Carl-Michael Eide

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Carl-Michael Eide
Virus London2011 by Christian-Misje.jpg
Live with Virus, London 2011
Background information
Birth name Carl-Michael Eide
Also known as Czral
Aggressor
Exhurtum
Born (1974-07-24) 24 July 1974 (age 39)
Origin Norway
Genres Heavy metal, black metal, progressive rock, progressive metal, avant-garde metal
Occupations Musician, songwriter
Instruments Vocals, guitar, bass guitar, drums
Associated acts Ved Buens Ende, Virus,
Aura Noir, Dødheimsgard

Carl-Michael Eide is a Norwegian black metal musician, multi-instrumentalist (mainly known as a drummer), and vocalist. He is also known under stage names Aggressor, Czral and Exhurtum. He has played in various black metal and avant-garde metal bands. These include Ved Buens Ende, Aura Noir, Cadaver, Dødheimsgard, Satyricon, Ulver, Infernö and recently the jazz/rock band Virus. His drumming is unusual in style, with very little repetition and a tendency to shy away from traditional drumming. For example, many of the blast beats on Ved Buens Ende's Written in Waters feature a highly active and non-repetitive right hand, which becomes a separate voice from the foot and left hand, often playing in a different meter than the other two. (This description refers to right-handed drummers; Eide is in fact left-handed.)

His singing abilities are diverse. Other than usual harsh vocals in black metal, he uses a form of croon in the avant-garde metal bands Ved Buens Ende and Virus.

He has gone back to playing guitar and was writing music for the re-grouped Ved Buens Ende, before the band once again split up in early 2007. Beyond that, he continues to write material for Aura Noir and Virus.

He was also a session drummer for Dimmu Borgir on their 1997 tour.

On 26 March 2005 he fell (it's unclear whether he fell or jumped) from a four-story building and was hospitalized for several months.[1] He has lost the use of his feet as a result of the incident. He is not able to play drums anymore, but is still active as a vocalist, guitarist and bassist.[2]

Discography[edit]

With Satyricon

  1. All Evil (EP) (1992)

With Ulver

  1. Vargnatt (Demo) (1993)

With Ved Buens Ende

  1. Those Who Caress the Pale (Demo) (1994)
  2. Written in Waters (1995)

With Aura Noir

  1. Dreams Like Deserts (EP) (1995)
  2. Black Thrash Attack (1996)
  3. Deep Tracts of Hell (1998)
  4. The Merciless (2004)
  5. Hades Rise (2008)
  6. Out to Die (2012)

With Infernö

  1. Utter Hell (1996)
  2. Downtown Hades (1997)

With Dødheimsgard

  1. 666 International (1999)
  2. Supervillain Outcast (2007)

With Virus

  1. Carheart (2003)
  2. The Black Flux (2008)
  3. The Agent That Shapes the Desert (2011)

With Cadaver

  1. Discipline (2001)
  2. Necrosis (2004)

Guest appearances[edit]

  1. Fleurety, Department of Apocalyptic Affairs (2000)
  2. Ulver, Blood Inside (2005)
  3. Zweizz, The Yawn of the New Age (2007)
  4. Darkthrone, F.O.A.D. (2007)
  5. Hexvessel, Dawnbearer (2011)

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