Negura Bunget began its journey through the universe of Black Metal in early 1995. The first demo, From Transilvanian Forests, was recorded in November 1995 and released at the end of the same year under the band’s original name, Wiccan Rede. The release of this demo was preceded by the band’s first live performance, in Buzau (June 1995) and was then followed by concerts all around Romania. Once the conceptual perspective shifted towards the exploration of the universe and spirituality of their ancestors, the band’s name changed to Negura Bunget. The new approach became clearly evident on the debut album, Zîrnindu-sa, released by the newly founded Romanian label Bestial Records (late 1996). December 1998 brought Negura Bunget’s second release, Sala Molksa, a MCD also released by Bestial Records. The 4 tracks unveil a much more straight-forward sound, complex, aggressive, atmospheric, fast - The Music of Transilvanian Spirituality.
Maiastru sfetnic is the third opus of Negura Bunget. The album was released by Bestial Records in 1999 in a special digipak format (designed and handmade by Negura Bunget). More than 56 minutes, yet only 6 epic tracks, displaying the band’s vision on how a Black Metal-based world should have looked like. Maiastru sfetnic brought the band a 3 albums contract with Italian label code666 Records. A new track was recorded specially for code666’s compilation Better Undead Than Alive, and the band’s first video was shot for the same track (Vazduh) in the mountains of Transilvania.