The Sharktopus was a Post-Hardcore band from Missoula, MT. The band started out as more of a joke, mocking hardcore music. Over time they gained fans, and eventually wrote Paul Dolphin The Moneymaker. This song was the basis for their new material, some of which can be heard on their self titled EP. The band started as a six piece, with Peteski drumming and Justin on synth/backing vocals. Justin ended up leaving the band (rumors of rehab) and Pete was later replaced by Checkers Barker II. Upon Checkers entering the band, the musical direction changed, as he provided a wider vocal variety.