Shatterproof formed in the summer of 2003, when friends, Ryan Lang and Scott Ray, decided to jam together one afternoon. After a long session, the two thought they had a such great sound and wanted to expand it even further with amazing leads and guitar solos. Ryan knew someone who was perfect for the job and he contacted Jake Loehr, an eager guitarist that had a unique style and amazing skill. Not long after his audition, Jake joined the group and provided what was needed to take their sound to a new direction. With the writing process already started and songs starting to take shape, they began to search for a bass player and a vocalist. That following year was a constant cycle of temporary bassists and singers. It seemed that nothing would come together until Jake mentioned he knew a bass player named Cody Mason, who was looking for a band to jam with. The next day, Cody came to the band's practice to audition. After learning most of the band's material within one session, Cody became their bassist. All they needed now, was a vocalist that could write some aggressive lyrics and take command of the stage. Ryan and Scott had an old friend, who they knew was into music just as much as they were. That person was Ryan Crawford, a singer and talented song writer. Within the next two months, Ryan Crawford re-wrote all the lyrics that the band had written previously, in favor for something more straight forward and in-your-face. With a solid lineup and a full set of songs finally complete, Shatterproof went out and began to play shows for the next two years. In late 2006, the band had to make the difficult decision to replace Ryan Crawford as their vocalist and began auditioning new singers. A fan of the band, Derrek Sammons, had already displayed an interest in becoming a vocalist. After hearing great things about Derrek, the band decided to get ahold of him for an audition. With a positive attitude and vocal lessons already under his belt, Derrek displayed great range with his voice and a incredible screaming capability. It wasn't long after his audition, that he became the new singer for Shatterproof. Last year, Shatterproof entered the studio to begin work on their debut, self-titled EP, which was released on August 30th, 2008.