Shadow Puncher was formed by Norwegian fellow Max Kevin Ølstøren, the brainchild of the project. Influenced by Metallica, Pantera and Sepultura, Max began recording his own music. In July of 2017, the project released two albums, an EP titled The Path of Challenges and his debut album, The Throne of Justice and Love.
The month following the two releases, he released a second EP, titled No Despair. In October 2017, he signed to Nosral Recordings.