I started writing, recording and producing my own music in 2010 under the moniker of Aura of Aurelia. Once I got some good preamp hardware in 2011, I started recording my own metal tracks and joined the Rochester based band Abhor. In 2012, I was aching for some more creative freedom and to do my own thing, so I combined my metal stylistics with the ambient post-rock style of Aura of Aurelia to create The Lone Tree In The Woods That Killed Us All.
Laestrygonia is a 4 piece instrumental band out of Geneva, NY who take their name from an island in Homer's Greek epic, The Odyssey. They formed in the winter of 2010 with the (broad) intent of making instrumental progressive metal. With influences from Cloudkicker to Meshuggah to Year of No Light, Laestrygonia planned to gel pieces of the post-rock, djent, and prog genres into an emotional spectrum of tension and release. Tending to trade technicality for nuance, Laestrygonia invites listeners to look inside and find out what the music is speaking to them personally.
Zach Dresher has played in bands since the day he picked up a guitar, so it only seemed natural that when he moved to Washington DC to attend college and found out that his roommate Paul Mattioli played as well and was also an accomplished producer, some sort of musical venture would be started. Originally known as Aeviternity, the two quickly found drummer Alec Kossoff and vocalist Luka Kerecin to complete the lineup, and started playing shows around the DC area.