The band features vocalist Dave Trenga and drummer Matt Garabedian, both of Aus-Rotten, and formerly guitarist Bill Chamberlain of The Pist and Caustic Christ. Behind Enemy Lines has released three albums so far.
In 2007 Chamberlain was replaced by Ken Houser..
Aus-Rotten was known primarily for their political lyrics. After Aus-Rotten disbanded, Behind Enemy Lines lyrics covered subjects untouched by Aus-Rotten.
Behind Enemy Lines debuted with the album "Know Your Enemy" on Tribal War Records, which was later reissued on CD by Profane Existence in 2005.
Behind Enemy Lines then released "The Global Cannibal" on Antagony Media in the US and on Alerta Antifascista in Europe.
Behind Enemy Lines' latest release, "One Nation Under The Iron Fist of God", is on Profane Existence records.
Lyrics, as present with their crust punk contemporaries, cover a range of political topics, including: animal rights, environmentalism, human rights, feminism (especially on issues of domestic violence and abortion), LGBT rights, anti-religion, and anti-capitalism. The band is noted for their harsh criticism of George W. Bush, especially on issues concerning the Iraq war, Abu Ghraib, human rights subverting under the Patriot Act (as seen in "As Long as I'm Safe") and most recently his response to Hurricane Katrina. Lyrics often make Bush analogous to Fascism in addition to depicting him as a religious extremist and tyrant.
Dave Trenga often writes essays detailing his political opinion on both his myspace blog and Behind Enemy Line's website. He demonstrated strong distaste with Christianity, stating "I have never seen such a hateful and intolerant movement infiltrate every aspect of our lives as the current Christian movement in America has" and concluded, "I only hope see I see this movement fall in my lifetime."