving 6Cyclemind, Ney Dimaculangan not out to change his distinctive singing and songwriting styles". entertainment.inquirer.net. Retrieved 4 May 2020.
  4. ^ Gil, Baby A. (November 24, 2006). "NU 107 Rock Awards nominees". PhilStar.com. Retrieved November 28, 2018.
  5. ^ a b Baby A. Gil (February 5, 2007). "A MYX Magna for Apo nominees". PhilStar. Retrieved September 16, 2020.
  6. ^ a b c Jocelyn Dimaculangan (February 18, 2008). "Third MYX Music Awards to be held on March 26". PEP.ph. Retrieved September 26, 2020.