Emperor formed in 1991. The band released its debut album In the Nightside Eclipse in 1994 and followed it up with a second album titled Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk in 1997. The band was well-received in the '90s. But due to priorities of their own, the band members decided to split up in 2001. The band reformed in 2005 only to part ways in 2007. The band reformed in 2013 and again broke up in 2014 and finally reunited in 2016. The Norwegian band has toured extensively across Europe and the North American continent.