The band was originally formed in 1980 as Centurion but had to change its name to avoid conflict with an English band of the same name. Cyclone's name was inspired by English act Dervish. These loud metallers seemed to have some momentum with their debut, which had followed their third tape In The Grip Of Evil demo. Stefan Daemen was on bass in 1985, but switched to vocals for the next five years. The band had previously appeared on the Belgian Metal Race sampler and declined an offer by Earthshaker Records, which was later to become Shark Records. The band toured with Blessed Death, Anthrax and more. Guitarist Pablos Alvarez came from Death Squad and went on to Decadence with Kalle. The second album was recorded by Death manager Eric Grief and was thrashier. The band toured with Christian of Fear Factory as a member before calling it a day. Several members later helped found Channel Zero.
The band returned in 2019. Stefan Daemen was on guitar. New members were Kevin Verleysen on guitar, Vincent Heyman on bass and drummer Matthias Debaets. The band was booked at Blast From The Past with Sortilege, Acid and others for December 2020.