1349 formed in 1997 and comprises several former members of the band Alvheim. Drummer Frost is also a member of Satyricon. The band debuted with 2003’s ‘Liberation’, which paid homage to 1349’s stylistic influences with a cover of of Mayhem’s “Buried by Time and Dust”. In live settings, 1349 has also covered Celtic Frost, whom vocalist Ravn cites as his principal influence. ‘Liberation’ was followed by outings Beyond the Apocalypse (2004), Hellfire (2005), Revelations of the Black Flame (2009) and Demonoir (2010).
1349’s fifth studio album is scheduled for release on Norway’s Indie Recordings and Seasons of Mist (US) in autumn 2014.