My name is Joe Payne. I've been playing guitar for about 10 years. I've been playing 7 string for 8 years now. I started playing bass for the underground death metal band, Lust of Decay, when I was 18, because I had no guitar gigs at the time. I later started a band, as lead guitarist and front man, with the drummer, Jordan Varela, from Lust of Decay called Domination Through Impurity. I soon after joined Nile as a bass player, when I was 20. I stayed with Nile for 2 years until I joined Divine Heresy as a bass player, with Dino Cazares and Tim Yeung. That is my current main focus, but I still play in 3 other bands as a lead guitarist, including Domination Through Impurity, Pain After Death, and Sudden Fear. That's about it.