Something Left After Misfortune (aka
"S.L.A.M.") was founded in Atlanta in 1999
by Chris Burkett (vocals), Toma Oliver
(guitar), Chris Langley (drums) and Casey
Kline (guitar). They set out to give rock
music fans something new. Tiring of the "my dad spanked me too much" aggro rock spewing from the lips of upper middle income children posing as rock stars, the four decided that it was again time to make loud rock that conveys more substantive messages.