Haatstrijd was born in 2001 as a solo-band of vocalist Nachtvorst. Two demo's were recorded and released on tape in the second year of it's diabolical existence: "Demo 2002" and "Nachtgruwel". Both also appeared on a compilation tape bearing the name "Zwart Bloed" during that very same year. In march 2003 the "Suicide Campaign part 1." split tape (with the Belgian "Verloren" and Brittish "Odium") was released by the Belgian label "Soldiers of Sudarium", of wich Theriomorph soon joined to play the bass.