Manetheren's got its name form the book serise called The Wheel Of Time. In 2003 after Lord Azlums broke up with Autumn Decay, he formed Manetheren with 2 of his previous band mates Andy and Pete. After a while the line up became an issue so they all went seperate ways, then near 2004 Lord Azlum decided he wanted to try it again, and asked Grudlevitek (bass; of-Autumn Decay) to also join him, then in March of 2004 they released The Seven Realms of Manetheren, upon signing to 'Dark Forest Productions'. Months pass with no sales, due to lack of record label exposure. Then around August 2004 they began wr itting new material while recieving an offer from 'Graveyard Records 666' (AUS) to press 1000 copies of thier next upcoming album, The Absence of Light. With a whole new feel and sound, the album featured 7 tracks of 70+ minutes of depressive misanthropic Black Metal.