The Kentucky-based LETHAL was founded by vocalist Tom Mallicoat and the Cook brothers, Eric and Glen (guitar and bass, respectively). In 1990, after the arrival of drummer Jerry Hartman, Metal Blade Records released their debut album, Programmed, which was instantly proclaimed a progressive/power metal classic the world over.
In 1994, LETHAL independently released Your Favorite God, a 5-song EP (featuring new guitarist David McElfresh) which immediately sold out. Your Favorite God showed LETHAL going in a heavier direction, with such outstanding songs as "Waiting On The Kill" and "Hard To Breathe."
LETHAL’s last release Poison Seed, set new standards for which all future progressive metal bands will be judged. LETHAL is destined to take their place among rock's elite with the sheer musical brilliance of Poison Seed, featuring "Down," "Walking Wounded," and the title track.