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TAAKE to release new album on DARK ESSENCE RECORDS.

Photo by Stig Pallesen - StiPa Photography

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 […]

Janto of Hades Almighty

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 […]

Alfahanne to release upcoming album on DARK ESSENCE RECORDS

ALFAHANNE BEGINS WORK ON NEW ALBUM AND HINTS AT WHAT TO EXPECT

Sweden’s self-styled Alfapokalyptic Rockers ALFAHANNE, whose debut full-length album was released earlier this year on Dark Essence Records, are back in the studio preparing for their next album. With guest vocalists like TAAKE’s Hoest, SHINING’s Niklas Kvarforth and HELHEIM’s V’gandr on their debut “Alfapokalyps” – names that make most fans of extreme metal sit up […]

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HEAVY ALTERNATIVE ROCKERS KRAKOW RELEASE UPDATE AND PHOTOS FROM RECORDING SESSIONS FOR UPCOMING ALBUM

Norway’s KRAKOW have been hard at work in Bergen’s Duper Studio on what will be the band’s third full-length album, and have issued the following update on the progress, as well as dropping just a little hint of what fans can expect from the new release, which will appear once again on Dark Essence Records: […]

Beyond the Gates Festival

DARK ESSENCE RECORDS TO HOST LISTENING SESSION AT BEYOND THE GATES FESTIVAL FEATURING UPCOMING ALBUMS FROM TAAKE, GALAR, KRAKOW AND MOMENTUM

DARK ESSENCE RECORDS will host a listening session at Bergen’s Beyond the Gates Festival where attendees will have the opportunity to be the first people to hear tracks from the upcoming albums from TAAKE, GALAR, KRAKOW, and the label’s new signing MOMENTUM. The session will take place at the Garage, Bergen, on Saturday 30th August […]

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DARK ESSENCE RECORDS INKS DEAL WITH ICELAND’S MOMENTUM

Dark Essence Records have inked a deal with Iceland’s MOMENTUM and are preparing to release the band’s sophomore full-length album, “The Freak Is Alive”, on a date as yet to be announced. Formed in 2003, MOMENTUM started life as a Black/Death metal project, with their first release, “The Requiem” EP appearing in 2006, followed two […]

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BLACK-FOLK METALLERS GALAR REVEAL DETAILS AND ARTWORK OF UPCOMING ALBUM

Dark Essence Records have today revealed details, including the artwork and track-listing, for “De gjenlevende”, the upcoming album from Norwegian Black-Folk Metallers GALAR. Mixed and recorded at Bergen’s Conclave and Earshot Studio by producer and VULTURE INDUSTRIES frontman Bjørnar E. Nilsen, “De gjenlevende” (The Bereaved) is a follow up to 2010′s “Til Alle Heimsens Endar”, […]

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BLACK FOLK METALLERS COR SCORPII SET DATE TO BEGIN RECORDING SOPHOMORE FULL-LENGTH ALBUM

After keeping fans waiting for four years, Norwegian Black Folk Metallers COR SCORPII have set the date of the 17th July on which to begin recording their sophomore full-length album. As with their previous release “Monument” the album will be recorded and mixed by Børge Finstad at his Toproom Studio (MAYHEM, BORKNAGAR, VINTERSORG, TRISTANIA, ARCTURUS […]

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DARK ESSENCE RECORDS RENEWS CONTRACT WITH HADES ALMIGHTY

Although the band’s recorded output has lain virtually dormant since 2004 when Dark Essence Record re-released their 2001 classic “The Pulse of Decay”, things are definitely starting to stir in the HADES ALMIGHTY recording front, so much so, in fact, that Dark Essence have renewed their contract and are planning to release a new album […]

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Norway:
Indie Distribution

Worldwide:
Plastic Head Distribution

World:
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Europe:
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Bertus (Benelux)
Mastertrax (Spain)
Nailboard (Estonia)
Non Stop Music (Switzerland)
Rock Extremum (Slovakia / Czech Republic)

 
Soulfood Distribution (Germany / Austria)
Sound Pollution (Sweden)
Soundforge Music Group (Greece)
Soundworks (France)
Soyuz Music (Russia)
Supersounds (Finland)
Target Distribution (Denmark)