, Travis Stever
, and Josh Eppard
formed Shabutie in 1995. A name taken from African tribe chants for "naked prey" in the film The Nude Prey. The band spent nearly a year experimenting with a multitude of different musical tendencies: punk rock, indie rock, acoustic rock, funk and heavy metal. In 1996 Michael Todd
, or Mic, with whom he had worked on an acoustic side project called Esme 9, took over being primarily a guitarist. Later picked up the bass specifically for Shabutie.
And since 2001 they are known as Coheed and Cambria
. Josh Eppard was replace in 2006 by Chris Pennie
Shabutie is the band formed by three of the members of now Coheed and Cambria.