Black Metal

We’re continuing our summer sale campaign and this week we’ll focus on our Black Metal bands.

Back in the early 90’s, some characters in the Black Metal scene managed to put Bergen and the genre on the musical map, and there was a lot of focus, both from the national and international press, around the Black Metal genre, Bergen and Norway. You know what we talk about, so let’s not dwell on that stuff. What’s interesting here is the music, and there were some really great bands that came out of both Bergen and of course Norway in general (too many names to mention). The people behind the bands and the people behind Dark Essence Records, were friends before the label started and we used to hang out at the gigs, the Hole in the Sky festival (now Beyond the Gates) and of course at the Garage music pub. It’s quite fitting that the Dark Essence office is in the same building as the now closed down Garage, and now we usually meet at the Apollon record bar across the street.

Taake is of course the biggest band on Dark Essence Records, and undoubtedly the most known band too. Taake was one of the first bands we signed to Dark Essence Records, together with Hades Almighty and Nidigr, and they helped us kick start the label. So, we’re pleased to have many of the Taake cds, vinyl, box set and merchandise in this campaign. Another early signing to the label was the then young Bergen band Malsain, featuring among others Phobos (Aeternus, Gravdal, Gorgoroth live ++) on drums. We did two albums with Malsain, and their 2nd album is available here. A later signing was The 3rd Attempt, a band consisting of both the original Carpathian Forest guitarists. Other newer Norwegian bands in the genre we’ve worked with was Sarkom where we did their 3rd and 4th album, and then we recently signed the Oslo band Acârash. We just released their 2nd album, so only their debut is available in this campaign. Greece has had a similar Black Metal tradition to Norway, and we’ve worked with a couple of Greek bands, like the debut from Ravencult (that album is sold out) and the the debut from band Lucifer’s Child, a band consisting of ex-Rotting Christ and Nightfall members. Other non-Norwegian bands was the first album from the British band Skaldic Curse (a band introduced to us by Hoest of Taake), featuring Fen members, and recently we released the 4th album by Italian band Darkend. Let’s backtrack a bit to Taake, since we’ve done the two latest albums with the band Orkan. This band is the brainchild of Gjermund Fredheim, live guitarist and banjo hero for Taake. Also, Orkan’s drummer is also the live drummer for Taake, so there’re quite a strong connection here. And last but not least, even though they’re strictly not Black Metal, we look at first Helheim album, “Jormundgand”, as a Black Metal classic and includes this one here.

From Wednesday the 3rd of June till Tuesday 9th of June (at 23.59 CET),
you will get the following items with a 33,3 % discount.
  • Taake Helnorsk Svartmetall t-shirt

    Taake

    Helnorsk Svartmetall

    T-shirt

    kr 169.90
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  • Taake Ubeseiret t-shirt

    Taake

    Ubeseiret

    T-shirt

    kr 169.90
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  • Taake - Kong Vinter Vinyl

    Taake

    Kong Vinter

    Vinyl

    November 22

    kr 199.90
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  • Taake - Taake vinyl

    Taake

    Taake (Black Vinyl)

    Gatefold LP

    November 22

    kr 229.90
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  • Darkend - Spiritual Resonance Vinyl

    Darkend

    Spiritual Resonance

    Vinyl

    13 Sep

    kr 229.90
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  • Darkend - Spiritual Resonance

    Darkend

    Spiritual Resonance

    CD

    13 Sep

    kr 129.90
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  • Taake - 7 Fjell box

    Taake

    7 Fjell (Vinyl Box set)

    Vinyl

    December 7th.

    kr 1,666.00
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  • Orkan - Element

    Orkan

    Element

    CD

    kr 129.90
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  • Taake - Castle t-shirt

    Taake

    Svartekunst t-shirt

    T-shirt

    June 15

    kr 169.90
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  • Panchrysia - Deathcult Salvation CD

    Panchrysia

    Deathcult Salvation

    CD

    kr 99.90
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  • Acârash - In Chaos Becrowned CD

    Acârash

    In Chaos Becrowned

    Digipak

    June 8

    kr 129.90
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  • Acârash - In Chaos Becrowned LP

    Acârash

    In Chaos Becrowned

    Vinyl

    June 8

    kr 229.90
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  • Egocidal Path - CD

    The 3rd Attempt

    Egocidal Path

    CD

    December 1 2017

    kr 129.90
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  • Taake - Kong Vinter digipak

    Taake

    Kong Vinter

    Digipak

    November 24 2017

    kr 149.90
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  • Lucifer's Child - The Wiccan vinyl

    Lucifer's Child

    The Wiccan

    Vinyl

    kr 57.00
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  • Sarkom-bundle

    Sarkom

    Anti-Cosmic Art bundle

    CD+T-shirt

    December 02

    kr 199.90
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  • Sarkom

    Anti-Cosmic T-shirt

    T-shirt

    December 02

    kr 99.90
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  • Sarkom - Anti-Cosmic Art

    Sarkom

    Anti-Cosmic Art

    CD

    December 02

    kr 129.90
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  • The 3rd Attempt - Egocidal Path LP

    The 3rd Attempt

    Egocidal Path

    Vinyl

    January 12

    kr 189.90
    Add to cart
  • Helheim - Jormundgand CD

    Helheim

    Jormundgand

    CD

    kr 99.90
    Add to cart
  • Sarkom - Doomsday Elite CD

    Sarkom

    Doomsday Elite

    CD

    kr 129.90
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  • Shining - 8 ½ - Feberdrömmar I Vaket Tillstånd - Vinyl cover

    Shining

    8 ½ – Feberdrömmar I Vaket Tillstånd

    Vinyl

    kr 189.90
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  • Taake - Doedskvad CD

    Taake

    Doedskvad

    CD

    kr 129.90
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  • Taake - Taake CD

    Taake

    Taake

    CD

    kr 129.90
    Add to cart
  • Taake - Noregs Vaapen CD

    Taake

    Noregs Vaapen

    CD

    kr 129.90
    Add to cart
  • Taake - Stridens Hus CD

    Taake

    Stridens Hus

    CD

    kr 129.90
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  • DARK ESSENCE RECORDS_ORKAN_LIVLAUS

    Orkan

    Livlaus

    CD

    kr 129.90
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  • LUCIFER´S CHILD - THE WICCAN CD

    Lucifer's Child

    The Wiccan

    CD

    kr 129.90
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  • DARK ESSENCE RECORDS_3rd Attempt_Born in Thorns

    The 3rd Attempt

    Born in Thorns

    CD

    kr 129.90
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  • Hades Almighty - Pyre Era, Black! / The one who talks with the fog, vinyl cover

    Hades Almighty / Drudkh

    Pyre Era, Black! / The one who talks with the fog

    Vinyl

    kr 169.90
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  • Malsain - The Disease CD
    -33%

    Malsain

    The Disease

    CD

    Sale! kr 99.90 kr 66.60
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  • Skaldic Curse - World Suicide Machine CD
    -33%

    Skaldic Curse

    World Suicide Machine

    CD

    Sale! kr 99.90 kr 66.60
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