To God, 1993
On Oct 22nd 2004,
STG played their first show together in over 10 years. It was a bit of a "secret" show
(aka, we didn't promote it) but it was a great success. See the official
STG website for current shows.
The history of STG:
is formed as a side project by Peter Prins and Chad Bishop. A 3 song
demo is recorded under the influence of beer and fast food, and copies
are given to friends. The band's name is taken from the chorus of
their very first song - Screaming To God.
King and Eric Lilly join. Two more demos are completed and STG starts
playing live. By the end of the year small fanzines are starting
to give favorable reviews, and songs are being included on local
does his last demo with STG, Vermin, and the search for
a new singer is on. By mid-year STG and new singer Mark Rebman finish
Sacrifice, with the help of bass player Jeff Tatman. However,
by the end of the year, Mark, Jeff and Eric are gone and STG barely
sneak out another demo, Requiem, with yet another singer,
records its best and last demo, Climate Of Violence. A
series of brutal live shows dominate the year. Various musicians
guest at the shows, adding to the mayhem. At varying times, Ryan
Skalla, James Leighton, David Skott, and Chad Volpe seem to become
whittles itself down to a five piece. Rotten and Cleopatra records
both offer deals, with Rotten eventually getting the ink. Shane,
Bruce (credited as Alan King on NLH), David, Chad Volpe, and
Chad Bishop head into the studio to record No Longer Human.
Spike Cassidy from D.R.I. helps produce. Just before the record
is released, things get stupid and Chad Volpe leaves. A video
Raped Pain is made. The remaining 4 members round
out the year touring with Spahn Ranch and Clay People.
get slow in STG land. The band comes under incredible pressure from
Rotten to continue touring but can't financially commit. Live shows
become virtually nonexistent, and the band unsuccessfully struggles
to complete a new demo. Eventually, the band splits to form new
projects, Idiot Stare and Element. David and Shane also played in
Kommunity FK for a while. The last STG song Mad Drunk is
release on the Scavengers in the Matrix compilation by
- Chad Bishop produces Obsess for Insight 23.
2001 - The NLH touring lineup gets together for a
one off rehearsal and "when we" party. All have a good time.
2003 - STG reunion show is preempted by a friend's wedding.
2004 - Original members Chad, Bruce, Shane, Dave, and Jamie reunite
for the reunion show in October. Joining them is new drummer
Brandon. After the show, David "hangs up his bass".
- Chad "The Fin" Volpe returns to the keyboard post
as Jamie fills the bass player position left open by David...12
years after David did the same for him. After two live shows
and completing the Nursing the Dead demo song, the band
and Fin part ways again. Chad Bishop is elected to go back to
playing drums and Jeff Smith (from Hate Dept. tour fame) jumps
into the keyboard spot.
and Technique: 3 songs 1989
In Wonderland: 7 songs 1990
For A Poisoned Planet: 6 songs 1990
11 songs 1990
7 songs 1991
3 songs 1991
Of Violence: 10 songs 1992
(available from the individual labels)
Tech Overdrive (If It Moves.../Cargo) 1991
Of Deconstruction (Technical Chaos) 1992
(Ponder Records) 1993
Control Compilation (Cri Du Chat Disques) 1993
Heat Culture (If It Moves.../Cargo) 1993
The Mainstream (Intercord Record Service) 1993
In The Matrix (If It Moves.../Cargo) 1994
Rapture 4 (Zoth Ommog) 1994
Releases: (available from Rotten Records, P.O. Box 2157 Montclair,
Longer Human 10 songs 1993