orifade was founded in 1992 as a melodic Power Metal band with strong Thrash tendencies. They originally started under the name Gothic, by guitarists Jesper Johanssen, Fredrik Johanssen and drummer Kim Arnell. Bass player Henrik Weimedad later joined them. In the early days, they performed with various singers until Fredrik took over the role personally, as well as his guitar duties in 1994. In 1995 Morifade recorded their first demo, The Hourglass.
In 1996 the vocal duties were handed over to the newcomer Christian "Singer" Borg; Morifade also landed a deal with the newly founded 'Loud N' Proud Records'. The MCD, their first recording for the fledgling label, Across The Starlit Sky was recorded at the end of 1997, this was also the time when the band decided to go it without Christian, who was replaced by Stefan Peterson early in the new year. Stefan Peterson debuted on two tracks done for company sampler discs Born To Walk and Against The Wind Vol. 1. In November 1999, together, they recorded their full length Possession Of Power. Peterson would depart the band in August 2004.