Carl-Michael Eide

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Carl-Michael Eide
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Live with Virus, London 2011
Background information
Birth nameCarl-Michael Eide
Also known asCzral
Born (1974-07-24) 24 July 1974 (age 44)
GenresHeavy metal, black metal, progressive rock, progressive metal, avant-garde metal
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, bass guitar, drums
Associated actsVed Buens Ende, Virus,
Aura Noir, Dødheimsgard

Carl-Michael Eide (born 24 July 1974) 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.


Carl-Michael Eide 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.

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 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]


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)
  4. Oblivion Clock (EP) (2012)
  5. Memento Collider (2016)
  6. Investigator (EP) (2017)

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)


  1. ^ "Carl-Michael Eide - Encyclopaedia Metallum". The Metal Archives. Retrieved 2016-08-07.
  2. ^ "Mesh". Tanjdent. Retrieved 7 August 2016.