Originally formed in 1992, known as Preprophecy. In 1996, the drummer and bassist left the band. They were quickly replaced with members from Absurdus. The name of the band was then changed to Ravensfall. Then when Absurdus received label attention, the two latest members had to leave the band. Drummer Pauli then joined and another ex guitarist, Kari. Finally the band name was changed to Cryhavoc.