Distorted Reality was formed by Martha M. Arce from Miami, FL, United States and Christian Kobusch from Berlin, Germany. Martha is the former lead singer of Deep Red, the American Electro-Goth formation. While on tour in Germany with Deep Red as the support for Project Pitchfork, a chance meeting would occur. After a concert in Herford, Germany, Martha and Christian met and discussed their ideas. Via e-mail they kept in touch and formed Distorted Reality in 1997.