Azrael was formed by Lord Samaiza (vocals/guitar) and Algol (bass; originally drums) in the winter of 1999. In 2000, their first demo tape entitled Virulent Darkness arrived, although not properly released. The following year a second demo tape Unto Death was released to ultimately sell some 60-75 copies. At the beginning of 2002, a MCD Obdurate was released on Disastrous Records' with their full length album, Into Shadows Act 1: Denial arriving on Moribund Records' and Into Shadows Act ll: Through Horned Shadows Glimpse following in 2003 and 2004 respectively. Recently, Tharengraff took over the drum roll to allow Algol to concentrate on his guitar duties.