Who was your biggest musical influence growing up?
Uli Roth, Schenker and Jabs, Young brothers, Hetfield, Azagthoth
Are you in a band? Have you been in bands?
Golgotha: (1992-95) death metal 4 piece from Mazatlan, Mexico. Met them through friends that knew some local grindcore musicians. Played local and regional shows.
Doga: (1995-1997) fusion/latin/progressive metal 3 piece band I formed with a long time friend from Tecate, Baja California, Mexico. Recorded a 3 song demo while I was in Mesa community college in the campus recording studio. Played local shows.
Ninth Level: (1997-2001) Answered an ad on a local rag from a bassist Ben Richardson who wanted to start an extreme metal band. Recorded a 6 song demo at Studio West and signed a 3 album contract with The End Records. The band broke up shortly after signing the deal.
Man Destroys Himself: (2004-2011) Brutal death metal/grind/gore. Joined as bassist then moved into guitarist. Play several shows throughout California and Baja, Mexico. Went on a short Mexican tour with Profanator and played at a private party in New York. Recorded 2 demos and 1 EP. The band split up in 2011.
Black Ambulance: (2007- ?) Progressive death metal/experiemental metal. Joined them in Nov 2007 and played 1 show in L.A and 2 in San Diego in 2008. The band is still currently working on releasing the debut album.
Temblad (2011- current) Thrash/death/grindcore. Marlon Matthew and I started Temblad in the fall of 2011 and released an EP titled "Mockery of the Fanatic" in 2012.
If you could jam with anyone, who would it be?
Rand Burkey from Atheist because he is an upside-down lefty guitarist like myself
What's the biggest audience you ever performed to? What's the smallest?
MDH opening for Brujeria in 2007. Smallest and most memorable possibly MDH in New York for sculptor Matthew Barney private party. The band was flown to Long Island and had a chauffeur pick us up at the airport. The most bizarre gig ever! A mixture of grindcore artists and gross out solo performances by local extreme artists. The band was accommodated on a private boat and got to sleep in Bjork's bunk.
You're stuck on a desert island and only get to bring one album with you. What do you pick?
Reign in Blood by Slayer because after the first listen I was certain I was going to hell for digging it. Carved the word Slayer on my torso with a broken pencil when I was only 12 years old.