Archive for the ‘CREST OF DARKNESS’ Category

 

Norwegian Black Metallers CREST OF DARKNESS  have released a lyric video for the track “From the Dead” taken from their sixth full-length album “In the Presence of Death”, which was released last year on My Kingdom Music.  The video can be seen below and on the band’s YouTube channel at http://youtu.be/xKQPoDB8860

 

CREST OF DARKNESS is the dark offspring of frontman and bassist Ingar Amlien, who formed the band in the mid-nineties at a time when the popularity of his  then-band CONCEPTION was at its height.  Amlien had always wanted to more fully explore his interest in Vampirism and Satanic ideology, and to do this he realised that he would have to move away from the Progressive side of Power Metal, and CREST of DARKNESS is the vehicle he chose.    Using his passion for sonic brutality to create an intense form of Black Metal that makes use of Death and Epic Metal and even a hint of the Gothic,  Amlien has, over the years, been able to develop a sound that is unmistakably CREST OF DARKNESS in its intensity.

Aside from preparing CREST OF DARKNESS to hit the stage again, Amlien is also working on new material for the band’s next album, and has hinted that there will be some significant news coming from the CREST OF DARKNESS CAMP very soon.  He is also currently working on a new album with ROQUEFIRE, the Hard Rock band for which he plays bass.

More information about CREST OF DARKNESS  can be found at http://www.facebook.com/crestofdarknessofficial

ADDITIONAL  INFORMATION
Website:  http://www.crestofdarkness.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/crestofdarknessofficial
SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/crest-of-darkness
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/CRESTOFDARKNESSOFFIC
MySpace:  http://www.myspace.com/crestofdarkness
My Kingdom Music:  info@mykingdommusic.net
http://www.mykingdommusic.net/
Band Contact and Booking: contact@crestofdarkness.com
Management and Booking:  patriciathomas@btinternet.com
http://patriciathomasmanagement.com/

 

Sweden’s SHINING is set to headline the  “Razors Across Europe 2013 Tour” (a nod in the direction of the band’s 2007 tour “Razors Across Europe” with URGHEAL) which will take place over 17 dates during November and December of this year.  Norwegian Black Metallers CREST OF DARKNESS, who, like management roster-mates SHINING, will be touring with a new album, and Swedish Thrashers STERBHAUS, are set to support the tour which is presented by Catapult Promotion.  Routing confirmed so far for the “Razors Over Europe 2013 Tour” as follows:

NOVEMBER
22 –  Tiyatrom, Berlin, Germany
23 – Skullcrusher, Dresden, Germany
24 –  Viper Room, Vienna, Austria
25 – Gala Hala, Ljubljana, Slovenia
26 – Freak Out Club, Bologna, Italy
27 – TBA, Switzerland
28 – Ninkasi Kao, Lyon, France
29 – Secret Place, Montpellier, France
30 – Nouveau Casino, Paris, France
DECEMBER
01 – Effenaar, Eindhoven
02 – Magasin 4, Brussels, Belgium
03 – Electrowerkz, London, England
04 – Lomax, Liverpool, England
05 – Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton, England
06 – Voodoo Lounge, Dublin, Eire
07 – TBA, UK
08 – Ivory Blacks, Glasgow, Scotland

SHINING is a band that needs no introduction, particularly to fans of Black Metal and DSBM, for whom NIKLAS KVARFORTH’s unruly child has been a yardstick for superb musicianship, skilled writing, and a complete disregard for the artificial rules placed on the genres by a generation of fans who only became aware of Black Metal long after the band was formed back in 1996.  Never a band to stick to a repetitive formula when playing live, SHINING’s performances are emotionally charged and “of the moment”, with audiences always wondering what to expect next from one of the scene’s most dynamic frontmen.   SHINING has a new full-length  album, “8 ½ – Feberdrömmar I Vaket Tillstånd”, due out on Dark Essence Records on the 23rd September, which features guest vocals from some of the elite of Black Metal including ATTILA CSIHAR (MAYHEM, TORMENTOR),  MANIAC (SKITLIV, EX MAYHEM), GAAHL (GOD SEED, WARDRUNA, TRELLDOM, EX GORGOROTH), FAMINE (PESTE NOIRE) and PEHR LARSSON (ALFAHANNE), a track from which can be heard at http://soundcloud.com/dark-essence-records/shining-selvdestruktivitetens .  More information about SHINING can be found at www.shiningasylum.com

The official video for the track “Tillsammans Är Vi Allt” from SHINING’s album “VII / Född Förlorare” can be seen below and at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iULz19Cc7yw

 

CREST OF DARKNESS

CREST of DARKNESS is another band with a long history behind it – 18 years to be precise.  With six full-length albums under their belts, CREST OF DARKNESS this year saw Kickass Metal webzine place two of those albums in first and second positions in their “Norwegian Heavy Metal Albums of All Time” feature.  Combining elements from both Black and Death Metal together with founder Ingar Amlien’s interest in Vampirism and Satanic ideology and his passion for sonic brutality, CREST OF DARKNESS’ sound has grown in power and intensity over the years and the recent addition of a young new guitarist has breathed a renewed sense of enthusiasm and a fresh outlook to the band. CREST OF DARKNESS’ sixth-full length album “In the Presence of Death” was released on My Kingdom Music earlier this year.  More information about CREST OF DARKNESS can be found at https://www.facebook.com/crestofdarknessofficial

Nine tracks tracing the history of CREST OF DARKNESS can be heard below and on the band’s SoundCloud page at http://soundcloud.com/crest-of-darkness/sets/crest-of-darkness

 

The Official video of “Demon Child” from CREST OF DARKNESS’ “In the Presence of Death” can be seen below and at http://youtu.be/3-sNJCviSGY

 

STERBHAUS

Formed in 2007 in Stockholm, STERBHAUS is a four-piece thrash/death combo that set out to prove that quality Metal combined with a neatly weighed dose of humour can blend perfectly. Having completely revitalized itself STERBHAUS now brings to the stage humour with sarcastic tongue-in-cheek wit and verbal slaughter that is hell-bent on earning the band a smirk or two. STERBHAUS is all about waging sonic warfare against trends and stereotyping. What you see is what you get, and what you get is music founded on the four cornerstones of Heavy Metal, Thrash Metal, Death Metal and Black Metal. “Angels For Breakfast…And God For Lunch”, the debut album from STERBHAUS was released on Killhead Productions in 2012.  More information about STERBHAUS can be found at http://www.sterbhaus.com

The album “Angels For Breakfast…And God For Lunch” from STERBHAUS can be heard below and at http://soundcloud.com/sterbhaus/sets/angels-for-breakfast

 

The official video of “Insecticide” from the STERBHAUS album “Angels For Breakfast…And God For Lunch” can be seen below and at http://youtu.be/d5f5eg16TDI

 

PRESS NOTE

All the bands are available for interview throughout the tour. For SHINING and CREST OF DARKNESS please contact patriciathomas@btinternet.com to arrange.  For STERBHAUS Please contact sterbmail@sterbhaus.com to arrange.

SHINING
Shining Website: www.shiningasylum.com
Niklas Kvarforth Website: www.kvarforth.com
Shining on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/shiningofficial
Shining Webshop: http://www.shininglegions.com
Shining on SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/shining-official
Official  YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/OfficialShining
Management and PR: patriciathomas@btinternet.com

CREST OF DARKNESS
Website:  http://www.crestofdarkness.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/crestofdarknessofficial
SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/crest-of-darkness
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/CRESTOFDARKNESSOFFIC
MySpace:  http://www.myspace.com/crestofdarkness
Band Contact and Booking: contact@crestofdarkness.com
Management and Booking:  patriciathomas@btinternet.com
http://patriciathomasmanagement.com/

STERBHAUS
Website: http://www.sterbhaus.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/sterbhaus
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/sterbhaus
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/sterbhausofficial
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/sterbhaus
Band Contact: sterbmail@sterbhaus.com

CATAPULT PROMOTION
Contact: micha@catapult-promotion.com

Norwegian Black Metallers CREST OF DARKNESS, whose sixth full-length album “In the Presence of Death” is scheduled for release on My Kingdom Music on the 25th February, have posted a new video of a track from the album on the band’s YouTube Channel.  The video is produced and directed by MONITORmedia, using a special video mix of the track “Demon Child”.  Photography is by Anders Børrensen and Levent Ultanur.  Editing is by Øivind Kristiansen.   The video of “Demon Child” can be seen below or at http://youtu.be/3-sNJCviSGY

 

“Demon Child” uses live footage of the band, which features the lineup of founder and frontman Ingar Amlien on vocals and bass, Rebo on lead guitars, Kjetil  Hektoen (SJODOGG) on drums and Kjell Arne Hubred on rhythm guitars.  Hubred left the band due to family and other commitments shortly after “In the Presence of Death” was finished and has since been replaced by DJEVELKULT guitarist Jan Fredrik Solheim.

Formed in the mid-nineties by Amlien at a time when his then-band CONCEPTION was at the peak of its popularity, CREST OF DARKNESS allowed Amlien to move away from the Progressive side of Power Metal and more fully explore his interest in Vampirism and Satanic ideology.  Since then he has harnessed his passion for sonic brutality to create Black Metal that has grown in power and intensity over the eighteen years of the band’s existence. With an occasional nod in the direction of both Death and Epic Metal , and even a hint of Gothic, the sound is unmistakably CREST OF DARKNESS.

More information about the band can be found at http://www.crestofdarkness.com/

Tracklisting on “In the Presence of Death” as follows:

1. Intro
2. In The Presence Of Death
3. Demon Child
4. Redemption
5. The Priest From Hell
6. Welcome To My Funeral
7. Womb Of The Wolf
8. Vampire Dreams
9. From The Dead
10. The Day Before She Died

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Website:  http://www.crestofdarkness.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/crestofdarknessofficial
SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/crest-of-darkness
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/CRESTOFDARKNESSOFFIC
MySpace:  http://www.myspace.com/crestofdarkness
My Kingdom Music:  info@mykingdommusic.net
http://www.mykingdommusic.net/
Band Contact and Booking: contact@crestofdarkness.com
Management and Booking:  patriciathomas@btinternet.com
http://patriciathomasmanagement.com/

“From the Dead” a track from the upcoming album from Norwegian Black Metallers CREST OF DARKNESS has today been debuted on the band’s SoundCloud page.  The new album, titled “In the Presence of Death”, will be the band’s sixth full-length release, and is set to appear on My Kingdom Music on the 25th February.  “From the Dead” can be heard at http://soundcloud.com/crest-of-darkness/crest-of-darkness-from-the

CREST OF DARKNESS was formed in the mid-nineties by frontman Ingar Amlien, at a time when his then-band CONCEPTION was at the peak of its popularity.  Unlike CONCEPTION, which tended more towards the Progressive side of Power Metal, CREST OF DARKNESS allowed Amlien to explore his interest in Vampirism and Satanic ideology, which, combined with his passion for sonic brutality, created a much more extreme sound that has grown in power and intensity over the 18 years since the band’s inception.

The lineup on “In the Presence of Death” includes Amlien on vocals and bass, Rebo on lead guitars, Kjetil Hektoen on drums and Kjell Arne Hubred on rhythm guitars.  Hubred recently left the band and and was replaced by DJEVELKULT guitarist Jan Fredrik Solheim.  Track listing for “In the Presence of Death” as follows:

1. Intro
2. In The Presence Of Death
3. Demon Child
4. Redemption
5. The Priest From Hell
6. Welcome To My Funeral
7. Womb Of The Wolf
8. Vampire Dreams
9. From The Dead
10. The Day Before She Died

More information about CREST OF DARKNESS can be found on the band’s website at http://www.crestofdarkness.com/

The Official video for the track “Druj Nasu” from the CREST OF DARKNESS album “Give Us The Power To Do Your Evil” can be seen below or at http://youtu.be/_vYJcNXs55A

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Website:  http://www.crestofdarkness.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/crestofdarknessofficial
SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/crest-of-darkness
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/CRESTOFDARKNESSOFFIC
MySpace:  http://www.myspace.com/crestofdarkness
My Kingdom Music:  info@mykingdommusic.net
http://www.mykingdommusic.net/
Band Contact and Booking: contact@crestofdarkness.com
Management and Booking:  patriciathomas@btinternet.com
http://patriciathomasmanagement.com/

After 18 years, one EP and five full-length albums which have placed CREST OF DARKNESS firmly at the top of the Extreme Metal genre, the Norwegian masters are back with their most complete, extreme and intense release so far. The ten-track album, titled “In the Presence of Death”, is the band’s sixth full-length release and will appear on My Kingdom Music on the 25th February.   A video teaser for “In the Presence of Death” has been released by My Kingdom Music and can be seen below and  at http://youtu.be/oKrzVD0RUbg

Track listing for “In the Presence of Death”, which is set for release on My Kingdom Music on the 25th February is as follows:

1. Intro
2. In The Presence Of Death
3. Demon Child
4. Redemption
5. The Priest From Hell
6. Welcome To My Funeral
7. Womb Of The Wolf
8. Vampire Dreams
9. From The Dead
10. The Day Before She Died

Formed in the mid-nineties by frontman Ingar Amlien, CREST OF DARKNESS is a totally different beast from his former band CONCEPTION, which at that time was at the peak of its popularity.  Whilst CONCEPTION tended towards the Progressive side of Power Metal, CREST OF DARKNESS allowed Amlien to indulge his passion for sonic brutality and his interest in vampirism and Satanic ideology, both of which are reflected in the band’s lyrics.   Aside from Amlien on bass and vocals CREST OF DARKNESS’ lineup includes  Rebo on guitars, Kjetil Hektoen on drums and the recently recruited DJEVELKULT guitarist Jan Fredrik Solheim.   More information about CREST OF DARKNESS can be found on the band’s website at http://www.crestofdarkness.com/

The Official video for the track “Druj Nasu” from the CREST OF DARKNESS album “Give Us The Power To Do Your Evil” can be seen below or at http://youtu.be/_vYJcNXs55A

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Website:  http://www.crestofdarkness.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/crestofdarknessofficial
SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/crest-of-darkness
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/CRESTOFDARKNESSOFFIC
MySpace:  http://www.myspace.com/crestofdarkness
My Kingdom Music:  info@mykingdommusic.net
http://www.mykingdommusic.net/
Band Contact and Booking: contact@crestofdarkness.com
Management and Booking:  patriciathomas@btinternet.com
http://patriciathomasmanagement.com/

After 18 years, one EP and five full-length albums which have placed CREST OF DARKNESS firmly at the top of the Extreme Metal genre, the Norwegian masters are back with their most complete, extreme and intense release so far. The ten-track album, titled “In the Presence of Death”, is the band’s sixth full-length release and amply demonstrates that CREST OF DARKNESS are masters of the genre both in terms of writing and musicianship.  It is, in fact, an album that has been described by many as the very essence of Extreme Metal.

Track listing for “In the Presence of Death”, which is set for release on My Kingdom Music on the 25th February is as follows:

1. Intro
2. In The Presence Of Death
3. Demon Child
4. Redemption
5. The Priest From Hell
6. Welcome To My Funeral
7. Womb Of The Wolf
8. Vampire Dreams
9. From The Dead
10. The Day Before She Died

Formed in the mid-nineties by frontman Ingar Amlien, CREST OF DARKNESS is a totally different beast from his former band CONCEPTION, which at that time was at the peak of its popularity.  Whilst CONCEPTION tended towards the Progressive side of Power Metal, CREST OF DARKNESS allowed Amlien to indulge his passion for sonic brutality and his interest in vampirism and Satanic ideology, both of which are reflected in the band’s lyrics.   Aside from Amlien on bass and vocals CREST OF DARKNESS’ lineup includes  Rebo on guitars, Kjetil Hektoen on drums and the recently recruited DJEVELKULT guitarist Jan Fredrik Solheim.   More information about CREST OF DARKNESS can be found on the band’s website at http://www.crestofdarkness.com/

The Official video for the track “Druj Nasu” from the CREST OF DARKNESS album “Give Us The Power To Do Your Evil” can be seen below or at http://youtu.be/_vYJcNXs55A

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Website:  http://www.crestofdarkness.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/crestofdarknessofficial
SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/crest-of-darkness
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/CRESTOFDARKNESSOFFIC
MySpace:  http://www.myspace.com/crestofdarkness
My Kingdom Music:  info@mykingdommusic.net
http://www.mykingdommusic.net/
Band Contact and Booking: contact@crestofdarkness.com
Management and Booking:  patriciathomas@btinternet.com
http://patriciathomasmanagement.com/

CREST OF DARKNESS founder and frontman Ingar Amlien together with drummer Kjetil Hektoen will join members of LEGIONES, ENTHRAL and THE EMBRACED in a specially formed band called SYTHANAGON WINGED to perform five songs by the late Thomas “Quorthon” Forsberg, founder of BATHORY and one of the pioneers of the first wave of Black and Pagan/Viking Metal.  The event, which is billed as “Blood, Fire and Death – In Memory of Quorthon”, will take place on Saturday 17 November at the Fru Lundgreen in Trondheim, Norway, and as well as SYTHANAGON WINGED, other bands taking part include CHTON, CLEAVER, LAW OF THE HORSEMEN and A SORCERY WRITTEN IN BLOOD.

Commenting on the Quorthon Tribute event, Amlien, who started his musical career with the progressive band CONCEPTION before forming CREST OF DARKNESS, a vehicle that allows him to explore the more vampiric and satanic elements that interest him, said: “It’s a huge honour to be part of a tribute to an incredible musician. One who has influenced and inspired, and will continue to influence and inspire, generations of other musicians.  It’s no exaggeration to say that many of today’s bands would probably not be around without him.  Kjetil and I have been rehearsing hard with the rest of the guys and we are ready and very much looking forward to performing the BATHORY songs and do them the justice they deserve”.

“In the Presence of Death”, CREST OF DARKNESS’ sixth full-length album is set for release on My Kingdom Music on the 11th February, and according to Amlien it will be “the most complete, extreme and dark album the band has ever recorded”.  Aside from Amlien himself on bass and vocals,  the band’s lineup includes Rebo on guitars, Kjetil Hektoen on drums and the recently recruited DJEVELKULT guitarist Jan Fredrik Solheim.   More information about CREST OF DARKNESS can be found at http://www.crestofdarkness.com/

The official video for the track “Dru Nasu” from CREST OF DARKNESS’ album “Give Us the Power to Do Your Evil” can be seen below or at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfMmS-EHM1s

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Website:  http://www.crestofdarkness.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/crestofdarknessofficial
MySpace:  http://www.myspace.com/crestofdarkness
Band Contact and Booking: contact@crestofdarkness.com
Management and Booking:  patriciathomas@btinternet.com
http://patriciathomasmanagement.com/
My Kingdom Music:  info@mykingdommusic.net
http://www.mykingdommusic.net/

The first details of the latest album from Norwegian Black Metallers CREST OF DARKNESS have just been revealed.  Active on the Norwegian Black Metal scene since the mid-nineties, CREST OF DARKNESS, with its sonic brutality and dark themes, was founded by musician Ingar Amlien, who left behind his roots in progressive metal  to create a vehicle that would allow him to express his interest in Satanic ideology and vampirism.   Scheduled for release on the 11th February 2013 on My Kingdom Music, the ten-track album will be titled “In the Presence of Death” and promises to be the most complete, extreme and dark album the band has ever recorded.

Recently CREST OF DARKNESS announced the addition of DJEVELKULT guitarist Jan Fredrik Solheim to replace the outgoing Kjell Arne Hubred, a seven year veteran with the band who was leaving to devote more time to his young family, which, according to Amlien, was entirely understandable given that the band had plans increase activity with the upcoming release of the album.  Solheim, he went on to say has “brought a renewed sense of enthusiasm and purpose to the band, and as far as I’m concerned CREST OF DARKNESS is sounding better and stronger than ever”.   Aside from Amlien on bass and vocals and Solheim on guitars, CREST OF DARKNESS’ current lineup includes Rebo on guitars and Kjetil Hektoen on drums.

More details about the album will be available shortly, and further information about CREST OF DARKNESS can be found at http://www.crestofdarkness.com/

The official video for the track “Dru Nasu” from CREST OF DARKNESS’ album “Give Us the Power to Do Your Evil” can be seen below or at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfMmS-EHM1s

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Website:  http://www.crestofdarkness.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/crestofdarknessofficial
MySpace:  http://www.myspace.com/crestofdarkness
Band Contact and Booking: contact@crestofdarkness.com
Management and Booking:  patriciathomas@btinternet.com
http://patriciathomasmanagement.com/
My Kingdom Music:  info@mykingdommusic.net
http://www.mykingdommusic.net/

Norwegian Black Metallers CREST OF DARKNESS have today announced a change in lineup that sees the departure of  Kjell Arne Hubred after seven years with the band, and the arrival of DJEVELKULT guitarist Jan Fredrik Solheim to replace him.  “It’s sad to be saying goodbye to Kjell Arne after all this time” said founder and front man Ingar Amlien, “but he has a young family and with CREST OF DARKNESS intending to work harder than ever, it was too difficult for him to devote the amount of time to the band that would be needed, and that’s something we understand.  We’ve been very lucky in finding Jan Fredrik to replace him.  He’s young, talented, highly motivated and has plenty of ambition.  We’ve rehearsed with him several times and it was obvious that he knew CREST OF DARKNESS’ music long before he joined us.  With the release of our new album imminent, he has brought a renewed sense of enthusiasm and purpose to the band, and as far as I’m concerned we’re sounding better and stronger than ever”.

Formed in the mid-nineties by Amlien, CREST OF DARKNESS is a totally different beast from his former band CONCEPTION, which at that time was at the peak of its popularity.  Whilst CONCEPTION tended towards the Progressive side of Power Metal, CREST OF DARKNESS allowed Amlien to indulge his passion for sonic brutality and his interest in vampirism and Satanic ideology, both of which are reflected in the band’s lyrics.   Aside from Amlien on bass and vocals and Solheim on guitars, CREST OF DARKNESS’ current lineup includes Rebo on guitars and Kjetil Hektoen on drums.  Having so far released five full-length albums, the band is set to release their sixth, titled “In the Presence of Death”, on My Kingdom Music shortly.  More information about CREST OF DARKNESS can be found on the band’s website at http://www.crestofdarkness.com/

The official video for the track “Dru Nasu” from CREST OF DARKNESS’ album “Give Us the Power to Do Your Evil” can be seen below and at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfMmS-EHM1s

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Website:  http://www.crestofdarkness.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/crestofdarknessofficial
MySpace:  http://www.myspace.com/crestofdarkness
Band Contact and Booking: contact@crestofdarkness.com
Management and Booking:  patriciathomas@btinternet.com
http://patriciathomasmanagement.com/
My Kingdom Music:  info@mykingdommusic.net
http://www.mykingdommusic.net/