Manus Obscura was originally created by four friends in mid 2004 under the name of Thoughtcrime. The band later changed the name due to issues with an already existing band, and thus Manus Obscura was born. As the members of the band started to go their own ways, Dalton was the only one that remained. Taking influence from such artists as Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails, Combichrist, :Wumpscut: and many others, shaped Manus Obscura into the machine it is today. Now with the help of Josh Tucker who joined up somewhere in 2010.