Member Spotlight: Jordan Swanson

Jordan Swanson Member CardName: Jordan Swanson

Club Name: N/A

Rank: 5SRC Minnesota Captain

Time Served:

  • Began Prospecting – December 2011 as one of the first “Twin Town Tyrants”
  • Patched – July 2012 at Northern Hammerfest in Lake Nebagamon, WI
  • Prospected for Captain: August 2014 at the NYDM Annual in St. Paul, MN
  • Ranked Captain: December 2012 – Benefit for Randy Kastner in Minneapolis, MN

Interests: reading comic books, cooking, Star Wars, Doctor Who, cats.

Bands:

Currently – Drummer for Echoes of The Fallen (Melodic Death Metal), Bassist for The Omega Sequence (Progressive Groove Metal) Drummer for The Casual Jerks (Rock cover band).

Formally – Bassist for Outside the Murder, BREED, and Black Flood Diesel.

Instruments: bass, drums, vocals, guitar

Favorite Genres: melodic death metal, progressive metal, stoner/groove metal, technical death metal, heavy rock

Favorite Bands: Gojira, High on Fire, Goatwhore, Faith No More, Motorhead, Down, Daath, The Absence, Queens of the Stoneage, Misery Index, Pantera, Corrosion of Conformity, Carcass, Exodus, Chimaira, Into Eternity, Foo Fighters, Led Zeppelin, Queen.

Bio:

Jordan is an artistic, tech savvy, musically-driven individual. He was listening to classic rock such Led Zeppelin, Queen, Foghat, and Credence Clearwater Revival at a young age, He later heard Motorhead which started a quest for something faster and heavier with some groove. That lead him to Pantera and it was all downhill from there. Due to an abundance of guitarists and singers, Jordan wanted to do something a little different than everyone else. He decided to pick up the bass guitar at the age of fifteen and has been playing ever since. He bought his first drum set at eighteen and learned quickly to formulate a groovy beat.

Being familiar with the local Minnesota metal scene since his teenage years, Jordan befriended many, which lead to playing in several bands and musically brought him where he is today. Jordan is a graphic designer and photographer (Animus Images), often working with bands and musicians to design and create album artwork, layouts, and merchandise designs. He is also a sound engineer at Club Underground. He has two cats: CC and Isis.

Favorite Quote: “May the force be with you.” – So many Star Wars characters

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