Joe stump is both the guitarist for and the heart of the reign of terror. In fact, on their debut album"light in the sky" (1995) the band was called joe stump's reign of terror. Filling out the lineup was jay rigney on bass and matt scurfield on drums (both of whom are in the band event). The original vocalist for the band was brian sarvela. By the time of the second album, appropriately enough entitled "second coming"(1999), the lineup had not changed. However before releasing "sacred ground", the vocalist duties had been taken over by mike vescera( of loudness and yngwie malmsteen).