Santa Cruz, California-based technical death metal band Son Of Aurelius was formed in 2009 when vocalist Josh Miller assembled willing local Santa Cruz musicians for a short recording project at Castle Ultimate Studios. The musicians were Berkelee trained bass player Max Zigman, Spencer Edwards on drums, and Cary Geare playing guitar. They quickly wrote some material and recorded a 3 song demo in 5 days. The mix of styles and influences ranged from brutal death to swedish style melodic metal. Everyone involved saw the potential for a full time band and Son Of Aurelius was born.