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Samuel Scott Joseph a.k.a. "The Axeman" was born on February 24,1974 in Sydney,Ohio by (Father) NAR Nashville Artist & Repertoire,Inc. recording artist Samuel Collins Joseph and (mother) Patricia Sue Joseph (Brooks) started his music career at the young age of 6 performing live venues in the Tri-State area of his hometown Middletown, Ohio. By the time he was 17 he had played in numerous live events as well as benefits by his fathers side providing more than 16,000 dollars helping those in need. Leaving the country/bluegrass music scene in the early 90's to form his first band "Womb Juice" spewing a Heavy Grunge/Alternative mix playing only one live show. Without a line-up The Axeman began creating original music where he found a niche in recording/writing soon to join his first all original band "Nailed" in the late 1990's performing AAA venues such as Cincinnati's Bogarts. Continuing to hone their skill in the hard rock/metal scene Nailed became the areas leading Metal band soon losing key players and morphed into "Grim Opera" exploding into the metal scene winning the Judges vote in Bogarts 2003 battle of the bands "RUMBLE". Unhappy with the direction of the band Axe left Grim Opera to spend the next few years writing and recording solo projects in his bedroom as he mourned the death of his father Friday December 13th. (birth) of "The Axeman"... In the Mid-Summer of 2007 while suffering from writers block Axe got into promotion stumbling into radio DJ Vic Mendoza and began work as a booking agent for the VM Underground. After global promotion through NBC and VH-1 road tours the show exploded finding a World Wide platform base of listeners. In 2007 the Axeman landed his first Indie label with Psychopathic Records. Scott then joined forces with front Kendra Mateski to finish studio work, "GRAVITOS" launched their first album "Levitos" in November 2007 out of Long Beach, California opening the doors to his dream venues as... The Viper Room, The Whiskey Go-Go, The Key Club. With 3000 miles between Axe and Kendra, "GRAVITOS" didn't survive. Scott was hospitalized for severe depression. As he struggled with life trying to regain momentum in his music career working on solo and group projects featuring global Artists working with Rob Zombies engineer Frank Gryner at Public Records releasing only 1 all profits to charity track "Dusting Ash". Pushing forward Scott joined RATED X in February of 2011 performing live throughout the Tri-State Area for the next year. After pounding the pavement and opening for featured acts such as Superkreep and Lipstick he once again felt change headed in a new direction... KRINGED!