Formed in year 2000 by Okoi Jones and Cam Sinclair in Christchurch, New Zealand. 2001 - Brad Kneale joined on bass; the band performed at the annual Christchurch 'Satanfest'.
Released before Satanfest was a rehearsal recording of Aphelon's songs to date; the 'Deathdrone' demo. 2002 - Nik Coulter joined the ranks as second guitarist. 2003 - Aphelon ably supported international acts Pungent Stench (Austria) and Incantation (USA) on their respective New Zealand tours.
The band also recorded 5 songs for their next demo 'The Ethos Elite'.