Josh Greenbaum was the drummer from Aleka's Attic, the band fronted by the actor River Phoenix. Greenbaum met Atheist-frontman Kelly Shaefer in 1993. With a new line up, including Greenbaum, the band went to the studio to record "Elements". Soon after they were doing their first real European tour as support for Benediction and with Cemetery as openers. For this tour they recruited Marcel Dissantos as drummer since Josh Greenbaum had recording obligations with River Phoenix.