Portland's Supernaut were formed in late 2004 by vocalist/guitarist Scott Chapin, a few years after the dissolution of his previous band, the Daylights, who were together seven years and found minor MTV success. He hooked up first with drummer Mike "Basil" Ternyik (ex-Sweaty Nipples) and, after a few rehearsals together, began the hunt to round out the rest of Supernaut's lineup. (Chapin is a huge Black Sabbath fan, hence naming the group after one of Sabbath's classic songs.) Bassist Mike Lee, formerly of San Francisco's Ones & Zeroes, was brought on board; they later added second guitarist Ryan Schmidt, a veteran of regional favorites Molly Cliff and the Film. Both Ternyik and Schmidt had also spent time with Chapin in the Daylights.