Founded by Olivius in 1992, NAGLFAR combines the ferocity of traditional black metal with the subtle melodic overtones of those early melodic death albums that put Sweden on the map. Carefully balancing those seemingly opposing forces the past 15 years has allowed the band to carve their own distinct path. Olivius launched NAGLFAR under the name “Uninterred” with original vocalist Jens Ryden. The group has since gone through a cycle of lineups, each one becoming stronger with each subsequent release. Before their first demo, Stella Trajectio, was pressed, the group made the switch to the NAGLFAR tag. Hearing their unique brand of corrosive blackened melodic death metal for the first time, labels began to court the band and the group’s first full-length, Vittra, was born. Garnering rave reviews in 1995, Vittra remains a benchmark for many bands today.