Starting in 1989, Sinister was a band arising in the middle of the Death-Metal hype. Mike, André, Aad en Ron were joining forces and the Sinister sound was born. After releasing a demo, which sold about 1500 copies, a promo tape followed. Sending out the promo to various labels resulted in signing up at Nuclear Blast Records, Germany 1991. Their debut CD ‘Cross the Styx’ saw the light in early 1992, and sold many copies worldwide. Many live shows all over Europe followed. Touring with bands like Suffocation, Cannibal Corpse and Deicide increased the number of people knowing Sinister.
In the years after that, Sinister succeeded in maintaining their popularity by releasing their second and third album ‘Diabolical Summoning’ (1993) and ‘Hate’ (1995) and doing many live shows all over Europe and a very successful 55 show-tour through all the USA.