The band started out as a trio with bassist Steve DiGiorgio, drummer Chris Dugan, and saxophone/flute player Flamp Sorvari. They were initially only a studio project, but soon after forming, they added guitarist Eric Cutler to the lineup. They recorded a demo they named Solace and distributed it through mail orders, local distributors, and several underground music fan-zines. In 1995, Cutler was replaced by Ken Schultz. The band released another untitled demo with 5 songs, which helped them become noticed and play more live shows.