The history of In The Woods ... dates back to 1990 and the
creation of another band,
With that band splintering in 1992, three of the members (these
being Anders Kobro and the brothers Botteri) decided to shift
direction away from the death metal of that band's early period,
and after recruiting new members, In The Woods ... was born.
Originally described as black metal, that term was never s
sufficient description, as the orchestration and experimentations shows a much
more varied sound than simple black metal.
They prefered a low profile back in the day, often using cryptic pseudonyms
frequently neglecting to say who played what, and in general opting for
the semi-anonymous mystery band route.
After releasing Three Times Seven On A Pilgrimage in 2000,
it was announced that a concert in December of that year
(later released as Liveatthecaledonienhall)
be their last, initially closing the books on a quite unique band.
In 2014 the original core of Kobro and the Botteris regrouped
and a new version of In The Woods ... was born.
Now three albums into this second act (and with only Kobro still
around), the style has shifted to a somewhat more progressive
rock/metal style, with some of the experimentation of their
early period still intact.
Recent album: Diversum,
released on November 25, 2022.