DAMNASTY started forming in about 1982 in San Jose Ca. when Ray W. met Mike V. in Jr. highschool @ Piedmont Middle. At the time Nike V. played the drums in the school marching bamd & Ray was in the school chior. The two of them would soon hook up with Mike's childhood friend Edward T. Ed was the first one of us to get his first musical weapon (Seville Flying-V) Ray's 1st musical weapon (a 2nd/3rd/4th? hand "beater" guitar & "The RAT" Distortion Box) with the help of each other & a few close buddies the two of us learnd to play. Mike V. would soon get and master his first 5pc. drum kit. Mike & Ray would soon meet another local guitarist Tommy L. After the 3 of them learning a handful of thier favorite cover tunes Ray & Mike played for Tommy a song that we had started writing and within a week DAMNASTY's first original song (In The Night) was complete. DAMNASTY now had a solid core of learning musicions and was now ready for vocals. After auditioning a bunch (& I meen a BUNCH) of singers we finally grabbed Ernie C. After about a year of practicing & writing new tunes we were ready for our first payed gig. On Sat April 2, 1988 we played the Mountain View Theater in Mountain View, Ca. and by Thur. July 28, 1988 DAMNASTY would play thier first headlining show @ The Moumtain View Theater. After a couple of years they got a new singer AX EXCRUCIANT (formerly from HAVOC) and on Mar 21, 1990 He would play his first DAMNASTY gig @ The Cactus Club in SJ Ca.