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    Posted: November 09 2008 at 17:59
http://www.myspace.com/czral


New album to be released soon.   Awesome awesome band.  Discuss.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 10 2008 at 15:27
those tracks from the new album sound more like Ved Buens Ende than their first, can't wait to get "The Black Flux" should be available in the distros any day now, these guys are such masterful architects of 'the riff' such a challenge and adventure listening to each song they make, 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 10 2008 at 21:49
I worship Virus!  everything about them rules!  but what more could you expect when the mastermind is none other than Carl Michael Eide (aka Czral) of such other great bands in the dark history of metal's madmen....

I also want to state that EVERY influence they list on their myspace page is worth investigating....I think Virus is a nice realization of all of those influences combined.  I like my music nice and dark and Virus "takes the cake."

appreciated like a motherf**ker!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 11 2008 at 14:14
Originally posted by avalanchemaster


I also want to state that EVERY influence they list on their myspace page is worth investigating....I think Virus is a nice realization of all of those influences combined. 


I just checked out Astor Piazzolla on a whim and all I can say is....WOW!!!


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 11 2008 at 14:42
Their theme is "dogs and cars", right? That is about the single weirdest underlying concept for a band I've ever heard of.
Rejecting heaven, spurning the high ground, they stood in the way of demons and damnation... defending themselves alone.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 11 2008 at 15:00
Originally posted by Toaster Mantis

Their theme is "dogs and cars", right? That is about the single weirdest underlying concept for a band I've ever heard of.


not necessarily.  Their design and artwork is related to dogs/cars on their first release, "carheart".....
but outside of that, the lyrics are less about dogs/cars and more about just general strangeness.....or at least they are cryptic.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 11 2008 at 15:14
Originally posted by avalanchemaster

not necessarily.  Their design and artwork is related to dogs/cars on their first release, "carheart".....but outside of that, the lyrics are less about dogs/cars and more about just general strangeness.....or at least they are cryptic.


Business as usual for prog, then! Cool

Hmm. This reminds me that I should get working on that concept album about the earth being used as the ball in a baseball game between Galactus-like star gods requiring humanity migrating to the stars in a steampunky starship. LOL Or if that fails, I will make one about otherworldly ducks hunting humans to boil them for tea! Approve
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 11 2008 at 15:23
Originally posted by Toaster Mantis

Originally posted by avalanchemaster

not necessarily.  Their design and artwork is related to dogs/cars on their first release, "carheart".....but outside of that, the lyrics are less about dogs/cars and more about just general strangeness.....or at least they are cryptic.


Business as usual for prog, then! Cool

Hmm. This reminds me that I should get working on that concept album about the earth being used as the ball in a baseball game between Galactus-like star gods requiring humanity migrating to the stars in a steampunky starship. LOL Or if that fails, I will make one about otherworldly ducks hunting humans to boil them for tea! Approve


I say, I like the cut of your jib sir!
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I think I am a really cool guy, I come up with bizarre rock opera concepts and don't afraid of anything. Cool


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Rejecting heaven, spurning the high ground, they stood in the way of demons and damnation... defending themselves alone.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 14 2008 at 02:41
Love the tracks I've heard. Will be purchasing soon.

Very much Voivod influenced, at least from the Dimension Hatross to Nothingface phase. Less sci-fi themed, more "Psych-fi".  Little more instrumental interplay as well.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 14 2008 at 03:07
Everything Carl Michael Eide has been involved in is great. I canīt wait to hear the new Virus. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 14 2008 at 13:57
Originally posted by UMUR

Everything Carl Michael Eide has been involved in is great. I canīt wait to hear the new Virus. 


agreed.
this may just be my most anticipated release this year!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 14 2008 at 16:04
i went ahead and downloaded the album. first impressions:

this album is not as catchy as Carheart.....however, with repeated listens the same magic can still be found.  this is definitely much less "goofy" than its predecessor.  i'm  quite impressed. one of the year's finest, for sure
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 14 2008 at 19:22
Originally posted by UMUR

Everything Carl Michael Eide has been involved in is great. I canīt wait to hear the new Virus. 


even Infernö? Cool
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 14 2008 at 19:33
I made a digital purchase of Carheart, very addictive.  The Black Flux and Ved Buens Ende CD's are on their way. Thanks for the tip Moe.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 15 2008 at 02:33
I didnīt know he was involved in Infernö. What does that sound like ?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 15 2008 at 03:10
It checked it myself. It seems that itīs traditional eighties thrash metal in the vein of early Kreator and Sodom. Nothing wrong with that from my viewpoint even though itīs been done a thousand times.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 15 2008 at 13:01
yeah, its back to the roots Thrash stuff, I had Utter Hell, it brought a smile seeing how much they sounded like Destruction, but after that it kind of wore thin 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 06 2008 at 03:05
I've given both albums thorough listening. I definitely like Carheart more than The Black Flux, though both are excellent. I find the guitar work much more complex on the latter. Reviews are up.

Again, thanks for turning me on to these guys. Thumbs Up
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 06 2008 at 03:23
For a band that doesn't list them as one of their influences- they sound a lot like.... King Crimson (musically, not vocally).
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