Formed by Jared Deaver (guitar), Sean McGrath (guitar), Ron Dorn (bass) Raul Varela (drums) and Jeremy Frye (vocals). Jeremy soon left the band and Jared and Sean then both took over vocals. In 1997 they recorded their first demo, "Septic Vomit". Shortly after Jared received throat cancer and was forced to leave the band. He was then replaced by Leon del Muerte. "From Here to Colostomy", the second demo, was released in 1999 which featured Sean handling both guitar and bass. Ron's replacement was Tom Persons of Enthroned but his stay was short as he left soon. Ross Sewage (bass, vocals) of Exhumed then took his place and eventually became a permanent replacement. Same year they also did a split 7" EP with Cephalic Carnage.
The band played several gigs and in 2000 they released their first full-length album, "The Dead Shall Dead Remain", along with the 7" split with Engorged and shortly after the band then went on a tour with Nile and Incantation. In 2001 the compilation EP "Choice Cuts" was released. After the release they embarked on tours with the likes of Vader, Origin and Skinless. After the tour Leon del Muerte left the band but was quickly replaced by Andrew LaBarre.
In 2002 they released "Mondo Medicale" which was an instant succes. It was followed by the EP "Medical Waste" same year and the split cd "Dimentia Rex" with Haemorrhage in 2003.