Melechesh founded in 1992 in Jerusalem with the intention to create Raw Black Metal with an Mediterranean touch. In 1994 the line-up became stable. And a year later the First demo was recorded. After this the band came in heavy weather, authorities were searching for the band members. A year later things were cleared up and the band could go on. In 1997 the band decides to record a CD to promote their new direction. The band chooses to move to the Netherlands and France, and later a drummer from Texas joined them, but he was replaced a few years later. The folk influences in Melechesh are minimal.