Bodybag Productions



Idiot Stare

STG Logocrusty old photo of STG Screaming 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:

1989-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.

1990-Bruce 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 compilation albums.

1991-Peter 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, Shane Talada.

1992-STG 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 permanent fixtures.

1993-STG 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 for Razor Raped Pain is made. The remaining 4 members round out the year touring with Spahn Ranch and Clay People.

1994-Things 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 Chase.

1995 - 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".

2005 - 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.

Demo tapes:

  1. Ideas and Technique: 3 songs 1989
  2. Malice In Wonderland: 7 songs 1990
  3. Diet For A Poisoned Planet: 6 songs 1990
  4. Vermin: 11 songs 1990
  5. Sacrifice: 7 songs 1991
  6. Requiem: 3 songs 1991
  7. Climate Of Violence: 10 songs 1992

Compilations: (available from the individual labels)

  1. Torture Tech Overdrive (If It Moves.../Cargo) 1991
  2. Mechanics Of Deconstruction (Technical Chaos) 1992
  3. Suckle (Ponder Records) 1993
  4. Absolute Control Compilation (Cri Du Chat Disques) 1993
  5. Rivet Heat Culture (If It Moves.../Cargo) 1993
  6. Nevermind The Mainstream (Intercord Record Service) 1993
  7. Scavengers In The Matrix (If It Moves.../Cargo) 1994
  8. Body Rapture 4 (Zoth Ommog) 1994

International Releases: (available from Rotten Records, P.O. Box 2157 Montclair, Ca 91763)

No Longer Human 10 songs 1993