Among Germany’s most widely used pure dark metal rings, Mystic Group was formed on the tail end of 1992 in Ludwigshafen with the colorfully named Graf von Beelzebub (bass/vocals) and his partner in criminal offense, Aaarrrgon (drums). 1993’s Dark Interest was the to begin three demonstration tapes which, on the next couple of years, helped pass on the band’s satanic gospel within the German dark steel underground. Three 1996 EPs (one, a divide with fellow Teutonic terrors Bloodstream) led up with their full-length debut with 1997’s Morgenroete-der Schrei Nach Finsternis, also offering guitarists Mephisto and Agamidion. However they had been soon gone, changed by Isternos and Ezpharess, who alongside Baalsulgorr (keyboards) added to Mystic Circle’s Western european breakthrough, 1998’s concept record Drachenblut. Comprehensive touring with Scandinavian dark metal experts Marduk and Aged Man’s Child implemented, and following a few main festival performances, the music group documented what many still consider their masterpiece, 1999’s Infernal Satanic Verses. Featuring visitor vocals from Sarah Jezebel Diva, the record noticed the band’s ambitious make of symphonic dark metal fully noticed, but their will was quickly tested from the departure of creator Aaarrrgon. Forced to employ a drum machine for a lot of the ensuing tour, the music group finally discovered a (apparently) human replacement unit in Raziel, who became a member of in time to execute on 2001’s THE FANTASTIC Beast. Isternos also produced his exit a short while later, and fresh drummer Necrodaemon was added in 2002.