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EXPERIMENTAL POST METALLERS KRAKOW DEBUT LYRIC VIDEO

When KRAKOW released their 2015 album “amaran” on Dark Essence Records, fans of the band were given an insight into the calmer side of the band. With its dream-like soundscapes interspersed with harsher, more sinister atmospheres and an experimental, drone feel, certain tracks on the album were always going to lend themselves to visualization. It […]

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NORWEGIAN VIKING METALLERS MISTUR STREAM LYRIC VIDEO FOR TRACK FROM UPCOMING ALBUM AND REVEAL FULL ALBUM DETAILS

MISTUR fans have waited a long for the follow up to the band’s critically acclaimed 2009 debut “Attende”, but that wait is finally over, with Dark Essence Records announcing that the new album, “In Memoriam”, will hit the streets on the 29th April. Having already debuted the opening track from the album (which can be […]

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DARK ESSENCE RECORDS INKS DEAL WITH ALTERNATIVE METALLERS MADDER MORTEM

Dark Essence Records have today announced that they have added Norwegian Alternative Metallers MADDER MORTEM to their roster. The label is set to release the band’s sixth full length album, titled “Red In Tooth And Claw”, later this year, on a date as yet to be announced. As a taste of what fans can expect, […]

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EXPERIMENTAL POST METALLERS KRAKOW REVEAL DETAILS OF SPECIAL SHOW PLANNED FOR BLASTFEST

With a lineup consisting of Kjartan Grønhaug on guitars, René Misje on guitars and vocals, Frode Kilvik (AETERNUS, VITHR, GRAVDAL) on vocals and bass, and Ask Ty Arctander (KAMPFAR, HADES ALMIGHTY) on drums, Norwegian Post Metallers KRAKOW are widely regarded as one of Norway’s best live acts. Now, with their appearance at Bergen’s Blastfest on […]

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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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