Norway’s Pioneering Experimental Rockers VIRUS are set to release a two-track 7″ EP titled “Investigator” on the 21 April, and have today released a video for the title track. According to the band “Investigator is dedicated to Columbo’s right eye… Peter Falk, who played the lead role in the classic detective series, had a glass eye. We believe that the eye was a separate character in the series and should have been credited as such. It should also have won the Oscar for best supporting actor many times during the seventies.”
The video, by David Hall of Uneasy Sleeper, is streaming exclusively at the following:
Decibel Magazine (US)
Never Mind the Hype (NL)
VIRUS was formed in 2000 by guitarist and vocalist Carl “Czral” Michael Eide who wanted to move on from avant-garde Black Metal of VED BUENS ENDE, and create a new kind of experimental metal / rock. The band’s first, and only, demo was released that same year, and was followed by three full-length studio albums before signing with Karisma Records.
It was the partnership with Karisma Records that led to the release of the band’s critically acclaimed “Memento Collider” in 2016, an album which saw VIRUS return to its original three-piece lineup of of Carl-Michael “Czral” Eide on guitars and vocals, Petter “Plenum” Berntsen on bass and Einar “Einz” Sjursø on drums. Together they create an otherworldly sound that is filled with flowing bass lines, experimental riffs and groovy rhythms.
With artwork by the Trine + Kim Design Studio (http://www.trineogkim.no/ ), tracklisting for “Investigator” is as follows:
Side A: Investigator
Side B: The Blue Flags Of The Dead
“Investigator” will be released in two formats – 7″ Black Vinyl and as a Digital Download, and will only be available directly from Karisma Records. Pre-orders have now opened and “Investigator” can be ordered in vinyl format from http://shop.karismarecords.no/product/virus-investigator-7-vinyl and in both vinyl and digital formats from https://virus.bandcamp.com/album/investigator
More information about VIRUS can be found on their website at http://virusnorway.com/ or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/virusnorwayofficial