1997 - The band took the name SERPENT OBSCENE. They had actually rehearsed with the same line up, Erik-vokills, Johan-guitar, Nicklas-guitar, Jonas-drums for a few years but now decided to be a bit more serious, and thus record a demo tape. "Behold the beginning" was the first effort that was put to death in December of 1997. Limited to 300 copies, it was sold out and killed off swiftly. 1999 - The second demo assassination entitled "Massacre" saw the pale winter light in January 1999. This demo consists of three songs, displaying a more aggressive manner than its predecessor.