Human Waste Project

Huntington Beach
Years Active: 
1993-1998, 2008-2009


Friends Jeff Schartoff and Scott Ellis, while on the way to Lollapalooza, decided to start a band. They then drafted Aimee Echo as vocalist after asking if she could scream. John Monte joined as guitarist but did not last long and they went through a string of guitarists before finding Mike Tempesta. The group began opening for large name bands such as Sublime, Helmet, Deftones, and Korn and struck a deal with Hollywood Records. The band also toured the UK with Tura Satana and Coal Chamber respectively in 1997 before playing the UK Ozzfest in June 1998. This trip awarded them press coverage that they did not find in the states. Features with the band (particularly Aimee) were found in the European rock magazines, most notably Kerrang.

Their last show official show was at the House of Blues in Los Angeles on July 8, 1998. Aimee Echo and Scott Ellis went on to form theSTART. Jeff Schartoff formed Professional Murder Music and joined Peter Murphy's live band. Mike Tempesta joined Powerman 5000.


Event Datesort descending Venue City Region Country
Deftones 06/12/1996 Reptile House Grand Rapids Michigan USA
Coal Chamber 05/15/1998 Clutch Cargo's (P) Pontiac Michigan USA