Grand Belial's Key was formed in 1992 by guitarist Gelal Necrosodomy and vocalist Lord Vlad Luciferian. Lord Vlad was kicked out of the band shortly after the demos and joined the Norwegian band Ancient. A full line-up was completed and they released Mocking the Philanthropist. It was banned, but later re-released as Castrate the Redeemer. The last full-length they released was Kosherat, which saw the debut of a new singer and a new drummer.