Oslo's Antestor was already alive in 1990 (as Crush Evil) and produced white thrash metal. The band breaks up in 1992, but reformed in 1993 and released a demo called Despair. Not garnering any label interest the band drafted new members and headed for a more commercial sound (i.e. keyboards are drafted) and invented something called Sorrow Metal.
The band's debut was to be released by a US label called Morphine. This label only released a tape version before disappearing! The band was quickly signed by Cacophonous. Kongsblod was the working title of the band's 1998 CD. With only Vemod remaining from the original line-up (alongside singer Vrede) the band was considered on hiatus as of 2007.
Satyricon, Burzum and others influenced this white metal band.