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 1997[/yearformed coincided with the change of bandname into Rising Shadows. Still the only person involved was [bandmember from=1997]Fredrik Klingwall. Another cassette was recorded to promote the change of name but it wasn´t exactly wellspread.