Named following the alias from the comic-book figure Iron Man, NY City’s Tonystark can be an emocore quintet, comprising singer John, guitarists Rob and Pete, bassist Ray, and drummer Wayne. The music group originally began being a part project for a number of members from the hardcore punk clothing Awkward Idea, before it became a full-time proposition. A demonstration caught the hearing of Resurrection A.D. Information owner A.J. Falvo, who authorized the music group — leading to the 1998 EP HI-TECH Low Existence. The band backed the discharge by playing displays in the brand new York City region with Candiria, Fahrenheit 451, and Shutdown, amongst others.