Before a problem is fixed, it must be acknowledged. There is no cure without a diagnosis. Man The Destroyer is the rare rock n' roll band that is willing and able to point out the countless faults of humanity. Rather than merely point out the fallen nature of man, though, Man The Destroyer offers a solution. Their ability to carefully evaluate social issues and their knack for writing powerful and aggressive music have endeared them to audiences in both Los Angeles and Toronto.
While studying at the Musician's Institute in California, vocalist P.J. Bahramian and guitarist Don Pena joined forces when they were assigned to create a live act in one of their performance classes. Bahramian was instantly impressed with Pena's skills, and approached him with a demo tape and his idea for a band. Pena was intrigued and immediately agreed to work with Bahramian. Within mere weeks, they had found another member, written songs, and performed live shows.
The band quickly created a strong following in Los Angeles while performing at such famous locales as The Whiskey, The Cat Club, and The Knitting Factory. Eventually, though, the two founders graduated and were forced to relocate to Toronto due to visa issues. They soon recruited drummer Mick Casmi, from Australia, and Matt MacLean, a bassist from Windsor. The fresh blood and new location immediately reinvigorated Man The Destroyer.