The idea of Demonoid was born in 2000-2001. Kristian and Johan Niemann was looking to do something more extreme than Therion, as they were both influenced by acts like Nile, Satyricon and Emperor among many.
In 2002 Ricky Evensand joined Therion and almost right away he was introduced to the idea of Demonoid. Kristian, Johan and Ricky had very similar ideas of what they wanted, they all had the desire of doing something more darker, aggressive but melodic at the same time. So in the summer of 2002 Kristian and Johan had all the song ideas finished, and at this time already had started rehearsing to record an album. All along this time, Therion mainman Christofer Johnsson had been involved and promised to help out with the vocals and lyrics, he however couldn't promise to do any touring as Therion was his priority.
In late 2002 the band went into the studio to record their debut album 'Riders of the Apocalypse', which was released in 2004 on Nuclear Blast. As Therion kept on touring during 2005, Christofer Johnsson made the announcement to leave Demonoid. He was very honest and said that he had no time or desire to do any touring with the band so it was time for the guys to find a new singer and although they had some names of people they might consider working with, there was one guy they REALLY wanted...
After a wet night out in Stockholm, Kristian met Caligula from Dark Funeral by accident and asked if he was interested in doing the Demonoid thing. After meeting the rest of the guys at Stockholms infamous Pub Anchor Caligula said - "Alright, lets do it"!!!! Now they had a vocalist that not only had THE voice from hell, it was also someone who had the attitude and power of a real frontman.
In the fall of 2006 Demonoid started writing material for the second album, and you can be sure that with Kristians amazing, blazing guitar playing, Johans in your face, tight and thunderous bass playing, Rickys fiery and explosive drumming and Caligulas powerful and don't-fuck-with-me attitude vocals, these guys are not only out for world domination, they will annihilate you.
(source: the official Demonoid website, August 2008)