Chicago death steel band Oppressor was formed in 1991 by bassist/vocalist Tim Ruler and guitarist Adam Zadel, who continued to include guitarist Jim Stopper and drummer Tom Schofield. They quickly documented a demonstration tape, Globe Abomination, nonetheless it was their second, As Bloodstream Moves, that got them authorized to Crimson Light Information in 1993. Oppressor’s standard debut recording, Solstice of Oppression, premiered the following yr, and the music group embarked on much touring plan in support. Sadly, Red Light proceeded to go bankrupt and Oppressor put together Western Oppression Live + As Bloodstream Flows using their concert tapes (and early demonstration), that was released by Megalithic and held their name in the general public eye. Ultimately, they captured on with Olympic, which released their second studio room record Agony in 1996; offering more organised compositions and improved creation, it became the group’s discovery, expanding their market and netting the starting slot machine on Cannibal Corpse’s American tour. Follow-up Components of Corrosion made an appearance in 1998, where time Zadel, Ruler, and Schofield had been performing within an choice metal side task called Earth with vocalist Ryan McCombs and guitarist Shaun Cup (of fellow Chicago loss of life metal music group Broken Wish). By 1999, Earth had turn into a effective full-time project, spelling the finish of Oppressor.