Amestigon is one of Austria's oldest black metal bands. It was founded in 1993 by Tharen (Also of Dargaard and Dominion III) and Thurisaz (Also of Summoning). Both had been a part of the black metal band Abigor and members of this band still contribute as guest musicians on recordings on Amestigon releases. The band began by recording two demos, titled Mysterious Realms and Through The Ages We Preserve... respectively. Both were recorded onto cassette format.