Members: Leo Diensthuber
DIVINE REALM is the effort of one musician Leo Diensthuber (24) to share his passionate, technical, and progressive musical playing and songwriting with the world.
Growing up with an obsession for musical knowledge and growth Leo D. began as a drummer with a hope to one day play like his musical idols such as Ian Paice (Deep Purple) and Bill Ward (Black Sabbath). After many years of practice and examination of drumming in music Leo D. picked up an electric guitar where he found himself focused on such artists as Dave Mustaine/Marty Friedman (Megadeth) as well as more progressive musicians like John Petrucci (Dream Theater) and Mikael Akerfelt (Opeth). From there on, an undying desire and passion to write, improve, and perform music has been flowing through his veins.
Throughout his teenage years Leo D. founded his first band PYSIEDIUS in the small town of Brockville ON where they affected and dominated the local music scene.
After several EP's and years of writing and playing shows PYSIEDIUS then emigrated to Ottawa, ON where for several years they offered their progressive metalcore stylings to the city.
Here PYSIEDIUS began making a name for themselves and impressing Ottawa fans, musicians and the metal scene as a whole, opening up for such metal acts as Protest the Hero, Quo Vadis, Rose Funeral, Ion Dissonance and many more.
After recording with Mike Bond (producedbybond.com) at Pebble Studios in Ottawa, PYSIEDIUS released their first professionally recorded EP "Butchery and Apathy" in June of 2007.
The band organized several tours with peers TODAY I CAUGHT THE PLAGUE and EPOCHOLYPSE where "Butchery and Apathy" was hailed and respected as "Progressive....Technical....and very heavy".
Shortly after these milestones several members found themselves unfit for the life of a touring band.
Efforts were made to salvage the talent and drive of PYSIEDIUS. One of these efforts was to be dubbed "The Hadrian Assembly", named after the song off "Butchery and Apathy" but was quickly disbanded.
DIVINE REALM is a point in the musical, spiritual and life journey of Guitarist Leo D., doing what he does best. Progressive-Shred-Metal. All songs and music are written and recorded by Leo D (also with help of Marc Roy).
Leo D. has worked as a private guitar and drum teacher at Ottawa's Nepean School of Music and now teaches privately out of Brockville's own Pete's Music Exchange (contact 498 3453 for info).
Leo D. is happily married with three children and in his spare time lends his musical efforts to the worship of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ with others at The Pier Christian Church in Brockville ON.