Surrogoat was founded in the beginning of 1999, and rehearsals started very soon in a new place called Kruusaauk. And club Khattra was founded, too, that began to maintain the place. Founding members were Rauno Veeroja (from Metsaline, drums) and Kalmistu (from Beyond Acvilon, bass). Soon Mart Paadik joined the band. He played guitar. Surrogoat played a very primitive form of black metal back then.