Easter grew up in the San Francisco Bay area, where he currently resides. He was a fan of Tourniquet as a youth, became a singer at age 19, and joined the band after an audition, shortly before they went on tour in support of their "Pathogenic Ocular Dissonance" album. According to his liner notes in the re-issue of Vanishing Lessons, Easter was previously a member of a more hard rock oriented band. His first three writing credits came on the 1997 album "Crawl to China". He has continued to write, penning three tracks for "Microscopic View of a Telescopic Realm" and two more for "Where Moth and Rust Destroy".