• Andy West - Bass, Guitar, Keys
• Rod Morgenstein, Jonathan Mover, Mike Portnoy - drums
• Toshi Iseda, Mike Keneally - guitars
• Jens Johansson, Mike Keneally, T Lavitz, Kit Watkins - keys
• Mike Keneally - vocals and lyrics on "Meat Frame"
"My music isn't really directed," says Andy West. "It just reflects what's going on in my life. I've got these two careers in music and software engineering, so my life is crazy. I'm always juggling lots of different influences and energies. What I try to do is just let go and let my music lead me somewhere. With this RAMA 1, a lot of the songs came from my time in Chicago, where I was really influenced by the heavy, industrial, apocalyptic rock that was going on – Ministry and all those guys. I wanted to take that heaviness and tweak it slightly, skew it into something else."