In Battle was formed in 1996 when Frölén, Wiklund and Östlund-Sandin of ODHINN joined forces with Sjödin (aka Mysteriis) of SETHERIAL. The band recorded a rehearsal tape containing three songs in a local studio in Sundsvall. The tape was sent to Napalm Records Austria and a record deal for two albums was signed. In April 1997 the first album "In Battle" was recorded at Sunlight Studio in Stockholm Sweden. The album contains twelve extremely fast and brutal songs. The response was great and a European tour was to follow.