The guys in Haust grew up in Notodden in the hills of Norway, in the shadows of hotrod hicks and the black metal crowd surrounding Emperor. Haust were never a part of these groups, but were inevitably infected by the mix of white trash and black metal. After Haust relocated to Oslo they were quickly picked up by Tiger Record’s newly started label Fysisk Format. “Ride the Relapse” from 2008 was the first album the label released, and with songs like “White Trash Extravaganza” and “Ugly Fucking Oslo” Haust became a focal point and defining reference for like-minded people in Oslo. The follow-up release “Powers of Horror” from 2010 is a more complex record, and with tracks like “Skate Rock” and “Anti-Reproductive“‘s sado-nazi-zombie-video, Haust grew internationally, and among other things toured with Rotten Sound and Trap Them.
The band’s founding member, Ruben Willem, did all the band’s recordings up until 2013’s NO, as well as recording and mixing numerous other Oslo-based underground bands, including Fysisk Format bands like Okkultokrati and The Good the Bad and the Zugly.
In 2012, Haust went through some line-up changes and Ruben Willem left the band on a friendly note. The band’s core is now Vebjørn Guttormsgaard Møllberg on vocals and Pål Bredrup on guitar.