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Also known as Chalice (from 1991–1993)
Origin Nynäshamn, Sweden
Genres Black metal
Years active 1991–present
Labels Sound Riot Records
Folter Records
Carnal Records
Members Ornias
Past members Kolgrim

Svartsyn is a black metal band from Sweden. The band formed in 1991 as Chalice, but changed their name to Svartsyn in 1993. They recorded their first demo in 1994 and their first album in 1998. Draugen, ex-drummer of Dark Funeral, teamed up with original founding member Ornias in 1996 and since then, they are working smoothly together. In 1996 Svartsyn signed to Folter Records and released their debut album The True Legend. In May of the following year, a tour of 9 dates in the Netherlands and Germany with Behemoth and Desaster was made. After this tour, Kolgrim (of Unpure) replaced Surth. In June 1997 Svartsyn released Tormentor 7” EP. In September 1997 and October 1998 Svartsyn recorded their 2nd album entitled Bloodline at Sunlight Studios, which was released as a limited D-LP by End All Life Productions from Italy. In February 2000, Svartsyn recorded their 3rd album …His Majesty at Voisin Studios and they signed to Sound Riot Records for the release of this album. In 2003, Svartsyn signed with Sound Riot Records again for the release of their fourth album Destruction of Man and for the re-print of Bloodline album including the Tormentor 7” EP as bonus track. Destruction of Man was released in the summer 2003 and Bloodline in September 2005. Their latest album is Timeless Reign which has been released through Carnal Records from Sweden.

Current members[edit]

  • Ornias - Vocals, Guitars, Bass
  • Draugen - Drums


Studio albums[edit]

  • The True Legend (1998) [Folter records]
  • ...His Majesty (2000) [Sound Riot records]
  • Destruction of Man (2003) [Sound Riot records / Blut & Eisen productions]
  • Bloodline (2005) [Sound Riot records]
  • Timeless Reign (2007) [Carnal records / Blut & Eisen productions]
  • Wrath Upon The Earth (2011) [Agonia records]
  • The True Legend Re-recording (2012) [Agonia records]
  • Black Testament (2013) [Agonia records]
  • In Death (2017) [Agonia records]


  • Tormentor (1998) [Black Militia]


  • Bloodline/His Majesty (2000) [End All Life Productions]

Split EPs[edit]

  • Kaos Svarta Mar/ Skinning the Lambs with Arckanum (2004) [Carnal records / Blut & Eisen productions]


  • Rehearsal '94 (1994)
  • A Night Created by the Shadows (1995)
  • Rehearsal '97 (1997)
  • Skinning the Lambs (2003)

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