Black Messiah was founded 1994 as a pure old-school Black Metal band. The songs of the members at that time, Zagan (Vox, Bass), Frohnleichnam (Guitar), and Reverend Heidenbluth (Drums) paid tribute to Black Metal idols like Venom, Celtic Frost, Bathory, and Possessed. At this time, songs like Southside Golgatha, Goats Pray, Cathedral of Hell, and Black Messiah have their origin and are complete to hear on the first 1995 demo, which is totally sold out. Frohnleichnahm left the band in 1996. As a result of major disagreements between Zagan and Reverend Heidenbluth, the Reverend leaves the band, too. Zagan, who has a classical music education, now stands alone and before him the possibility to reach a new musical territory with the composing of songs with classical and pagan influences. In 1997, Zagan recorded the first album "Sceptre of Black Knowledge" with drummer Nabahm (known from bands like Innana Unveiled and Goat of Mendes). The record was then financed through the record company Last Episode and experienced a world wide distribution. Among some older songs like Sceptre of Black Knowledge, Pagan Winter, and Diabolic Rites, which are more old-school-like, there were new songs like Old Gods, Crusade of the Blackened, and Queen of Darkness. The new songs. especially, garnered appreciation in form of very positive critiques in many magazines and fanzines. Many guest musicians, and most notably former Sodom-Kreator guitarist Frank "Blackfire" Gosdzik, have added their contributions to the creation of the first Black Messiah CD.