Since their founding in 2011, VIRTUE CONCEPT went through eventful times. The debut record SOURCES was quickly developed in cooperation with Sebastian Reichl (Slaughter’s Palace Studio / guitarist and songwriter of Deadlock) and Kristian Kohlmannslehner (Kohlekeller Studio / Benighted, Powerwolf, Crematory). The album was released in June 2012 via Acuity.Music/Soulfood and featured guest appearances by Karl Schubach (Misery Signals) and Sebastian Reichl.

The Bavarian five-piece entered the stage numerous times to promote the album and to satisfy their hunger for intense live shows. It was possible to share the stage with popular scene acts such as Darkest Hour, Evergreen Terrace, Chelsea Grin, Texas In July, Deez Nuts, War From A Harlots Mouth, The Browning, Vanna and many more.

About 2 years after releasing the first record, VIRTUE CONCEPT are ready for round two. The new album BLAZE will see the light of day by late 2014 via Hamburg resident label Swell Creek Records. Guitars and vocals on BLAZE were again recorded by Sebastian Reichl, drum recordings and mix made by Aljoscha Sieg (Pitchback Studios Cologne / Nasty, Eskimo Callboy, Marathonmann) and the album was mastered by Brian Hood (456 Recordings Nashville USA / Being As An Ocean, Erra, Gideon, Sworn In). The 10 tracks clearly print out the direction that VIRTUE CONCEPT has focused on: Relentless groove and unforgiving brutality.


Raphael Grunow - Vocals
Christian Priol - Drums
Michael Pfeilschifter - Guitar
Felix Eckmeder - Guitar
Johannes Eisenreich - Bass