"some music was meant to stay underground..."


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Latest Virus News

Below is our complete Virus news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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Virus To Release Early Demo

Norwegian metal band Virus has issued the following announcement about their 2000 demo seeing a limited release:

"This fall sees the first official release of Virus' 2000 demo, courtesy of Belgian arthaus Luchtrat. An extremely limited and exclusive edition on 3'cdr in awesome handmade packaging made of wood(!) and cotton/leather. Limited to 66 (cotton) / 6 (leather) copies, this will be one for the collectors!

"More info to come!"

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Virus Comments On Upcoming Vinyl Release

Norway's Virus has issued the following announcement about an upcoming vinyl release that they do not support:

"It has come to our attention that Season Of Mist has granted a vinyl license for The Black Flux to a Greek label named Zyklon-B Productions.

"We wish to clarify that we DO NOT support this release. The cover /design has been altered without our knowing or approval whatsoever. Furthermore, the label represents views that we have no desire to be associated with. Virus is not a political or religious band but we are certainly not against people based on their religious or political views nor their sexual orientation.

"The very name of the label is one we do not wish to see on Virus releases, being the name of a chemical weapon used by the Nazis during WWII.

"We ask you, the fans to not buy this release - a product we don't approve - and supporting people whose views are totally against what we believe in - individual freedom and music as an artform rather than propaganda.

"We do not force our views upon anyone, but we hope you have the brains to think for yourselves."

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Virus Streaming New Song Online

Norways' Virus has posted an untitled demo song online at their MySpace page. The band issued the following update about the track:

"An old rehearsal track has been added. This is a forgotten song from the Carheart days that we recently re-discovered and have decided to include on the next album.

"A new, as of yet untitled demo track has been posted. It's drums and guitars only and is from a pre-prod session we recently did. Enjoy!"

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Lawnmower Deth Announces Warm Up Show

Lawnmower Deth has issued the following announcement about a warm up show with Gama Bomb, Virus, and Metal Messiah:

"As some of you keen eyed thrash fans have noticed, we are indeed doing a warm up gig on Friday 5th June at the Pitz in Milton Keynes.

"Joining us to headline the night will be new thrash masters Gama Bomb which we are well chuffed about (thanks lads.. looking forward to it) Also chuffed with the fact that our old buddies from the 80'/90' Virus will also be playing.

"And to kick the evening off are yet another bunch of UK thrashers from times of old.. Metal Messiah

"We can't wait !.. back to the Pitz, home of much fishdancing in days gone by. Tickets can be bought here."

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New Song From Swarms' "Silver Hour" Online

Swarms is Kim Sølve, a visual artist behind acclaimed artwork for artists such as Mayhem, Darkthrone, Manes, DHG, Solefald, Ved Buens Ende, Arcturus, She Said Destroy, Nocturno Culto's The Misanthrope DVD and Ulver, paired with the very unorthodox bass player Petter Berntsen (Virus, Audiopain). Together they brush off the conventions of genre and subculture looking for pre-sound and pre-silence, painting a truly visual sound landscape, putting dreams and fears into a musical body and producing the recently released "The Silver Hour" (Vendlus Records). The title refers to the twilight, the time of in-between.

The recordings for "The Silver Hour" were made visiting remote and abandoned places where nature has reclaimed what once was human and trivial and made it obsolete. Guest contributors include Zweizz and Babyflesh.

You can download or listen to an MP3 from the effort here.

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Virus Post New Song Demo

Norway’s VIRUS, masterminded by Czral (a.k.a. Carl-Michael Eide, VED BUENS ENDE, DØDHEIMSGARD), have posted a rough-cut of a new song on their MySpace page. Czral talks about the track:

“We’ve just posted a new song. It’s a rough-mix WITHOUT BASS. Just like ‘Lost Peacocks‘, we’ve chosen to post it without bass. The reason for this, is that the bass is such a big element in VIRUS, and we want all of you to still hear something new when the album finally is out.

“‘Stalkers of the Drift‘, is the name of this baby. Not as massive as ‘Lost Peacocks‘. A different structure altogether. Slow and sad in the beginning, and building up towards a nice climax in the end. Lyrics are written together with Amniotic Sac, a lost girl from the dead city of Bolton, England. We’ve posted the lyrics as a bulletin to all our friends.

“Well, we’re still in the studio. Recording vocals. The bass is being done, as we speak, at Plenum’s place. All by himself. Then, of course, we’ll have the mixing, the details, some guitars, and baking. Lots of baking. In spite of all this, we still hope The Black Flux is gonna be out spring-time, even though the time-noose is tightening quite a bit.

“PS: listening to this song more than twice might cause eczema.”

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