Wargasm first formed in 1982 under the name Overkill. In 1985, they changed their name to Maniac, releasing a five-song demo, called "Rainbows, Kittens, Flowers and Puppies". By 1986, they had again changed their name, this time to Wargasm.
As Wargasm, the band released a few more demos before signing to Profile Records in time to release their debut full-length, "Why Play Around?" in 1988.
The band toured hard and released more demos and then a second full-length album, "Ugly", in 1993 - this time on European label Massacre Records. The "Fireball E.P." followed in '94, and then the band's swansong album, "Suicide Notes" was released in 1995.
The band has since performed a few reunion shows, two of which were video recorded and released as the live DVD "Knee Deep In The Middle East".
More recently, the band has culled together a collection of early, long-unavailable demos released as the compilation album "Satan Stole My Lunch Money".