In the Summer of
1992, we (Shawn and Patrick) met while working at a fast food restaurant.
Realizing that we had a lot of the same musical influences, but virtually
no prior experience playing instruments, we decided to try to put together
some sort of heavy rock/metal band. The tentative name of our band was
Culprits. It was agreed that Patrick would play rhythm guitar, Shawn
would play bass, and Mike Eades, a friend of Patrick's, would play lead
guitar. As for a drummer, the three of us searched the area, but found no
one serious enough to be involved in the project.
Shawn and Mike caused Mike to split from the group in the Fall. Erick
Kreuzberg, an exceptional guitarist friend of Patrick's took Mike's place
as lead guitarist. In November Shawn bought his first bass guitar, a red
Hondo (Fender P-Bass copy). On December 31 Patrick bought his first
electric guitar, a black Peavey Patriot.