Mankind is Obsolete
Growing up in Columbus, Ohio, Jon Siren developed a quick love for music at an early age during the MTV era. It took years of playing guitar and bass in local bands before finally moving onto the drums. Being a late bloomer on the instrument, he had to learn on the job as a late teenager with local grindcore and punk bands "Medium" and "Inept."
Feeling the instant rush he got from drums and the lack of a pool of musicians in the area playing in these fringe genres, Jon found himself being offered various gigs that had touring opportunities.
In his early 20's, Jon moved to NYC and met one of his favorite industrial rock bands "Kevorkian Death Cycle." They had just lost their drummer and were looking at other possibilities. Jon jumped on this and moved to Southern California to join the band but in the process of moving, KDC had broken up. While out in Los Angeles, Jon met up with Natasha Cox and formed electronic rock band "Mankind Is Obsolete." The two went on to record multiple albums and still remains to be Jon's main project in which he is one of the chief song writers.
Since living in Los Angeles, Jon has had many opportunities to tour internationally with major label and independent bands in the electronic/industrial genre. Jon has spent the last 12 years touring constantly with the following artists: Mankind Is Obsolete, Hate Department, Dismantled, Psyclon Nine, kidneythieves, God Module, System Syn, Imperative Reaction, Inure, Christopher Anton "Former Information Society lead singer," September Mourning, Ludovico Technique and Aerodrone.
Jon has also been featured in music videos with his band Mankind Is Obsolete as well as a fill-in drummer for Dawn Of Ashes. Jon's drumming and songwriting can be also heard in various films such as: The Virgin Murders, Promise and Amber Lake.
Primary Artist: Mankind Is Obsolete, also touring drummer for God Module, Psyclon Nine, Dismantled, System Syn, Christopher Anton, Inure,and Ludovico Technique.