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Virvum (Tech Death)


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Latest news: Tue, Mar 27 2018, VIRVUM

Latest release: "Illuminance"

Release date: Fri, Nov 24 2017, US Fri, Nov 24 2017

In advance of their massive European tour, VIRVUM guitarist Tobias Koelman has published a play-through video via Gear Gods for the track 'Ad Rigorem', which was taken from the Swiss tech death shooting stars' debut full-length, 'Illuminance'.

Watch the play-through via Gear Gods here

Tobias Koelman comments: "The track 'Ad Rigorem' is one of my favorite songs off our album. It has this drive and a certain energy to it that makes it really fun to play. Even though I don't play the lead parts, 'Ad Rigorem' still is challenging in its own way."


27 Mar 18 Glasgow (UK) Audio
28 Mar 18 Nottingham (UK) Rescue Rooms
29 Mar 18 Manchester (UK) Rebellion
30 Mar 18 London (UK) The Dome
31 Mar 18 Eindhoven (NL) Dynamo
01 Apr 18 Köln (DE) MTC
02 Apr 18 Wiesbaden (DE) Schlachthof
04 Apr 18 München (DE) Backstage
05 Apr 18 Leipzig (DE) Naumanns
06 Apr 18 Hamburg (DE) Headcrash
07 Apr 18 Aarhus (DK) Royal Metal Fest
08 Apr 18 Göteborg (SE) Sticky Fingers
09 Apr 18 Oslo (NO) Blå
10 Apr 18 Stockholm (SE) Fryhuset Klubben
12 Apr 18 Helsinki (FI) Nosturi
13 Apr 18 Tallinn (EE) Tapper
14 Apr 18 Vilnius (LT) Rock River Club
15 Apr 18 Poznan (PL) Pod Minoga
17 Apr 18 Bielsko Bia?a (PL) Rudeboy Club
18 Apr 18 Kosice (SK) Collosseum
19 Apr 18 Budapest (HU) Dürer Kert
20 Apr 18 Brno (CZ) Melodka
21 Apr 18 Wien (AT) Escape Metalcornen
22 Apr 18 Retorbido (IT) Dagda Club
23 Apr 18 Baden (CH) Kulturlokal Werkk
26 Apr 18 Barcelona (ES) Razzmatazz 2
27 Apr 18 Madrid (ES) Nazca
29 Apr 18 Nantes (FR) Ferrailleur
01 May 18 Paris (FR) Gibus
02 May 18 Nancy (FR) L'Autre Canal

VIRVUM are touring in support of their debut album 'Illuminance' (2016), which is currently being reissued by Season of Mist. Artwork, track-list, and further info on 'Illuminance' can be viewed below.



  1. The Cypher Supreme
  2. Earthwork
  3. Illuminance
  4. Ad Rigorem
  5. Tentacles Of The Sun
  6. Elemental Shift
  7. I: A New Journey Awaits
  8. II: A Final Warming Shine: Ascension And Trespassing

'Illuminance' can still be ordered in various formats from the Season of Mist shop

Join VIRVUM on their official Facebook page!



When a relatively unknown Swiss band released their debut album 'Illuminance' in 2016, only insiders suspected the massive impact it would stir. Yet it was on the strength of this release that VIRVUM were offered to sign on Season of Mist. Now their new home is reissuing 'Illuminance’, which is to be available on vinyl for the first time.

VIRVUM were founded by childhood friends in 2007 and since then the aspiring and hard-working musicians continuously fine-tuned and honed the tracks of their first full-length to match their burgeoning skills.

VIRVUM first got noticed when guitarist and main songwriter Nic Gruhn happily took the offer to join a European tour with California's progressive death metal pioneers FALLUJAH while also opening for such renowned bands as SUFFOCATION and CEPHALIC CARNAGE in 2013. On the return of their guitarist, VIRVUM immediately set out to perform as many shows as possible in order to establish the band in Europe.

In 2015, a first single entitled 'Internal Howl' attracted immediate attention and, that same year, VIRVUM were picked to internationally support big names such as DYING FETUS, FLESHGOD APOCALPYSE, and DEFEATED SANITY among others.

In advance of their self-released debut full-length, VIRVUM received a massive response for the song premieres of "Ad Rigorem" and title track in 2016, while the album was highly acclaimed by critics and fans alike.

With their professional attitude, the exceptional technical prowess of each individual musician, and last but never least the outstanding collective songwriting skills, the Swiss are now ready for the next step. While VIRVUM create a new monstrous record in studio, their amazing debut 'Illuminance' is made available again.


Name Instrument
Bryan Berger vocals
Nic Gruhn guitars
Tobias Koelman guitars
Diego Morenzoni drums

Releases Season of Mist



General information
: Fri, Nov 24 2017
: Fri, Nov 24 2017
: Tech Death
: SOM443
: available

Tour dates

Date Country Town Venue Other information
Fri, Apr 20 2018 CZ Brno Melodka +Ne Obliviscaris +Allegaeon
Sat, Apr 21 2018 AT Vienna Escape Metalcornen +Ne Obliviscaris +Allegaeon
Sun, Apr 22 2018 IT Retorbido Dagda Club +Ne Obliviscaris +Allegaeon
Mon, Apr 23 2018 CH Baden Kulturlokal Werkk +Ne Obliviscaris +Allegaeon
Wed, Apr 25 2018 FR Nice Altherax Music +Ne Obliviscaris +Allegaeon
Thu, Apr 26 2018 ES Barcelona Boveda +Ne Obliviscaris +Allegaeon
Fri, Apr 27 2018 ES Madrid Nazca +Ne Obliviscaris +Allegaeon
Sat, Apr 28 2018 FR Bordeaux Rock School Barbey +Ne Obliviscaris +Allegaeon
Sun, Apr 29 2018 FR Ferrailleur Nantes +Ne Obliviscaris +Allegaeon
Tue, May 01 2018 FR Paris Gibus +Ne Obliviscaris +Allegaeon
Wed, May 02 2018 FR Nancy l'Autre Canal +Ne Obliviscaris +Allegaeon
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