Souls At Zero (formerly known as Wrathchild America
) were formed in Martinsburg, West Virginia in early 80's. The thrash metal outfit was formed by bassist Brad Divens with guitarists Jay Abbene and Terry Carter, and drummer Shannon Larkin. Wrathchild America released two albums for Atlantic Records; Climbin' the Walls (1989) and 3-D (1991). Despite the bands' success, with the onset of grunge in the early 1990s, mainstream interest in metal was on the decline. Inevitably, Wrathchild America became a casualty of the grunge-era, being dropped from Atlantic Records. Changing their look and style, they became Souls at Zero, and moved to Energy Records where they recorded Souls At Zero (1993), Six-T-Six EP (1994). Shannon Larkin left the band in 1994 to fill the drum seat in Ugly Kid Joe
; and some time later in Godsmack
as well. Jamie Miller replaced Larkin, and played on A Taste for the Perverse (1995) - what would became the bands' last album. After touring in support of A Taste for the Perverse, the band broke up.