Initially founded in 1997 by vocalist es-j, bass player joe and drummer m.g., Naca7 started out creating a soundscape equally rooted in hardcore and nu-metals more savvy spheres. While the bands name has its origin in the medical system to classify a patients severity of injury with a naca-score ranging from 0 to 6 (0-4 indicating non life-threatening vs. 56 signifying life-threatening conditions with immediate need of medical intervention you can figure out by yourself what naca7 means), the term airport hardcore marks an attempt to depict their stylistic fusion and escape being dubbed either one genre or the other. Furthermore, its a reference to the bands hometown, Schwechat, and its close neighbourhood to Viennas International Airport. Naca7s first outing, the 1999 5-track EP welcome, shows off the bands redeeming qualities (Uraniummusic) in their early state of evolution and received excellent reviews. As a result, naca7 were nominated demo of he month by Metal-Hammer UK in November 2000. Extensive touring accompanying and following the release of the EP earned the band international recognition as well as the reputation of a startling live-act and one of Austrias most promising newcomers. In 2001, guitar player hoochi who had already supported naca7 during their live shows joined the band and thus completed its current line-up.