Conducting From The Grave were formed in the fall of 2003, from members and ex-members of local Sacramento bands With Passion, Promising Tomorrow and others. Their musical style has been described as fusing together elements of metalcore/deathcore with progressive death metal, resulting in a very ''catchy'' and yet technical sound. Upon being asked the question ''How did the name Conducting From the Grave come about?'', Jeffrey Morgan replied: ''It’s kind of a strange story, actually. When we first started out we booked a couple of local shows and we didn’t have a band name to play under yet.