When Penelope Houston
wanted to newly record some old Avengers
songs in 1998, she only got Greg Ingraham
from the original lineup. So she recruited California-based musicians Dan Panic
and Joel Reader
to fill the lineup and called them The Scavengers. After the release of Died For Your Sins, they performed a few shows and then stopped activity so Houston could resume her solo career. A few years later, the band started up again, with Luis Illades
replacing Panic, and this time went on as the Avengers.