Carpe Noctem was formed in November 2005 by guitarist Andri, vocalist Alexander and drummer Helgi. Guitarist Tómas joined the band in 2008 and bassist Árni in 2009. The band has released a demo (Myrkraverk, 2008) and an EP (Carpe Noctem, 2009), both self-released. Its next release is scheduled to be out in 2013. The band plays aggressive black metal with various musical influences, forming a raw, chaotic soundscape combined with Icelandic lyrics defiling Christianity and debasing the gods; Often referencing Norse mythology, apocalyptic prophecies and Icelandic black magic rituals.