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This intense American thrash-funk quintet was formed in 1989 by vocalist Patrick R. Dubar and rhythm guitarist Jason Coppola. Adding John Monte (ex-Method Of Destruction; bass), Reed St. Mark (ex-Celtic Frost; drums) and Louis J. Svitek (ex-MOD; guitar), they signed to Epic Records and debuted with an aggressive and confident self-titled album the same year. Slayer, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Anthrax were obvious reference points, as were the hardcore origins of several of their membership. However, they were dropped by Epic shortly afterwards (a fact bitterly recalled in their second albums title), and Jason Everman (ex-Nirvana; Soundgarden) and Shawn Johnson joined in place of Coppola and St. Mark, respectively.