COMMUNIC is a Norwegian metal band that was founded in March 2003 by
guitarist/vocalist Oddleif Stensland and drummer Tor Atle Andersen
(both ex-SCARIOT), who shortly after was joined by bass player Erik
Mortensen, (a former band mate of Oddleif's from INGERMANLAND). In
April 2004, Oddleif Stensland quit Scariot to fully focus on COMMUNIC
for the future - so now all priority for both Oddleif and Tor Atle went
Conspiracy In Mind
Finally, in July 2004, all the details were in place and the band had
signed a long-term record deal with well-respected German label NUCLEAR
BLAST. In September 2004 COMMUNIC spent 3 weeks in the Danish
Jacob-Hansen-Studios with producer Jacob Hansen to recording their
debut album "Conspiracy In Mind, which was released February 21st 2005.
The debut album received fantastic reviews around the world, and was
a.o. voted "Album Of The Month" in Rock Hard and Heavy Oder Was, two of
the world's major metal publications. Oddleif did tons of interviews
for the album, and the response from both media and fans were amazing.
COMMUNIC went on tour to promote the release of "Conspiracy In Mind"
throughout Europe. A tour that went very well for the band, and
garnered them a lot of new fans. As a result of the great critics on
the album and their live-gigs, the band was asked to perform at various
festivals, including the Rock Hard Festival in Germany - a gig that
further established COMMUNIC as a name to remember.
Waves Of Visual Decay
In early 2006 the band once again went to Denmark for recording the new
album together with producer Jacob Hansen. "Waves Of Visual Decay" is
the album that will bring COMMUNIC yet another step up the ladder of
success. 7 tracks of pure asskicking heavy metal, delivered with a
technical expertise and lots of power and aggression.
Communic - now and future
The musical style of COMMUNIC is rich in both emotional depth and
musical broadness and includes many elements from various metal genres.
Catchy vocal melodies, thrilling bass and guitar lines colliding with
power, thrash, progressive and a bit of doom and groovy metal. COMMUNIC
consists of highly skilled musicians that deliver quality metal with
variety and originality. The music has a progressive touch in some
experimental form, yet easy to listen to - quite moody, mellow and
emotional, and a mix of influences from the 80's and 90's metal scene,
but most of all it's a mix of the different approach each member of the
band has on the music, thus giving it the unique sound and feeling,
that makes it hard for fans and media to compare COMMUNIC to just one
With COMMUNIC the Norwegian - … no, the worldwide … - metal scene has a
new exciting and forward-looking name to remember.