Cryhavoc was formed in Helsinki, Finland, in the fall of 1992 under the name PREPROPHECY. The band started as classic death metal band with the standard “Florida” sound. During a couple of first years two demos were recorded and they received a couple of reviews in the underground press.
In the summer ´96 the drummer and bass player decided to quit the band. The new players were found soon (both play also in another upcoming Helsinki act Absurdus), and once again the band changed its name to RAVENSFALL.