Godspeed You! Black Emperor began with Efrim, Mauro and Moya in the early 90s and settled into a permanent nine-member line-up by late 1998. The band toured and recorded incessantly from 1998-2002 and gained a reputation for mesmerising live shows marked by orchestral dynamics, epic rock power and clunky, beautiful film loops. After an indefinite hiatus, the band returned to curate and performed a show in the UK, followed by extensive international touring. October 2012 saw the release of 'ALLELUJAH! DON'T BEND! ASCEND!, their first recorded work in a decade, to widespread critical acclaim including; with thy follow-up, Asunder, Sweet And Other Distress released in March 2015.