Coming out of Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD. Striknine formed in the summer of 1999 by Tommy Mott (vocals), Jon Letzkus (guitar/back. vocals), Rob "Lurch" Holland (bass), Marcus (keyboards/samples) and Dave Eaton (drums) when they tired with the status quo of music. By mixing Death Metal, Black Metal, Hardcore and Gothic sounds, Striknine made music of depth, power and emotion on their debut demo release in 2001. Due to their unique ideology they offered a strong but strange appearance while performing with such acts as Testament, Spineshank, Mundayne, Diecast, Badluck13 and Dying Fetus. Striknine have proven to be a band with a marketable sound.