Members: Bruce, Jason, Curtis, Armin
When asked what the Phoenix, Arizona based band Vayden sounds like, lead singer Curtis Casey answers: Everything you have ever imagined yet nothing you have ever heard. Influenced by Good and Evil, in no particular order, some song from Vayden come at the listener with an attitude of being confrontational and geared for destruction, while others build from a place you do not expect until it is too late.
We started in the dark and dingy basement of an old music store where our drummer, Bruce, taught drum lessons. Curtis explains, I bought a half hour lesson so that I would have 30 minutes to convince Bruce to start a band with me. Luckily for me it only took 5. We started right away looking for the rest of Vayden and after some ups, some downs, and some lost band members we finally found ourselves with Jason and Armin.
The next search was for a producer. They wanted a person that got it, and that is when they crossed paths with Ryan Greene. Ryan has produced heavy hitters like NOFX, Authority Zero, Lag Wagon, Ten Foot Pole, and Dishwalla to name a few. We chose Ryan because he understands the importance of melodies, and he has a great sense of song direction and arrangement. Infusing that knowledge with his ability to capture incredible drum sounds and raw tones makes him one of the best in the business, remarks Casey.
Their debut record is entitled - Children of Our Mistakes -.
The name is a play on the fact that every mistake you make spawns a metaphorical child, and that child might just grow up to take the wrong path. So in a sense, it is a reminder to be aware of your actions and whom they effect.
You do not have to take our word for it. Listen and you will understand.