1349 rose from the ashes of Alvheim in 1997, with Ravn (vocals & drums), Tjalve (guitars), Seidemann (bass) and Balfori (guitars). They recorded but never released a demo in early '98, and Balfori quit shortly after due to musical differences. In early '99 they recorded the never released promo Chaos Preferred. By then, the band realised they needed another guitarist, and found Archaon whose speed and technique took their music to a new level of intensity and brutality.
Hellfire, the bands 3rd album, recorded at Studio Studio Nyhagen in the course of 2005, is their most powerful musical offering so far. 1349 have refined their highly reputed sound into audible hellfire! Hellfire has received massive acclaim by fans and critics alike, scoring 5 K's in KERRANG! and becoming album of the month in Terrorizer. When the time came to hit the road in autumn 2005 1349 once again chose Gorgoroth as their touring partners and spent 5 weeks spreading the plague through Europe.
2006 started out with gigs at Metal Mania Festival in Poland and Club 10 in Asker, Norway. After this Frost had to take a break from 1349 to work with Satyricon the rest of 2006. Session drummer for the No Mercy Festival in Antwerp, Belgium and Tillburg, Netherlands was Tony Laureano. Frost had a small break from the busy schedule of Satyricon to perform with 1349 at Kroa in B, Norway.
Autumn 2006 was a time for concerts and touring. 1349 played at the Summer Breeze, Hole in the Sky and Hellflame festivals with session drummer Tony Laureano (Ex. Nile, Angel Corpse, Brujeria, amongst others) and session guitarist Teloch (Nidingr). A week was spent in the UK with Enslaved, Zyklon and Insomnium before 1349 embarked on their first ever American tour, supporting the legendary Celtic Frost. 1349 also took the time to play a headliner show at Safari Sams in Hollywood as well as 3 gigs in Mexico. 2007 sees the band visit the US shores for their first headlining tour ever, as well as extensive performance through the biggest festivals in Europe.