Matt Mavroudis

Matt Mavroudis

Matt was born on March 17th, 1992. He started playing music at the age of five starting off with guitar. At age eleven Matt decided to mess around on the drums when a good friend of his left a kit over at his house. Right when Matt hit those drums he knew he had a thing for them. Right off that bat Matt had great hand foot coordination. He was really into a lot of different styles of metal ranging from Cryptopsy to Killswitch Engage. Matt joined his first band playing drums called SKUNK. They were a Ska punk band who covered Rancid songs. After months of playing SKUNK decided to call it quits, Matt soon after joined that band Scorn. This was Matts first time playing metal. The band was going smooth until member issues with the band and better opportunities came up. Matt had left Scorn and joined the band Shattered Providence. Matt was really nervous to join a band with such talented musicians(some who are now attending schools like Berklee College of Music) but he pushed through and did whatever he can to make the music good. Matt really clicked with all the members in this band and felt he had a great band with great friends. Shattered Providence played shows for about 4 years till calling it quits do to problems with Matt and the rhythm guitarist. Matt still continued to practice his metal drumming. Sophmore year of high school Matt decided to join the jazz band. It opened his eyes up to new styles of music and looking at the theory aspect of music. Matt was really excited to play jazz and learn how to read music. Also in Matts sophmore year of high school he marched his first battery instrument in the drum line, playing tenors. Matt quickly picked up all his rudiments and built of more skill that he could apply to his kit. Matt continued to practice his drumming until an old friend asked him to play drums for his technical death metal band called Apophis. Matt thought the music was very intense and didn't hesitate to say yes. After months of practicing Apophis played their first show. The success of their first show caused them to headline their second show and everyone after. This was a new experience for Matt. Apophis to this day is still writing technical death metal and Matt is doing everything he can to make the drums as musical as possible.