VIRUS was formed in 2000 from the ashes of his 90’s avant-garde black metal project VED BUENS ENDE by Carl-Michael “Czral” Eides (AURA NOIR, ex DODHEIMSGARD, ex SATYRICON, ex ULVER), with the idea of creating a new kind of experimental metal / rock based on the dissonant chord foundations laid down by VED BUENS ENDE. Virus split up in 2019.
With Czral on guitars and vocals, he brought with him his VED BUENS ENDE colleagues, bassist Petter “Plenum” Berntsen (AUDIOPAIN etc.) and drummer Einar “Einz” Sjursø (BEYOND DAWN etc.) and the band recorded their only demo that same year.