Rotting Corpse was formed in July 1985 by Walt Traschsler and John Perez. Both had been searching for other musicians for over two years before they met. Soon after, Jim Mulqueen became their vocalist. Rotting Corpse has had several drummers in its history such as Dave Gryler and Randy Cook (Grib even played some bass before drums.) The new drummer who has recently been decided upon is Louie Carrisalez, formerly of San Antonio's Helldogs.