Code - Biography



Plotting began under rain soaked London skies in 2002 by Aort and Kvohst. The aim: simply to deliver their own take on black metal as they wanted to hear it. The collaboration yielded the elusive Neurotransmission promo CD which was released that same year and secured the band a deal with Spikefarm Records.

The Code ranks swelled to include Vicotnik from Ved Buens Ende and Dødheimsgard on bass and AiwarikiaR from Ulver on drums, creating an Anglo/Norwegian entity.

Recorded in Savonlinna, Finland, the results were the band's debut album Nouveau Gloaming: A twisted, eerie augmentation of black metal which was released in 2005 to wide critical acclaim, suggested as being "Oceanic in its vastness" and "An underrated cult gem".

Turmoil and upheaval scarred the following years but the resolve was strong enough to create an album of varied and melodically dense black metal in the form of their second album Resplendent Grotesque. Adrian Erlandsson (At The Gates) provided the battery for the recording, which was mixed at the fabled Fredman Studios in Gothenburg and released by Tabu Recordings in 2009. The album was once again extremely well received and was nominated for a Spellemann award for best Metal album.

With band members scattered across Europe, Code needed to become a consolidated entity in order to move forward. Kvohst left to pursue Hexvessel and Vicotnik to continue with Dødheimsgard leaving Aort to regroup and redefine Code.

Gathering together a group of talented UK based musicians with widely varying musical backgrounds, Code have created their most dynamic and challenging material to date in the form of their forthcoming third album, which is set to be mixed at Orgone Studios and released by new partner Agonia Records later this year.