BASSIST | DEFNOTES: A TRIBUTE TO THE DEFTONES
BASSIST | MUZZLE THE MANIAC
Derek Austin is a midwestern bassist currently based out of Des Moines, Iowa. Growing up in central Missouri, he was surrounded by an eclectic music scene and began honing his craft in 2003 by playing genres ranging from hard rock, blues and heavy metal. His style could be described as a heavy and aggressive blues fusion pulled from various influences such as Ryan Martinie from Mudvayne, Sergio Vega from the Deftones, Corey Lowery from his work in Stereomud, Dark New Day and Eye Empire and Justin Chancellor from Tool.
His past most notable acts include The Righteous Wicked from Ames, Iowa and Switchboard Marion from Des Moines, Iowa.
Currently he plays in the Defnotes: A Tribute to the Deftones and Muzzle the Maniac both based out of Des Moines.