Origin: Oslo, Norway  
Genres: Eclectic Metal
DISBANDED
Page online: September 19, 2007
Last update/review: November 16, 2018

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This bizarre Norwegian combo formed in 2000, somewhat as a continuation of another experimental black metal band in Ved Buens Ende, and over the course of four albums proved itself to be one odd duck, their style basically being 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. Lyrically, too, these were on their own planet, at least if titles such as "Gum, Meet, Mother" and "Kennel Crash Recovery" are any indication. They finally decided to throw in the towel in 2018, with all three guys involved in other bands at the time of the announcement.

Last Lineup

Czral (Carl-Michael Eide)

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

Plenum (Petter Berntsen)

bass

Esso (Einar Sjursø)

drums (Beyond Dawn, ex-Ved Buens Ende)

Former Members/Guests

Bjeima (Bjørge Eide Martinsen) (guest)

bass



Discography


Carheart  
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



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



Oblivion Clock  EP
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  
2016
  1. Afield
  2. Rogue Fossil
  3. Dripping into Orbit
  4. Steamer
  5. Gravity Seeker
  6. Phantom Oil Slick
  • Czral
  • Plenum
  • Esso





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