Formed as "Kunsten Av Krig", then renamed to Operation Winter Mist in 2001. The band has also stressed that they are not an NS band:
"Operation Winter Mist is not an NS band and has NO political agenda.
OWM is a band that's subject matter is focused primarily on real war history and the brave men and women that sacrificed themselves to provide us with our freedoms." OWM's various releases have garnered very favourable reviews and earned it a position on Brave Word's and Bloody Knuckles (CAN) magazine's "100 Most Important Canadian Metal Bands" list in 2006.