Derik was born on April 13, 1978 in Armenia. In 1992 he graduated from Yerevan State Institute of Theater and Fine Arts as a theater actor. During 1992-98 he was the co-founder and drummer in “Titan” rock band. During 2005-07 was the drummer of death metal band “Aramazd”. Combing with drumming, Derik also is a singer. Since 2000 he is a member of the “Hover” chamber choir. Since 2007 he collaborates with “Vibrographus” production company. Derik worked with numerous metal bands, such as “Dogma” and “The Beautified Project” and now he is the drummer in “Empyray”, “Nairi”, “Miki Aelian” and “Mad Paradox” metal bands.