Following the strangely inconspicuous demise which befell his early-’90s death steel outfit, Cadaver, and a brief stint with obscure techno-ambient experimentalists Apoptygma Berzerk, guitarist Anders Odden spent a lot of the next decade functioning behind the scenes of Norway’s burgeoning black steel community as an intermittent guest musician and producer. But by the entire year 2000, Odden sensed inspired enough to come back towards the limelight, founding Cadaver Inc. with vocalist Ole Jørgen Moe, bassist L.J. Balvaz, and drummer Carl-Michael Eide. Remember his previous group’s technical loss of life metal past, the brand new group forged today’s black steel amalgam verging on commercial metal because of their acclaimed 2001 debut, Self-discipline. Perhaps even even more impressive (and absolutely at odds using the vicious hatred spewing off their music) was the band’s knack for funny self-promotion: Their house page was created to resemble a real-life business internet site, offering professional providers to eliminate unwanted corpses and filled with particular details as an 800 amount and get in touch with address coincidentally similar to that from the Norwegian Parliament. Obviously, their clever advertising device was to end up being short-lived after the Norwegian federal government caught wind from it, but at that time, Cadaver Inc.’s popularity as anti-establishment darlings du jour have been lustily embraced with the intensive metal masses. Comprehensive touring also helped their trigger, and after executing on the Milwaukee Steel Fest, the group came back home to begin with focus on their sophomore record.