The Swiss group Samael, was founded in 1987 and started as a Black Metal band. The first album Worship Him was released in 1991 via the French label Osmose Productions. Passage, one of the most famous records, which also featured a drum computer for the first time, was released five years later via Century Media Records. Gradually, the band peppered their music with electronic sounds, so that later works can be classified as Electronic and Industrial metal. They collaborated with the German label Nuclear Blast and the Austrian label Napalm Records, among others.