Intelligent dark rockers Radium evolved from vocalist Tabatha Predovich's previous work in a series of musical projects from Minneapolis to London and eventually Detroit.
In Minneapolis in 1990, Predovich performed with the improvisational unit Velvet Rat. Her experience and exposure with the band was enough to attract the interest of the band Elysium, and she relocated to England with the band in the spring of 1993. She wrote, recorded and toured with the band for three years, eventually returning to the U.S. in 1995, ending up in Detroit. Predovich formed Radium to positive critical acclaim, but the first incarnation disbanded within a year of formation. In order to fulfill the remaining shows, the vocalist enlisted guitarist Rich Patterson (the Resonators), bassist Dave Krofchok (former keyboardist for Discipline), and drummer David Below (previously of India Green). These "temporary" performers soon evolved into Radium version 2.0. Second guitarist Dave Johnson (formerly of Caelum Bliss and Brilliant) joined the band six months later. Their moody, atmospheric EP Tongue of the Ocean was released in 2001. ~ Zac Johnson, Rovi