Once New Jersey metallists Hades decided to go their separate ways in the late '80s, several former members formed Non-Fiction. Former Hades singer Alan Tecchio and guitarist Dan Lorenzo launched the group in 1989, attempting to expand upon their metal roots by injecting elements of alt-metal (Soundgarden being the most obvious inspiration). The group, which also included bassist Kevin Bolembach and drummer Mike Cristi, issued several releases during their career, including 1989's self-titled EP, 1991's Preface, 1992's In the Know, and 1996's It's a Wonderful Life. Shortly after the release of their third full-length, both Tecchio and Lorenzo split from the band to join up once more with a re-formed edition of Hades. ~ Greg Prato, All Music Guide