Inciting Riots rose in 1997 from the ashes of the Beer Goggles. When that band split, bassist Ugly Lenny joined the Confederats, and then TiltWheel. Singer/guitarist Tim Boyle went on to play with Uncalledfor. Lenny and Boyle joined forces in 2000 to form Inciting Riots.
Drummer Dan Skum was recruited in 2001, while Pegadeth joined on second guitar in 2002. In September 2008, the band released a 12 song CD, Crucified For Our Beliefs. In 2011, co-founding bassist Ugly Lenny quit the band, to sing and play guitar for a new self-named quartet.