Founded by Franz Treichler (vocals), Cesare Pizzi (tapes/synth.) and Frank Bagnound (drums), Young God released their self-financed debut 45 Envoye (1986). Its follow-up, Did You Miss Me (1987), got them a deal with Belgian indie Play It Again Sam'. The production and gothic French lyrics got their subsequent debut self-titled album acclaim, as did their second effort, L'Eau Rouge (The Red Water; 1989) without Frank who was replaced with Use Heistand on drums. It wasn't until their third effort, TV Sky (1992) with Al Mondo replacing Pizzi, that they got recognition in the U.S.A., helped greatly due to it being sung in English, a decision that also got them their first chart spot in the U.K. at #54.
After a bit of a break, they returned with Only Heaven (1995) becoming their most mature effort and one that won over the Heavy Metal audience while still catering to the Industrial and indie fans. Heaven Deconstruction (1997) would follow but not in the U.K. where it wasn't even released.