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"We might not sound super-impressive yet, but we're working hard at getting better. It's OK if you're not into it, but we love what we do and we're improving little by little every day."
Having been described as someone who "lives and breathes music" by his high school music teacher, Hayden has always been attracted to music as it was the only activity at which he displayed any competence growing up. Being on the Autism spectrum, he usually keeps quiet about his life in his home town as his past is filled with uncomfortable memories of bullying, death, and psychological trauma. He eventually found therapeutic solace in punk music, as the loud and fast energy allowed him to scream back at a world he found so complicated and overwhelming.
After moving to Tennessee, Hayden found a want-ad for a guitarist at his university and immediately answered, joining Rafael and Colin as the third member of Neptune the Mystic. Not long after did they go see their first local music performance together, and Hayden immediately fell in love with the lifestyle. He made a resolution that night to work as hard as he could to help put his group of friends on the map.
Chapman ML2 Modern
Gibson SG Special Humbucker
Epiphone Les Paul Standard
Custom-built partscaster strat ("Tuxedo")
Marshall 1960A 4x12 cab w/ Celestion G12s
Blackstar HT Club 40
Line 6 Relay G50
Fractal Audio FX8 Mark II
Two Mission Engineering EP-1 pedals (volume and wah)
Richard "Mad as a hatter" Aplin, Chris Burden, Crash Worship, Peter Furler, Benjamin Gleason, Robert Inhuman, Spencer Lambright, Terry McClain, Les Paul, Chris Pittman, Trent Reznor, Tom Scholz, Tristan Shone, Mick Taylor, Raymond Watts, urban legends, the supernatural, mental disorders, dreams, the future
Yoyoing, computer programming, videography/video editing, sewing, traveling, collecting old video games, decorating punk jackets, attending anime conventions
3Teeth, Acidez, Author & Punisher, Billy Batts & The Made Men, The Birthday Massacre, Blatoidea, Chips Ov Oi!, Delvin Shade, The Ghouls, The Horribles, Jibber Jabber, Julien-K, KMFDM, Moose Knuckle, Nine Inch Nails, No Loves, PIG, Random Conflict, Realicide, Sniper 66, Source, Total Chaos, The Virus, Who Killed Spikey Jacket?, Wrekt!
Anything by the above
Back to the Future, It Might Get Loud, Ratsasan, Star Wars
Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad; Durarara!!; Hayate the Combat Butler; K-On!; Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions!; Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid; My Hero Academia; New Game!; Soul Eater; Toradora!; WataMote
Pizza and waffles
Not at the same time though
Milk, water, fruit punch
Old television shows like Leave It to Beaver and The Andy Griffith Show
And owls 🦉