Very early in the year of 2008, Sean Kratz ( Lucian ) and Nathan Karns ( Lord Sepull ) decided to form a band based of Black metal roots with a melodic , epic Death metal feel too it. Both Nathan and Sean have been in a band called Eviscerated ( Based out of cleveland ) for a few years doing technical Death, and wanted to spread their horizon with something more melodic and mysterious sounding. Out of the mist Benighten Empire was formed.
Sean Michael Kratz ( Lucian ) - Vocals
Nathan Karns - Drums
Justin Fiorille - Guitars
Taylor Reverendo - Guitars
Brent Harris - Bass