Randy Vanadisson is described as a renaissance man. After the death of his father, the troubled teen dropped out of 9th grade to pursue a career as the lead singer of Damien. At 22, he signed with Select Records and appeared on two critically-acclaimed albums; Every Dog Has Its Day and Stop This War. With both releases, he earned a solid reputation as a vocalist and lyricist. He appeared on national television, MTV, and numerous radio programs.
With Randy's ongoing obsession with cultural and perceptional studies, he earned his bachelor’s degree and graduated with two separate honors; cum laude and departmental honors in anthropology. After a thorough year-long exploration of central Europe and Scandinavia, Randy went on to complete his master’s degree in sociology with a focus on perception, cognitive studies, and military psychological operations. He then joined the US army for a three-year commitment which ended honorably with the 102nd Military Intelligence Battalion in the Republic of Korea.
The events of 9/11 had a profound effect on Randy and three weeks following the tragedy, Randy was hired on as a Federal Air Marshal (counter-terrorism) and held that position for nearly five years before moving to the Pacific Northwest. This also marked the release of Randy’s first horror novel, Coven of Celsus – Elizabeth, the first of three novels that culminated with the Coven of Celsus ~ Trilogy in June of 2022. The first story (released in 2007) is still wickedly controversial and was dubbed by the initial publisher as "The most dangerous vampire story ever told!" Comments attesting to this quote can be seen on Amazon.com.
In 2013, Randy and two of his closest friends cofounded the Libertarians Motorcycle Club. The organization has accomplished humanitarian aid in the way of food and clothing collection drives for Native Americans and veterans, while still maintaining its primary mission. Randy has appeared on national radio and events supporting their mission as a public speaker.
Randy continues singing and writing for The Haunted North, producing and publishing new artists, and blogging outspoken opinions which contain controversial dialog. He is still involved deeply in researching perception, cognitive dissonance, deprogramming, ethnobotany, and the unconscious mind. Randy now lives in Northern Arizona and is currently in a Ph.D. program in strategic media.
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