A cosmopolitan hard rock unit built around a shared love for classic rock and blues, Inglorious was founded in 2014 by English vocalist Nathan James (Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Uli John Roth), rhythm guitarist Wil Taylor, Swedish lead guitarist Andreas Eriksson, bassist Colin Parkinson, and drummer Phil Beaver. Inspired by bands like Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Whitesnake, Bad Company, Aerosmith, and the Rolling Stones, the newly minted quintet wasted little time getting down to business, releasing a well-received YouTube video of their cover of "Burn" by Deep Purple. In 2015, the band inked a deal with Frontiers and headed to a studio in Buckinghamshire to track their eponymous debut LP, which arrived in early 2016. Following the record's release, the band embarked on a European tour with the Dead Daisies and the Winery Dogs, and they were also the support act for comedy shock-rockers Steel Panther. Taylor announced that he was leaving the band after having finished recording their second album in 2016, and in an unexpected twist, original guitarist Drew Lowe rejoined the group to replace him. Inglorious II arrived in 2017, and was produced by Kevin Shirley (Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden, Rush).