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The Virus - Why Follow? shirt white on black

$15.00

Why Follow? mannequin design white print on black tee. All of our merch is made in house by the band.

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SOLD OUT - The Virus - Constant War t shirt on pink

$15.00

Constant war design in black on a pink shirt.

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The Virus 2013 limited tour shirt - Direct Violation on black

$10.00

Limited edition tour shirt. Direct Violation graphic on front with No Tour Can Be Won dates on back.

Price reduced.

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SOLD OUT - The Virus 2013 limited tour shirt - Constant War on green

$10.00

Limited tour shirt from the No War Can Be Won tour. Army green shirt, printed inside out, with tour dates on back.

Price reduced

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The Virus - V Circle Canvas Patch

$1.00

White V circle logo on black patch. Measures approximately 4.5" x 4.5"

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The Virus - White Logo on Black Patch

$1.00

White logo on black canvas patch. Measures approximately 6"x 3"

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The Virus - Logo Sticker White on Black - 7.5" x 3.75"

$1.00

The Virus - Logo Sticker White on Black - 7.5" x 3.75" medium photo


The Virus - Drone Shirt

$15.00

White print on black shirt. Drone Drone Drone Drone Drone Drone Drone Drone Drone Drone Drone Drone Drone Drone Drone

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The Virus - Resist Survive Die Shirt

$15.00

White print on black tee. Design by Scott Yung.

RESIST SURVIVE DIE

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SOLD OUT - The Virus - LIMITED - Yellow Still Fighting for a Future Shirt

$0.00

Green/Blue print on bright yellow shirt. Printed inside out. Limited edition.

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Punx Unite CD - Leaders of Today Comp

$5.00

1 Casualties -Rebel 2 Street Brats -Mind Control 3 Damage Case -Red Alert 4 Lab Rats -That's Not Real Musik 5 Briggs -Song For Us 6 Frontline Attack -Onward To Chaos 7 Unseen -We Are All That We Have 8 Clit 45 -Can't Stop The Bleeding 9 The Virus -Follow 10 Raid -The Media 11 Homewrekers -Tomorrow Never Comes 12 Krum Bums -Cease Fire 13 Cranked Up -Deal With It 14 Voids -Bad Dreams 15 Forgotten -Never Accept 16 Cheap Sex -Water Runs Dry 17 Zombie Vandals -Youth Of The Night 18 The Abiotx -Parasite 19 Toxic Narcotic -People Want To Kill Each Other 20 Complete Control -Reaction 21 Monster Squad -Death And Destruction 22 86'D -Johnny Ain't coming Home 23 State Control -Nothing For The Future 24 Abuse -No Tomorrow 25 Escaped -City Of Pain 26 Chaotic Alliance -Breaking The Silence 27 Hypodermix -Nothing For You 28 Drastic Actions -F**k You 29 A Global Threat -Cardinal Sin 30 Total Annihilation -Hasta La Victoria Siempre 31 Wednesday Night Heroes -Music For The People 32 Residuals -Prisoner

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The Virus - Already Dead Shirt

$15.00

Already Dead lyics, white and red print on back shirt. Limited quantities available, we will not be reprinting this design.

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The Virus - No War Can Be Won Shirt

$15.00

Black, red, and white print on black shirt. Limited quantities available, we will not be reprinting this design.

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The Virus - There is Nothing Left Shirt

$15.00

White print on black shirt.

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The Virus - Horror Bloodshed War Shirt

$15.00

Seditionary style black and red print on white shirt. Limited quantities available, we will not be reprinting this design.

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The Virus - Kill Yourself Shirt

$15.00

Black, Grey, and Pink print on white shirt. Limited quantities available, we will not be reprinting this design.

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The Virus - Still Fighting for a Future Shirt

$15.00

White print on black shirt. This is a reproduction of the first design the band made in 1998.

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Pin - The Virus Kill Yourself

$1.00

1" Pin with grey logo and 'Kill Yourself"

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Pin - White Logo on Black

$1.00

White logo on black 1" pin

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Pin - Logo w/Mushroom Cloud

$1.00

Red logo over mushroom cloud on 1" pin. Boom.

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Pin - Black Logo on Red

$1.00

Black logo on red background on 1" pin.

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Pin - Logo w/Still Fighting

$1.00

1" pin with pink logo and "Still Fighting for a Future"

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The Virus - Logo Patch - Pink

$1.00

The Virus logo pink print on black unfinished patch. 6" x 3"

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The Virus - Kill Yourself Patch

$1.00

The Virus Kill Yourself pacth. White on unfinished black patch. 6" x 3"

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The Virus - Embroidered I'm A Throwaway Kid Patch - Green

$3.00

Circular embroidered patch. "I'm A Throwaway Kid". Originally used for our street team. Green on black finished patch. 3&1/2" diameter.

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SOLD OUT - The Virus - Embroidered I'm A Throwaway Kid Patch - White

$3.00

Circular embroidered patch. "I'm A Throwaway Kid". Originally used for our street team. White on black finished patch. 3&1/2" diameter.

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SOLD OUT - The Virus - Embroidered Logo Patch - Large

$2.00

Embroidered band logo on finished patch. White on black. 4&1/4" x 2"

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SOLD OUT - The Virus - Embroidered Logo Patch - Small

$2.00

Embroidered band logo on finished patch. White on black. 3&1/2" x 1&3/4"

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The Virus - Already Dead Patch - Pink

$1.00

Printed pink on black unfinished patch with lyrics from 'Already Dead' off the Nowhere to Hide record. 4" x 5"

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The Virus - Already Dead Patch - White

$1.00

Printed white on black unfinished patch with lyrics from 'Already Dead' off the Nowhere to Hide record. 4" x 5"

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The Virus - Already Dead Patch - Green

$1.00

Printed green on black unfinished patch with lyrics from 'Already Dead' off the Nowhere to Hide record. 4" x 5"

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The Virus - Singles & Rarities CD

$6.00

The Singles CD was released in October of 2001. This CD was a compilation of all material recorded to date, re-recorded old material, plus live material.

1 Time Is Now 2 Looks Like Trouble 3 Full Circle 4 There’s Nothing Left 5 Forgotten Rebel (New) 6 Throwaway Kids (New) 7 I Believe In Anarchy Written-By – Exploited, The 8 Who’s Gonna Pay [Live] (misprinted as Who’s In Control) 9 Celebrity Gossip [Live] 10 I’m An Upstart [Live] 11 Still Fighting For A Future [Live] 12 Bomb Drop 13 Pull My Strings 14 Celebrity Gossip 15 No War Can Be Won 16 Still Fighting For A Future [Studio] 17 Visions 18 No Time At All

Lineup tracks 1-6 Vocals – Paul Lead Guitar – Mike Authority Rhythm Guitar – Fat Dave 20/20 Bass Guitar – Josh Drums – Jarrod

Lineup track 7 Vocals – Paul Lead Guitar – Mike Authority Rhythm Guitar – Fat Dave 20/20 Bass Guitar – Tim Drums – Jarrod

Lineup track 8-11 Vocals – Paul Lead Guitar – Mike Authority Rhythm Guitar – Fat Dave 20/20 Bass Guitar – Tim Drums – Jarrod

Lineup track 12-16 Vocals – Mike Virus Lead Guitar – Chris Expulsion Rhythm Guitar – Fat Dave 20/20 Bass Guitar – Paul Drums – Jarrod

Lineup track 17-18 Vocals – Mike Virus Lead Guitar – Chris Expulsion Rhythm Guitar – Fat Dave 20/20 Bass Guitar – Geoff Drums – Jarrod

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History

 

The Virus formed in February 1998, with Mike Virus on vocals, Chris Expulsion on lead guitar, Fat Dave on guitar, Jarrod on drums, and Geoff on bass. The band played their first show a month later. During the band’s first six months, they performed several concerts, 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″, called Global Crisis, and for the Punx Unite 2 compilation on Charged Records. The 7″ sold out fairly quickly, and they started getting a lot more gig offers. In May, lead guitar player Chris and the band had a falling out, with Chris leaving the band. The band continued to perform regularly all over the east coast United States as a quartet.

In September, the band added a new member, Mike Authority of local Philadelphia band, No Authority. In March 2000, the band recorded 12 songs for their first full-length CD/LP, Still Fighting For A Future, on Charged Records. After the album was recorded, singer Mike Virus left the band and Paul took over vocals. The band then recruited Tim from the Jersey band The Oi! Scouts.

In June, the band left for a six-week USA tour with The Casualties, Endless Struggle, Antidote and Funeral Dress. After returning from the tour, Tim informed the band that the road life wasn’t for him, but he agreed to help out until the band replaced him. In December the band brought in Josh, who played in Central PA punk bands The Scarred and TMI Generation. In March 2001, the band recorded four new songs for a limited picture disc 7″ to be released on Charged Records. Punk Core Records bought the rights to release the picture disc from Charged Records, and released the 7″ in October 2001, along with a Singles & Rarities CD .

In June 2000, the band played the Promote Chaos festival in Atlanta, Georgia alongside bands like: Anti-Nowhere League, The Crack, and Peter and the Test Tube Babies. A month later they went to Morecambe, England to play at the Holidays In The Sun festival alongside bands like The Exploited, The Partisans, GBH, U.K. Subs, Resistance 77, Threats and Cock Sparrer.

Late August saw the band on a short East Coast US tour with Antidote from Holland. After the tour, the band took five months off to write and record their second 12-song CD/LP titled Nowhere To Hide on Punk Core Records. During those five months, Fat Dave left the band. In February 2002, the band recorded their second full-length album. Drew joined the band on bass, and Josh moved to guitar On February 15, the band played in Philadelphia with Slaughter & The Dogs.

After that, they were back to playing regular weekend gigs all over the American east coast. In April, the Nowhere To Hide CD & LP was released. In July, the band again played at the Holidays In The Sun festival in England. They then went on a short west coast US tour with The Riffs from Portland. Then the band played the HITS fest in Asbury Park, New Jersey in early September. A highlight of the festival for the band was having Wattie Buchan of the Exploited join the band onstage to sing The Exploited song I Believe In Anarchy. The band returned to California at the end of the year to play three concerts in Hollywood, Pomona and San Diego with the Riffs & The Voids.

In January of 2003, the band went into the studio to record 7 songs. Four of those 7 songs were for the ‘Benefits Of War’ 7″ released on Dirty Punk Records, ‘Follow’ was released on the Leaders of Today comp, and ‘Front Page News was released on the 2013 Punk Aid Comp.  1 song remains unreleased.  On Feb 14th, the band played its 5 year anniversary show in Philadelphia with guest vocalist Mike Virus from the band’s original line-up. In May, the band saw another line-up change with the departure of the band’s second vocalist, Paul. At this time the band had already had a 10 week tour planned and many of the dates were already booked. Faced with the choices of either throwing in the towel or continuing forward with a different singer, the band chose to go forward. So the band acquired it’s third vocalist, Jasper, from the very successful Boston, MA. band, The Vigilantes. For the next month the band practiced continually to prepare the new singer. Then from the beginning of July until mid September, the band toured the U.S.A. and Canada with long time New Jersey veterans—Blind Society. This was the first time The Virus had been on a full U.S.A. tour in almost 3 years! This was also the first time the band had played any shows in Canada. The tour was a great success and the band had the chance to play quite a few places that they had not previously played such as: Las Vegas, New Orleans, Montreal, Toronto, St. Louis, etc. Unfortunately the bands were denied entry into Canada on the west coast side because customs would not let them in with their trailers, merchandise, and equipment. After the tour, the band took a two week break and then they went to Puerto Rico for one show in Pinones. This was the band’s first time in Puerto Rico and it was a great trip! After returning from Puerto Rico, the band went back to practicing and writing song for a 3rd full length to be released on Punk Core Records. In October, the band went through another line-up change with the departure of rhythm guitarist Josh.

In February of 2004, the Virus went out on a six week U.S. tour opening for the Unseen. Though the tour was a success and a great time, half way through the tour it was decided that Jarrod would leave the band. The band brought in long time Void Control and Blind Society drummer, Jon Emmanuel. In April the band traveled to Cleveland to record some demos at Ryan Foltz’s (Dropkick Murphys) studio. Most of the songs were old but there was one new track, an alternative version of Follow and a Vigilantes’ cover that the band planned to release as an EP. July saw the band embarking on another 10 week tour. The Destruction and Debauchery Tour with Clit 45 from L.A. and Complete Control was plagued with issues including a van accident and Complete Control dropping off the tour in their home state of Texas, this would be the bands final tour. In September the band received news that PunkCore Records was unable to release their EP.   There was also news of former band members playing together in 2004.  Soon after, The Virus disbanded in October 2004.

Dave went on to play in bands such as Nightime Dealers (Lancaster, PA), which Paul later joined. Paul and Josh also formed the band Kamikaze Zero (Harrisburg, PA) who also disbanded. Paul now owns and operates 717 Tattoo which is located outside of Harrisburg. Jasper went on to form the post-punk band The Hunt (NY). Dave now plays in the Tight Fits! (Lancaster, PA) Josh has played in The Lookies, and currently fronts and plays bass for The Line (Harrisburg, PA).  In 2002, Mike Virus formed the band Cheap Sex, who disbanded in 2007.  Later he formed the band Evacuate.

In spring of 2013, the band became active again garnishing attention on Facebook. A free show was then announced for May. The Virus then played two official reunion shows in Connecticut and Philadelphia in early August. In November the band toured the east coast. No Tour Can Be Won covered 13 cities in 13 days, and fan support was strong.

A west coast tour is planned for April 2014, and a midwest tour for July 2014, including an appearance at the FYWROK punk rock festival.

News

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Benefits of War EPJune 1, 2013


We recorded and released the Benefits EP in January of 2003.  We recorded a total of 7 songs.  The first four on on the record.  ‘Follow” was released on the Leaders of Today comp by Side One Dummy.   “Front Page News” will be released on the 2013 Punk Aid comp.  “It Could Happen To You” Read More...


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Nowhere to Hide LPMay 31, 2013


Nowhere to Hide was released in July of 2002 on vinyl and CD on Punkcore Records cat#.  We recorded this album as a 4 piece. Another Day Goes By So Long Heroes The Very Last Day Nowhere To Hide Terror Rats In The City Vicious Rumors No One Can Save You Working For The Company Read More...


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Singles and Rarities CDMay 31, 2013


The Singles CD was released in October of 2001.  This CD was a compilation of all material recorded to date, re-recorded old material, plus live material. 1 Time Is Now 2 Looks Like Trouble 3 Full Circle 4 There’s Nothing Left 5 Forgotten Rebel (New) 6 Throwaway Kids (New) 7 I Believe In Anarchy Written-By Read More...


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Picture Disc 2001May 31, 2013


In  March 2001 we recorded 4 songs for a picture disc set to be release on Charged Records.  The rights to the release were purchased by Punkcore Records and the disc was released later that year on Punkcore.  The songs also appeared on the Singles and Rarities CD, released at the same time by Punkcore Read More...


Still Fighting

Still Fighting for a Future LPMay 31, 2013


The Still Fighting LP was recorded in March of 2000.  We recorded 12 songs, all of which appear on the record. Until We Win Battles Today’s Rebellion, Tomorrow’s Freedom Take Control Throwaway Kids Who’s Gonna Pay Know It All No Time At All Forgotten Rebel Forced In To Death They Lie Day By Day The Read More...


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Global Crisis 7″May 31, 2013


The Global Crisis 7″ was recorded was recorded in February of 1999 in New Jersey.  5 songs were recorded. Bomb Drop Celebrity Gossip Pull My Strings No War Can Be Won Still Fighting for a Future The EP features the first four songs.  Still Fighting was released on Punx Unite 2 on Charged Records.  There Read More...


Album: Nowhere to Hide

Track: Already Dead

Album: Nowhere to Hide

Track: Nowhere to Hide

Album: Nowhere to Hide

Track: So Long

Album: 2001 Pic Disc

Track: Looks Like Trouble

Album: 2001 Pic Disc

Track: Full Circle

Album: Still Fighting for a Future LP

Track: Today Rebellion Tomorrow Freedom

Album: Still Fighting for a Future LP

Track: Who's Gonna Pay

Album: Still Fighting for a Future LP

Track: Until We Win

Album: Global Crisis EP

Track: Bomb Drop

Album: Benefits of War Ep

Track: Benefits of War

Album: Unreleased

Track: Front Page News

Album: Leaders of Today Comp

Track: Follow

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