Atom Smash play emotionally charged hard rock centered around the lead vocals of Sergio Sanchez. In 2006, Sanchez and songwriter/producer Paul Trust began working together on material. Two years later, they had added Austrian-born guitarist Alex "Z" Zilinksi and drummer Mark "Taco" Annino. Bassist Arnold Nese and guitarist Luke Rice followed suit and Atom Smash spent the better part of 2009 touring and playing over 200 live shows. The band eventually signed with Jive and released its debut album, Love Is in the Missile in August of 2010.