Conrad Hoyer started developing his producer skills when he was just 13 years old (1993). At the age of 16 he was the youngest artist signed by DJ Ruffneck on his labels Gangsta Audiovisuals and Supreme Intelligence. He released under various names, but the big succes had not come jet. Dj Ruffneck urged him to develop himself as an artist to prepare him for the big music bizz. So he enrolled at HKU Music Technology in Utrecht. In 2001 Conrad signed a new contract at Enzyme Records, after Ruffneck wanted to go in a new direction musicwise and killed off the previous labels. This is where he created the Blackbox release as part of the Enzyme X label (also as cd release on Enzyme Records) which got great response in the underground scene. It was not untill 2004 when Butterfly VIP hit the stores when his big breaktrough came to be. Recongnised at big parties like Masters of Hardcore and Thunderdome. From this day on Ophidian became a name to be reckoned with. By combining the hard and raw with beautifull melody lines, he has had a huge infuence on the hardcore scene of today. In summer 2005, Ophidian founded the label Meta4, in collaboration with DJ Ruffneck and 144934. Since 2008 he manages it independently.