"Necrite was formed in 2004 as Thrull's solo project under the name Frozen Shade. After recording The Grave demo with his brother Jason on session drums. In May 2005, Thrull began seeking members for a live line-up. He recruited Nefarion on bass, and fellow musicians Malick on drums and Wraith on guitar. Shortly into rehersals, they began writing material collectively and decided to form a full band and changed the name to Necrite.