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BIO

 
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"Break the chains of your mind. We are the fruits of what we think."

Gustavo Kölndorfer, “Gustroyer” or “Girino” (which I am called by some childhood friends in Brazil). I'm the son of 2 musicians; my father is a conductor, multi-musician and my mother is a classical pianist. I was born in São Paulo, Brazil, on April 18th, 1991.

At the age of 8 I moved with my family to the city of Sorocaba, where I was already passionate about music, learning to play a little percussion with my father. But I was always passionate about sports, so I devoted much of my childhood and teenage years playing basketball in amateur and pro leagues in Brazil. Subsequently I also dedicated myself to the Brazilian Football League (American football, not soccer).

When I was 21 years old, while still playing in the Brazilian Football League, I founded my first band, thus changing the course of my whole life.

At the same time, I got to know the Straight Edge movement, a lifestyle that saved my life and that I had already adopted a short time before my friends introduced me. With band members and friends in the music scene instructing me, I became Straight Edge, a lifestyle that I carry on with great pride to this day.

At the age of 22 I decided to return to my hometown of São Paulo, accepting invitations from other bands and dedicating myself more to my music career, thus forgoing my athletic career.

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Later at the age of 24, I received my first invitation from an American band and started working with them.

At the age of 25, I moved to the USA to dedicate myself even more to my career and to continue working with more bands.

Since moving to the US, I have had the opportunity to build partnerships and join several bands. A few that stand out are:
 

  • Spallah, a well-renowned band in Brazil, which allowed me to become internationally visible in the heavy metal genre.
     

  • The Medina Grooves, a band with a unique style that brought me from Brazil to the USA in 2016. We performed with Soulfly/Cavalera Conspiracy, Immolation, Hed PE, Allegaeon, Full Of Hell, etc. We released our EP, The Dreadlist, in 2018. I stopped working with The Medina Grooves in 2020.
     

  • Awake for Days, an Italian band I've been playing with as a touring guitarist since their US tour in 2019 with Cold.


Throughout 2020 and 2021 I stayed busy releasing material for my endorsements and recording for some bands. At the end of 2021 I released my solo career and I'm excited about it.

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