Biography

The band originally was named "Back Door Cyclops" but decided to change its name and style of music to incorporate more raw sounding vocals.

In the early 90s, the band's original drummer, Danny Garcia, decided to move from El Paso, TX to New York City, NY. Danny's brother Eddy took this opportunity to switch from playing guitar to drums. Matt Lynch then moved from bass to lead guitar and Rick Valles was then hired as the new bass player. Together with Joe Rodriguez who was hired on vocals about six months before, this line-up proved to be progressive and on the cutting edge, touring constantly in support of their self produced CD Psycho Punko Metal Groove. In 1997, the band was signed to German/Los Angeles-based FAD/Noise Records and released their self-titled CD the following year in 1998. Five more albums were released in the band's four year existence and the band got the opportunity to participate in several festivals and shows across the world. In 2000, the band was asked to contribute a song for a Pantera tribute album, entitled Panther: A Tribute To Pantera from Eclipse Records. They provided the opening track, Domination.

Shortly after their first major tour, Mat Lynch would eventually decide to depart the band due to personal reasons. The band would recruit then-guitar tech for Lynch, Cesar "Achmex" Soto into his place. The band continued writing material for the Fields Of Disbelief album. Later in 2000, singer Joe Rodriguez quit the band as well, stating that he wished to spend more time with his family. He was replaced by Jason "Dewey" Bragg, who recorded on the 2001 album "Where We Come From", but left shortly afterwards. Jason Bragg was replaced by Andre Acosta after the "Where We Come From" tour. Andre's first contribution to the band would be the live album "Live in the Devil's Triangle", titled after the nickname given to the area of town where Eddie Garcia (drummer) grew up in and featured the band's actual touring RV on the cover. 2002 brought yet another line-up change when Cesar "Achmex" Soto abruptly quit the band due to financial reasons. About a month later Eddy and Rick contracted Matt Difabio, the guitar player and front man of the Langhorne, PA band "Single Bullet Theory" (Crash Music Inc), as Soto's replacement. Difabio as well as Acosta contributed to the 2003 release of "Evolution". However, the record was mostly written by Garcia. The band then followed the release of the CD with a short tour.

The band remains disbanded after several attempts for a original member reunion. Becareful what you ask for you just might get it....

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