Starglow Energy formed as a five-piece during 1990 in Switzerland and have toured their native land as well as adjacent countries with their brand of 1970s-inspired prog rock ever since. The band's debut album, Same, was privately pressed and released in 1993, after which the group lost a member in 1994, dropping Starglow Energy to the stable four-member unit it has remained: Gogs Andrighetto (vocals, guitars), Vivo Stefania (bass), Luky Bosshardt (Hammond organ, Mini Moog, mellotron), and Michi Stefania (drums). Time Machine appeared in 1995, and the live 100% Live followed in 1996 (numerous singles and contributions to various music samplers also appeared during that stretch). Their third studio album, Gate to Celdan, came out in 1998. Starglow Energy works with strains of Uriah Heep, Atomic Rooster, and Grand Funk Railroad, but they attempt to raise the intelligence quotient of those bands a notch or two.