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Shining’s Niklas Kvarforth on stage with Alfahanne at Incineration Festival, London,. Photo © and All Rights Reserved Nekrographie

ALFAHANNE AND DARK ESSENCE RECORDS REVEAL FIRST GUEST AND ANNOUNCE SECOND “GUESS THE GUEST” COMPETITION IN RUN-UP TO ALBUM RELEASE

When ALFAHANNE and Dark Essence Records announced their first “Guess the Guest” competition recently they were pretty sure that the clues would be very easy for fans of the band. And sure enough the entries poured in as fans guessed that the first guest on the band’s upcoming album would be none other than SHINING […]

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THE 3RD ATTEMPT POST NEW STUDIO UPDATE

THE 3RD ATTEMPT have posted a new studio update on their website with photos and videos of the guitar and bass recording sessions. Check it out HERE Share

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ALFAHANNE AND DARK ESSENCE RECORDS ANNOUNCE COMPETITION IN RUN-UP TO ALBUM RELEASE

When details of ALFAHANNE’s debut full-length album “Alfapokalyps” were revealed prior to the album’s release on Dark Essence Records early last year, many were surprised to find that the Swedish band, who at that time were relatively unknown, had managed to attract guest appearances from artists such as TAAKE’s Hoest, SHINING’s Niklas Kvarforth, and HELHEIM’s […]

Karisma Records to release single from Rendezvous Point

RENDEZVOUS POINT SIGNED TO KARISMA RECORDS

Fast becoming one of the go-to labels for the Progressive side of music, Karisma Records has today added another string to their bow by signing Norwegian Prog Rockers RENDEZVOUS POINT. The band will kick off their collaboration with Karisma Records with the release of a single titled “Wasteland”, together with a music video, towards the […]

Big Record Sale - Up to 80% discount on selected albums. This week only!

Big One-Week Record Sale

For one week only Dark Essence Records and sister-label Karisma Records will hold a big record sale with up to 80% discount on CDs, LPs and merch. Check out metal album titles from Taake, Aeternus, Hades Almighty, Shining (Swe), Galar, Alfahanne, Slegest, Sarkom, Helheim, Kraków and more via links below; Link to the Big One-Week […]

Hades Almighty on Dark Essence Records

LEGENDARY NORWEGIANS HADES ALMIGHTY ANNOUNCE NEW FRONTMAN

As HADES ALMIGHTY themselves put it in a statement today the “Dawn of a New Era” is upon the band with the arrival of a new frontman to replace former vocalist Janto, who, after 22 years, left the band on friendly terms for personal reasons. With a couple of new release set to appear on […]

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THE 3RD ATTEMPT, THE NEW BAND FROM FORMER CARPATHIAN FOREST GUITARISTS, POSTS FIRST STUDIO REPORT WITH PHOTOS AND VIDEOS

Work on the debut full-length album from THE 3RD ATTEMPT, which is set to be released on Dark Essence Records later this year, is progressing at a very satisfactory pace. The band entered the Sanden Studio in Kristiansand on the 17th April and they have posted the first in what will be a series of […]

Dark Essence Records adds Greek Lucifer's Child to roster

DARK ESSENCE RECORDS SIGNS LUCIFER’S CHILD – THE NEW PROJECT FROM ROTTING CHRIST AND NIGHTFALL MEMBERS

Dark Essence Records, a label well known for working with some of the top Norwegian acts such as TAAKE, have cast their net a little further from their own shores this time, and signed Greece’s LUCIFER’s CHILD, the band formed by ROTTING CHRIST and former CHAOSTAR member George Emmanuel and NIGHTFALL’s Stathis Ridis. Emmanuel and […]

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NORWEGIAN BLACK METALLERS TAAKE SET TO EMBARK ON THEIR FIRST NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

Despite a history spanning over two decades, iconic Norwegian Black Metallers TAAKE have never previously toured in North America, but that is about to change with the band set to headline their first ever tour of the continent in June of this year. Joining them on the thirteen-date tour will be US bands WOLVHAMMER for […]

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THE 3RD ATTEMPT, THE NEW BAND FROM FORMER CARPATHIAN FOREST GUITARISTS, SET TO ENTER THE STUDIO IN APRIL

Former CARPATHIAN FOREST guitarists Tchort and Bloodpervertor certainly hit the ground running when they formed their new band THE 3rd ATTEMPT. In under a year they have managed to audition musicians and get themselves a fully rehearsed lineup which made its live debut at one of Norway’s biggest festivals, sifted through a selection of offers […]

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