VIRUS to Unleash New Album, The Black Flux

Norwegian avant-garde metal trio VIRUS will be releasing their long-awaited new album, The Black Flux, on November 10th through Season of Mist.  The follow-up to 2003’s twisted post-rock debut, Carheart, is said to encompass the same unique style of experimental rock/metal.

After the debut, VIRUS went off the radar for several years, not least because of songwriter/vocalist/drummer Carl-Michael “Czral” Eide‘s 2005 accident, falling five stories and making a two year-recovery.

The Black Flux was produced by Bård Ingebrigtsen at Amper Tone Studios (ENSLAVED, AURA NOIR) and features guitarist, Petter “Plenum” Berntsen (AUDIOPAIN), and drummer Einar “Einz” Sjursø (BEYOND DAWN, INFERNÖ, LAMENTED SOULS).

Album track listing is as follows:

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

Check out the band’s MySpace page to preview two tracks from the new album: http://www.myspace.com/czral

Demo Version of New VIRUS Song, “Lost Peacocks,” Now Online

Norway’s VIRUS have uploaded a demo version of a new song, “Lost Peacocks,” online here. The demo track does not have bass and is unmixed. The song will appear in its final form on the band’s upcoming album, The Black Flux, via Jester Records.

VIRUS is composed of Carl-Michael Eide aka Czral (VED BUENS ENDE), Petter “Plenum” Berntsen (AUDIOPAIN), and Einar “Esso” Sjursø (BEYOND DAWN).