The band was formed in Sweden in 1991 as Chalice. Starting members were Ornias (guitar) and Tormentor (drums, vocals). However, Tormentor left the band in 1993. Same year as he left the band did a split with Draugen's (he later joined Svartsyn) band Illska and band name also changed to Svartsyn. In 1994 Surth (guitar) joined the band.

In 1995 they recorded nine songs where five of them were on the next demo release, "A Night Created by the Shadows", where the other four remained unreleased. In 1996 Draugen (drums) of Dark Funeral joined the band. Same year they were signed to Folter Records and released their first full-length "The True Legend" album (which they claim to be the biggest mistake ever in Svartsyns history).

In 1997 they went on a tour with Behemoth and Desaster and after the tour Surth was replaced by Kolgrim. Same year they also re-recorded the "Tormentor" 7" EP. During 1997/98 the band recorded their second album, "Bloodline", which still is unreleased. It should've been released in 2000 by End All Life Productions as a limited Double-LP. During 1999/2000 the band recorded their third album, "...His Majesty", and were signed to the label Sound Riot where they also released the album. After the release Kolgrim was replaced by Mörk.

In 2003 they released "Destruction of Man".


Svartsyn - The True Legend... album art Svartsyn The True Legend... (Album) Folter Records Germany 1996 Sell This Version
Svartsyn - ...His Majesty album art Svartsyn ...His Majesty (Album) Sound Riot Records Portugal 2000 Sell This Version
Svartsyn - Destruction Of Man album art Svartsyn Destruction Of Man (Album) Sound Riot Records Portugal 2003 Sell This Version
Svartsyn - Skinning The Lambs album art Svartsyn Skinning The Lambs (MiniAlbum) Blut & Eisen Productions Germany 2004 Sell This Version
Svartsyn - Bloodline album art Svartsyn Bloodline (Album) Sound Riot Records Portugal 2005 Sell This Version
Svartsyn - Timeless Reign album art Svartsyn Timeless Reign (Album) Carnal Records Sweden 2007 Sell This Version
Svartsyn - Wrath Upon The Earth album art Svartsyn Wrath Upon The Earth (Album) Agonia Records Poland 2011 Sell This Version
Svartsyn - Black Testament album art Svartsyn Black Testament (Album) Agonia Records Poland 2013 Sell This Version
Svartsyn - Nightmarish Sleep album art Svartsyn Nightmarish Sleep (MiniAlbum) Carnal Records Sweden 2014 Sell This Version
Svartsyn - In Death album art Svartsyn In Death (Album) Agonia Records Poland 2017 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

BMP003 Svartsyn - Tormentor album art Svartsyn Tormentor(7", EP, Ltd) Black Militia Productions BMP003 Canada 1998 Sell This Version
IPR025 Svartsyn - Genesis Of Deaths Illuminating Mysteries album art Svartsyn Genesis Of Deaths Illuminating Mysteries(7", EP, Ltd) Inferna Profundus Records IPR025 Lithuania 2012 Sell This Version


EAL 021 Svartsyn - Bloodline / His Majesty album art Svartsyn Bloodline / His Majesty(2xLP, Comp, Ltd, Num) End All Life Productions EAL 021 France 2000 Sell This Version


none Svartsyn - A Night Created By The Shadows album art Svartsyn A Night Created By The Shadows(Cass) Not On Label (Svartsyn Self-released) none Sweden 1995 Sell This Version
CR-004 Svartsyn - Kaos Svarta Mar / Skinning The Lambs album art Arckanum / Svartsyn Arckanum / Svartsyn - Kaos Svarta Mar / Skinning The Lambs(CD, Ltd) Carnal Records CR-004 Sweden 2004 Sell This Version