Svarttjern was formed late 2003 by HaaN & HansFyrste in Oslo, Norway. The two brothers played alone for some time until 2004 when they decided to bring more blood to the band. Grimmdun, Fjellnord and Skabb became members, and over the next years two demos were recorded. Late 2007 Skabb was replaced by Terror, and Svarttjern entered the studio again to record a three track promo. Svarttjern signs with Schwarzdorn Production for their debut album, and entered Strand Studio in Oslo summer 2008.