Wigrid was founded in 1998 by Ulfhednir as a one man project in Saarbrücken, Germany. After the band was created, the first demo, "Die Totgeburt Jesu Christi", was released. This demo contained five songs and was never officially published. In the early months of 1999, the second Wigrid demo, "Ort Der Einsamkeit" was finished being recorded. About a year later, the demo "Hoffnungstod" was completed.
Through that, Wigrid sparked the interest of German label No Colours Records