Member Spotlight: Alex Rausa

Alex Rausa Member CardName: Alex Rausa

Club Name: Destroyer

Rank: Warrior

Time Served:

⦁ Began Prospecting – October 2013
⦁ Patched – December 2014

Interests: guitar nerd stuff, concerts, festivals, touring, ancient civilizations, debating the meaning of existence and religion

Bands: Khazaddum, Devolving Messiah

Instruments: guitar, vocals

Favorite Genres: blackend death metal, technical death metal, industrial, jam/oldies

Favorite Bands: Behemoth, Cannibal Corpse, Nile, Aeon, Hour of Penance, Inquisition, Cradle of Filth, Origin, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Jungle Rot, Combichrist, Slipknot, Rammstein, The Doors, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath


Alex has been part of the Milwaukee metal scene since 2009. He is a late bloomer to metal and in 2008 discovered Rammstein, Devildriver, etc… These eventually led him to bands like Cradle of Filth, Dying Fetus, and Cannibal Corpse. Before his discovery of metal, he didn’t listen to music at all.

Alex has been playing guitar for a decade. He’s a guitar student of Paul Ryan (Origin) and Cristiano Trionfera (Fleshgod Apocalypse). He founded Devolving Messiah in 2011 and exited the band in 2014 due to creative differences and a desire to start a symphonic/ technical death metal band. Alex is now in a J.R.R. Tolkien themed death metal band called Khazaddum.

Prospecting for NYDM began in 2013 for Alex. Years before, he saw Randy Kastner  (NYDM Midwest Regional President and Savage Council Representative) at shows but didn’t learn about the club until he became friends with Randy and was asked to prospect. Alex was patched into the club in 2014 and his goal as a member is to assist touring bands and make sure NYDM shows are successful. He also wishes to teach about leadership as he was taught by his mentor, Randy.

Strength in unity.

Favorite Quote: “Live by one’s strength, stand by one’s own feet. It’s sad but true, but the weak will be weeded out.” -Kelvena (Xenogears)

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