The origins of the British death metal band Hecate Enthroned date back to mid-1993, when vocalist Jon and guitarist Marc and Nigel first teamed in the group Daemonium; after a year of touring Jon left the line-up to join Cradle of Filth, but the remaining members soldiered on with a variety of new recruits. Rechristened Hecate Enthroned, the group welcomed Jon back to the fold during the spring of 1995, soon cutting a demo titled An Ode for a Haunted Wood which was subsequently remixed and issued commercially as 1996's Promeathean Shores, Unscriptured Waters. The additions of keyboardist Michael, bassist Paul and drummer Craig solidified Hecate Enthroned's sound, and in 1997 they returned with The Slaughter of Innocence
; Dark Requiems
followed two years later. The group's fourth album, Kings of Chaos
, was issued in early 2000.