Locking horns somewhere betwixt the worlds of Southern sludge and art metal (well, Arkansas-style anyway), the band known as Rwake formed in Little Rock around 1997, recording their first demo the following year, and self-releasing a second, entitled Absence Due to Projection, in 1999.
Another three years passed before the arrival of Rwake's first proper album, Hell Is a Door to the Sun, and another long-player, If You Walk Before You Crawl, You Crawl Before You Die, was completed for release through At a Loss Records in 2004. At this juncture, the group's lineup consisted of Chris Terry (vocals), Gravy (guitar), Kiffen (guitar), Reid (bass), Jeff (drums), and B. (Moog/vocals/samples). ~ Eduardo Rivadavia, Rovi