Rising Shadows started back in 1996 under the name Shadow of the Concealed. Within the first year of existence The Gathering was made, A demo which remained unreleased due to quality reasons. Work instead began on a second tape called The Seventh Gate. The release in autumn 1997Fredrik Klingwall. Another cassette was recorded to promote the change of name but it wasn´t exactly wellspread. The first Rising Shadows release worth of it's name came over a year later.