The mastermind behind the Varien moniker is Nick Kaelar. His vast musical experience has landed him songwriting for top Korean pop acts, spots for composing music for movies such as 300: Rise of an Empire, The Walking Dead, and Injustice 2, and being on the audio team for Furious 7.
Kaelar has also collaborated with Skrillex, Two Steps from Hell, and Celldweller. With his multi-genre, jazz-trained wizardry and ever-evolving sound, Varien crafts music of all kinds, while keeping a steady sense of cinematic storytelling. He is also heavily influenced by the Y2K era and Japanese visual kei.