Origin: Norway
Genres: Eclectic Metal


This bizarre Norwegian combo has strong ties to Ved Buens Ende (in fact, the short-lived VBE reformation was largely a reincarnation of Virus, and when that reformation ended, Virus officially re-launched), though the styles of the two bands are somewhat dissimilar. Their sole album Carheart, released in 2003, is as odd as its song titles suggest ("Gum, Meet, Mother", "Kennel Crash Recovery", etc), but while it shares the dissonance and strangeness that VBE had, somehow this album seems a bit more focused and, well, better (or, perhaps, a revisit to that old VBE album is in order). Basically this is a curious form of jazzy art/post-black metal with rather meandering vocals and a sort of lazy experimentalism that is actually refreshing in this age of *-core bludgeoning. A new album, said to resemble VBE as much if not more than Carheart, is in the works.

Current Members

Czral (Carl-Michael Eide)

guitars/vocals (Aura Noir, ex-Cadaver, ex-, Fleurety, ex-Ved Buens Ende)

Esso (Einar Sjursø)

drums (Beyond Dawn, ex-Ved Buens Ende)

Former Members/Guests

Plenum (Petter Berntsen)


Bjeima (Bjørge Eide Martinsen) (guest)



2003 Jester
  1. Something Furry This Way Comes
  2. Carheart
  3. Queen of the Hi-Ace
  4. Road
  5. Gum, Meet, Mother
  6. Dogs With Wheels
  7. It's All Gone Weird
  8. Kennel Crash Recovery
  9. Hustler
  10. Bandit
  11. Be Elevator
  • Czral
  • Plenum
  • Esso

The Black Flux 
2008 Season Of Mist
  1. Stalkers of the Drift
  2. As Virulent as You
  3. Lost Peacocks
  4. The Black Flux
  5. Intermission: The Ocean Highway
  6. Inward Bound
  7. Archives
  8. Shame Eclipse
  9. Strange Calm
  • Czral
  • Plenum
  • Esso

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal 

The Agent That Shapes The Desert 
2011 self-released
  1. The Agent That Shapes the Desert
  2. Continental Drift
  3. Chromium Sun
  4. Red Desert Sand
  5. Intermission: Furnace Creek
  6. Dead Cities of Syria
  7. Where the Flame Resides
  8. Parched Rapids
  9. Call of the Tuskers
  • Czral
  • Bjeima
  • Esso

Reviews:   Metal Review  Lords Of Metal  Metal Storm 

(EP) Oblivion Clock 
2012 Duplicate
  1. Oblivion Clock
  2. Inverted Escape
  3. The Pull of the Crater
  4. Gaslight Exit
  5. Saturday Night Virus
  6. Seen in the Sediments
  7. Shutout
  • Czral
  • Plenum
  • Bjeima
  • Esso

Memento Collider 
  1. Afield
  2. Rogue Fossil
  3. Dripping into Orbit
  4. Steamer
  5. Gravity Seeker
  6. Phantom Oil Slick
  • Czral
  • Plenum
  • Esso
2016 BNR Top Ten album

Reviews:   Teeth Of The Divine  Metal Storm 


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