Portland, OR native Bryce R. VanHoosen started playing guitar 15 years ago – around the same time he started his first punk band, ‘Vicio.’ He grew up in Oregon City, a suburb of Portland, and always dreads “having to trek out that freakin’ far.” His early guitar heroes were – and still are – Yngwie Malmsteen, Randy Rhoads, George Lynch, and Jon Nödtveidt from DISSECTION. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Washington State University Vancouver in 2009 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Digital Technology & Culture. Soon after he embarked on a 5 week backpacking trip through Scandinavia looking at Viking Age rune stones, churches, ships, and art. He (finally) returned to Europe again in 2015, this time to tour and play a festival with the band SPELLCASTER. He still lives in Portland, OR with his beautiful fiance Meiko. They are both vegetarians who enjoy traveling, fine dining, and spending time at home. He divides between performing with musical acts SPELLCASTER and LUCIFER’S CHILD (King Diamond/Mercyful Fate tribute), pouring over books on guitar & music theory, and working as a multimedia professional. He of course finds time to practice guitar every single day.