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Orcustus first came into being as a band from Bergen, Norway in the beginning of 2002, but the material presented on the first demo had been written by Taipan between 1998 and 2000 in his former band Abattoir, which also comprised of Slegga from Suffering Seas.

Orcustus so far released four albums. World Dirtnap EP (2003), Demo 2002 (2003), Wrathrash EP (2005) and released the first full-length self-titled album Orcustus on March 3, 2009.

The band now consists:

Taipan - Vocals, Bass, Guitar (known also from Amok)
Dirge Rep - Drums (known also from Gehenna, Gorgoroth, Enslaved, 122 Stab Wounds, Nattefrost, Craft and Aura Noir)

It also consisted of three Gorgoroth members: Infernus on bass, Tormentor on guitar and Teloch on guitar.

The band name is taken from the underground ‘zine Orcustus which Bård ‘Faust’ Eithun of Emperor and Thorns fame published in the early 90’s.

Taipan contributed guest vocals to two tracks on Taake’s Hordalands Doedskvad album; lyrics and guest vocals to Nattefrost’s Terrorist album; and lyrics to one track on Thunderbolt’s Apocalyptic Doom album.

Dirge Rep contributed session drums for Desspo Hallelujah on their first demo; lyrics for The Deviant’s Ravenous Deathworship album; spoken voice intro for Deathcult’s Cult of the Dragon album.

Demo 2002 is now available for free download on Misantrof.


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  • XtremeBrutality

    Nice 1st demo. Must check out more.

    22 Oct 2014 Reply
  • SlaveOfN1l

    Not bad at all

    19 Oct 2012 Reply
  • CymbalRapist

    jesus christ FUCKING Patricide. RIFF AFTER RIFF AFTER RIFF! KILLL!!!!!

    7 Jul 2012 Reply
  • LifelessGhoul

    There will be more Orcustus. I got it from VERY reliable sources. A great friend of mine and Dirge Rep.'s childhood mate! 3 songs done so far!

    12 Feb 2012 Reply
  • LifelessGhoul

    12 songs in 10 years... we need more.

    6 Jan 2012 Reply
  • LifelessGhoul

    @Nebelmacht... abso-FUCKING-lutely!!!! Orcustus is unique in it's sound and vision. Now only Dirge Rep. and Taipan though... hmm.

    6 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Nebelmacht

    One of the most evil-sounding bands in my opinion. Really strong emotions turned into sound.

    22 Dec 2011 Reply
  • Fenrisulfrwolf7

    Shut up with your neo nazi shouts.

    8 Mar 2011 Reply
  • havok_7gates

    22 Jan 2011 Reply
  • Schla_mp3

    death becomes you <3

    1 Dec 2010 Reply
  • LifelessGhoul

    SHIT THIS RAW IN 2009. FUCKING YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    11 Oct 2010 Reply
  • Lephrozy

    Good and raw!

    3 Mar 2010 Reply
  • underduz


    13 Dec 2009 Reply
  • theleme666

    Jesus Christ Patricide kills me every time I hear it. Hail Satan motherfuckers. Hail Orcustus.

    28 Nov 2009 Reply
  • PiecesOfQuiet

    I think Lost_Souls_UK pretty much nailed it

    2 Nov 2009 Reply
  • empfokakalesso


    6 Aug 2009 Reply
  • Lost__Wisdom

    nice !

    31 Jul 2009 Reply
  • Lost_Souls_UK

    I think the point of this band IS the 'nothing special' as you call it. Its non-experiemntal, non-variety, yet its a fucking storm of painful riffs and violent shrieks. It reminds me of Ulver's 'Nattens Madrigal' in its force. The skill of pulling of such aggression without sounding sloppy is excellent too.

    7 Jul 2009 Reply
  • krumbledkookie

    The fact (in my mind at least) that this is the worst thing Southern Lord has put out in quite a long time (well, besides those damned Gore records, which are absolute shit) speaks volumes about what a great label Southern Lord is, because this is still a very good record. I dig the vocals - they're not great, but are very fitting to the riffs and the rest of the music.

    8 May 2009 Reply

    then gtfo if it doesnt blow your mind

    6 Apr 2009 Reply
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