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Code

From the darkest past?

Plotting began under rain soaked London skies in 2002 by Aort and Kvohst. The aim: simply to deliver their own take on black metal as they wanted to hear it. 

The collaboration yielded the elusive "Neurotransmissions" promo CD which was released that same year and secured the band a deal with Spikefarm Records. 

The CODE ranks swelled to include Vicotnik from Ved Buens Ende and Dodheimsgard on bass and AiwarikiaR from Ulver on drums, creating an Anglo/Norwegian entity. 

Recorded in Savonlinna, Finland, the results were the band's debut album "Nouveau Gloaming": a twisted, eerie augmentation of black metal which was released in 2005 to wide critical acclaim, suggested as being "oceanic in its vastness" and "an underrated cult gem".

The middle age?

Turmoil and upheaval scarred the following years but the resolve was strong enough to create an album of varied and melodically dense black metal in the form of their second album "Resplendent Grotesque".  Adrian Erlandsson (At The Gates) provided the battery for the recording, which was mixed at the fabled Fredman Studios in Gothenburg and released by Tabu Recordings in 2009. The album was once again extremely well received and was nominated for a Spellemann award for best Metal album.

Reanimation?

With band members scattered across Europe, needed to become a consolidated entity in order to move forward.  Kvohst left to pursue Hexvessel and Vicotnik to continue with Dodheimsgard leaving Aort to regroup and redefine CODE.

Gathering together a group of talented UK based musicians with widely varying musical backgrounds, CODE have created their most dynamic and challenging material. "Augur Nox" album was mixed at Orgone Studios and released by band's new partner, Agonia Records, in 2013. It was a multifaceted approach: from stunning wide-ranging vocals, otherworldly clean passages and barbed metallic riffery, all filtered through a refined prism of avant-garde black metal.

In November 2014, CODE finished the recording of "mut" - band's new album, set to be releasing by Agonia Records in early 2015. Tearing down the barriers of extreme metal limitations, CODE have taken a daring plunge into the unknown following their urge for further unhampered expression, and have delivered a dynamic progressive post-rock record that is sure to cause a stir.

CODE are:

Aort - Guitars
Andras - Guitars
LORDt - Drums
Syhr - Bass
Wacian - Vocals

Discography:

  • "Neurotransmissions: Amplified Thought Chemistry" - Promo 2002 - Self-Released
  • "Nouveau Gloaming" - 2005 - Spikefarm Records / Necroterror Records
  • "Resplendent Grotesque" - 2009 - Tabu Recordings / Haintic
  • "Augur Nox" - 2013 - Agonia Records
  • "mut" - 2015 - Agonia Records

Compilations:

  • "The Wine of Satan II" - 2008 - Necroterror Records


Upcoming releases
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Upcoming shows
BLAZE OF PERDITION
14/Jul/2017
Bolków @ Castle Party Festival, PL

BLAZE OF PERDITION
15/Jul/2017
Nyrsko @ Eternal Hate Fest, CZ

DEMONICAL
20/Jul/2017
Greifswald @ Klex, GER

DEMONICAL
21/Jul/2017
Volyne @ Enter the Eternal Fire Fest, CZ

DEMONICAL
22/Jul/2017
Ostry Grun @ Gothoom Festival, SK

DEMONICAL
23/Jul/2017
Cluj Napoca @ Hard Club, GER

DEMONICAL
24/Jul/2017
Bucharest @ Fabrica, ROM

DEMONICAL
25/Jul/2017
Sofia @ Live & Loud, BGR

DEMONICAL
27/Jul/2017
Timisoara @ Daos Club, ROM

DEMONICAL
28/Jul/2017
Körmend @ Total War Fest, HUN