Founded in early 1991 by Anders Kobro & Tchort (Carpathian Forest) in Kristiansand, Norway.
The first demo was released back in 1993 called “The Isle of Men”, followed 2 years later by a full-length album named “Heart of the Ages“ in 1995. This album was unique at the time since the band expanded the limits of their black metal style into the soothing sound of keyboards and female vocals combined with eerie distorted vocals and clean singing as well. The following album “Omnio“ (1997), is often regarded as their best album, featuring even more experimental music, 11 minute songs with more female vocals and reflexive lyrics, together with magical instrumental overtures. The third album, Strange in Stereo (1999), brought an enigmatic change in style, since the music got far more depressive and changing.
In 2000, IN THE WOODS… released the album “Three Times Seven on a Pilgrimage”, a compilation of three of their previous 7″ featuring covers from Pink Floyd, Jefferson Airplane and King Crimson, together with some newly released and rebuilt songs, like the new version of Child of Universal Tongue.
After releasing Three Times Seven on a Pilgrimage, the band held a farewell performance in their home town of Kristiansand which was recorded and released as “Live at the Caledonien Hall” in 2003. It was confirmed that this was the band’s last official release by then.
Now, facing all remaining time in 2015, IN THE WOODS… is going to release a new album and will be back on stage in 2016 for outstanding live performances with new and old material.