In Battle formed in 1996 when Frölén (guitar/bass), Östlund-Sandin (vocals)
and Wiklund (drums) of Odhinn joined
forces with Sjödin (guitar/bass, a.k.a. Mysteriis)
of Setherial. The first album "In Battle" was recorded at Sunlight
Studio in Stockholm,
Sweden in 1997, and contained twelve extremely fast and brutal black metal songs.
The second album "The Rage of the Northmen" was recorded at Ballerina Audio in Umeå,
Sweden in 1998, with the
line-up consisting only of Frölén on guitar and bass, and
Wiklund on drums and vocals. Nine songs of Viking black
metal were the result.
In 1999 the only member left was Frölén, who started writing material for a third album.
In 2002 he began rehearsing
with Sandin (this time on drums), soon asking Hans Carlsson
(guitar) of Diabolical to join the band. In 2003, Nils
Fjellström of Aeon replaced
Sandin on drums and Sandin went back to handling the vocals and the "Soul Metamorphosis"
MCD was recorded at Necromorbus Studio in Stockholm, Sweden with a style more leaned
towards death/thrash metal.
The same year the band signed a contract with Metal Blade Records.
"Welcome to the Battlefield" was recorded and released in 2004. This time the recording
took place in three different
studios, drums were recorded at Courthouse Studio in Östersund,
Sweden, guitars and bass were recorded at
Necromorbus Studio in Stockholm, the vocals were
recorded at Mana Recording Studios by engineer Shawn Othani,
and the album was mixed and
mastered by Erik Rutan of Morbid Angel and Hate Eternal. The album contains 11
metal songs of true aggression and boiling adrenalin. This was to be the only album to be
Metal blade as the band and the company agreed to part ways after the release.
2006 – The band is currently working on their fourth full-length album (with working title
“Kingdom of Fear ”) that will be
recorded at the end of the summer. The new album will be
due for worldwide release through Nocturnal Art Productions /
Candlelight Records. More details
Odhinn Sandin - Vocals
Hasse Carlsson - Guitar
John Frölen - Bass
Tomas Elofsson - Guitar
Nils Fjellström - Drums