Virvum

Tech Death - Switzerland

Virvum Band

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.

Line-up:

  • Bryan Berger : vocals
  • Nic Gruhn : guitars
  • Tobias Koelman : guitars
  • Diego Morenzoni : drums
  • Arran McSporran : bass
Date Venue City Country Info Ticket
February 16th, 2023 Treppenhaus Rorschach Switzerland +Stortregn +Anachronism
February 17th, 2023 Gaswerk Winterthur Switzerland +Stortregn +Anachronism
February 18th, 2023 Akut Thun Switzerland +Stortregn +Anachronism
Posted on July 30, 2021

Tech death metal outfit VIRVUM are now announcing brand new tour dates in the UK during October 2021. The band will be supporting VENOM PRISON on all UK dates which will kick off at the Mama Roux venue in Birmingham on October 19, 2021. A full list of confirmed shows can be found below.

Posted on December 17, 2019

Tech death metal outfit VIRVUM are now announcing brand new European tour dates for May and June 2020. The band will be touring in support of their latest release ‘Illuminance’ (2017) and sees support from ALTERBEAST, ARKAIK and IRREVERSIBLE MECHANISM. A full list of confirmed shows can be found below.

Posted on April 24, 2019

VIRVUM are about to embark on their Southern European dates together with THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER in support of their latest release “Illuminance” which was re-released by Season of Mist in 2017. VIRVUM will be direct support during the French and Spanish tour dates this April. See below for a list of all currently confirmed shows.

Posted on February 19, 2019

Technical death metallers VIRVUM will embark on Tech Trek IV’s North American tour in support of label-mates ARCHSPIRE. The full itinerary, along with ticket links, can be found below.

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