I've always loved playing drums. It's something I grew up as my Dad is a drummer. Ever since I can remember, the first taste of metal I got was Cowboys From Hell by Pantera. Man, have they been one of the biggest influences on me. So as I went on into middle school I played in the band but it wasn't until I auditioned for the Fraser High School drumline that I realized I needed some heavy work on my playing. So I started taking lessons from George Dunn and boy did he whip me in shape! I give all my thanks to him because he would always push me and anyone who knows George knows that you know you can't do what he asks unless you do your part which is practice! After about a year and a half I was getting pretty good at it so from then on I continue to hone my craft and study music at its roots. Being in a band with three extremely talented musicians really is the icing on the cake for me. It really hit me that this could go somewhere when I got endorsed by Scorpion Percussion. After a few months of being endorsed, I got my own signature line of sticks and man do they kick ass. I've always looked at it this way, if you have a dream, it is possible, but only if you put in the hard work. That is Cyadine.
Music has been a big part of my life since I can remember, some of my earliest memories are listening to music in the car. I was always playing some sort of toy instrument, whether it was drums, guitar, or piano. But I ended up switching back and forth between guitar and drums and then landed on drums for a bit until I broke my kit, then switched back to guitar around 9. I just started getting serious and learning everything I could and writing, (some of the riffs I wrote back then are in a certain Cyadine song that’s gonna be on the EP!) I started taking lessons almost immediately and my guitar teacher let me jam with his cover band at various bars, it was through him I joined my first band when I was 12, mostly classic rock covers. Then I formed my own band not long after (Absolute Anarchy). I was told by a good friend of mine that a couple of kids my age moved next door and were looking to start a band, I called them one day and talked for about an hour just spewing bullshit about my view on music from what I can remember, and then soon after that we jammed and continued to jam for a few months until I finally joined because I knew we were on to something, (I was skeptical about being in two bands, but obviously it’s cool now). And since then we’ve been kicking ass and having a hell of a lot of fun
Believe it or not, I used to dislike metal up until about 8th grade, which I shortly after started playing in the summer. I used to want to be a drummer, but one day I was messing with my aunt’s bass, and something hit and I was instantly attracted. I started out playing and listening to Gorillaz, until my cousin introduced me to Primus. I quickly began learning, which lead to my second song ever learning being a Primus song. After tinkering with that, I moved onto Type O Negative after my cousin also introduced me to them. Him and I were both big into music, and even have our own satire band just for shits and giggles. Afterwards I moved on to Metallica, then Megadeth, Pantera, Iron maiden, and it kept growing. I would spend anywhere from 2-8 hours a day practicing and playing every song I knew. I began learning songs by ear, and that’s been my preferred learning method. Freshman year came along, I was playing Primus in band class and these two long haired twins came up to me, we talked for a bit and hit it off right away and soon after started talking about a band of our own. Maybe a couple months or so, we catch word of Noah and after the first jam session we knew something was brewing. We’ve been a band ever since and have fun doing what we love