Originally band was formed in the fall of 1992 under the name of Preprophecy. First the music was made in the vein of classic deathmetal “Florida” sound. The style was like that only in the demo 1993 A “Tomb of Sanity”. Because of the clean production or the “hit” songs such as “Depth of Delight” and “Laugh of God” Preprophecy received lots of great feedback from the worldwide scene (“an instant classic”).

After six months Preprophecy went to studio again and the result was the “Season of Sorrows” demo. This time however, the music was more “Emotional” deathmetal. With great production Preprophecy received again smashing reviews from the scene.

In the fall of 1995 the idea was to make a best possible tape to warm-up the record labels. The result was a “Promo/Demo 95” with huge success from the media upon metal scene.

And in summer 1996 drummer and bassist decided to quit the band. They just didn’t have any feelings or time or whatever to continue… However, new members, Taneli Nyholm (bass) and Matti Roiha (drums), were found soon from the band called Absurdus and the name changed to Ravensfall.

In the fall of 1996 the band went to studio, but this time the budget wasn’t the best possible, but fortunately “Promo/Demo 96” turned out to be a real killer one for it sound and atmosphere.

At the same time Absurdus received a contract from the UK´s main metal label Candlelight records. And because of this Taneli Nyholm and Matti Roiha weren’t able to handle both of the bands at the same time. However new members, Kari Myöhänen (bass) and Pauli Tolvanen (drums) were found soon and band was ready to rock again.

Ravensfall received a contract in summer 97 from Singaporean main metal label and the band went to studio Tico-Tico in January 1998. Unfortunately the money crisis in Asia caused serious problems to the label to make the payment to the studio… and obviously the band was in pretty deep shit.

After a carefully finished and cured from King hangover the guys went to Spinefarm headquarters to show the album. The mainman Ewo got interested and offered a multialbum deal for the band and the name changed to Cryhavoc.

After Spinefarm had released the “Sweetbriers” album Nuclear Blast surprised and licensed the album to the European markets. Nuclear Blast also arranged full European Tour with The Gathering.

Cryhavoc´s second album “Pitch Black Blues” was recorded again in Tico-Tico Studio with Ahti Kortelainen and it was released in August 99 in Finland and later in all over Europe. In December 99 Pitch-black Blues was released through Rock Brigade Records and Laser Company Records in South America and there was the whole “Promo/Demo 96” as a bonus track.

In October 99 Cryhavoc did small Scandinavian Tour with In Flames and Dark Tranquillity.


In september of 2000 Cryhavoc released the video for Cryscythe song. It was directed by Juha Korpikallio and edited together with Ed Grain who has also made videos for Children of Bodom. The video was filmed in Tampere which is a city about 200 kilometers north from Helsinki and back in the 80´s it was considered to be the most important rock city in Finland. But the main reason why the video was filmed there was that Juha´s school is located there and they offered equipment and filming location for free.

Between 2000 and 2001, the band wrote some songs for the third album that never came.

The last official new from the band was in August 2003 reporting that Cryhavoc is still alive and coming back from their sabbath years. “You may see them on gig at Tikkurila, Vernissa on 22nd of August and in Hellsinki, Stella Star Club on 29th of August. Cryhavoc is going to play their old hit songs and also some new material so you better be there!”

But… I have the data that they play live once more: Kipsari 17.03.2006 with Full Diesel.


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