Formed in 2005, MoDenA began as a 3-part idea: a jam between Derek Daigle on the drums, James Carlson on guitar, and former lead singer Jordan Ait. These three produced a type of music filled with raw emotion directly focused from the player's minds. They quickly realized their combined potential for musical success and set out to find a bassist who could match their abilities. Unfortunately, Jordan left the band in fall 2005 to attend school at UNC-Wilmington. Unsure of the band’s future, James stepped in and performed the role of lead singer as he and Derek practiced and wrote new material.