Former alternative rock musicians Phred and Mournful formed Jack Frost in 1989 in Linz as a direct result of being exposed to Saint Vitus - hence the band’s name, which is a Vitus song. Phred not only sang, but also handled the drums. Nothing much transpired until 1993 when Rossos joined the band as drummer which shifted Phred to bass, as well as remaining on vocals vocals. The line-up recorded a demo called Wish and another called Maelstrom and played several shows. The band signed to the Austrian label CCP (owner of the studio of the same name) and recorded three albums. The albums were supported through regional tours and appearances at festivals like Wacken.
A lack of progress prompts the band to look for new blood. Guitarist Gloom was the band’s line-up change and addition which occurred in 1999. The band disbanded following Self Abusing Uglysex Ungod, but reformed a year later. The band next signed to Wait And Bleed/Napalm Records. This label is soon dissolved and the band moved on to Massacre records for Wannadie Songs, which was recorded, where else, at CCP Studio.