The band formed in Tampa, Florida in 2003. Vilches had already been playing solo shows for some time and decided to bring along 2 more members full-time. Prior to that he had taken on guitarist Steve Martinez, formerly the drummer from Irrate. Currently, Mortimer Nova is again in the reforming stages as lead guitarist A Verastegui moved to Jacksonville in May of 2008. As of August 2008, the band has reformed with old drummer D Verastegui and Eric Hanson, formerly of Irrate and Faded Nimbus.