Knife Party was formed in early 2002 by lead vocalist/guitarist Cole Simmons and bassist Matt Bomkamp. After a few line up changes, the band settled in as a three piece with drummer Tom Hellenbrand. In more than 8 years playing together, on and off, Knife Party has managed to release 2 CDs and open for acts such as Machine Head, Presence, Flaw, Psychostick, 36 Crazyfists, Boy Hits Car, Slitheryn, God Forbid, Alston, The Goodyear Pimps, and more. Though they play primarily in southern Wisconsin, their travels have taken them as far as Jacksonville, FL. In March of 2006 they were also selected to be the featured band on WJJO’s Local Stage program. As of May 2010, Knife Party is working on new material, while still playing out on a regular basis.