are a late-'90s neo-prog hard rock outfit comprised of Ian Thornley
(vocals, guitar), Brian Doherty (guitar), Dave Henning
(bass), and Forrest Williams
(drums). The quartet met in the early '90s when they were studying at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. Eventually, the four spent more time jamming together than attending class, and they soon decided to leave school to form Big Wreck
. The group became fixtures around Boston and Cambridge, as they regularly played local stages. After spending several years rehearsing and playing concerts, Big Wreck
landed a contract with Atlantic Records in 1997. Their debut album, In Loving Memory Of..., was released in the fall of that year. Their sophomore effort, The Pleasure & the Greed, arrived in 2001. It would be some 11 years before the group's next album, Albatross, appeared in 2012.