They were formed in 1989 by guitarist Rich Ward and original bassist Dwayne Fowler. Lead vocalist
Bonz joined later in the year. They released their first album, Snappin' Necks, in 1995, with Century
Media Records. In 1996 they released the Devin Townsend produced Pigwalk alongside new bassist
Corey Lowery and drummer Bud Fontseré. Their fame was minimal until the release of their 3rd album,
Rising. The album sold over 3 million copies and remained Century Media's highest selling album until
2004, when Lacuna Coil's 5th album Comalies broke that record. The band's love for professional
wrestling was especially exhibited through this album, as World Championship Wrestling's U.S.
Heavyweight Championship belt was prominently featured on the cover. Also, the video for the song