In 1987 Janne on drums, Tommi on guitar, Sami on guitar, Miku on bass and Hannu on vocals started the band under a name Criminal Assault which released a four-track tape including three songs. In the beginning it was kind of a fun project. In 1988 it turned more serious. At the same year we changed the name to Sacred Crucifix. During -´88 we made a decision to say goodbye to Hannu because he was not capable of singing these "Realms Of Darkness" songs, so Miku and Tommi took over the vocal duties.