They were raised on their parents’ record collections and MTV videos that had re-surfaced through YouTube and Myspace. But they were also quick to embrace the music of the 21st Century, and they found new sonic territory to assimilate into their rock sound. Dynasty Xero formed when lead guitarist Michael Schisla met bassist Keith Montenegro at Franciscan University of Steubenville in 2018. Shortly into their friendship, Michael offered to teach Keith several advanced guitar exercises that translated well to bass. Their first lesson quickly turned into a jam, and within a week the two were determined to start a band. They filled out their lineup with Tim Rankin on drums, James Lamansky as a second guitarist, and Faith Sahagian as a lead singer, all while writing songs and playing shows. They became a staple of Franciscan University’s music scene, often being booked to perform at school events.
In November of 2019, Dynasty Xero released their first single, "Falling" alongside an accompanying lyric video.