Jeff Turzo and David Reilly both was raised in small-town Pa, experimenting with computer systems and keyboards until a single evening in 1993, they made a decision to form a music group around an industrial/techno tune that they had recorded for a celebration. The duo documented four additional tracks, and got an audition with Rick Rubin, leader of American Recordings. Rubin enjoyed what he noticed, and agreed upon Turzo and Reilly to his Onion subsidiary. They documented a self-titled EP in 1995, after that added guitarist Andrew McGee and drummer Adam Kary for concert events. God Lives Underwater’s debut record, Empty, premiered later that season, implemented in 1998 by Lifestyle within the So-Called Space Age group.