Carpathian Forest is well known as one the early Norwegian Black Metal scene and also the second wave of black metal. The band originally formed in late 1990 under the name Enthrone by Nattefrost and Nordavind. As the nick names, Nattefrost used Lord Nosferatu and Nordvid picked Lord Karnstein. In 1990, they produced a self-released demo tape under the name “Black Winds”. The band name changed to its current one, Carpathian Forest, in 1992. Lord Blackmangler and Damnatus were the two new members that joined the band that year. “Rehearsal Outtake” and “Bloodlust and Perversion” were two self-released demo tapes that the band released after the changes, in the same year. Another self-released demo tape released in 1993 under the name “Moors of Svarttjern” and then, Lord Blackmangler and Damnatus left the band.
“Through Chasm, Caves and Titan Woods” was the band first studio work which released in 1995 as an EP. The record was particularly popular with Norwegian fans upon its release. They released their first full-length album, “Black Shining Leather”, through Avantgarde Music in 1998. After the release, Carpathian Forest appeared at the Under the Black Sun Festival in Schönermark, Germany. That was actually their first concert. Anders Kobro, Tchort and Daniel Vrangsinn joined the band in 1999 and Lazare, the drummer, left. He later joined up with Borknagar. In the next year, they released “Strange Old Brew”, their second full-length album. Also a single track released under the name “He’s Turning Blue”. During the recording sessions of “Morbid Fascination of Death”, the third studio album, Nordavind left the band and Nattefrost became the only original member of the band.
In 2002, in order to celebrate the band’s 10th anniversary as Carpathian Forest, a compilation album was released under the name “We’re Going to Hell for This: Over a Decade of Perversion”. The full-length album, “Defending the Throne of Evil”, was released in 2003 via Season of Mist as their fourth one. Gøran Bomann joined the band in the same year. He’s also known as Blood Pervertor. A live DVD, “We’re Going to Hollywood for This”, and a compilation album, “Skjend hans lik”, released in 2004. Finally, their fifth studio album, “Fuck You All!!!! Caput tuum in ano est” released in 2006 b via Season of Mist. It was their first and only release with guitarist Gøran Bomann. The album was recorded in Spring and winter of 2005 in ANP Studio and Vranglyd Studio. All of the racks were written by Nattefrost. Tchort spoke about the possibility of a new album in a interview with Terrorizer magazine in 2008.
Carpathian Forest appeared at Inferno Metal Festival in 2009 an after that, they entered on a relative hiatus. After some years, fr 2012, they began to play on some festivals around Europe. Because of the last-minute visa problems, their show at Maryland Deathfest was cancelled. But in 2014, they appeared at Blastfest in Bergen, Norway. Tchort and Blood Pervertor left the band in the same year. Together they founded The 3rd Attempt. So Carpathian Forest went on a hiatus again. Nattefrost collaborated with Green Carnation on Light of Day, Day of Darkness, Taake on Hordalands doedskvad and Aura Noir on The Merciless. He also worked with Urgehal on performing vocals and lyrics for the song “Endetid” of their seventh album “Aeons in Sodom”. Carpathian Forest has its own fans and is also respected among the metalheads as one of the most influential Black Metal bands