HISTORY
I've been a fan of music ever since I was a child. I decided to take my
love of music to the next level in high school, when I picked up my first guitar, strung it backwards (lefty), and started teaching myself how to play. I had dabbled with the guitar prior to that, using a guitar lent to me by a friend, but didn't get serious about it until a couple years later. Eventually after years of practicing by myself, I joined / cofounded my first band, "Hookermeat". The inception of this band was ill-fated and ended up being the reason I started playing drums. Shortly after the demise of Hookermeat, The other singer / guitarist (Oak) proposed that I join him on a project he had been working on called Vacufeliak, as the
drummer. We played as Vacufeliak for about 4 years, then I went on to have a short stint as a member of Ganjical Visit (where I was also on drums). I also contributed to Oak's solo project (Noble Rot) around this time. Not too long after that, OIE came together. I still use my guitar playing abilities to occasionally write for OIE, and I also have a side project called "The Revelation Forecast". That pretty much brings me to where I am today, and it's been a fun ride so far!

PREFERENCES
vinyl, tube amplification, telnet protocol, real bacon, cereal before bed, low stress levels, short girls with big boobs, rated R movies, remote wilderness, phones that dont ring, cool weather, loud fucking metal! Go Cubs!

INFLUENCES

(in no particular order)

DRUMMERS: Dave Lombardo, Ken Owen, Charlie Benante, Anders Jivarp, Pete Sandoval, Nicke Andersson, Martin Lopez, Gene Hoglan, Peter Stjärnvind,
Richard Christy, Janne Saarenpää, Brann Dailor, John Esminger.

(in alphabetical order)

BANDS: Anthrax, At The Drive-in, At The Gates, Amon Amarth, Carcass, The Crown, Dark Tranquillity, Death, Defiance, Dire Straits, Dissection, Dog Fashion Disco, Ebony Tears, Edge Of Sanity, Emperor, Entombed, Failure, Faith No More, Fugazi, Hypocrisy, Iron Maiden, The Kings, Kiss, Konkhra, Mastodon, Morbid Angel, Megadeth, Mr. Bungle, Opeth, Pantera, OLD Paradise
Lost, Polkadot Cadaver, Tom Petty, Powermad, Rotting Christ, Sepultura, Slayer, Testament, Weird Al Yankovic, The Who, Wrath.