Created in 1997 in Lyon, France, Kemet would work with a melancholic and melodic Metal style. The vocal styles would growl and drone like that of Black Metal and suddenly clear up on a whim while a female chorus background overdub accompanied their music. The membership of Bernard F. (drums), Eric F. (vocals), Gilles L. (guitar), Jerome (bass) and Vincent VM. (guitar) came from former heavier outfits but desired something innovative and new to the standard bump and grind of Black Metal. In February of 1998 they would complete their debut demo Pieces. March of 1999 would see the arrival of Regis as keyboardist, while 4 months later Guillaume B. would replace the original bass player Jerome. Deciding that keyboards weren't their sound after-all Regis would receive the sack that September. In January of 2000 'Deadsun Records' signed them and launched their debut album, Dying With Elegance.