Former bands: minus45degrees, squeak, toni & the kadhafi’s
Current bands: cyclus, one million seats
Sven Leyemberg (guitars) grew up on metal and played in nineties cross-over (Squeak (ex-) and hardcore (minus45degrees (ex-) bands before starting off on a personal odyssey. During this time, he was involved in numerous improv blues jams in seedy bars and took on a lead guitar spot in alternative rock band One Million Seats.
Over the years Sven has developed a specific set of skills that create a unique perspective on what a metal guitar could become, if unrestricted by convention. Being well versed in metal, blues and alternative rock, he steers the sound into the uncharted realms.
Former bands: clouded, minus45degrees, the set up, kickback, born from pain
Current bands: cyclus, bear, overlord
Serch Carriere (drums) is a true phenomenon. Ever since the mid-nineties he has been playing in bands like Clouded (ex-), minus45degrees (ex-), The Set Up (ex-), Overlord and Bear. He has worked as a tour drummer for Kickback (ex-) and Born From Pain (ex-). Serch brings a hard-hitting style to Cyclus and has a unique ability to tune his rhythmic energy into the frequency of what the other instruments are doing. A solid backbone with loads of wild improvisations, he demonstrates a great talent for adaptation.
Serch’s unique D.I.Y. approach to drumming has earned him a well-deserved endorsement by Stagg instruments.
Former bands: jarenduren
Current bands: cyclus, punchline hunting season, ihloosuhree
Sean Denissen (bass) joined the band in 2016 and immediately started having a profound effect on the overall sound. Playing in bands such as Jarenduren (ex-), Punchline Hunting Season and Ihlooshuree, he is no stranger to complex musical arrangements and rhythmical shifts.
Sean has shown a tremendous flexibility and has quickly adjusted to the mixture of organised chaos and musical freedom of expression that seem to be hallmark traits of this band. It was with Sean’s arrival that the ambition sparked to start playing live.
Former bands: facedown, .calibre
Current bands: cyclus, quiet, all around us, my cousin from japan, the broken planet
Daniel Mies (vocals) is a versatile vocalist with quite a touring history in bands like facedown (ex-) and .calibre (ex-), but also has been deeply involved in a set of indie projects like Quiet, All around us and My Cousin from Japan.
Daniel makes it a point to use the full spectrum of his voice for Cyclus; from low demon grunts and hardcore scream vocals, to his higher pitched indie influences. He is also responsible for all lyrics and content.
It has all the hallmarks of rocket science, but that is not the case. All members in Cyclus are just deeply concerned with the way things are going. Global and national politics, the monstrous stock market, growing individualism, cultural and religious idiocy, the dying planet, etc… Safe to say, it’s not going well. At all.
Cyclus started as a project to observe and address these issues from a different perspective. An outward look at what humanity is doing and not doing. To more clearly demonstrate the travesty of it all