Archive for the ‘KARISMA RECORDS’ Category

 

Not only is ARIBAG guitarist BJØRN RIIS releasing a debut solo album, but he has also drawn the artwork that will be used for the cover, aided and abetted by AIRBAG frontman ASLE TORSTRUP who designed the cover.  Titled “Lullabies in a Car Crash”, the album is set for an Autumn release on Karisma Records, who recently debuted RIIS track “Stay Calm”, which can be heard above and at https://soundcloud.com/karisma-records/bjorn-riis-stay-calm

According to RIIS, “Lullabies in a Car Crash”, which will be co-produced by long-time AIRBAG collaborator Vegard Sleipnes  and will feature AIRBAG’s  Henrik Fossum on drums and Tostrup who will provide programming,  is very much a personal album.  Like many musicians who work in established bands, a solo album is an opportunity to explore different musical directions that might not necessarily fit in with their primary band’s material. It is an exploration that RIIS very much relishes, and he considers that some of the material he has produced for “Lullabies in a Car Crash” is some of his best to date.

More information about BJØRN RIIS can be found on the guitarist’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/BjornRiisGuitarPage

A video teaser for “Lullabies in a Car Crash” can be seen below and at http://youtu.be/6MQBMgvGr-Q

 


Tracks from all of Karisma Records releases can be heard below and at http://soundcloud.com/karisma-records/sets/karisma-records

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Promo and other information: post@karismarecords.no
Karisma Records: http://www.karismarecords.no/
Karisma Records Webshop: http://karismarecords.bigcartel.com/
Karisma Records KlickTrack Store:  http://shop.klicktrack.com/karismadarkessencerecords
Karisma Records Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/karismarecords
Bjørn Riis on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/BjornRiisGuitarPage

 

 

 

 

Having recently announced that AIRBAG guitarist BJØRN RIIS  would be releasing his first solo album, “Lullabies in a Car Crash”,  in the Autumn, Karisma Records have today debuted a track from the album.  The track, “Stay Calm”, can be heard above and on the Karisma Records SoundCloud page at https://soundcloud.com/karisma-records/bjorn-riis-stay-calm

“Lullabies in a Car Crash”  will be co-produced by long-time ARIBAG collaborator Vegard Sleipnes  and will feature AIRBAG’s  Henrik Fossum on drums, as well as vocalist Asle Tostrup, who will provide programming.  RIIS recently commented on his reasons for embarking on a solo venture, and how he felt about working outside of AIRBAG:   “I’m excited, it has been an interesting journey doing everything by myself. This is not a huge departure from the AIRBAG sound or format, but it is a chance for me to explore different directions and musical ground that might not have fit the band. It’s a personal album and I think some of the stuff is my best work to date.”

More information about BJØRN RIIS can be found on the guitarist’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/BjornRiisGuitarPage

“Stay Calm” can be heard at https://soundcloud.com/karisma-records/bjorn-riis-stay-calm or embedded using the following code:

A video teaser for “Lullabies in a Car Crash” can be seen below and at http://youtu.be/6MQBMgvGr-Q

 

Tracks from all of Karisma Records releases can be heard below and at http://soundcloud.com/karisma-records/sets/karisma-records

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Promo and other information: post@karismarecords.no
Karisma Records: http://www.karismarecords.no/
Karisma Records Webshop: http://karismarecords.bigcartel.com/
Karisma Records KlickTrack Store:  http://shop.klicktrack.com/karismadarkessencerecords
Karisma Records Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/karismarecords
Bjørn Riis on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/BjornRiisGuitarPage

 

With a critically acclaimed Digital EP released by the band  last year as a taster of things to come, Karisma Records has set a release date of September 2014 for SEVEN IMPALE’s debut full-length album “City Of The Sun”.  Recorded and produced by Iver Sandøy (ENSLAVED, KRAKOW, etc.) at the Solslottet and Duper Studio,  “City Of The Sun” consists of five musically complex tracks, each distinctly different one from the other, and transcending several genres with their range and variety, but whose roots clearly lie within Classic Progressive Rock.

Formed in Bergen, Norway in 2010, SEVEN IMPALE’s relatively young lineup consists of  Stian Økland on vocals and guitars, Fredrik Mekki Widerøe on drums, Benjamin Mekki Widerøe on sax, Tormod Fosso on bass, Erlend Vottvik Olsen on guitar and Håkon Vinje on keyboards.   What sets the band apart from many of the new arrivals on the scene is the sheer diversity of musical disciplines that the members bring with them.  From classical orchestra to big band, metal to jazz and rock to electronic, SEVEN IMPALE have fused all their experience and influences and created a sound that is uniquely theirs.  Their appearance over the past year at festivals as diverse as the Oslo Jazz Festival and Inferno Festival, and the positive reaction of such different audiences,  is a tribute to how successful their sound is.

Utilising elements normally found in the Metal genre “City Of The Sun” shows just how unafraid SEVEN IMPALE  are to explore much harder soundscapes than one would normally expect from  Progressive Rock, whilst the use of the saxophone, enables the band to showcase jazz elements in their music. There is no doubt at all that SEVEN IMPALE challenge the standard genre boundaries, in much the same way that Norwegian SHINING and JAGA JAZZIST have done before.

Track listing for “City Of The Sun” as follows:

1. Oh, My Gravity!
2. Windshears
3. Eschaton Horo
4. Extraction
5. God Left Us for a Black-Dressed Woman

More information about SEVEN IMPALE can be found on the band’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/sevenimpale

The whole of SEVEN IMPALE’s 2013 EP “Beginning/Relieve” can be heard  on the player at the top of the page and at https://soundcloud.com/sevenimpale/sets/seven-impale-ep

Tracks from Karisma Records releases, can be heard below and at https://soundcloud.com/karisma-records

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sevenimpale
SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/sevenimpale
NRK: http://www.nrk.no/urort/Artist/SevenImpale/default.aspx
Karisma Records: http://www.karismarecords.no/
Promo and other information: post@karismarecords.no
Karisman/Dark Essence Records Webshop: http://karismarecords.bigcartel.com/
Karisma Records SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/karisma-records

 

Karisma Records announced today that they have inked a deal with AIRBAG guitarist BJØRN RIIS for the release of his debut solo album.  The album, which will be titled “Lullabies in a Car Crash”,  will feature AIRBAG’s  Henrik Fossum on drums, whilst the band’s vocalist Asle Tostrup will provide programming. Long-time Airbag collaborator, Vegard Sleipnes, is set to co-produce the album together with RIIS.   “Lullabies in a Car Crash” is expected to appear on Karisma Records in the Autumn of this year.

Commenting on his solo venture, BJØRN RIIS had this to say: “I’m excited, it has been an interesting journey doing everything by myself. This is not a huge departure from the AIRBAG sound or format, but it is a chance for me to explore different directions and musical ground that might not have fit the band. It’s a personal album and I think some of the stuff is my best work to date.”

More information about BJØRN RIIS can be found on the guitarist’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/BjornRiisGuitarPage

A video teaser for “Lullabies in a Car Crash” can be seen below and at http://youtu.be/6MQBMgvGr-Q

 

Tracks from all of Karisma Records releases can be heard below and at http://soundcloud.com/karisma-records/sets/karisma-records

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Promo and other information: post@karismarecords.no
Karisma Records: http://www.karismarecords.no/
Karisma Records Webshop: http://karismarecords.bigcartel.com/
Karisma Records KlickTrack Store:  http://shop.klicktrack.com/karismadarkessencerecords
Karisma Records Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/karismarecords
Bjørn Riis on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/BjornRiisGuitarPage

 

Norwegian Prog Rockers AIRBAG are set to play three more shows before taking a break from live appearances whilst their vocalist Asle Tostrup embarks on a year-long trip around the world.  The shows will take place on the 24th May at the Progresja Music Zone in Warsaw, the 25th May at the Klubie Studio in Krakow and a newly announced show is set for the 14th June at the John Dee in Oslo, where they will be joined by Karisma Records label-mates FATAL FUSION.  “It’s something that Asle and his girlfriend have been planning for a long time” commented the band, “and finally they are able to do it.  It’s the journey of a lifetime and we will hopefully be receiving updates on his progress throughout their trip”.

It is expected that the band will start performing live again towards summer/autumn 2015, and in the meantime they will begin working on new material for their next album.  According to AIRBAG, even their vacationing vocalist will be participating in the process thanks to modern technology.  The band have also hinted that there will be some interesting news coming up soon, but have given no indication yet as to what this will be about.

AIRBAG’s third full-length album “The Greatest Show on Earth”, was released at the end of last year on Karisma Records, and demonstrates an edgier side of the band, with the inclusion on some heavier passages.  However, AIRBAG’s musical craftsmanship is still very much to the fore with a trademark sound that encompasses massive walls of sound, ambient textures and soulful soundscapes.  The band’s lineup consists of Bjørn Riis (guitars, keyboards, backing vocals, bass, co-producer), Asle Tostrup (vocals, keyboards, programming, producer, graphic design), Henrik Fossum (drums), Jørgen Hagen (programming, keyboards) and Anders Hovdan (bass).

More information about AIRBAG can be found on the band’s website at http://www.airbagsound.com/

A video of AIRBAG playing “All Rights Removed” live in Oslo when the band supported Marillion on the Scandinavian leg of their world tour can be seen below and at http://youtu.be/iwK_hpJAPPA

 

Tracks from all of Karisma Records releases can be heard below and at http://soundcloud.com/karisma-records/sets/karisma-records

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Promo and other information: post@karismarecords.no
Karisma Records: http://www.karismarecords.no/
Karisma Records Webshop: http://karismarecords.bigcartel.com/
Karisma Records KlickTrack Store:  http://shop.klicktrack.com/karismadarkessencerecords
Website: www.airbagsound.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Airbag/21137836128
MySpace: www.myspace.com/airbagsound
YouTube: www.youtube.com/airbagsound
Airbag Management: Jørn Terje Larsen,  jt@airbagsound.com

 

 

 

DARK ESSENCE RECORDS plans to make their annual Inferno Festival event a little different this yea 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 tour frequently, and fans in Europe have a good chance of seeing them live, the Karisma artists tend to tour much less, so we thought that this year we would open up the event to give their fans a chance to see some of them, and introduce them to Dark Essence’s fans at the same time”, commented the label’s Martin Kvam.

Representing Dark Essence will be two bands whose recent releases have been getting rave reviews from press and fans alike.  First up will be SLEGEST, the new project from former VREID guitarist Ese, who has skilfully blended classic heavy rock and old-school black metal to produce a sound that is both dark and sinister, and with an unmistakably  down and dirty catchy groove  that weaves its way through the music.  Originally started as a one-man project, once the debut full-length album “Løyndom” was released at the end of 2013,  it quickly became clear that the demand from fans to see SLEGEST perform live was such that Ese was persuaded to form a fully functioning band.  More information about SLEGEST can be found at https://www.facebook.com/slegest

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

 

Joining them will be Sweden’s ALFAHANNE, whose lineup includes members of bands such as VINTERLAND and early MAZE OF TORMENT, and who have come together to play what they themselves have called ”Alfapocalyptic Rock”, a fascinating and hard-hitting mix of Black Metal, Classic Rock and Punk with some Goth influences .  Their high-energy live performances have garnered them much praise.   Making a guest appearance on stage with ALFAHANNE, will be HELHEIM’s V’gandr who performed vocals on one of the tracks from the band’s new album “Alfapokalyps” .  It is a tribute to ALFAHANNE that they were able to attract not only V’gandr to make a guest appearance on the album, but also Dark Essence label-mates Hoest from TAAKE and Niklas Kvarforth from SHINING.  More information about ALFAHANNE can be found at https://www.facebook.com/alfahanneofficial

The track “Såld På Mörkret” from ALFAHANNE’s album ”Alfapocalyptic Rock” and  which features TAAKE’s Hoest on guest vocals can be heard below and at http://soundcloud.com/dark-essence-records/alfahanne-s-ld-p-m-rkret

 

Making an appearance for Karisma will be two bands, representing the new and the established.  Lovers of Prog Rock cannot fail to recognise the name of AIRBAG, a band known the world-over for an exquisite musical craftsmanship that enables its musicians to create a sonic experience ranging from massive walls of sound, to ambient textures and soulful soundscapes, both in the studio and on stage.  The release of AIRBAG’s third full-length album “The Greatest Show on Earth” at the end of last year confirmed the band’s status in the world of prog, earning them many accolades.   Inferno will be one of the very few chancesthat to catch this incredible band live this year so it is an opportunity that should not be missed.  One for fans of ANATHEMA. More information about AIRBAG can be found at http://www.airbagsound.com/

The title track from AIRBAG’s album “The Greatest Show on Earth” can be heard below and at:  http://soundcloud.com/karisma-records/airbag-the-greatest-show-on

 

The second of the Karisma bands is one of their latest signings, SEVEN IMPALE.  The release of the digital EP “Beginning/Relieve” last year gave an indication of the multi-faceted nature of these young musicians.  With its member drawn from a range of disciplines including classical orchestra, big band, metal, jazz, rock and electronic music, their sound ranges from progressive and jazzy to the softer and more melodic  to the harder and edgier.  They bring a freshness and enthusiasm to their live performances, and it is anticipated that their debut full-length album later this year  will more than meet expectations, setting them apart from many other new arrivals on the scene.  If you are a fan of Norway’s SHINING, SEVEN IMPALE is definitely a band you will want to check out.  More information about SEVEN IMPALE can be found at https://www.facebook.com/sevenimpale

The title track from SEVEN IMPALE’s  “Beginning/Relieve”  EP can be heard below and at http://soundcloud.com/karisma-records/seven-impale-begining-relieve

 

Scheduled performances for the Dark Essence Records / Karisma Records artists at Inferno Festival, which will take place at Blå, Brennereiven 9C, Oslo, Norway, on Wednesday 16th April as follows:

Seven Impale: 20:20
Slegest: 21:25
Alfahanne:  22:30
Airbag: 23:45

SLEGEST

ALFAHANNE

 

AIRBAG

SEVEN IMPALE

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Dark Essence Records: http://www.darkessencerecords.no/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/darkessencerecords
SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/dark-essence-records
Karisma Records: http://karismarecords.no/www.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sevenimpale
SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/sevenimpale
Contact and Promo Requests: post@karismarecords.no

Photo by Randi S. H. Veland

KARISMA RECORDS, the Norwegian label that specialises in the more Progressive side of the music spectrum, has inked a deal with Jazz Prog Rock duo OSSICLES and is set to release a follow up to the band’s 2012 debut  “Mantlepiece”.  The band will be entering the studio in the summer to begin recording and it is expected that the new, as yet untitled album, will hit the streets towards the end of the year.

Formed in 2011 by cousins Sondre Veland on drums, percussion, vocals and keyboards, and Bastian Veland on guitars, vocals, bass, upright bass and keyboards, OSSICLES is, according to the band, a constantly evolving project that is influenced by genres as varied as jazz, rock, avent-garde,ambient, noise and minimalism.   “Mantlepiece”, which was a double album released on OSSICLES’ own label, No Weather Records,  was largely written when the two cousins were around the ages of 16/17, but also includes later material, as well as tracks written during the recording process.  On the strength of this release OSSICLES was invited by MIKE PORTNOY to appear at the Progressive Nation at Sea Festival in 2014, an opportunity the band sadly had to turn down due to the high cost of travelling to the USA to join the ship in Miami.

More information about OSSICLES can be found on the band’s website at http://ossiclesband.wix.com/ossicles

Photo by Randi S. H. Veland

The official video for the track “Watersoul II” from OSSICLES debut album “Mantlepiece” can be seen below and at http://youtu.be/kqGgVtOQW9k

 

Tracks from Karisma Records releases can be heard below and at http://soundcloud.com/karisma-records/sets/karisma-records

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Ossicles Website:  http://ossiclesband.wix.com/ossicles
Ossicles Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Ossicles
Band contact and booking:  ossiclesband@gmail.com
Promo and other information: post@karismarecords.no
Karisma Records: http://www.karismarecords.no/
Karisma Records Webshop: http://karismarecords.bigcartel.com/
Karisma Records KlickTrack Store:  http://shop.klicktrack.com/karismadarkessencerecords
Karisma Records on  SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/karisma-records
Karisma Records on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/karismarecords
Karisma Records Webshop: http://karismarecords.bigcartel.com/

 

KARISMA RECORDS have debuted a track from “Mannsverk”, the upcoming album from Norwegian Prog Rockers BRIMSTONE (formerly THE BRIMSTONE SOLAR RADIATION BAND).  The eight-track album  is set for release on the 24th of March in CD, Digital and Vinyl formats, and the newly debuted track, “Flapping Lips at Ankle Height”, can be heard above and at http://soundcloud.com/karisma-records/brimstone-flapping-lips-at

“Mannsverk” will be the fourth full-length album from BRIMSTONE, and one which, according to the band,  promises to be “leaner, meaner, hungrier, and much more proggie” than before. With the original 4-piece lineup of  Rolf Edvardsen on vocals and guitars, Truls “Biff” Eriksen on bass and the  two brothers Thomas and Øyvind Grønner on drums and organ/guitar respectively,  the band has gone to great lengths to completely record the album in their own studio using original vintage equipment in order to get the exact sound they were looking for.

With their use of instruments such as flutes, saxophones, accordions and violins, together with thundering bass lines and relentless jazz grooves, evocative  vocals and choirs, and an arsenal of organs, pianos, mellotrons and synthesizers, BRIMSTONE has succeeded in creating that late 60′s/early 70′s vibe that was epitomised by bands such as KING CRIMSON and PINK FLOYD, and brought it right up to date.   “Mannsverk”  is available for pre-order at http://karismarecords.bigcartel.com/

Track listing for “Mannsverk” as follows:

1. A Norwegian Requiem
2. Rubberlegged Man
3. Voodoo
4. Flapping Lips at Ankle Height
5. The Fixed Wheel
6. The Giant Fire
7. Sjø & Land
8. This is the Universe

BRIMSTONE will launch “Mannsverk” with a show at Det Akademiske Kvarter in Bergen on the 28th March.  More information about BRIMSTONE can be found on the band’s website at http://brimstone.no

The official video for the track “Sanctimonious High” from BRIMSTONE’s 2009 album “Smorgasbord” can be seen below and at http://youtu.be/ldIlXZv7-YA or embedded using the following code:

 

Tracks from Karisma Records releases can be heard below and  at http://soundcloud.com/karisma-records/sets/karisma-records

 

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Brimstone Website: http://brimstone.no
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Brimstone-Solar-Radiation-Band/6553618902
Promo and other information: post@karismarecords.no
Karisma Records: http://www.karismarecords.no/
Karisma Records Webshop: http://karismarecords.bigcartel.com/
Karisma Records KlickTrack Store:  http://shop.klicktrack.com/karismadarkessencerecords
Karisma Records on  SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/karisma-records
Karisma Records on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/darkessencerecords
Dark Essence Records Webshop: http://karismarecords.bigcartel.com/

 

Five years after the release of their last album “Smorgasbord”, Karisma Records is set to release the fourth full-length album from Prog Rockers BRIMSTONE, who have not only shortened their name from THE BRIMSTONE SOLAR RADIATION BAND, but have also changed their sound to become “leaner, meaner, hungrier, and much more proggie” than before.   The new album, which is titled “Mannsverk”, will hit the streets on the 24th March in CD, Digital and Vinyl formats.  Track listing for “Mannsverk” as follows:

1. A Norwegian Requiem
2. Rubberlegged Man
3. Voodoo
4. Flapping Lips at Ankle Height
5. The Fixed Wheel
6. The Giant Fire
7. Sjø & Land
8. This is the Universe

Formed in Bergen, Norway, in the late ’90′s by guitarist and vocalist Rolf Edvardsen and bassist Truls “Biff” Eriksen who, wanting something different from the pop and metal of their previous bands, turned to psychedelic progressive music as epitomised by bands such as KING CRIMSON, PINK FLOYD and 13th FLOOR ELEVATORS.  Joined by two brothers Thomas and Øyvind Grønner on drums and organ/guitar, respectively, BRIMSTONE married high quality song writing to high energy live performances  and quickly became much in demand on the underground psychedelic /prog network, both at home and abroad, thanks to their own special brand of “prog-a-delic space rock”. Under their original name of THE BRIMSTONE SOLAR RADIATION BAND, they released the “Going Out” EP in 2002, followed by the full-length albums “Solar Radiation Band” in 2004, the country- tinged “Solstice” in 2005, and their first release on Karisma Records, the multi-instrumental “Smorgasbord”, in 2009.

“Mannsverk” finds the lineup back as the original  4-piece  and recording in their own studio, using original vintage equipment  to enable them to get the exact sound they want.  A sound that includes the use of instruments as varied as flutes, saxophones, accordions and violins, as well as vocal choirs, to create a strong late 60′s/early 70′s vibe.  With many of the songs coming in at between six and twelve minutes, BRIMSTONE have used their considerable musical skill to avoid the trap of boring solos and fruitless jamming – effortlessly fusing Biff’s thundering bass lines with Thomas Grønner’s relentless jazz- grooves, whilst Rolf Edvardsen’s vocals and guitar fit perfectly with  Øyvind Grønner’s arsenal of organs, pianos, mellotrons and synthesizers.

BRIMSTONE will launch “Mannsverk” with a show at Det Akademiske Kvarter in Bergen on the 28th March.  More information about BRIMSTONE can be found on the band’s website at http://brimstone.no

The official video for the track “Sanctimonious High” from BRIMSTONE’s 2009 album “Smorgasbord” can be seen below and at http://youtu.be/ldIlXZv7-YA

 

Tracks from all of Karisma Records releases can be heard below and at http://soundcloud.com/karisma-records/sets/karisma-records

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Brimstone Website: http://brimstone.no
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Brimstone-Solar-Radiation-Band/6553618902
Promo and other information: post@karismarecords.no
Karisma Records: http://www.karismarecords.no/
Karisma Records Webshop: http://karismarecords.bigcartel.com/
Karisma Records KlickTrack Store:  http://shop.klicktrack.com/karismadarkessencerecords
Karisma Records on  SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/karisma-records
Karisma Records on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/darkessencerecords
Karisma Records Webshop: http://karismarecords.bigcartel.com/

 

With a release date set for the 10th of March for the third full-length album from Norwegian Prog Rockers D’ACCORD, Dark Essence Records have today previewed the  track “Mr Moonglight” from the album.  Titled simply “D’AccorD III”  the nine-track album was recorded at the Cowshed Studio in London, which has seen the likes of THE BEAUTIFUL SOUTH, JAMIE CALLUM, and BOY GEORGE pass through its doors.  Significantly, the fact that the studio is fully analogue means that D’ACCORD have been able to create an authentic  70′s sound, which has been further enhanced by the fact that each individual track was recorded on the first take and then mixed in analogue format at Fluid Mastering (DEEP PURPLE, ELVIS and JETHRO TULL) . The track  “Mr Moonlight” can be heard above and at http://soundcloud.com/karisma-records/daccord-mr-moonlight

Drawing inspiration from the ’70′s greats such as GENESIS, KING CRIMSON, PINK FLOYD and  JETHRO TULL, D’ACCORD was formed in Stord, Norway in 2008, and was off to a flying start, with the band’s self-released debut album getting a nomination for best 2009 Debut Album by Prog Awards.  Having  played extensively both at home and abroad, D’ACCORD have, over the years,  taken the best of 70′s Prog Rock and imbued it with their own style, bringing their sound firmly into the 21st Century. Today’s  lineup is comprised of charismatic frontman Daniel Maage (Vocals, Flute & various instruments), Årstein  (Bass), Fredrik Horn (Tangentar)and Stig Are Sund  (Guitar).

“D’AccorD III” differs greatly from the band’s massive conceptual sophomore album “Helike”, which was released on Karisma Records in 2011.  With “D’AccorD III”, the band has chosen to record tracks that are much shorter and more varied.  Alongside D’ACCORD’s signature 70′s Progressive influences and musical complexity is a more Rock ‘n Roll feel and a harder edge to the songs to produce a classic rock album filled with adventurous and progressive sounds.

Full track listing on  “D’AccorD III” is  as follows:

1. These Last Todays
2. Here Lies Greed
3. Lady Faboulus
4. Mr. Moonlight
5. Ibliss In Bliss
6. Song For Jethro
7. Mon – Sat: Part I
8. Mon – Sat: Part II
9. The Doom That Came To Sarnath (bonus track)

More information about D’AccorD can be found at http://Myspace.com/daccordband

A video teaser for “D’AccorD III”  can be seen below and at http://youtu.be/Dx8n2Zry8fM 

 

Tracks from Karisma Records releases can be heard below and at http://soundcloud.com/karisma-records

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Promo and other information: post@karismarecords.no
Karisma Records: http://www.karismarecords.no/
Karisma Records Webshop: http://karismarecords.bigcartel.com/
Karisma Records KlickTrack Store:  http://shop.klicktrack.com/karismadarkessencerecords
Karisma Records on  SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/karisma-records
Karisma Records on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/darkessencerecords
Dark Essence Records Webshop: http://karismarecords.bigcartel.com/
MySpace: http://Myspace.com/daccordband
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officialdaccord
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/DAccorDOfficial
ReverbNation: http://Reverbnation.com/daccordband