Comprised of a few ex-members of New Jersey hardcore metallists Mucky Pup, Dog Eat Dog was one of the first hard rock outfits to follow the cue of Anthrax and experiment with fusing metal and rap together -- a style that would later become commonplace. Founding members Dave Neabore (bass, vocals) and Sean Kilkenny (guitar) have proven to always be at the core of the lineup, despite numerous other members coming and going over the years. Starting out just playing in friends' basements (and without a name at the time), the group steadily built a following. They eventually played in local clubs, which led to the recording of a five-song demo that landed in the hands of Biohazard's Billy Graziadei, who then passed it on to an A&R man at Roadrunner Records. It wasn't long before the group signed to the label, resulting in the 1993 six-song EP Warrant (the glam metal Warrant had issued an album titled Dog Eat Dog one year earlier, so this was Dog Eat Dog's chance to return the favor).