In biological terms, Nyctinasty means the nastic rhythmic movement of plants in response to the onset of darkness. The current incarnation of the band was formed back in 2006. Playing in the underground circuit for quite a while for around 3 years already, Nyctinasty's Noodle Perez and Pat Garcia recruited then "Hidden Nikki" drummer Nikki Cuna to play drums for them. Shortly thereafter, they were able to convince their friend Levi to play the bass. Their influences include Rufio, Coheed and Cambria, Element 101, Mae, Poison The Well, Super Junky Monkey, etc.