The Stockholm band adopted the GREAT KING RAT handle in 1991 after a period as SIN CITY. In an earlier incarnation the band were known as ODESSA. The band's original line-up included ex-RACEWAY vocalist Conny Lind alongside guitarist PONTUS NORGREN, ex-TRYKVÅG and BANG BANG members Mikael Höglund on bass and Tomas Bromann on drums. The band brought in ex-CIRCUS bassist Leif Sundin. The ousted Lind would later re-emerge as part of STATE OF MIND, TALK OF THE TOWN and later AMAZE ME.
Members: Pontus Norgren : Guitar; Anders Nilsson : Guitar; Mikael Hoglund : Bass; Leif Sundin : Vocals; Tomas Broman : Drums