I grew up in a musical household. None of my family members played an instrument, but my mother was a dance instructor and was involved in theater.
When I was 4 years old she and my father purchased a piano for me. I took lessons until I was 16. I was in countless recitals and competitions. It wasn't until many years later that I bought my first drum kit and was totally and completely in love.
Music has always been a huge part me. It's seen me through some of the toughest parts of my life. While I listen to everything from classical to ska to new wave and techno rock has always been my staple.
There's something about the raw uninhibited emotion that quickens my heart and gets my fist in the air. I feel it in my core unlike any other genre.
I AM METAL!