American death metal band Brain Drill started in the summer of 2005 in Ben Lomond, California by Dylan Ruskin on guitars as a sideproject. After parting from his main band Burn At The Stake, he began looking for drummers that could actually play death metal and not just claim they could. After meeting Marco Pitruzella, the former drummer of Vital Remains, Vile, Vornagar, atrocious hysteria, Numa, and a few other extreme metal bands, it was obvious that he would fit in with the band
s spastic mentality. After a few months of jamming Steve Rathjen entered the band.