Inspired by bands like Napalm Death, Celtic Frost, and Kreator, Greek thrash metal outfit Suicidal Angels formed in 2001 around the talents of guitarist Nick and bass player Kostas. The band released the demo United by Hate in 2002, followed by the EP Bloodthirsty Humanity in 2004. A four-track single appeared in 2006, paving the way for the groups first full-length, Eternal Domination. By this time, the band (which now featured original vocalist/guitarist Nick, guitarist Panos, bass player Angel, and drummer Orfeas) had expanded its fan base throughout Europe and had begun making a splash overseas as well. In 2008 the group inked a deal with metal behemoth Nuclear Blast and began recording its 2009 sophomore effort, Sanctify the Darkness.