Chris Pietryka received his first guitar at the age of 13. Rock and metal music were starting to slip off the charts, but Chris always stayed true to his roots, METAL! When most of his friends were listening to rap and hip hop, Chris was trying to get faster, meaner and louder with his riffs. His oldest brother taught him how to do artificial harmonics, and when mastered, they quickly found their way into most of all his songs. 2006 to 2010, Chris was enlisted in active duty with the United States Marine Corps, where he did 2 combat tours in Iraq(2008) and Afghanistan(2009).
Chris Pietryka has been out of the Marines now for a little less than a year and has already wrote and recorded numerous songs as well as released his debut album entitled Riffer Madness in October, in the year of our Lord, 2011.