The band formed in 1994 under the moniker Flowing Tears & Withered Flowers. Under the first name, they released a demo
called Bijou in 1995, two full-length albums: Swansongs in 1996 and Joy Parade in 1998, and an EP named Swallow in 1999.
After the EP's release, the band abridged their name to "Flowing Tears".
The band released Serpentine in 2002. After the release of Serpentine, Stefanie Duchêne left the band for personal reasons.
The replacement vocalist became Helen Vogt, who still sings with the band. With a sound similar to that of Serpentine, and
Vogt's vocal similarities with Stefanie Duchêne's vocals, the band released their 5th studio album, Razorbliss.
October 2008 saw the release of Flowing Tears' sixth full-length album, Thy Kingdom Gone.