Doug MacKay started his musical journey as a rock guitarist and lyricist in the early eighties. He has had stints in cover bands and was the driving force behind the original progressive metal band Tyranny Shift. Doug has also participated in several experimental side projects with other artists. Most notably Dark Matter. In the mid nineties Doug began writing and recording as a solo artist. He has released two Rock vocal albums and has recorded a vast array of progressive instrumental works. Each album has many subtle twists and turns. Doug's lyrics are always top notch, being both pointed and thought provoking. He is currently working on his next rock vocal release, as well as reunion with Dark Matter.