Formed in Reykjavík during the month of November 2005 and featuring members of several Icelandic bands such as Misþyrming, Árstíðir lífsins and Naðra, Carpe Noctem quickly earned a reputation of intense performances on stage, while rising as one of Iceland’s leading acts in black metal. The music shows various influences and expresses extreme opposites, forming a raw, chaotic and apocalyptic soundscape combined with Icelandic lyrics referencing Norse mythology, occult writings, apocalyptic prophecies and Icelandic black magic rituals.
Carpe Noctem has self-released a demo (Myrkraverk, 2008), an EP (Carpe Noctem, 2009) and its debut full length album (In Terra Profugus, 2013) via Code666 Records. 5 Years later the band is back with the second album, titled „Vitrun“ again on Code666 Records.
Alexander – Vocals & lyrics
Andri – Guitars
Árni – Bass (also in Árstíðir lífsins)
Helgi – Drums (also in Misþyrming and Naðra)
Tómas – Guitars (also in Misþyrming and Naðra)
Tracklist: 1. Söngurinn sem ómar á milli stjarnanna / 2. Upplausn / 3. Og hofið fylltist af reyk / 4. Hér hvílir bölvun / 5. Úr beinum og brjóski / 6. Sá sem slítur vængi flugunnar hefur náð hugljómun
„Myrkraverk“ (Demo – 2008)
„Carpe Noctem“ (EP – 2009)
„In Terra Profugus“ (CD/LP – code666 – 2013)
„Vitrun“ (CD/LP – code666 – 2018)