Born in Bloomington, Indiana, Austin Lucas was taught how to sing by his musician father Robert Lucas before he could even speak. At home or in the car, his family would sing and make music. They would travel throughout the summertime to folk, bluegrass and old time music festivals where his father would perform every year.
As Lucas became old enough to attend school, he also was sent to the Indiana University Children’s Choir to hone his gift of singing. Although he would stay in this program for 6 years, performing in 3 operas as well as dozens of classical choral pieces, he never learned to love or appreciate this music until much later in his life. When Lucas was 12, he removed himself from the choir and went off in search of louder and faster music. It was in the punk and hardcore scene where Lucas found himself and has remained for the last 16 years. He playied in crust and grind bands Rune and Twentythird Chapter, as well as technical punk outfit K10 Prospect. Lucas lived in Praha, Czech Republic for a few years, but now he’s back in the U.S. where he splits his time between touring solo with his own folk material, and playing guitar in the Orc-core Crust band Guided Cradle.