The definition of a "sandbox" as explained by Wikipedia is; "a virtual container in which untrusted programs can be safely run" and "an online environment in which code or content changes can be tested without affecting the original system".
Steve Maher had written the "Sandbox" song with the addictive chant "Everything starts in the sandbox" as almost everything "virtual" begins trials or development in a sandbox.
When Steve Maher, Jay Stenning and Oliver Spencer set out to name the band Jay suggested that "Sandbox" encompassed the concept completely so it was decided from that day the band would be named "Sandbox Theory".
The concept was born upon the introduction to the eccentricities of the virtual worlds on the internet and our ever increasing dependence, almost addiction to computer based tools.
This is something so far removed from having a "fake" myspace or facebook profile.
There are people that spend a lot of time and money in these virtual lands and the concept is mind-blowing, intriguing, sometimes madness.
The Sandbox concept is developed out of this scenario, but in usual Sandbox Theory fashion, it is taken to the limit and the concept has transcended it's inspiration to become an epic journey that may never have a definitive end.
The music and lyrics are soaked in cynicism and range in concept from Hard Electronica Rock to Haunting Trance-like Industrial to Poetically Dylaneque.