Cadaver Dogs was formed in Hamilton, Ohio in mid-2001. Founded by Scarecrow Rottinghouse and V. Rottinghouse, they were soon joined by E.M. Hearst (who was Scarecrow's old bandmate in the Industrial/Horror Metal band Kindergarten from 1995 to 1999. The band's name was changed in 2002 (after the discovery of another band with the same name) to Wraith of the Ropes. The true meaning of the name is known only to the band members themselves... and it will stay that way. The band prefers to let each individual listener's own imagination determine the meaning.