In June 1996 four friends who played in several local bands in Maastricht, Holland, formed Homethrust. The first rehearsal went really well, this means it went better than the average rehearsal of the other bands the members played in. It was a good reason to go on.
They started writing old school hardcore songs with influences of punk, oi! and metal. In November 1996 Homethrust had their first show with $400 Suits and Demon Joker Junior. After this show Homethrust played a lot of shows as support act of these bands in The Netherlands and Belgium.