Helheim


As one of the founding pioners of the viking metal genre, Helheim has a carrer that spanns two decades. From the raw and primitive furiosity of Jormungandr released in 1995 the band has had a steady, but at times unpredictable development, making it one of the most interesting and inovative acts in the genre. With their landmark album “Heidindomr ok Motstandr” released on Dark Essence Records in 2011, the band explores new territory with the inclusion of timpani and french horn as integral instruments.
 
 

Link to Helheim in Dark Essence Records webshop

Reviews

Heidindomr Ok Motgangr

Metal Norge – 8/10
Lords of Metal – 87/100
French Metal – 17/20

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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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NORWEGIAN VIKING METALLERS HELHEIM TO RELEASE EIGHTH FULL-LENGTH ALBUM AND TO PERFORM SPECIAL SET AT BLEKKMETAL FESTIVAL

Over four years have passed since HELHEIM released their last album, and now the veteran Norwegian Viking metallers are set to release their eighth full-length album on the 4th December on Dark Essence Records. Titled “raunijaR”, the album was recorded at Conclave & Earshot Studio by VULTURE INDUSTRIES’ Bjørnar Nilsen and was mastered by ENSLAVED’s […]

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 […]

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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 FIELDS A TOTAL OF SEVEN BANDS AT THIS YEAR’S INFERNO FESTIVAL

Bergen-based DARK ESSENCE RECORDS, the Norwegian label whose roster features not only some of the most respected and long- standing Black and Extreme Metal artists in the business, but also some of the most talented upcoming bands, showcases no less than seven of its bands at this year’s Inferno Festival. One of Europe’s foremost music […]

Distribution

Norway:
Indie Distribution

Worldwide:
Plastic Head Distribution

World:
Modern Invasion Music (Australia)
Southbound (New Zealand)

 
Europe:
Audioglobe (Italy)
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)