While on hiatus from performing in 2002, local St.Louis legends, Visions Of Passion & Torture, member Styk, decided to embark on a solo project. At first only writing instrumentals, it was becoming clear something new was evolving. Having been a vocalist for many years in other bands, Styk decided to write some new material and add vocals...the beginning of StykFaktor was upon us.
In the meantime Styk and Tortured (Jeff Carline) from Visions Of Passion & Torture had regrouped to open for the CruxShadows. Once again they discovered that it was time to re-emerge. Styk recorded a full length demo entitled "Whisper Of The Dance".
In August of 2003, StykFaktor was asked to open for The Human League, quite an honor to say the least. The show gave the band a chance to let people, not familiar with the material, hear it. The reception was overwhelming and quite positive.
In May and August of 2004 the remaining members of StykFaktor regrouped for two live shows. In August it was announced that no more live shows would be planned until a new CD was released. The project has been on hiatus although new demo's are available on this page. Styk is currently working on another project but still has plans for StykFaktor in the future.