This was the debut SEANCE album, recorded and released within a year of their only demo, the extremely successful Levitised Spirit.
...we wanted a "new" sound, different from the typical Swedish sound. The producer, Berno Paulsson, had never done anything like death before; so he had a "fresh mind", so to speak when we started to mix the album. We're quite satified with the sound on FOREVER LAID TO REST, but we'll try to do something completely different on our next album.
When we had finished recording, we didn't have a cover for the album. Two months later, we still didn't have a cover; so I got Dan's [Seagrave] phone number, and he rushed to the rescue. He was a bit rushed when he did the cover, but I think it turned out okay. We're not planning to use him again; but then again, who knows?
- Patrick Jensen / Seance interview, Exhume #4, 1993