Carpe Noctem was formed in November 2005 but it's current formation came to be in 2009. By this time, it had earned a reputation of intense performances on stage, while rising as one of Iceland's leading acts in black metal. The music shows various influences and expresses extreme opposites. It forms a raw, chaotic and apocalyptic soundscape combined with Icelandic lyrics; Often referencing scripture, Norse mythology, occult writings, apocalyptic prophecies and Icelandic black magic rituals. Carpe Noctem has self-released a demo (Myrkraverk, 2008), an EP (Carpe Noctem, 2009) and its full length album, In Terra Profugus, was released in 2013 via Code666 Records.