“Virus”, the new single from Norwegian band UTFLOD, is a hard hitting song about the struggles of being a person who need help from the care system in Norway, but meeting resistance instead of help. Today, we’re stoked to give you the first listen below!
The song is also about the helpers in the system, that has to follow Norwegian law, that sometimes prevent them from giving the help that is needed. Both the person needing help and the helper feel’s stigmatized and maybe even hated from people on the outside, that don’t know the whole picture. Everything boils down to frustration, anger and a will to fight for changing the legal system and social system to make a change for the better.
Utflod is a punk/hardcore metal band from Bergen (aka wet city) that was formed on a typically dreaded stormy day in Norway, Bergen. The founding members, Oda and Ru, wanted to create something new and raw on the Bergen scene. They got together and started to make music in Ru’s dungeon of a home studio. Together they wrote a bunch of songs, and the urge to play live, and cause mayhem grew as the years went by.
Today the band consists of Oda on vocals, Ru (Split//Bite, W dupe) and Daniel (W dupe) on guitars, Mirco (Once Awake, Kenshiro) and on bass and Kristoffer (Goddamn) on drums.
The current plan for Utflod is to release an EP on vinyl later this winter, or next year, depending on the queue of bands and artists that awaits for their music to get out there on a physical format. Other than that some sweet merch is on the way, so look out!
In the near future (23 Oct.) Utflod will play live with Drittmaskin, for their release party, of the album Svartpønk. Utflod has plans to keep playing live gigs, breaking necks and being cute and angry.