Virus Memento Collider on LP
Undoubtedly one of the most unique bands to come out of Norway, Virus have, for over a decade now, developed their otherworldly style and garnered themselves a large following that spans both the metal and rock scene world-wide. Fourth full-length Memento Collider heralds Virus' return to their original 3-piece lineup of Carl-Michael "Czral" Eide on guitars and vocals, Petter "Plenum" Berntsen on bass and Einar "Einz" Sjursø on drums.
This time around the iconic trio have taken the band's idiosyncratic trademark sound of unusual flowing bass lines, experimental riffs and groovy rhythms a few steps further, to create a sound that is still very much experimental and progressive in the true sense of those definitions, but at the same time is catchy and melodic.
Recorded at the Amper Tone Studios in Oslo, Memento Collider marks a spectacular return for Virus, where they once again demonstrate what the true essence of progressive rock is all about. As with their previous releases, Virus have once again invited a guest to perform on the album, and on Memento Collider it is Voivod's Dan Mongrain who contributes a guitar solo. Artwork for the album is by the Trine + Kim Design Studio.