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The Virus

The Virus is a street punk band from Philadelphia, United States. Now defunct, their former singer Mike Virus went on to perform in the band Cheap Sex. Fat Dave now fronts Lancaster, Pennsylvania punk band the Nightime Dealers.

The Virus formed in February 1998, with Mike Virus on vocals, Chris on lead guitar, Fat Dave on guitar, Jarrod on drums, and Geoff on bass. The band played their first show (not concerts) a month later. During the band's first six months, they performed several shows, including one in Philadelphia with the band Special Duties, and another at the now-close ...read more

The Virus is a street punk band from Philadelphia, United States. Now defunct, their former singer Mike Virus went on to perform in the band Cheap Sex. Fat Dave now fronts Lancaster, Pennsylvania punk band the Nightime Dealers.

The Virus formed in February 1998, with Mike Virus on vocals, Chris on lead guitar, Fat Dave on guitar, Jarrod on drums, and Geoff on bass. The band played their first show (not concerts) a month later. During the band's first six months, they performed several shows, including one in Philadelphia with the band Special Duties, and another at the now-closed Coney Island High in New York City.

In July 1998, they recorded two songs for a split CD with New York band The Manix (with members of The Devotchkas and The Casualties). Only 130 copies of the CD were made, and they sold out quickly. Shortly thereafter, original bass player Geoff was asked to leave the band. After trying out several bass players, it was decided that Fat Dave’s longtime friend Paul would join.

In February 1999, the band recorded five songs for their first 7 « hide


LPs
Nowhere to Hide
2002

3.4
9 Votes
Compilations
Single and Rarities
2001

4
1 Votes

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