The band’s inception was in January of 1994, consisting of Jes Steineger (guitar), Stacy Hilt (bass) and Jim Redd (drums). During this time they were using the name Breach, and around Easter of ‘94, Sean Ingram joined the band to fill the vocal position, and the four members opted to use the name Coalesce, to avoid confusion with a Sweden-based band.
With the name issues amended, Coalesce entered West End Studios to record a demo. This work was pressed to a 7″ EP that sold out rapidly.
The UK division of Earache Records was impressed...