Ares Kingdom came together in late 1996 as a project between former Order From Chaos guitarist Chuck Keller and drummer Mike Miller. The first demo was recorded and released in early 1997. Old Order From Chaos fan Doug Overbay and former Nepenthe bassist/vocalist Alex Blume joined in 2001 as bassist and vocalist, and the lineup was complete.
Over the years, Ares Kingdom have played many shows, locally in Kansas City, regionally in Chicago and Omaha, and on the West Coast in 2008, playing with bands such as Sabbat, Scepter, The Chasm, Midnight, Angelcorpse, Gospel of the Horns, and Master.
In a long running conspiracy with NWN! Productions, the
band are proud of the release of their debut album "Return to Dust" in 2006, as well as their two 12" vinyl singles "Firestorm Redemption" and "Failsafe", and their "Firestorms and Chaos" CD compilation.
Ares Kingdom are now finishing recording of their second album "Incendiary", and preparing to play the first NWN! Fest in Berlin, Germany in November 2009, and embark on a small tour of Western Europe thereafter.