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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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NORWEGIAN VIKING METALLERS MISTUR SIGN TO DARK ESSENCE RECORDS

Dark Essence records have announced the signing of Norwegian Viking Metallers MISTUR, and will be releasing the band’s sophomore full-length album at a date as yet to be announced. Hailing from the fjords and mountains of Sogndal, an area which has now taken on an almost legendary status in the world of Norwegian Extreme Metal, […]

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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 […]

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DARK ESSENCE RECORDS SIGNS PSYCHEDELIC PROG BLACK METALLERS HAIL SPIRIT NOIR

Having just released a new album from LUCIFER’s CHILD, Norway’s Dark Essence Records today announced that they have signed a second band from Greece, namely Psychedelic Prog Black Metal trio HAIL SPIRIT NOIR. Formed in Thessaloniki in 2010, HAIL SPIRIT NOIR’s lineup is composed of Haris (KATAVASIA, TRANSCENDING BIZARRE?) on Synths, Theoharis (TRANSCENDING BIZARRE?, REX […]

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