Pat and Kevin founded Amertume in high school and Rich joined soon afterwards. After a few years of playing as a three piece, Rich's brother Mike joined the band filling out their sound. Amertume performed all over the Pennsylvania-New Jersey area from 1996-2000. In January 1999, they released their debut full length "Bang" on Break Even Records. Pat eventually left the band in 1999 and went on to form Cameron and the Silence Kit. His musical input is only evident here on "Fold and Tape", but for the majority of the band's existence, he was a primary creative force. Pat was replaced by Adam on guitar for the last year of the band.