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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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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: […]

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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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HELHEIM’s V’GANDR TO MAKE GUEST APPEARANCE AT THE DARK ESSENCE RECORDS INFERNO FESTIVAL EVENT

DARK ESSENCE RECORDS plans to make their annual Inferno Festival event a little different this year when they join forces with sister label KARISMA RECORDS to showcase two of their bands each at Blå on Wednesday 16th April. “We are always conscious of the fact that while many of Dark Essence’s artists such as TAAKE […]

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DARK ESSENCE RECORDS label night at Inferno Metal Festival Norway 2014

DARK ESSENCE RECORDS will host a club night during the INFERNO METAL FESTIVAL NORWAY featuring SEVEN IMPALE, SLEGEST, ALFAHANNE and AIRBAG. Join us! DATE: April 16th 2014 VENUE: Blå, Oslo, Norway RUNNING ORDER: Time Band 20:20 Seven Impale 21:25 Slegest 22:30 Alfahanne 23:45 Airbag Age limit: 20 years Doors: from 20:00 Link to Facebook event […]

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