The band was formed in 1991 and released a demo called Where Serpents Reign in 1993. One independent EP later and the gothic/brutal band was off to the races. The band has seen a complete line-up overhaul and may not continue much beyond the present. Ancient Ceremony has now signed to Germany's Trisol Records and issued its next album The Third Testament in January of 2002.
The Germans managed to get into the news in the autumn of 2003, claiming they are being threatened with legal action by that country's Catholic church. The Church wanted the band to remove its blasphemous images from its website. Irond Records released an EP called P.uritan's B.lasphemy C.all in 2005. Drummer Manuel Steitz joined Agathodaimon in 2008.