Swedish doom metal group Count Raven was formed in 1989 by vocalist Christian Linderson, guitarist Dan Fondelius, bassist
Tommy Erikksonand drummer Christer Pettersson. A year later, the group released its first album, Storm Warning, for the
Hellhound label. The album receivedgreat reviews from the European metal press, but Linderson left soon after to join Saint
Vitus. Fondelius became the frontman beginning with1992's Destruction of the Void. Third album High on Infinity appeared just
one year later, after which the band took a three-year break beforereturning in 1996 with Messiah of Confusion.