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NORWEGIAN VIKING METALLERS MISTUR DEBUT TRACK FROM UPCOMING ALBUM

With just over a week to go before they hit the stage at Blastfest, Norwegian Viking Metallers MISTUR have debuted a track from their upcoming sophomore album, which will be released on Dark Essence Records this year. The track “Downfall” can be heard below and at http://mistur.bandcamp.com/track/downfall No other details of the album, which will […]

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NORWEGIAN EXPERIMENTAL DEATH/BLACK METALLERS SULPHUR DEBUT TRACK FROM THIRD FULL-LENGTH ALBUM

Having kept their fans waiting for seven long years since the release of “Thorns in Existence”, Norwegian Experimental Death/Black Metallers SULPHUR recently announced that their third full-length album “Omens of Doom” would hit the streets early this year on Dark Essence Records. With a release date now set for the 11th March, SULPHUR have today […]

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DARK ESSENCE AND KARISMA RECORDS INCREASE THEIR NORTH AMERICAN PRESENCE AND CELEBRATE WITH SPECIAL ITEMS FOR SALE

Norway’s sister labels Dark Essence Records and Karisma Records have expanded their North American operations with new distribution deals which sees the label’s catalogues distributed physically by Sony RED, whist The Orchard will handle all the digital distribution. In addition, to meet the ever-growing demand from fans, the two Bergen-based labels have joined forces with […]

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NEW ALBUM FROM SLEGEST NEARS COMPLETION. BAND HINTS AT WHAT TO EXPECT

It’s been a couple of years since Norway’s SLEGEST released their debut full-length album on Dark Essence Records to much critical acclaim, and with fans wondering when they can expect to hear more, the band have today revealed that their sophomore album is well on the way to completion. The new work is being recorded […]

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KVELERTAK AND OFERMOD MEMBERS TO JOIN ALFAHANNE ON STAGE FOR UPCOMING SHOWS

With their second full-length album appearing in various “Best Of 2015 Releases” lists, and work beginning on a follow up, Sweden’s self-styled “Alfapokalyptic” rockers ALFAHANNE will be joined on stage by special guests during a couple of the band’s upcoming shows. OFERMOD’s R. Fjäll will appear with ALFAHANNE during their show at Copperfield’s in Stockholm […]

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MOMENTUM DEBUTS TRACK FROM UPCOMING RELEASE

2015 proved to be an extremely successful year in terms of critically acclaimed releases for Dark Essence Records, and the Norwegian label has decided to kick off 2016 with a tasty re-release, in digital format, of the debut full-length album from Icelandic Progressive Doom Metallers MOMENTUM. “Fixation, at Rest” is set for release on the […]

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NORWEGIAN EXPERIMENTAL DEATH/BLACK METALLERS SULPHUR REVEAL DETAILS OF UPCOMING THIRD FULL-LENGTH ALBUM

Seven years after the release of their last album, SULPHUR have once again signed with Norway’s Dark Essence Records, and are ready to announce details of what will be the Experimental Black/Death Metallers third full-length album. Titled “Omens of Doom”, the seven-track album is expected to hit the streets in February 2016. With artwork by […]

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NORWEGIAN VIKING METALLERS HELHEIM STREAM ENTIRE ALBUM AHEAD OF RELEASE DATE

Norwegian Viking Metallers HELHEIM are streaming the whole of their eighth full-length album “raunijaR” ahead of the 4th December release date on Dark Essence Records. You can listen to “raunijaR”, which is being streamed exclusively on Terrorizer Magazine, at http://www.terrorizer.com/news/helheim-stream-new-album-raunijar The follow up to 2011’s “Heiðindómr ok Mótgangr”, “raunijaR” brings to a close the “Åsgards […]

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HELHEIM DEBUT TRACK FROM UPCOMING ALBUM

Dark Essence Records have today debuted a track from “raunijaR”, the upcoming album from Norwegian Viking Metallers HELHEIM. With the album due to hit the streets on the 4th December, the title track “RaunijaR” can be heard below and at https://soundcloud.com/dark-essence-records/helheim-raunijar “raunijaR” which will be the band’s eighth full-length release, is the follow up to […]

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DARK ESSENCE RECORDS TO RE-RELEASE MOMENTUM’S DEBUT FULL-LENGTH ALBUM

Dark Essence Records will follow up their release of MOMENTUM’s sophomore full-length album “The Freak Is Alive”, with a trip into the band’s past and the digital release of their debut album “Fixation, at Rest” on the 15th January. “Fixation, at Rest” was originally released in 2010, with the band’s then-lineup of Hörður Ólafsson on […]

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