At the age of fourteen, Zan picked up a guitar and started playing day and night. He was progressing vastly on his own but was keen on really learning to play and getting in touch with music so he decided to follow music lessons. He studied classical guitar for eight years and soon after started to teach himself.
After a couple of years of playing, writing music came naturally and with that, a band. His first band was called Crisis whom he played with for 4 years. They recorded an EP called “Squeeze It.. When We're Done”. After splitting up Crisis gave birth to a the new band Nightmare.