Surt and Thorgrim have been playing together in several metal projects since high school, including Dark Eden, considered by many the best Brazilian doom metal band ever. They were later joined by Modi and Hjalmar, long time friends and brothers of war. In the last days of 2007 the four members decided they wanted to play heavier than ever and make songs about their passion: Norse mythology and Vikings. Hugin Munin was born. The band was initially called Gungnir, but due to copyright issues they became Hugin Munin right after the first song “Die for Odin” was finished.