Ryan Loostrom is a southern sleeper, so-to-speak. The South Carolinian is a renaissance man in several aspects. He began mixing
with the musical ether at the age of six, adopting piano. Since, he's played
several instruments: trumpet, trombone, electric and bass guitar, drums,
violin, and every southerner's requirement, the harmonica.
Eventually, he became involved with several sites doing web design, and learned a few programming methods here and there, eventually managing several sites. Along the way, he elevated to a rocker status once he reached a moment of clarity and disillusionment. You all would call it the first joint.
Since, he's walked a metallic path next to the sidewalks paved with gold, and let the road less traveled mold him into an even deeper individual.
Originally, he began expressing his love for music through amateur reviews, and eventually became accepted as a writer for uraniummusic.com.
Later, he was invited by a fellow staff member of Maelstrom, Kristina White,
to write a few reviews for Maelstrom. He accepted, and the rest was history.
Or soon it will be. His aims are to become a professional writer first, and
a musician second, with his own recording studio. He currently plays
multiple instruments in the rock band Needs No Chill, based out of
Timmonsville, South Carolina, and is putting together an experimental,
psychedelic metal band based off of his love for Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix,
and all bands progressive and spacey.