- January 1997 - Kim Mercier quits the band due to mental
anguish over her failed relationship with Zadoc.
Manager/makeup artist Witchy is brought in as a temporary
- March 1997 - The band hires a third guitarist, Steve
"Ace" Moore due to Kirk's increasingly
'difficult to work around' schedule, as well as his lack
of progress as a guitar player. Kirk was unable to
perform many shows during this time period and Steve
helped fill the void nicely in his absence. There
were also a few shows to feature all three guitarists,
which the band was also pleased with.
- Late March 1997 - The Jester is 'demoted' to the
keyboards after not being able to keep up with the drum
machine. His military service begins to find his
availability limited as well, and manager/makeup artist
Witchy is again brought in as a backup keyboardist for the
dates he is unable to perform.
- November 1997 - After lots of struggling back and forth
over his ability and apparent lack of 'stage presence',
Dark Cloud fires The Jester.
- December 7th, 1997 - Four days after their last show
together Zadoc quits the band due to lots of 'in fighting'
and lack of progress. Zadoc gives his blessing and
his share of his co-writing copyrights, the allowance of
the name and the logo over to the remaining members.
- Late December 1997 - Many of the former members of the
former members disband, leaving only Dark Cloud and Kirk
Brinley left in the band. Kirk resigns as well after
Dark Cloud's insistance on taking over the lead vocal
slot. RaYzor and Steve Moore join Zadoc's new
project, along with Dan Gober, called "Seventh
- February 27th, 1998 - Seventh Sin plays their first show
at a High School 'coffee shop' event. Many classic
"Vampire Theatre" songs are played in the set as
well as some newer songs.
- June 1998 - Keyboardist Nazareth is hired, but the band
disbands shortly afterwards.
- September 1998 - Zadoc and Dan Gober pair up with former
alumni The Jester. The band plays one show under the
name "The Righteous and The Wicked" before
deciding on resurrecting the name "Zadoc: Vampire
- October 1998 - The Jester leaves music behind him to get
married and raise a family out of state. Steve Moore
is rehired. Kyle Proia is hired by Dan Gober to
replace The Jester's role of 'percussionist'.
- January 1999 - Russell David Pope Jr. is hired to
replace Kyle Proia, as Kyle is moved to the
keyboards. Steve Moore is fired by Dan Gober, and
Kirk Brinley decides to rejoin the band.
- February 20th, 1999 - Russell sketches the first draft
of the album cover on a small post it note before the band
takes the stage.
- March 1999 - Mary Anson is hired as a second
keyboardist. Dan decides to 'quit the band' and
encourages Kyle and Russell to join him.
- April 1999 - Zadoc, Kirk, and Mary Anson begin to record
"Zadoc: Vampire Theatre"