Pride of Mind was formed in Osaka, Japan in 1992 by Atsushi Fukuyama and vocalist Haruna Masaki (now Klaha), with Masanori Ito joining a little later. Fukuyama, who was influenced by 80s music, was the one responsible for the band's songs. After making demo tapes and appearing on an omnibus album, the band started to develop a cult following. In 1995 they released an album (Systems of Romance), but then in 1996 Masaki and Ito left. Atsushi Fukuyama attempted to reform the band with Yusuke Gotoh (nowadays Dada of Velvet Eden-fame), with whom he released a demo tape with.