Eeriness was founded in 1996 by Thomas Laupper (guitar), Philipp Gnos (guitar and vocals). Rainer Stüssi joined as the drummer and Ramon Burlet joined the bassist. later on, Eeriness began experimenting with keyboards and Andy Salzmann joined the band. In early 1998 Ramon Burlet and Andy Salzmann left the band for personal reasons, and their successors were Markus Burri (keys) and Mikko Wiederkehr (bass). The band released their demo CD in April 1998 which was titles "Lord of the Night.