1349 is a Norwegian black metal band from Oslo, Norway, formed in 1997. The band’s name comes from the year the Black Death reached Norway.
1349 formed in 1997 and comprises several former members of the band Alvheim. Drummer Frost is also a member of Satyricon.
Todd Owens of Capital Chaos TV chats with Ravn of 1349 @ DNA Lounge – San Francisco
“I disliked the direction that Norwegian black metal took in the late half of the 90’s, I wanted it to take a step away from all the symphonic, pompous sounding. So I just took matters into my own hands.” Ravn of 1349