Crionics formed in January 1997 in the city of Krakow, Poland. The first line up was then Waran on vocals, guitars, Yanuary on guitars, Marcotic on bass and Carol on drums. Their goal was to play fast and melodic metal music. A year after the band formed, they recorded five songs for a demo that never saw the light because of its bad production. About six months later the band decided to record a four-song "DEMO 98" which included the following tracks: Mystic Past, Pagan Strength, Black Warriors, and a cover of Emperor - I Am the Black Wizards.