Rysk came to life when Alec Petros, Kyle Seidenberg, and Mike White joined forces on vocals, guitar, and drums, respectively. After jamming for a while, they brought on Dennis Wu on synthesizers and started playing small shows. Dennis quit to focus on his schoolwork, and was replaced by Liana Borts on synth, and Ian Sutcliffe on bass. After about a year, the band was gaining a small following, but frontman Alec's vision wasn't cohesive with guitarist Kyle's, so they went their separate ways.
For about three months, Alec kept trying out new band members until finally guitarist Sam Jedrey, drummer Will Walker, bassist Danny Waterman, and former synth player Dennis Wu joined up and hit the ground running. The new iteration of Rysk released its first single Echoes, a slightly slower hard-rock-influenced song, followed by Shatter, its harder, faster, and heavier sibling. They took these two songs to clubs around the state, along with a solid repertoire of covers. Before the band broke up, the band finished one more song - Rewind - and played it at their finale show.
In August 2010, Rysk disbanded. With two of its members going to college, one of them overseas, it wasn't logical. However, Alec hung on to the name and released Crush, Rysk's heaviest song yet, declaring himself a solo artist. Late September 2010, Alec re-recorded and refined Echoes and Shatter to compose Rysk's first EP, Undead Orchestra.
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