Anton Zaslavski, better known as Zedd, has achieved quite a bit of success in the dance music world in the past 7 years. Throughout his music career, Zedd has worked with artists such as Selena Gomez, Foxes, Alessia Cara, Ariana Grande, Lady Gaga, and Justin Bieber. During an interview with Billboard Magazine, Zedd recently revealed that he was a drummer for the metalcore band DIORAMIC for 8 years.

“From age 12 to 20, Zedd drummed in Arkadi’s metalcore band Dioramic, which was big enough in Germany that the boys often skipped class to tour.”

According to Metal Injection, DIORAMIC put out two self-released EPs in 2005 and 2008 as well as a full length album in 2005 called Technicolor. Who would have known that the pop/dance artist once had a metal side to him?

Watch Zedd drumming for DIORAMIC below.