FOREST was born in 1994 as a project of Kaldrad (BRANIKALD) and Dagorath, the leader of another horde from Blaze Birth Hall called RUNDAGOR (long time dead now). The concept of the FOREST was born after Kaldrad's and Dagorath's journey into the old woods where the long forgotten sacrificial places \ forest temples and burial mounds of ancient Slaws were situated.
"...and the Wanderer asked the Raven: "As you fly alone above the Spears of the Woods, above the Depths of the Distances, so lonely am I in my Weltanschauung, thus tell me, you must know - Where is the essence of danger within my deepest fantasies inspired this Hall? What in my thoughts demands such a greater sacrifice? And if the walls of vacuum are truly unbreakable, as they say?".
High across the landscapes the Raven's screech was heard: "You want to learn where the Night drowns deep? So go and meet this darker Land alone. Learn the Thorn of the Cold. Then come back and tell me, why the fangs of the Older Youth are still sharp and firm? And why the lips of the toothless oldness do tremble? Only the bravery of the Answers has the Wings to fly high, one with the Storms - through the Time, through the Truth..."
The unique atmosphere of these haunted woods, the ghosts of the past channeled the inspiration into the hearts and minds of FOREST creators and right after the return from this journey, in the Autumn of 1994 the debut reh. demo of FOREST was composed and recorded in intuitive \ spontaneous way. It has very strange sound and 2 of 4 songs were not Black Metal, but some weird folkish ambiental compositions on guitars. It was recorded only for close comrades / allies and never widely spread, although one track from this rehearsal, called "Winter Howl" is included to their later demo '96 "Forest" in original version, another song from '94, called "Like a Shade Upon This Land" is also included to FOREST "Forest", but in re-recoded form (1996). Up from those days, FOREST could be characterized as the Norse-styled BM, combining the rawest aggression, great DarkThrone-ish melodism, Isengard-like clean vocals and splendid unique atmosphere. After the rehearsal tape '94 and "Forest" album '96, another album "Like a Blaze above the Ashes" '97 was recorded in the same line-up, and on the next work "Foredooming the Hope to Eternity" '98 Ulv Gegner of RAVEN DARK joined FOREST project. Few months later Dagorath of RUNDAGOR (RIP) left everything he was involved in past: all the radical \ ideological activities, BM scene and so on. Later, after the terror-campaign waged on Dagorath by two remained FOREST members and their allies, he was forced to escape from the town where he lived, and now his whereabouts are unknown, as well as no one knows if he is still alive or not at all. After all these happenings, in 1999, old session drummer Wizard was fired and FOREST was reinforced with the new skinsman Ransverdi - and they've recorded 4th work entitled "As a Song in the Harvest of Grief", which is another full-length album. In 2000 FOREST transforms into VARGLODR. During year 2000 VARGLODR recorded 2 full-length works - "When Only Dust, Ashes and the Fornicated Earth are Left Behind..." and "To the Flame of the New Day". VARGLODR drowns in yet the rawer and even more aggressive mood when compared to the FOREST, since now completely devoid of the clean vocals and with severed melodism. Since early 2001 time the drummer Ransverdi is kicked off and the future of VARGLODR is rather unknown.
Yet another newer BlazeBirth Hall project, involving the ex-members from FOREST is called NITBERG was also formed back in 1999 and the first two works called "The Wolf of the Sleipnir of the Hooves Holocaust" and "Donnerwetter, Donnerwyrd" were recorded the same year. The music is characterized with an incredible ISENGARD-like spirit, powerful clean singing, mid to high tempo-attacks and is highly acclaimed within the radical BM circles of Russia. While NITBERG lyrics are bursting with White Pride and a bitter Scaldic irony towards the masses of various rabble around. Nowadays (Winter 2002/2003), both Kaldrad and Ulv Gegner, using the help of TEMNOZOR' and WOODS OF FALLEN members are working within NITBERG project towards the completion of the new album, which is expected to be one half BM, one half WP / RAC.