Lucas began drumming at the age of 14 covering Slayer songs on guitar but later joined percussion classes in High school. At age 19, Lucas moved to Richmond, VA and joined Cory Smoot in the GWAR side project Mensrea while playing with the Death/Grind band Wartorn. While opening for GWAR with the band, Lucas met All That Remains singer Phil Labonte and the two remained in close contact. Lucas later moved to Massachusetts and joined All That Remains, replacing drummer Michael Bartlett. Lucas appeared in the All That Remains videos "The Air That I Breathe" and "Tattered on my Sleeve", and performed on tours such as Sounds of the Underground and Ozzfest 2006. Lucas left the band soon after to move to Michigan and was replaced by Jason Costa.