Founded as a three-member band in Säffle, Sweden, Draconian originally coupled death metal, black metal and melodic metal to complement its sound. Originally called Kerberos, it changed its name to Draconian following the addition of Anders Jacobsson to the band's lineup. The band's first round of brainstorming and songwriting led to the release of its first demo, Shades of a Lost Moon, in 1996. The band's next releases were a series of demos that didn't quite do justice to its talent. It was 2002's Dark Oceans We Cry that shaped up the band's artistic image. After years of fiddling with its sound, Draconian finally dropped its debut album Where Lovers Mourn in 2003. Its second album, 2005's Arcane Rain Fell, added to the band's growing-fanbase and Draconian got working on a special album for its fans. Over the years, the band has added numerous albums to its repertoire and churned out tracks like "Stellar Tombs," "Sorrow of Sophia," "Pale Tortured Blue," "Heavy Lies the Crown," "Rivers Between Us" and "Lustrous Heart" that have become fan-favorites.