The Brotherhood was formed as a recording project by former Smash Alley bandmates vocalist John "Stoney" Cannon and bassist James Street. First adding guitarist Mike Wells and former Vertigo drummer Todd Fagan, Cannon and Street would soon be reunited with another Smash Alley alum, guitarist Darryl Cliett. In 1996 the young band started work on several songs intended solely for the studio before deciding to venture out to preform live. Reaction was good and the band entered Renaissance Studios under the wing of engineer/producer Ruskin Yeargain. Wells would relocate to Philadelphia, PA and the band would continue on as a four-piece recording and performing live shows. In 1998 Street would move to Detroit, MI and shortly after Fagan would leave the band as well. Cannon and Cliett would continue with other members before officially disbanding in late 1998.

In 2000, several tracks by The Brotherhood were placed on mp3 dot com with the final mix of the song "Alive" breaking into the top 100 (76) of the site's rock charts.

In 2005 Cannon, Cliett and Fagan would briefly reunite in the G-City Rockers.