Autumn 1997, in a dark forest near small town, Northern Finland, the Gates of Ice opened for the first time. Jääportit: Halki lumisen metsän was composed and produced by Tuomas M. Mäkelä during winter 1997–1998 and self-released in spring 1998.
Originally released as CD-R’s in 1998.
Re-released as pro-tape in 2020.
|Title in Finnish||Title in English|
|01.||Kulkue varjojen||Cavalcade Of Shadows|
|02.||Vaellus porteille Tuonelan||Wandering To The Gates Of Underworld|
|03.||Läpi lumimyrskyn||Through The Frost Storm|
|05.||Jään kirous||The Curse Of Ice|
|06.||Sade mustan lumen||Rain Of Black Snow|
|07.||Hänen jäätävä katseensa||Her Freezing Gaze|