After graduating from college in , Jun Senoue was employed by Sega to be a music composer for video games. His first project was creating two songs for Sonic the Hedgehog 3. After making the track, which would later be on the video game Sonic Adventure , the two stayed in contact. The original band included Senoue as the guitarist, Gioeli singing, and Naoto Shibata and Hirotsugu Homma from Anthem playing the bass and drums, respectively. In , the band released their album Thrill of the Feel through Victor Entertainment.