The hardcore metalheads in Disarray first came together in 1993, when singer/guitarist Chuck Bonnett decided he wanted to chase his rock musician dreams. He formed lineup after lineup, releasing home-recorded albums like Widespread Human Disaster until he finally signed to Eclipse Records in the late '90s. He added bassist Vance Wright and drummer Dave Peridore to the lineup and released A Lesson in Respect in 1999. The band played with several like-minded artists until they found a fan in Gwar frontman Oderus Urungus. He offered to produce the band, so they went with him to his recording studio and released the results, In the Face of the Enemy, in 2002.