THIS BIO IS TAKEN FROM OUR
Rob (Craig, drums) and I (Matt, guitar) met in '88 in high school through mutual
friends. We quickly started jamming and getting crappy bands together until putting together a band called Strange Ways (named
after the Kiss song). We played mostly covers (Zeppelin, Kiss, Van Halen, Sabbath) and a few originals. After high school
ended we drifted apart for a good 9 years. In that time I met Todd through a friend of mine. A short while after that Todd
and I started jamming / writing material for a death metal project which never got off
the ground for two reasons: 1.
couldn't find a drummer 2. I
moved to New Orleans. About a year later I moved back to Ohio and a few months after
that we started jamming together again. We quickly realized that there were absolutely no drummers in the area into extremely
heavy metal. So a drum machine was brought in and that spawned Centrifuge (a much more industrial sounding Centrifuge than
you hear now). We quickly wrote songs, played a few gigs (with the drum machine) and put together 2 self-produced demo cassettes
in '96 and '97. Things again fell apart in '98 when our practice space was "broken into" and Todd took a job in Cleveland
(about an hour and a half away).
About a year later Rob called me out of the blue and we started jamming again--mostly
on some weed-influenced jam-based rock. Then in the summer of 2001 Todd and I decided to get Centrifuge back together, influenced
by continued interest in the demos and an urge to play out. We decided to ditch the drum machine and asked Rob if he would
be interested in filling the spot. Things have been going great ever since.