The band was formed in Fall '96 by Thomas (bass / vocals), Michael (guitars) & Lala (drums) as ZERO. Some 4-track recordings were made but Lala started to fail interest. After the replacement, in late '97, of Lala by Martin, things started to happen. In January '98, a demo is released & sold over 200 copies & obtain good reviews in Sweden. They giged & finaly change their name into MAURFAHR. Another demo is recorded & the band still giged around south of Sweden.