Ved Buens Ende
The now (apparently) defunct Ved Buens Ende was basically quite unknown in the course of its existence but gained widespread accolades in the underground scene since its demise. Ved Buens Ende was formed in 1994 of the common era by singer/drummer Carl-Michael Eide (a.k.a. Aggressor), guitarist Yusuf Parvaz (a.k.a. Vicotnik) and Hugh Steven James Mingray (a.k.a. Skoll) on bass. Later that year the band debuted with a 30 minute long demo entitled Those Who Caress The Pale. This little gem gained only minor attention in their native country & the rest of the world when it was first released.
In 1995 Ved Buens Ende returned on the British label Mysanthropy' with their debut full length Written In Waters, which was guested by the backing vocalist Lill Katherine Stensrud. The album gained positive response from the press, but only little commercial success. The band subsequently toured with assistance from the session singer Simen Hestnæs but soon after Ved Buens Ende was disbanded.
Carl-Micheal, Vicotnik and Skoll decided to get back together in 1996 for a new album, which was going to be entitled: Half Visible Presence. All the material for this album had been written but was never been recorded.
1997, however, saw the re-release of Ved Buens Ende's demo material as a limited-edition-MCD-box by Mysantropy's sublabel Ancient Lore Creations'. It was intended as split with the Old Man's Child demo In The Shades of Life but due to business difficulties that never happened. Although the band was then gone again, a further re-release of 'Written In Waters' with new artwork is planned. This could be a sign that Ved Buens Ende will come back to life once more, if only because Vicotnik and Skoll have been thinking of reforming Ved Buens Ende as a Folk band (without Carl-Michael) for some time now.
Footnote: Rumor has it that a few of their concerts before their first break-up have been videotaped by an early fan from the audience. The existence of the audio of one of those concerts has been verified.