Ante Cryst was formed in 1997 by Wyrm and Hygegeomor, who recorded rehearsal demo tape called “The Gaunt Hill”. In 2005 Unknown Ikon joined on guitar. After writing new material, a second rehearsal demo tape was released called “Malicious”. Due to some personal differences between themselves, both Wyrm and Hygegeomor decided to leave the band. Unknown Ikon recruited new members and continued under a new name – AnXpm.
Recorded live in a 17th century disused winecellar in Northern England between the hours of eleven in the evening and four in the morning, the winter of 1682 AD.
All material improvised that night and recorded through two open microphones with rotten imperfection.