BAND MEMBER BIOS
Kyle Alt and Steve Sugden are the founding members of Abaddon's End. They have been making music together for over 27 years and have been in 30+ bands together including Shaman Spell, Red Rain, and Tarnished. They are musicians, but they are also friends and the trust they've built over the years shows by how in sync they are as performers.
KYLE ALT (drums)- Kyle comes from an incredibly musical family and has been performing since he was old enough to hold a pair of drumsticks. His parents always said, "As soon as you could crawl you were drumming on everything!" He has previously toured for six plus years, and has had the pleasure and luck to open for bands like Nazareth, Jackyl, Frank Hannon, Dr. Hook, Bad Finger, Candle Box, Oleander, and Blue Oyster Cult. Music has always been his passion and over his musical career he has been inspired by greats like Ian Paice, Ray Luzier, Abe Laboriel Jr., and Paul McCartney. When asked why he plays he said, "The love of music and the power it has on people, has just always made me feel proud to play it".
STEVE SUGDEN (bass)- Much like Kyle, Steve also comes from a musically talented family. One of Steve's biggest inspirations was his father who was a bass player for Vilas Craig and The Vicounts. They were one of the first rock bands in the state of Wisconsin, and were popular in the late 50s and early 60s. He considered his father a friend, mentor, and part of what has influenced his love for music over the years. In his youth he also picked up the bass and hasn't put it down since. "I love to create and write music. I've always enjoyed the bass because of its low end sound and importance to the rhythm section. I like that I can feel the music when I play."
TAYLOR MATHER (lead guitar)- When a kid sees someone playing guitar and goes "WOW, I wanna do what they're doing" they are talking about guys like Taylor (lead guitarist). Like his band mates he has been playing music since he was a young boy, and while his time in the musical scene has been short, he has the soul for playing like someone far beyond his years. When asked what his reasons for pursuing music were he said, "I love music and playing guitar. Music has given so much to me and I would just love the change to be able to give back"
JOE PALMER- When it comes to a love for music Joe (lead vocalist) is no exception! He's been in music for 20+ years and has actually been in previous bands such as No Regard with fellow band mate and lead guitarist Taylor Mather. Over the years he's found inspiration from his musical idols such as Myles Kennedy, Freddie Mercury, and Geoffe Tate. Joe says, "Music is emotion! It's an outlet for anger, sadness, and joy.
Music is LIFE!"
Manager- Phil Taylor
Record label- Rock Solid Talent Entertainment
Endorsed by- Collision Drumsticks