In summer 2002 a man named Valery (vocals/guitar) arrived to Vitebsk city for studying. In cooperation with his faculty mate Constantin (drums) they made up their minds to create a metal band. Soon, a bass player Maxim (Maxx) joined them. This lineup of the band was called TANATOS. After several rehearsals the second guitar player Alexander (Grozny) has been invited. He played in VICARIUS FILII DEI before.