May 1994: Albert Hill formed: Vocalist, songwriter and guitarist Aaron Whisnant and drummer Kenny Hogan form Albert Hill as a project to develop some of Whisnant's material. They soon add guitarist Joel Cook and bassist Chris Francisco and become a band.
1994: Albert Hill records and independently releases "Fistunderfinger" album.
1994: Original Marshall Tucker Band drummer Paul Riddle develops an interest in the group, signs on as their manager, and shops the group to music industry colleagues.
1995: Keyboardist and vocalist Robbie Bowen joins Albert Hill.
1996: Band signs a recording contract with Universal Records.
1996: Band re-records "Fistunderfinger"
1997: Universal subsidiary Fuse Records releases a promotional five-song EP
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1997: Following a change in label leadership, during which the company president who signed the band departs, Universal Records releases Albert Hill from its contract. "Volume One" is shelved and remains unreleased. Universal still possesses the master reels.
1997: Cook leaves Albert Hill.
1997: The band independently releases "Machine Called Company" album.
1998: The band independently releases "The All For Me Theology" album.
1999: Bowen leaves Albert Hill.
1999: Whisnant, Hogan and Francisco take the band's sound into a more guitar-oriented direction, dissolve Albert Hill and re-form as Dezeray's Hammer.
1999: Dezeray's Hammer independently releases self-titled album, the debut release under the new namesake.
1999: The single "Looking Outside My Window" appears on the soundtrack of ABC's television show "Making the Band."
2000: Dezeray's Hammer independently releases album "Acoustic Live."
2000: Dezeray's Hammer independently releases album "Mortified."
June 2001: The band signs a deal with Neutron Records in partnership with Edel Entertainment.
2001: The band independently releases the single "Never Walk Away" and receives regional radio airplay.
2002: Edel/Neutron releases single "What I Think" nationally, and follows with a national re-release of "Never Walk Away."
2002: Guitarist, songwriter and vocalist Arthur Brooks joins the band.
2002: Dezeray's Hammer independently releases "Everything Whatsoever."
2004: Francisco leaves the group; bassist Michael Williams joins.
2004: Dezeray's Hammer independently releases "The Past That Decorates Me."
2005: Band signs deal with Rock Ridge Music, and Rock Ridge repackages and re-releases "The Past That Decorates Me."