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"I never really had a dream as a child, I've always tried to live in the now and enjoy things as they came to me. I figured I would just grow up and get some job like the rest of the world. But that all changed when I started playing music for real."


Born of two musician parents; music was something living, breathing and sleeping in Colin’s household. A choir-boy for most of his youth, Colin fell in love with heavy music at age 13 when a friend introduced him to AC/DC in school and another introduced him to the likes of Nightwish and Rammstein on a mission trip


“I was obsessed with listening to music long before I ever stared to play. I toyed around with classical clarinet in middle school band but it never stuck with me. I loved to listen, just not to play”

A friend showed him the basics of drumming in high school and he started playing seriously senior year when another friend asked him to drum for a project he had started.

“We played a gig on prom night instead of actually going. After that I knew I was hooked!”


The two would continue to play together during college until tensions over writing split up the group. It was during this time that he met Rafael and connected over similar tastes and ambitions, forming what would become Neptune the Mystic.


Tama Super Star Maple Kit: (Studio)

7x8, 8x10, 12x13, 14x14, 16x14" Toms

18x22" Bass

Tama Starclassic B/B 14x6.5" Snare

Tama Imperialstar Poplar Kit (Live)

8x10, 10x12, 14x14, 16x14" Toms

18x22" Bass x2

Meinl Classics Custom Cymbals

Wuhan China Cymbals

LP Percussion

Tama Iron Cobra Pedals

Tama Stagemaster & Roadpro Hardware.

Gibraltar Drum Racks

Simmons Electronic Drums/Triggers

Vater 5B Sticks

Ahead Sticks

Vic Firth Marching Sticks


My old man, George Harrison, Metallica, Nightwish, Rammstein, The Beatles, Phil Collins, Akira Toriyama, Dr. Wayne Dyer, Tom Clancy, Kamelot, Sonny Emory, Bernard Purdie, Rush, Stewart Copeland

Other Hobbies:

Drawing, writing, video games, teaching drums, martial arts, geek conventions, reading, researching myths and legends

Favorite Artist(s):

Too many to count now :)

Favorite Album(s):

Once, Mutter, Let it Be, Master of Puppets, A Day Without Rain, Ghost Opera, Dark Passion Play, The Halo Soundtracks

Favorite Movies:

Star Wars, anything Monty Python, anything Batman, The Prince of Egypt, The Count of Monte Cristo, most anime movies

Favorite Anime:

Dragonball Z, Ghost in the Shell, Gundam, Hellsing, Rave Master, Elfen Lied 

Favorite Food:

Any kind of pasta, Mexican food and chocolate

Favorite Drink:

Tea, milk, coffee and the occasional adult beverage ^-^

Guilty Pleasure:

Romantic Stories :)