One of (at least) two 80s UK bands using the moniker, not to mention the (at least) two bands from the states who chose it as well. This Virus originally formed in the summer of 1983 in Gillingham, Dorset, only managed to crank out two demo tapes before splitting up, but the second, “You Can’t Ignore It Forever,” is a brilliant slab of UK/anarcho punk that is loaded with fucking fantastic tunes. They had a track (“Oven Overture,” from this demo) on a Mortarhate comp after they called it quits, and then 1/2 of the band started up again two decades later. Described as a mix between the Subhumans, Amebix, and Flux of Pink Indians Virus have that raw angry sound , not afraid to be slow like the Mob they will sit perfectly on your shelf alongside Alternative and Omega Tribe.
This is official reissue their second demo “you can’t ignore it forever” originally released as a cassette tape in 1984 plus bonus songs from their first demo.
(Vomitopunkrock Records)