Ved Buens Ende

An avantgarde metal band from Oslo, Norway. Founded in 1993 by Czral (Carl-Michael Eide, drums/vocals) and Vicotnik (Yusaf Parvez, guitar/vocals), who were then joined by bass player Skoll (Hugh Mingay). Ved Buens Ende means 'At the End of the Rainbow' (referring to the mythological rainbow Bifröst, the path from earth to Asgård).

They debuted with the demo "Those Who Caress the Pale" in 1994, which didn't gain much success at the time. The first full-length album "Written in Waters" was released in 1995 and featured female vocals by Lill Katherine Stensrud. The band frequently toured with session vocalist Simen Hestnæs, but ended up disbanding in 1997.

In 2000 Eide reanimated the spirit of Ved Buens Ende in his avant rock band Virus (17).

In 2006 Eide and Parvez reformed the band with two new members, Petter Berntsen (Plenum) and Einar Sjursø (Esso), and had plans to record new music. The group however ended up disbanding again in 2007.

In 2019 they reunited again for few live performances with Skoll back in the band and Øyvind Myrvoll on drums.


Ved Buens Ende - Those Who Caress The Pale album art Ved Buens Ende Those Who Caress The Pale (Album, Comp) Ancient Lore Creations Norway 1994 Sell This Version
Ved Buens Ende - Written In Waters album art Ved Buens Ende Written In Waters (Album) Misanthropy Records UK 1995 Sell This Version


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December 24, 2006
edited over 13 years ago
Ved Buens Ende might just be one of the most unique bands that have sprung out of Norwegian Black Metal scene. Defiant to all the National Romantics of the other prominent bands, the lyrics were very poetic in a haunting introspective way, and the music progressive.The musicianship is top-notch. The vocals were mainly plaintive singing vocals, but some of the grim rasping sort too. I would recommend Ved Buens Ende to anyone looking for BM a little out of the ordinary. "Written in Waters" being theire only album, that would be a good place to start.

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