The band began in mid-2004 in heathen lands of Colombia, with Beherit on guitars and vocals crafting the first songs and a project that would not take off until 2006 when Beherit was set to move to the U.S. and would join on stage Alex Dyaus on rhythmic guitar to give the project the complement it needed to transform and thus become BLOOD EMPIRE, regrettably for personal circumstances and lack of musicians who can meet the needs of the band, the project became exceedingly dawdling.
By 2008 thanks to the brothers of the Black Metal scene in Colorado, we are be able to record a single, called DARK INVOCATIONS, with the help of Nachtjaeger from HEXENWALD, single which has been taken splendidly by the black metal scene, but yet again unfortunately for personal reasons the band enters a wretched slumber.
Beherit next to Alex Dyaus engage together during this time to finish the first demo songs, achieving all the music and lyrics, searching for musicians by section in time recording comes around in order to accomplish what today would be the first demo named INVOKING TO THE ANCIENT PAGAN WARRIORS.
In mid-September a meeting is held which would mark the official start to recording the first demo in Lima – Peru, the venue would be the LETHAL STUDIOS recording room, and with the help of Giovanni Lama doing bass and Julio “Satyricon” it would set off the recording of the first EP, an EP overflowing with vitality and tribute to our pagan ancestors who perished in the struggle to preserve their land, philosophies, Mother Nature, and some dark history, which expands in the lyrics and music.
To avoid falling into stereotypes or be part of numerous existing genres of today, BLOOD EMPIRE decides to self-proclaim only as a Black Metal band and grant its followers, critics and adversaries the freedom to set the genre as they desire.
BLOOD EMPIRE declares itself independent of any movement or Black Metal scene in specific and is independent of any sect, member’s beliefs are entirely personal and as a band declare themselves 100% enemies of Christianity and all its ramifications, to support Satanists 100%, atheists and pagans; furiously and proudly defending till blood and death our pagan cultures, our beliefs and ancestors who were brutally oppressed by the deceitful Christian movement ruthless for power.
We declare war on Christianity, HAIL TO THE PAGAN ANCESTORS, HAIL TO THE BROTHERS OF THE LEFT PATH, HAIL TO BLACK METAL.