Oakenshield started in 2004 as Nifelhel, a studio project. In the beginning there were no keyboards or clear vocals, causing a much more raw sound. After 2 CD’s another approach was used and the project was transformed to Oakenshield. The new sound was much more epic, with folk-like elements. The lyrics are more inspired by Norse mythology. The First work was a concept album about the “Edda”. This album “Gylfaginning” was released in 2007 as a demo. A label was found very soon, so it was released as a full-length album in 2008.