The grim tale of Faethom begins in the ghoul-infested town of Cochabamba, Bolivia. A town were haunted souls abound and monstrous beings lurk in every corner. On one cold and dreary day, like those perfect for a funeral, David Diacrono, a Metal Warrior with a heart of ice, ventured far out into the forest to seek solace and darkness from the chaos of his life and to shred his guitar to the ancient trees. There he chanced upon a monstrous looking mansion with walls decayed and blackened by time and windows that seemed to weep. He heard a distant sound, melodiously tragic and mournful, yet beautifully tantalizing to his ears and hypnotized he crept to the back of the house where the sounds seemed to come from, despite him sensing that all around the place the dreadful presence of evil prevailed.