In the year 1994 melodic black metal band Siebenbürgen was formed by Marcus Ehlin (guitar, vocals) and Anders Rosdahl (drums) in Stockholm, Sweden. A couple of months later, Fredrik Brockert (bass) joined the band. Following the release of their first and self-titled demo tape in 1996, Linus Ekström joined the band on guitar.
During the Halloween weekend of 1996, Siebenbürgen recorded their second demo, Ungentum Pharelis. With this demo they landed a contract with Napalm Records