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Inferno Festival 2015

DARK ESSENCE LABELNIGHT @ INFERNO FESTIVAL 2015

It has become tradition for Dark Essence Records to host a labelnight at Blå during the Inferno Metal Festival in Oslo, Norway. The next Dark Essence Records labelnight is now scheduled to take place on April 1st 2015. For the Dark Essence Records labelnight we will be bring with us Norwegian black metal band TAAKE, […]

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EXPERIMENTAL POST METALLERS KRAKOW REVEAL ALBUM DETAILS AND DEBUT TRACK

If fans of KRAKOW thought they knew exactly what to expect from the upcoming album from the Norwegian Experimental Post Metallers, they are going to be very surprised, because, with “amaran”, the band has chosen to explore not only the calmer side of their sound, but also the more experimental, drone side, creating a work […]

Dark Essence Records releases Taake's Stridens Hus

TAAKE’s NEW ALBUM ‘STRIDENS HUS’ OUT TODAY

DARK ESSENCE RECORDS proudly presents TAAKE’s sixth full-lenght studioalbum ‘Stridens Hus’ “Stridens hus” takes the unique Taake sound and develops it further. Still true to the spirit of the old Norwegian Black Metal, Hoest breathes new life into the genre by introducing different elements that ensure the sound remains fresh and relevant. Some parts are […]

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ALBUM DETAILS AND TRACK DEBUTED FROM UPCOMING RELEASE FROM PROGRESSIVE DOOM METALLERS MOMENTUM

Having connected with the band during 2014’s Roadburn Festival, Dark Essence Records were quick to snap up the Icelandic Progressive Doomsters MOMENTUM, and on the 9th February 2015 the label is set to release MOMENTUM’s sophomore full length album “The Freak is Alive”. As a taster of what to expect Dark Essence Records have debuted […]

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NORWEGIAN BLACK METALLERS TAAKE ANNOUNCE MEXICAN AND COLOMBIAN TOUR DATES

Norwegian Black Metallers TAAKE have announced that they will play a series of dates in both Colombia and Mexico in the new year. The tour will start on the 10th January and routing is as follows: COLOMBIA Jan 10: Teatro La Mama, Bogota, Jan 11: Barnaby Jones, Medellin MEXICO (with RAGNELL) Jan 14: Kalipso Bar, […]

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RELEASE OVERVIEW UPDATED

The DARK ESSENCE RECORDS release section is now up to date with all album releases – right up to the new Taake EP ‘Kulde’. In about ten day’s time we will update this section again with the new fullength TAAKE album ‘Stridens hus’. The release section gives you a quick overview of album name, artist, […]

DARK ESSENCE RECORDS releases new EP from TAAKE called 'Kulde'.

DARK ESSENCE RECORDS RELEASES NEW TAAKE EP ‘KULDE’

DARK ESSENCE RECORDS RELEASES NEW TAAKE EP “KULDE” As a warm-up to the upcoming Taake fullenght studioalbum “Stridens Hus” – DARK ESSENCE RECORDS is happy to release a new TAAKE EP. The EP is called “KULDE” (English: Cold). It contains exclusive new material from Taake and a cover of The Cure. You can listen to […]

DARK ESSENCE RECORDS releases new EP from TAAKE called 'Kulde'.

DETAILS OF NEW TAAKE ALBUM REVEALED AND NEW TRACK DEBUTED

With the traditional three year wait between TAAKE albums now over, Dark Essence Records has today announced the first details of what will be the iconic Norwegian band’s sixth full-length album. Titled “Stridens hus”, the seven-track album is set for release on the 8th December world-wide, with the exception of Germany, Austria and Switzerland, where […]

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LEGENDARY NORWEGIANS HADES ALMIGHTY LOSE FRONTMAN

In a statement that caught fans of the legendary Norwegian band by surprise, HADES ALMIGHTY frontman and bassist Janto has announced that after 22 years he will be leaving the band. Both Janto and the remaining members have reassured fans that his reasons for leaving are purely personal, and that relations between everyone are still […]

Taake Kulde Tour 2014

TAAKE ANNOUNCES OCTOBER TOUR DATES

Norwegian Black Metallers TAAKE are set to embark on a headlining tour in October of this year. The eleven date tour will span four countries – the Netherlands, Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic. Supporting TAAKE on all the dates will be VALKYRJA and NOCTEM. Routing, for what will be called the Kulde Tour, as […]

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