1349 rose from the ashes of Alvheim in 1997, with Ravn (vocals, drums), Tjalve (guitars) and Seidemann (bass), as well as Balfori (guitars). Ravn and Seidemann played in Hofdingi Myrkra which started in 1994 before becoming Alvheim.
1349 is the year the Black Plague/Death hit Norway, wiping out 2/3 of the population and ending the Golden Age of Norway.