Emerald was formed as early as 1995 following the demise of the bands Oppress and Dark Crystal. The band adopted a heavy metal sound and featured Veronique Remy on the mike. Julmy would quickly take over the vacated vocalist position though. Live shows followed and a keyboardist called Vaucher was recruited in 1998. The new line-up recorded a demo called Rebels Of Our Time in 1999. The demo would gain the band a contract with Germany's Shark Records, but the band's bassist would leave first and would be replaced by Stephan Kaufmann. A new drummer would also soon join. Shark would re-release the said demo before issuing the band's official debut, Calling The Knights.
Forces Of Doom would be released in 2004. After completing work on the band’s Hymns To Steel album drummer Andreas Bächler decided to leave the band. The band’s roadie Alex Spicher was the replacement.