Archive for the ‘AETERNUS’ Category

 

Norwegian Black Metallers TAAKE are set to play a short tour in Italy in April, as well as three additional dates in Europe in the run up to the previously announced European tour with DARK ESSENCE RECORDS label mates – the veteran Dark Metallers AETERNUS and SLEGEST, the new project from former VREID guitarist Ese.

Full routing for all the upcoming dates as follows:

ITALIAN MINI TOUR
29 April: Traffic Live Club, Rome
30 April: Cycle Club, Calenzano
01 May: Circolo Colony, Brescia
02 May: Tipogragfia Club, Pescara
03 May: Demode Club, Modugno

EUROPEAN TOUR (with local supports)
05 May:  GalaHala , Ljubljana, Slovenia
06 May:  Viper Room, Vienna, Austria
07 May:  Alte Kaserne , Zurich, Switzerland

EUROPEAN TOUR WITH AETERNUS AND SLAGESTT
08 May: Le Ferrailleur, Nantes, France
09 May:  Le Divan du Monde, Paris, France
10 May:  The Garage, London, UK
11 May:  Soundcontrol, Manchester, UK
12 May:  Ivory Blacks, Glasgow, Scotland
13 May: 013, Tilburg, Netherlands
14 May: Club From Hell, Erfurt, Germany
15 May: Rock It, Aalen, Germany
16 May: Helvete, Oberhausen, Germany
17 May: Huggins Awakening Fest, Devil’s Corner, Leffinge, Belgium (without AETERNUS)

Having celebrated TAAKE’s 20th Anniversary last year with the release of “Gravkamre, Kroner og Troner”, a 20-song, 2 CD collection of rarities, the contribution that frontman and founder Hoest has made to the Black Metal scene, both in terms of recording and performing, is immeasurable.  Time has not stood still for a band that is not afraid to take risks, but which has always remained true to its roots.  Whilst many new Black Metal bands have steadfastly refused to move away from the generic formula that frequently risks sinking the whole genre into a sea of platitudes and unoriginality, TAAKE has shown that Black Metal is still very much alive, fresh, original and thriving.

More information about TAAKE at https://www.facebook.com/taakeofficial

The official video for the track “Nordbundet” from the TAAKE album “Noreg’s Vaapen” can be seen below and at http://youtu.be/OAIIbnrYC7Q

 

Tracks from all of TAAKE, AETERNUS and SLEGEST releases on DARK ESSENCE RECORDS can be heard below and at http://soundcloud.com/dark-essence-records/sets/taake-aeternus-slegest

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Propulsion Music http://www.propulsionmusic.no/
Tour info: bjornar@propulsionmusic.no
Press contact: martin@propulsionmusic.no
Taake Website: http://taake.svartekunst.no/
Taake on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/taakeofficial
Taake on MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/taakeofficial
Taake WebShop: http://svartekunst.bigcartel.com/
Svartekunst Produksjoner: http://svartekunst.no
Taake Management & Booking: Propulsion Music http://www.propulsionmusic.no/
Dark Essence Records contact: post@karismarecords.no
Dark Essence Records: www.darkessencerecords.no
Dark Essence SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/dark-essence-records
Dark Essence on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/darkessencerecords
Dark Essence Records KlickTrack:  shop.klicktrack.com/karismadarkessencerecords

DARK ESSENCE RECORDS will field three of its bands for a ten-date European tour in May.  Along for what promises to be an epic programme of Extreme music are iconic Black Metallers TAAKE,  veteran Dark Metallers AETERNUS and SLEGEST, the new project from former VREID guitarist Ese.

Routing for the TAAKE, AETERNUS, SLEGEST May 2014 tour as follows:

Thu 08: Le Ferrailleur, Nantes, FR
Fri 09:  Le Divan du Monde, Paris, FR
Sat 10:  The Garage, London, UK
Sun 11:  Soundcontrol, Manchester, UK
Mon 12:  Ivory Blacks, Glasgow, Scotland
Tue 13: 013, Tilburg, NL
Wed 14: Club From Hell, Erfurt, DE
Thu 15: Rock It, Aalen, DE
Fri 16: Helvete, Oberhausen, DE
Sat 17: TBC

Formed in 1993, and having celebrated their 20th Anniversary last year with the release of “Gravkamre, Kroner og Troner”, a 20-song, 2 CD collection of rarities, TAAKE is a band that needs no introduction to any fan of Norwegian Black Metal, and founder Hoest’s  contribution to the genre is immense.  The epitome of what a Black Metal frontman should be, Hoest has remained true to his Black Metal roots, but at the same time he is constantly able to surprise his fans with his ability to breathe life and originality into a genre that is often mired in preconceptions .  More information about TAAKE at https://www.facebook.com/taakeofficial

Founded in 1993 by guitarist and frontman Ares, AETERNUS  is one of the pioneers of what the band calls “Dark Metal”, a genre that combines features from both Black Metal and Death Metal with superlative guitar playing and occasional haunting, melodic interludes.  AETERNUS re-emerged last year from a seven-year hiatus with, appropriately enough, the release of their seventh full-length album “…And The Seventh His Soul Detesteth”,  and a new line up that comprises Ares on guitars and vocals, Phobos (GRAVDAL, MALSAIN) on drums,  Specter (TORTORUM, ex GRAVDAL) on guitars and Eld (KRAKOW, VITHR, ISABELLA LEROY) on bass.  More information about AETERNUS can be found at https://www.facebook.com/Aeternusofficial

Following his departure from VREID, where he played guitar on four of the iconic band’s albums Ese formed SLEGEST in 2010, so whilst the band may be a relative newcomer compared to its tour-mates TAAKE and AETERNUS, its founder has a wealth of skill and experience to draw on.  Inspired by BLACK SABBATH, Ese uses harsh vocals to create a special blend of classic heavy rock and old-school black metal that is both dark and sinister whilst being propelled along by a down and dirty groove that is immediate and catchy and which earned last year’s debut album plaudits from critics and fans alike.   Aside from Ese on Vocals and Rhythm Guitars, SLEGEST’s live line up includes  Sør (BÄÄÄV, VONBRÅTEN) on Lead Guitars, Hövard (BOMBEKLÜCHTER)  on Bass and Fjøsne on Drums.  More information on SLEGEST at http://www.slegest.no/

The official video for the track “Nordbundet” from the TAAKE album “Noreg’s Vaapen” can be seen below and at http://youtu.be/OAIIbnrYC7Q

 

Fan-filmed footage of AETERNUS at the Hub & Huey Festival in May 2012 can be seen below and at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QO4gc7CLpy0

 

The official video for the track “Ho Som Haustar Aleine” from SLEGEST’s album “Løyndom” can be seen below and at http://youtu.be/ti8XokQakEw

 

Tracks from TAAKE, AETERNUS and SLEGEST releases on DARK ESSENCE RECORDS can be heard below and at http://soundcloud.com/dark-essence-records/sets/taake-aeternus-slegest

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Propulsion Music http://www.propulsionmusic.no/
Tour info: bjornar@propulsionmusic.no
Press contact: martin@propulsionmusic.no
Dark Essence Records contact: post@karismarecords.no
Dark Essence Records: www.darkessencerecords.no
Dark Essence SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/dark-essence-records
Dark Essence on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/darkessencerecords
Dark Essence Records KlickTrack:  shop.klicktrack.com/karismadarkessencerecords

Aeternus by Monika Serafinska

 

With their latest album “…And The Seventh His Soul Detesteth” receiving high praise from reviewers, Norwegian Dark Metallers AETERNUS are streaming a second track from what is their seventh full-length album on their SoundCloud page.  The track “Spurcitias” can be heard on the player above and at http://soundcloud.com/aeternusnorway/aeternus-spurcitias

“…And The Seventh His Soul Detesteth” was released earlier this year on Dark Essence Records, and was produced by Bjornar E. Nilsen (VULTURE INDUSTRIES, BLACK HOLE GENERATOR) at the Conclave and Earshot studios in Bergen.  All music for the album is by AETERNUS, whilst the concept and lyrics are by the band’s former bassist  V’gandr (TAAKE, HELHEIM).   Artwork for the ten-track album is by Timo Ketola, known for his work with bands such as for DEATHSPELL OMEGA, ASPHYX, DISSECTION MARDUK, WATAIN and OPETH amongst others. The first pressing includes AETERNUS’ 1995 “Dark Sorcery” EP as a bonus and is available directly from the label at http://karismarecords.bigcartel.com/artist/aeternus.

AETERNUS was one of the original pioneers of what these days is called Dark Metal, and which, in AETERNUS’s case,  combines features from both Black and Death Metal, together with occasional melodic interludes and superlative guitar playing.  The band’s current line up includes guitarist and frontman Ares, who originally founded the band in 1993, Specter (ex-GRAVDAL) on guitars, Eld (KRAKOW) on bass and Phobos (GRAVDAL, MALSAIN) on drums.  More information about AETNERNUS can be found on the band’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/Aeternusofficial

Fan-filmed footage of AETERNUS at the Hub & Huey Festival in May 2012 can be seen below and at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QO4gc7CLpy0

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/Aeternusofficial
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/AeternusNorway
SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/aeternusnorway
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/aeternusnor
Dark Essence Records: http://www.darkessencerecords.no/ email post@karismarecords.no
Booking: info@theflamingarts.eu
Band Contact and Booking (Norway): areslives@hotmail.com

 

 

 

Photo by Kristine Ristesund

 

Norwegian Dark Metallers AETERNUS announced today that KRAKOW frontman and bassist Frode Kilvik, who had recently played on stage with the band for their appearance at this year’s Inferno Festival, would be joining as full-time bassist.  As is so often the norm with bands, his role with KRAKOW, the band he co-founded in 2005, will remain unchanged.

Frode Kilvik by Kristoffer Øen

AETERNUS itself was formed in 1993 in Bergen, Norway, by guitarist and frontman Ares, and, until the release of the latest album “…And The Seventh His Soul Detesteth”,  on Dark Essence Records at the beginning of April, the band had remained relatively quiet since the release of the previous album “Hexaeon”.   Aside from Ares, who is the only remaining member from the original lineup, and Kilvik, AETERNUS includes Specter (ex-GRAVDAL) on guitars and Phobos (GRAVDAL, MALSAIN, GALAR) on drums.  Commenting on the new addition, Ares said: “There is no doubt that Specter and Phobos infused the band not only with new blood, but also with a fresh perspective.  Frode’s arrival will expand on that for sure.  It was obvious from his performance at Inferno that he has an incredible stage presence that fits perfectly with the attitude we all project when we play live, and his considerable musical skills are well-able to handle the sometimes complex demands of AETERNUS’ music .  Not to mention the fact that he’s a great guy, which is probably even more important, and we are all very much looking forward to working as a unit”

“…And The Seventh His Soul Detesteth”, which is the band’s seventh album,  was produced at the Conclave and Earshot studios in the band’s home town of Bergen by Bjornar E. Nilsen (VULTURE INDUSTRIES, BLACK HOLE GENERATOR) The  first pressing of the album includes  AETERNUS’ 1995 “Dark Sorcery”  EP as a bonus.  All music for the album is by AETERNUS, whilst the concept and lyrics are by HELHEIM’s V’gandr, who is also a former member of AETERNUS.

More information about AETERNUS can be found on the band’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/Aeternusofficial

Fan-filmed footage of AETERNUS on stage with new member Frode Kilvik at Inferno Festival 2013 can be seen below or at http://youtu.be/H-us6-RajKY

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/Aeternusofficial
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/AeternusNorway
SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/aeternusnorway
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/aeternusnor
Dark Essence Records: http://www.darkessencerecords.no/ email post@karismarecords.no
Band Contact and Booking (Scandinavia): areslives@hotmail.com
Booking (Europe) Vadim Komich/Flaming Arts : info@theflamingarts.eu

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 festivals Inferno takes place annually in Oslo, and this year runs for four days from the 27th to the 30th March http://www.infernofestival.net

Opening night of the festival, which is effectively the club night, sees four of the bands appearing at Blå .  Post Rockers KRAKOW (http://www.krakowofficial.com/), whose critically acclaimed sophomore album “diin” was release in Autumn of last year, kick off  the evening at 21:00, followed by Melodic Extreme Metallers COR SCORPII (http://www.corscorpii.net/ ), who are currently working on their next album.   Third band on will be VULTURE INDUSTRIES (http://www.vulture-industries.net/ ), a band whose skilled interpretation of avant-garde extreme metal, coupled with the highly theatrical and manic performance of frontman Bjornar Nilsen, makes for a fascinating live show.  Topping the bill will be HELHEIM (http://helheim.com/ ) one of the original Norwegian Viking Metal bands who celebrate their historical roots both in their music and in the visual effects used in their live performances, and who have been together for over twenty years.  Information about how to get to Blå can be found at http://www.blaaoslo.no/

Thursday 28th sees another band celebrate its twentieth anniversary when TAAKE headlines on the Rockefeller stage at 23:00.   TAAKE frontman HOEST will also be holding a signing session at 15:00 in the Shadowland record store (http://www.shadowland.no/ ), Torggata 36 (200 meters from the Rockefeller). Formed in 1993, TAAKE’s contribution to the Norwegian Black Metal Scene has been considerable; with founder Hoest remaining true to his Black Metal roots, whilst still being able to breathe life and originality into the genre even after twenty years.  The band recently released  “Gravkamre, Kroner og Troner” (Tombs, Crowns and Thrones),  a  double Anniversary CD which feature exclusive new tracks as well as rare and previously unreleased material, alternative versions of previously released tracks and recordings that have, until now, only been available on vinyl. More information about TAAKE at http://taake.svartekunst.no/

AETERNUS will hit the Rockeffeler stage on Friday 29th at 19:45, a few days in advance of the release of “…And The Seventh His Soul Detesteth”, the band’s seventh full-length album.  Founded in 1993 by guitarist and frontman Ares, AETERNUS has re-emerged seven years after the release of their last album “Hexaeon” with a new line up that comprises Ares on guitars and vocals, Phobos (GRAVDAL, MALSAIN) on drums and Specter on guitars.  One of the pioneers of what the band calls “Dark Metal”, AETERNUS’ sound combines features from both Black Metal and Death Metal with superlative guitar playing and occasional haunting, melodic interludes.  More information about AETERNUS can be found at https://www.facebook.com/Aeternusofficial

Saturday 30th, the last day of the festival, also sees the last of the DARK ESSENCE RECORDS bands to appear.  HADES ALMIGHTY will play on the Rockefeller Stage at 19:45, and incidentally they were one of the bands who performed at the very first Inferno Festival in 2001.  Apart from the occasional live appearance from the trio of Janto on Bass and Lead Vocals, Jorn on Guitars and Synth and Remi on Drums and vocals, things have been relatively quiet since the re-release in 2004 of their 2001 classic “The Pulse of Decay”, but the band has been busy behind the scenes working on the next album.  More information about HADES  ALMIGHTY can be found at http://www.hades-almighty.com/

Tracks from all the releases of the above bands on DARK ESSENCE RECORDS can be heard on the player at the top of this page or  at  http://soundcloud.com/dark-essence-records/sets/dark-essence-records-bands-at

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Website: http://www.darkessencerecords.no/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/darkessencerecords
SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/dark-essence-records
Contact: post@karismarecords.no

Photo by Kristine Ristesund

 

DARK ESSENCE RECORDS have today debuted a track from the upcoming album from Norwegian Dark Metallers AETERNUS.  The ten-track album, titled “…And The Seventh His Soul Detesteth”, is set to hit the streets on the on the 22nd March in Norway and 1st April world-wide.  “Ruin and Resurrect” the newly debuted track, can be heard above and at http://soundcloud.com/dark-essence-records/aeternus-ruin-and-resurrect

“…And The Seventh His Soul Detesteth”, which will be the band’s seventh full-length release, was produced by Bjornar E. Nilsen (VULTURE INDUSTRIES, BLACK HOLE GENERATOR) at the Conclave and Earshot studios in Bergen.  All music is by AETERNUS, concept and lyrics by HELHEIM’s V’gandr.   The  first pressing will include AETERNUS’ 1995 “Dark Sorcery”  EP as a bonus.  Track listing for “…And The Seventh His Soul Detesteth” as follows:

Track listing for “…And The Seventh His Soul Detesteth” as follows:

1: There Will Be None
2: …And The Seventh His Soul Detesteth
3: Spurcitias
4: Ruin And Resurrect
5: The Confusion Of Tongues
6: Hubris
7: Reap What You Saw
8: Saligia
9: The Hand That Severs The Bonds Of Creation
10: The Spirit Of Illumination

“Dark Sorcery”  (Bonus)
1. Black Dust
2. Victory
3. Raven and Blood
4. Nordlys (Instrumental)

AETERNUS’ line up is formed of guitarist and frontman Ares, who originally founded the band in Bergen in 1993, and Phobos (GRAVDAL, MALSAIN) on drums and Specter on guitars .  One of the pioneers of what the band calls “Dark Metal”, AETERNUS’ sound combines features from both Black Metal and Death Metal with superlative guitar playing and occasional haunting, melodic interludes.

AETERNUS’ next live appearance will be at this year’s Inferno Festival in Oslo on the 29th March.   More information about AETERNUS can be found on the band’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/Aeternusofficial

“…And The Seventh His Soul Detesteth” is now available to pre-order from http://karismarecords.bigcartel.com/product/aeternus-and-the-seventh-his-soul-detesteth-pre-order

The DARK ESSENCE RECORDS SoundCloud player contains tracks from all the label’s releases, including the newly debuted AETERNUS track.  It can be heard below and found at http://soundcloud.com/dark-essence-records/sets/dark-essence-records

Twelve tracks from AETERNUS and can be heard below and on the band’s SoundCloud page at http://soundcloud.com/aeternusnorway/sets/aeternus

Fan-filmed footage of AETERNUS at the Hub & Huey Festival in May 2012 can be seen below or at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QO4gc7CLpy0

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/Aeternusofficial
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/AeternusNorway
SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/aeternusnorway
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/aeternusnor
Dark Essence Records: http://www.darkessencerecords.no/ email post@karismarecords.no
Band Contact and Booking: areslives@hotmail.com

Photo by Kristine Ristesund

 

Details of  “…And The Seventh His Soul Detesteth”, the new album from Dark Metallers AETERNUS,  have just been revealed.   The ten-track album, which will be the band’s seventh full-length release, will first appear as a limited edition which will include AETERNUS’ classic 1995 debut EP “Dark Sorcery” as a bonus, and is set for release on Dark Essence Records on the 18th March world-wide (except for Norway, Germany, Austria and Sweden where the album will appear on the 22nd March).

Formed in Bergen, Norway in 1993 by guitarist and frontman Ares, AETERNUS has re-emerged seven years after the release of their last album “Hexaeon” with a new line up that comprises Ares on guitars and vocals, Phobos (GRAVDAL, MALSAIN) on drums and Specter on guitars.  One of the pioneers of what the band calls “Dark Metal”, AETERNUS’ sound combines features from both Black Metal and Death Metal with superlative guitar playing and occasional haunting, melodic interludes.

“…And The Seventh His Soul Detesteth  was produced by Bjornar E. Nilsen (VULTURE INDUSTRIES, BLACK HOLE GENERATOR) at the Conclave and Earshot studios in Bergen.  All music is by AETERNUS, concept and lyrics by HELHEIM’s V’gandr.   Artwork is by Timo Ketola, known for his work with bands such as for DEATHSPELL OMEGA, ASPHYX, DISSECTION MARDUK, WATAIN and OPETH amongst others, band photos by Christine Ristesund.   The bonus EP, “Dark Sorcery”, was recorded, mixed and mastered by Cato Langnes at Hindu Lyd in 1995 and produced by Aeternus.  Lineup on “Dark Sorcery” is Ares on guitars and vocals, Erik (Vrolok) on drums and Ørjan on bass.  All music and lyrics by Ares.

Track listing for “…And The Seventh His Soul Detesteth” as follows:

1: There Will Be None
2: …And The Seventh His Soul Detesteth
3: Spurcitias
4: Ruin And Resurrect
5: The Confusion Of Tongues
6: Hubris
7: Reap What You Saw
8: Saligia
9: The Hand That Severs The Bonds Of Creation
10: The Spirit Of Illumination

“Dark Sorcery”  (Bonus)
1. Black Dust
2. Victory
3. Raven and Blood
4. Nordlys (Instrumental)

“…And The Seventh His Soul Detesteth” is now available to pre-order from http://karismarecords.bigcartel.com/product/aeternus-and-the-seventh-his-soul-detesteth-pre-order

More information about AETERNUS can be found on the band’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/Aeternusofficial

Fan-filmed footage of AETERNUS at the Hub & Huey Festival in May 2012 can be seen below or at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QO4gc7CLpy0

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/Aeternusofficial
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/AeternusNorway
SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/aeternusnorway
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/aeternusnor
Dark Essence Records: http://www.darkessencerecords.no/ email post@karismarecords.no
Band Contact and Booking: areslives@hotmail.com

Dark Metallers AETERNUS, who are currently in the studio with producer Bjornar E. Nilsen recording what will be their seventh full-length album,  have joined forces with the UK based Mythology Agency who will represent the band’s booking interests world-wide outside of their home country of Norway.  Mythology ‘s Mark Lewis stated: “For many years AETERNUS have been a driving force in the Norwegian underground, quite possibly one of the first (second wave) bands to understand the limitations of the term “Black Metal” whilst retaining their destructive heaviness and dark aesthetic with authenticity. This is a criminally underrated band despite having an incredible back catalogue and dedicated fans throughout the world. There can be no doubt that a re-appreciation of their work by the metal press is long overdue – and as a result this is exactly the type of band that excites me personally. With a refreshed line-up and much anticipated new album being recorded Mythology are extremely proud and excited to being working with the band. “With wisdom we walk, with might we slay!

AETERNUS was formed in Bergen in 1993 by guitarist and frontman Ares and is one of the pioneers of what the band calls “Dark Metal”, which meshes the sounds of Black Metal and Death Metal with superlative guitar playing and occasional haunting, melodic interludes.  With seven years between the release of the band’s last album “Hexaeon” and the upcoming “And the Seventh His Soul Detesteth”,  which is set for release later this year on Dark Essence Records, AETERNUS re-emerged recently with a new lineup that includes GRAVDAL members Phobos on drums and Specter on guitars.  Following a stunning live comeback performance at the Hub and Huey festival in the Netherlands last month Ares commented, “Talking to Mark convinced us that he understood exactly what AETERNUS was all about, and the collaboration with Mythology couldn’t have come at a better time because AETERNUS is back with a vengeance and ready not only to remind our old fans of what they have been missing, but also show a whole generation of new fans the intensity and power that AETERNUS brings to everything we do.”   More information about AETERNUS can be found on the band’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/Aeternusofficial


Fan-filmed footage of AETERNUS at the Hub & Huey Festival in May 2012 can be seen below

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/Aeternusofficial
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/AeternusNorway
SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/aeternusnorway
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/aeternusnor
Dark Essence Records: http://www.darkessencerecords.no/ email post@karismarecords.no
Band Booking: info@mythology-live.com
Band Contact and Booking Norway: areslives@hotmail.com
Press & PR: patriciathomas@btinternet.com or post@karismarecords.no

Norwegian Dark Metallers AETERNUS are set to enter Bergen’s Conclave and Earshot Studios in June together with producer Bjornar E. Nilsen (VULTURE INDUSTRIES, BLACK HOLE GENERATOR) to begin recording the band’s seventh full length album.  The album, to be titled “And the Seventh His Soul Detesteth”, will be released on Dark Essence Records later this year.

Formed in 1993 in Bergen, and with six full length albums under their belts, AETERNUS is one of the pioneers of what the band calls “Dark Metal”, meshing the sounds of Black Metal and Death Metal with superlative guitar playing and occasional haunting, melodic interludes.  Of the original line up, only founder, guitarist and frontman Ares remains, but he has put together a new and formidable line up, bringing onboard drummer Phobos (GRAVDAL, GALAR,  MALSAIN) and guitarist Specter (GRAVDAL, live session guitarist GALAR & VULTURE INDUSTRIES).  Session live bass is handled by Skyggen (TORTORUM, live session guitarist GORGOROTH).  The  new lineup will hit the stage at the Hub and Heuy Metalfest at De Azijnfabriek in Roermond, Netherlands on the 19th May, with an exclusive set showcasing tracks from AETERNUS’ first two albums “Beyond the Wandering Moon”  and  “And So the Night Became”.

Commenting on the re-emergence of the band, seven years after the release of their last album “Hexaeon”, Ares said “Time seems to just pass by without you realising.  Although AETERNUS hasn’t seemed to be very active recently, I have been writing and working on new material, and we have chosen ten tracks for the new album which we have been rehearsing ready for when we enter the studio.  I’m not going to say much about them except that Phobos and Specter have brought their own approach to things without losing any of the heaviness, power and intensity that people have come to expect from AETERNUS.  It’s a whole new era for the band, and we can’t wait to get going”.  More information about AETERNUS can be found on the band’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/Aeternusofficial

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/Aeternusofficial
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/AeternusNorway
SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/aeternusnorway
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/aeternusnor
Dark Essence Records: http://www.darkessencerecords.no/
Band Contact and Booking: areslives@hotmail.com
Press & PR: patriciathomas@btinternet.com or post@karismarecords.no