CEO / Founder
Michael Kadnar is a drummer, composer and the founder / CEO of Silent Pendulum Records. After gigging and touring for over 10 years, Michael saw the need for a musician-owned record label and started SPR. The very first release was Black Table's debut EP which Michael drummed on and released on vinyl.
As the music industry continues to evolve on a regular basis, Michael embraces these changes with SPR and is dedicated to growing the label and its bands while maintaining the integrity of each release. When he isn't playing drums in his numerous projects and handling day to day operations at SPR, Michael enjoys fitness, biking, eating new foods and traveling.
Lead Graphic Designer
Taylor Bates is a self trained graphic designer with over 15 years of experience developing album artwork, music videos, branding materials, merchandise and various other visual projects for bands of all sizes and calibers.
He is heavily involved in the Pacific Northwest music community as an energetic performer and lover of all things in the underground music and art scene. As a young teen, concerts and live music gave him a sense of acceptance and purpose – his primary ambition is to extend that inclusion to others who feel like they don’t fit the mold elsewhere.
If he’s not doing cartwheels in a diaper while dumping pool noodles on crowds with his band Steaksauce Mustache, then most likely he’s either fronting his progressive metal band Your Hands Write History, or pumping out thicc riffs and dirty jaunts on an 8 string for his Dark Groove project Hollowing.
A/R Agent / Packing Specialist
Laborer by trade, Dave has a long history of working around the music industry. He is a drummer, fan of all things heavy, vinyl collector and lover of the mountains. As a long time fan of the label he feels fortunate to be a part of this amazing family.Instagram | Email
Brendan McGowan is a filmmaker and musician from Atlanta, GA based currently in Brooklyn, NY. He drums in the operatic black metal band Folterkammer.Instagram
Travis is a musician and developer from northeastern Pennsylvania. He performs with his bands Toothless and Sleepsculptor. In his spare time, he can be found exploring a slew of tech-based creative hobbies or escaping outside into nature.Instagram
Based in Brooklyn, New York, Curran Reynolds started his career in 2000 as the head of publicity at Earache Records' US office, then set out on his own in 2005 to handle PR for some of the most compelling artists in the metal/hardcore underground. As a writer, his work has been published in magazines such as VICE, Mass Appeal, High Times, and The Journal. He is the founder of Precious Metal, a weekly series of live music in New York that ran for seven years and helped revitalize the city's metal scene. He made albums and toured the world as the drummer for Today Is the Day and Wetnurse, and currently writes, records and performs mInstagram | Website | Email
Booking Agent, Consultant and A&R Rep
With almost two decades of industry experience and backgrounds in PR, production, booking and education, Ryan is a swiss army knife of music industry knowledge. Touring constantly with his band Pound, his main focus is on booking, building and developing small bands.Instagram | Email
Andrew is a musician and brewer in Los Angeles, California. He plays guitar in Black Sheep Wall and is an avid vinyl collector. In his spare time, when he’s not brewing beer or creating music, Andrew enjoys traveling and cooking.Instagram