Well…. This is a complicated subject… I have many influences for different things. I’d say my love for music was spawned by bands such as; Lamb of God, System of a Down, Tool, Arsis, Ensiferum, Eluveitie, The Bled, Refused, Knights of the Abyss, Born of Osiris, As I Lay Dying, Job For a Cowboy, Nevermore, Trauma, In Flames, DevilDriver, Arch Enemy, Strapping Young Lad, Wintersun, Nevermore, Opeth, The Black Dahlia Murder, Genesis, Amon Amarth (These bands are my favorites, I listen to a lot more.. But these are the Elite) When I started drumming I was really into the Offspring. So Ron Welty taught me the art of Hard Rock/Punk drums… Later I focused on learning lots System Of A Down (John Dolmayan). This helped me develop a strong offbeat sense as well as pick up a few jazz techniques that are so badass! After that I had a strong need for technicality, and lusted for Double Bass. I found that in Lamb Of God (Chris Adler). Now these are my primary influences, I’ve learned at least ¾ of the songs from each bands. Currently I’m playing/learning from; Refused - David Sandström DevilDriver - John Boecklin The Bled - Mike Pedicone Genesis – Phil Collins (Mostly from Abacab) Arsis - Mike Van Dyne Gojira - Mario Duplantier Tool - Danny Carey I also acknowledge my good friends and colleagues; Chris Andersen – Assyria Mark Schulze - Assyira Nick Maldonado – Trigger Dan Bowey – Trigger These guys have given me reason to persist. Without my old bands Trigger & Assyria, I wouldn’t be half the drummer I am today. This is where Audio enters the game. After dealing with a few sub-par studios I decided why not do the recording myself. Or at least know going into a studio what I want, and how I want it done.