Amainstay in the Swedish underground for years, Satanic Slaughter were formed back in 1985 but were never able to maintain a stable line-up, going through as many as 30 members over the years with only Ztephen Dark (guitar) hanging around.
It wasn't until 1995 that a self-titled debut album was released featuring the line-up of Patrik Jensen (guitar), Richard Corpse (guitar), Ztephen Dark (guitar), Toxine (vocals) and Mique (drums). But after the follow-up album featuring more Black and Death Metal sounds titled Land Of The Unholy Souls (1997), the entire lineup changed again with all of the members leaving except Dark, to form Witchery (Jensen eventually going on to join The Haunted).
But Dark was undaunted and recruited new members yet again to eventually record Afterlife Kingdom in 2000, featuring Robert Eng (ex-Corporation 187; drums), Andreas Deblén (vocals), Kecke Ljungberg (guitar), Fille Carlsson (ex-Corporation 187; bass) and himself. Stefan Johansson and Martin Axenrot took over from Ljungberg and Eng respectively in time for the release Banished To The Underworld (2002).