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Good news for fans of TAAKE who have long been clamouring for the re-release of the long-sold out vinyl versions of 2008’s “Taake” and 2017’s “Kong Vinter” albums, because, as of the 22nd November, they will be available on Dark Essence Records.

Featuring Hoest on vocals, lead guitar, rhythm guitar, bass guitar and drums, TAAKE’s self-titled album was recorded at the Conclave and Earshot Studio by Bjornar E. Nilsen (VULTURE INDUSTRIES, BLACK HOLE GENERATOR), back in the dog days of 2008 and has, since then, become a Black Metal classic.   Following on from the iconic trilogy of “Nattestid…”, “…Bjoergvin…” and “…Doedskvad”, the album heralded  new start, with TAAKE becoming more active as a live entity.

Originally released on CD, “Taake” was given a limited vinyl release in 2009, and, other than as a part of 2018’s career spanning picture disc box set “7 Fjell”, it has never since been available on vinyl.   With the original pressing currently selling for astronomical prices on the secondary market, fans have actively sought to persuade Dark Essence to make it available once again, and the label has listened to their pleas.

“Taake” will be released in gatefold format, with the bonus track that appeared on the original vinyl having been removed.  To differentiate  it from the 2009 release”Taake”  will come with an alternative cover, using a photo from the original photo shoot, and will be available in  three different versions.  Aside from the regular black version, there will also be white vinyl version, which will be limited to 500 copies, and a 250 copies, strictly limited, clear vinyl version which will only be available exclusively through the Dark Essence Records Webshop.

Tracklisting as follows:

Taake Vinyl Edition 2019

  1. Atternatt
  2. Umenneske
  3. Lukt til Helvete
  4. Doedsjarl
  5. Motpol
  6. September omsider
  7. Velg bort Livet

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TAAKE’s “Kong Vinter” once again saw Hoest playing all the instruments on an album that rose like a Black Metal beacon from the gloom of the rugged, rain-swept coastline of Bjoergvin.  Traditional in spirit, “Kong Vinter” provides a soundscape underscored by a nasty groove, that at times can appear deceptively playful. It  is familiar to the ear, and yet it has a freshness that is so often found lacking in the genre, demonstrating Hoest’s unnerring ability to develop TAAKE’s sound in such a way that keeps it relevant and up to date, whilst retaining the intensity that fans have come to admire in the genre.

“Kong Vinter” will be available in a regular sleeve in a black vinyl version.  Once again a new photo from the original photo shoot has been used for the cover, and the bonus track from the original vinyl version has been removed.

Kong Vinter Vinyl Edition 2019

  1. Sverdets Vei
  2. Inntrenger
  3. Huset i Havet
  4. Havet i Huset
  5. Jernhaand
  6. Maanebrent
  7. Fra Bjoergegrend mot Glemselen

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Both “Taake” and “Kong Vinter” re-releases are now available to pre-order from the following:

Webshops:
Dark Essence Records Webshop
https://www.darkessencerecords.no/shop/
Dark Essence Webshop North America
https://darkessence.aisamerch.com
Bandcamp:
https://taake.bandcamp.com/album/kong-vinter
https://taake.bandcamp.com/album/taake

More information about TAAKE can be found on the band’s official Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/taakeofficial  or on their website at http://svartekunst.no

The official video for the track “Umenneske ” from the TAAKE’s 20018 self-titled  album  can be seen below and at https://youtu.be/qaRelAEOauk


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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Taake Website: http://taake.svartekunst.no/
Taake on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/taakeofficial
Taake Bandcamp:  https://taake.bandcamp.com
Taake WebShop: http://svartekunst.bigcartel.com/
Svartekunst Produksjoner: http://svartekunst.no
Taake Management & Booking: Propulsion Music http://www.propulsionmusic.no/
email: bjornar@propulsionmusic.no
Dark Essence contact: post@karismarecords.no
Dark Essence Records: www.darkessencerecords.no
Dark Essence on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/darkessencerecords
Dark Essence Records Bandcamp:  http://karismarecords.bandcamp.com/
Dark Essence Records YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/DarkEssenceRecords
Dark Essence Records Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/darkessencerecords/
Dark Essence Records Twitter: https://twitter.com/DarkEssenceRec
Dark Essence SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/dark-essence-records
Dark Essence Records Webshop: https://www.darkessencerecords.no
Dark Essence Records North American Webshop:  http://darkessence.aisamerch.com/
Dark Essence Records Australian Webshop:  https://www.heavymetalmerchant.com/bands/d/dark-essence-records/

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Ragnarok PR2019

For over two decades RAGNAROK have been giving fans their uncompromising take on Norwegian Black Metal, both in the studio and on stage, and now, the seasoned veterans, along with their long-time label Agonia Records,  are ready to reveal details of what will be the band’s ninth full-length studio album.   Titled “Non Debellicata”, the ten-track album is set for release on the 15th November.

The band  gives us an insight into what went into the making of “Non Debellicata”, an album  in which RAGNAROK’s  entire lineup of founder and frontman Jontho, guitarist Bolverk,  bassist Rammr and drummer Malignant, had a significant input:

Our new album, “NON DEBELLICATA”, is the result of an extensive process in which all the members of the band participated creatively, both musically and lyrically.  We put a lot of work into this album to make it as extreme and violent as we possibly could, pushing the borders of our musicianship and song writing skills.  Originally we started out with 20 songs, out of which we rehearsed 16 and whittled it down to 13 for recording.   We eventually chose 10 for inclusion on the album, because we wanted to ensure the highest possible quality of every song.  

As for the title itself:

“NON DEBELLICATA” refers to a phrase used as the motto for our home town Saropsborg in the olden days.  It is taken froma  letter Jarl Alv Erlingsson sent to the Scottish Government in 1286.  Aside from being a nobleman and the Jarl (Earl) of Sarpsborg, Alv was also an infamous pirate who was in the habit of robbing Danish and German merchant ships.

The Scottish government had confiscated a number of Norwegian ships and Jarl Alv wrote them a letter, in which he said that maybe they were under the impression that Norway was weak after being at war for several years.  But assured them that they would learn that the Norwegian people were not weakened by the war and would never be defeated.

NON DEBELLICATA. The people of Norway would never give up – and neither will RAGNAROK!

“Non Debellicata will be available in Jewel Case CD, Limited Edition Digipack CD, Digital, and both Red and Black vinyl editions and is now available to pre-order from https://www.agoniarecords.com/ragnarok

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Recorded in Sweden’s Endarker Studio, with MARDUK’s Devo at the helm, and with artwork by Nestor Avalos and photos by Arash Taheri, tracklisting for “Non Debellicata” is as follows:

01 Non Debellicata
02 Chapel of Shadows
03 Sanctimoneous
04 Bestial Emptiness
05 Nemesis
06 The Great Destroyer
07 Gerasene Demoniac
08 The Gospel of Judas Iscariot
09  Jonestown Lullaby
10  Asphyxiation

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To celebrate the album’s release, RAGNAROK are set to support US Death Metallers IMMOLATION on a 21-date European tour.  Accompanying them on the tour will be Austria’s MONUMENT OF MISANTHROPY and Italy’s EMBRYO.

Titled The Last Atonement, the tour routing is as follows:

07.11. (GER) Munster / Sputnikhalle
08.11. (HOL) Amersfoort / Flour033
09.11. (HOL) Tilburg / de Nieuwe Vorst
10.11. (HOL) Enschede / Metropool
13.11. (ITA) Milan / Slaughter Club
14.11. (ITA) Rome / Traffic
15.11. (ITA) San Dova di Piave / Revolver
16.11. (CH) Sion / Le Port Franc
17.11. (GER) Trier / Mergener Hof
18.11. (FR) Niort / Camji
19.11. (FR) Paris / Backstage
21.11. (UK) Manchester / Rebellion
22.11. (UK) London / The Dome
23.11. (HOL) Rotterdam / Baroeg
24.11. (BEL) Namur / Belvedere
26.11. (GER) Munich / Backstage
27.11. (CZ) Praga / Nova Chmelnice
28.11. (POL) Bielsko Biała / Rudeboy
29.11. (POL) Łódź / Magnetofon
30.11. (GER) Berlin / Lido
01.12. (POL) Poznań / U Bazyla

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More information about RAGNAROK can be found on the band’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/ragnarokofficial  or on their  website at http://www.ragnarokhorde.com/

A  video for the track ” Dominance and Submission” from  RAGNAROK’s eighth full-length album “Psychopathology” can be seen at https://youtu.be/KGGck_iqy3E


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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ragnarokofficial
Website: http://www.ragnarokhorde.com
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/RagnarokNorway
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ragnarokhorde/
Spotify:  https://open.spotify.com/artist/2NOuABTjilCHH7RNw439Vq?si=EO9X9LitS7e8NYLBxf016Q
SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/ragnarokofficial
European Booking: info@massive-music.pl
Management: https://patriciathomasmanagement.com/
Management Contact: patriciathomas@btinternet.com
Agonia Records:
Website: http://agoniarecords.com
Webshop: http://tinyurl.com/agoniashop
Facebook: https://facebook.com/agoniarecords
Twitter: https://twitter.com/agoniarecords
SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/agoniarecords
Bandcamp: https://agoniarecords.bandcamp.com
Instagram: https://instagram.com/agoniarecordsofficial
YouTube: http://youtube.com/AgoniaRec

Tomb PR2

Dark Essence Records have inked a deal with Total Occultic Mechanical Blasphemers T.O.M.B, and are set to release “Thin The Veil”, the latest album from the US band on a date as yet to be confirmed.

Drawing their initial inspiration from bands such as ABRUPTUM, HAVOHEJ, SAMAEL and SUNNO))), musicians No-One, B. Zimimay, Tyler B and Samantha Viola formed T.O.M.B in 1998, and they have, since then,  gone on to release  numerous LPs, EPs, compilations and splits.  Releases imbued with T.O.M.B’s trademark sound that  is both horrific, and, at the same time, hypnotically spell-binding,  and which deal with subject matters such as death, paranormal activity and occult practices.

Over the twenty plus years of their existence T.O.M.B have skilfully crafted their own avant-garde style, which is characterised by an eclectic mix of Ambient, Doom, Industrial, Noise and traditional Black Metal.  It is a style that has earned the band a well-deserved place as one of the top innovators of modern day Black Metal.

Commenting on their collaboration with Dark Essence Records, T.O.M.B had this to say:

It is with great admiration and honor we announce our addition to the Dark Essence artist roster.  Our latest album “Thin The Veil” marks another milestone of continuous progression for T.O.M.B. and we look forward to the release being represented under the banner of Norway’s most extreme, cutting edge record label in black metal!

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Whilst not yet wanting to reveal too many details of the upcoming release, both band and label have, however, offered a tantalising glimpse into “Thin The Veil”, which will feature MAYHEM’s Hellhammer  on drums, alongside collaborations with musicians such as  Craig Smilowski  (Ex-IMMOLATION),  Andy Winter of WINDS, Duncan McLaren of VENOM WOLF, and with spoken necromancy spells recited by Maurice De Jong (“Mories” of GNAW THEIR TONGUES).   All in all fans can expect “T.O.M.B’s unique harsh atmospheric death-industrial style to be combined with a relentless, fierce and primitive form of musicianship reminiscent of the old glory days of 2nd Wave Black Metal”

More information about T.O.M.B can be found on the band’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/totalocculticmechanicalblasphemy/

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A video for the track “Abysmal Channelling” from T.O.M.B’s 2016 album “Fury Nocturnus” can be seen at https://youtu.be/jM6B_pLev6o


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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
T.O.M.B on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/totalocculticmechanicalblasphemy/
Band contact and booking: jackgannonjr@gmail.com
Dark Essence contact: post@karismarecords.no
Dark Essence Records: www.darkessencerecords.no
Dark Essence on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/darkessencerecords
Dark Essence Records Bandcamp:  http://karismarecords.bandcamp.com/
Dark Essence Records YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/DarkEssenceRecords
Dark Essence Records Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/darkessencerecords/
Dark Essence Records Twitter: https://twitter.com/DarkEssenceRec
Dark Essence SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/dark-essence-records
Dark Essence Records Webshop: https://www.darkessencerecords.no
Dark Essence Records North American Webshop:  http://darkessence.aisamerch.com/
Dark Essence Records Australian Webshop:  https://www.heavymetalmerchant.com/bands/d/dark-essence-records/

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Between 1992 and 1997 iconic Alternative Rockers SEIGMEN released 5 classic albums: “Pluto”, “Ameneon”, “Total”, “Metropolis” and “Radiowaves”.  Sadly, these were only ever released as CDs, but, as previously announced, Karisma Records plans to do something about that by releasing all five albums in both CD and Vinyl formats in December 2019 (which also happens to be SEIGMEN’s 30th anniversary ).

Whilst this in itself is a considerable feather in the cap for both band and label, Karisma would like to take it one step further, if the fans are behind the idea, by releasing a limited, and exclusive,  vinyl box set.

The box set will include all the albums on 180 gram coloured vinyl.  Additionally, “Total”, “Metropolis” and “Radiowaves” will be expanded to Double LP sets, with selected B-side tracks as a bonus. The Box Set will also include a booklet written by the band’s manager Øystein Ronander,  a SEIGMEN slipmat for your record players,  and a CD with carefully selected unreleased material.

All items above are exclusive to the Box Set and will not be available separately anywhere else.

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Additionally, Karisma will release a limited 7″ vinyl single of the track “Monsun” which will only be available through the Crowdfunding campaign, and will be limited to 250 pieces.  “Peter Parker Theme” will make up the B-side of the single, and this track will not be included in the Box Set.

For the most die-hard collectors out there, Karisma will also make available for purchase a few complete test pressing.  These will be housed in white outer sleeves which will be signed and numbered.

An extensive track list, and more information about all the SEIGMEN items available through the Crowdfunding scheme, and how you can get your hands on them, can be found in both English and Norwegian at fnd.uz/seigmen

To celebrate this significant release, SEIGMEN will perform a series of shows around Norway in December. The first one to have been announced will take place on the 19th at the Sentrum Scene in Oslo.  More dates will be announced shortly.

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

A video for the title track from SEIGMEN’s 1995 video “Metropolis” can be seen at https://youtu.be/BT0ZfftLaXA


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Additional Information
Seigmen on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Seigmen/
Seigmen YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/user/SeigmenVEVO/videos
Seigmen Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/seigmen/
Seigmen Twitter: https://twitter.com/Seigmenofficial
Promo and other information: post@karismarecords.no
Karisma Records Website:  https://www.karismarecords.no
Karisma Records BandCamp: http://karismarecords.bandcamp.com/music
Karisma Records on Twitter: https://twitter.com/KarismaRecords
Karisma Records on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/karismarecords/
Karisma Records Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/karismarecords
Karisma Records on YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/c/KarismarecordsNor
Karisma on SoundCloud:  https://soundcloud.com/karisma-records
Karisma Records Webshop: https://www.karismarecords.no/webshop/
Karisma Records US Webshop:  http://karismarecords.aisamerch.com/

Madder Mortem New PR

On the 6th September MADDER MORTEM will be celebrating the 20th Anniversary of their debut full-length album “Mercury” with its re-release on Dark Essence Records.  A re-release  that includes five new tracks, especially recorded by the band,  three of which are from the original album, but which have been re-imagined and re-arranged in a more contemporary manner, and two of which are brand new songs composed using old, Mercury-era, riffs.

And, as part of that celebration, the band has, for the very first time, opened its doors to a documentary film team  who will explore MADDER MORTEM’s musical lives, and their unique creative process, to  discover what  beats at the heart of one of Norway’s most culturally relevant, but underrated rock bands.

The documentary was filmed on Location in Nord-Odal, Hedmark County, Norway,  and Dresden, Germany, and, as a taste of what’s to come,  Dark Essence Records have released a music video by the documentary’s director Randy M. Salo of FREQS / Stewis Media.

The video, for “Vigil”, one of the bonus tracks on “Mercury” can be seen below and at https://youtu.be/Cq1fY3el5sg


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Salo  says of the video for “Vigil”:

When I first began filming the project, the band was in the rehearsal room putting the last touches on the bonus tracks for the Mercury re-release. When they began to play “Vigil”, I immediately saw the music video playing out in my mind. Experiencing the 20 years of history between the first album and that moment, I saw a mini-version of the documentary that would combine images of the hauntingly beautiful landscape of Hedmark county in winter, with the band rehearsing and recording the bonus tracks. To give the fans a more intimate look at their journey we included many archival photos from their storied career. I hope this video will help tide over the fans until the release of the feature length film!

About the music itself, the band the band had this to say:

“Vigil” is quite a special song. As one of the bonus tracks for our Mercury re-release, the main riff was written in the early 90s by Christian Ruud, our then guitar player. We were never able to forget this idea, so when we started thinking of bonus tracks for this re-release, that riff was immediately on our minds. Madder Mortem anno 2019 worked on it and added to it in the rehearsal room, and the result is a fragile and beautiful landscape of music that we are very proud of. The lyrics are very direct and honest, and balance right on that razor’s edge between despair and hope that is a Madder Mortem trademark.

First released on Misanthropy Records back in 1999, and unavailable for many years, “Mercury” has been re-mastered by Peter In de Betou, and  its original mix of prog, gothic and doom metal  sounds as fresh and original today as it did 20 years ago.  Track listing on “Mercury” is as follows:

  1. Undertow
  2. Under Another Moon
  3. He Who Longed For The Stars
  4. These Mortal Sins
  5. The Grinding Silence
  6. Loss
  7. Remnants
  8. Misty Sleep
  9. Convertion
    Bonus tracks:
  10. He Who Longed For The Stars (2019 re-recording)
  11. The Grinding Silence (2019 re-recording)
  12. Remnants (2019 re-recording)
  13. Shadows Coming Home
  14. Vigil

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With stunning new artwork by the renowned Romanian artist, and Dark Essence label-mate Costin Chiorieanu,  “Mercury” will be available in CD, Digital and Vinyl formats, and the Vinyl edition will come as a package which will include the full CD. It is available to pre-order from the following:

CD, LP, Digital: https://maddermortem.bandcamp.com/album/mercury-20th-anniversary-version

CD, LP: https://www.darkessencerecords.no/artists/madder-mortem/

MADDER MORTEM have also planned a very special Anniversary show  which is set to take place the day after the album’s release, at the Parkteatret in Oslo, Norway,  on the 7th September.   As the band recently explained:

We are bringing the former members of Madder Mortem back to the stage, to share the different eras with you all, as well as some surprise guests. We’ve chosen a set list that includes some fan favourites and some very rarely heard songs, as well as some of the bonus tracks from the re-release. The outstanding Costin Chioreanu is creating original paintings for songs from the set, and the filmed creation of those paintings will add a stunning visual element to the show. Costin will also exhibit his original paintings at the show, to give you a close look at his visual interpretation of the Madder music. And there might be more surprises along the way.

 Tickets for the Anniversary show are available from https://www.ticketmaster.no/event/612291 and further information can be found on the Facebook Event at https://business.facebook.com/events/388578165086331/

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Dark Essence recently released the single “He Who Longed For The Stars” from “Mercury” and it can be streamed or downloaded from https://darkessencerecords.fanlink.to/MadderMortem_He-Who-Longed

More information about MADDER MORTEM can be found on the band’s website at http://www.maddermortem.com/ or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/mmortem/

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Madder Mortem  Website: http://www.maddermortem.com/
Madder Mortem Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Madder-Mortem-10035071567
Madder Mortem Bandcamp: https://maddermortem.bandcamp.com
Madder Mortem Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/maddermortemofficial/
Madder Mortem YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLLOBPu8Kr25bWceExl_YXA
Madder Mortem Twitter:  https://twitter.com/MadderMOfficial
Band Contact and Booking: mail@maddermortem.com
Dark Essence contact: post@karismarecords.no
Dark Essence Records: www.darkessencerecords.no
Dark Essence on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/darkessencerecords
Dark Essence Records Bandcamp:  http://karismarecords.bandcamp.com/
Dark Essence Records YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/DarkEssenceRecords
Dark Essence Records Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/darkessencerecords/
Dark Essence Records Twitter: https://twitter.com/DarkEssenceRec
Dark Essence SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/dark-essence-records
Dark Essence Records Webshop: https://www.darkessencerecords.no
Dark Essence Records North American Webshop:  http://darkessence.aisamerch.com/
Dark Essence Records Australian Webshop:  https://www.heavymetalmerchant.com/bands/d/dark-essence-records/

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Dark Essence Records have announced details of the much-anticipated album “Afterlife Romance” from Romanian artist COSTIN CHIOREANU and Greek singer SOFIA SARRI, as well as releasing a new single and video for a track from the album.

The single, titled “Thanatoguards” can be streamed or downloaded at https://darkessencerecords.fanlink.to/Thanatoguards

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Whilst the video, by Chioreanu, can be seen below and at https://youtu.be/xT6dwkIyScc


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Through his art and video productions, COSTIN CHIOREANU has a long history of collaboration with many of the Dark Essence Records bands, as well as bands and artists like Rune Eriksen of MAYHEM, AURA NOIR and EARTH ELECTRIC, AT THE GATES, GHOST, SIGH and VULTURE INDUSTRIES.  But many fans may not have known, until now, that this devotee of avant-garde is also a talented musician who uses a wide range of effects to create never-before heard  sounds with his guitar.

Also a fan of metal and avant-garde, SOFIA SARRI is a vocalist with a breadth of artistic vision and talent that frees her from any kind of genre-imposed shackles.  Having recorded with artists associated with free jazz, improvisation and polyphonic choirs, her  2017 solo album “Euphoria” allowed her to fully utilise her wide-ranging, unearthly,  vocals that move with ease from graceful fragility, to wild, and powerful abandon.

Afterlife Romance PR

Cleverly  crafted to mimic a Lo-fi production that makes use of the tension and the eeriness of horror movie soundtracks of the ’70s or ’80s, “Afterlife Romance” is an album that defies any categorisation and is something between a  cult peculiarity and a romantic enchanted experiment.

Tracklisting for “Afterlife Romance” is as follows:

  1. The Gardenian Night Shift
  2. Sulphur Promenade
  3. Dance on the Clouds Floor
  4. A blooming Moonflower
  5. Dreadwatch
  6. Thanatoguards
  7. The Glow Made Us Og
  8. Classified at Dawn
  9. Kermes (CD & digital only)

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Set for release on the 18th October, “Afterlife Romance” will be available in CD, Gatefold Vinyl and Digital formats, and can now be to  pre-ordered from https://www.darkessencerecords.no/artists/costin-chioreanu-sofia-sarri/

The original artwork by Chioreanu for “Afterlife Romance”  will be exhibited in various historical locations, art galleries and music festivals during 2019 and 2020.

More information about Costin Chioreanu can be found at https://twilight13media.com/

and about Sofia Sarri at http://sofiasarri.com/ or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/sofiasarrikira/

Additional Information
Costin Chioreanu Website: https://twilight13media.com/
Costin Chioreanu Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/costinchioreanu/
Costin Chioreanu YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/twilight13media
Costin Chioreanu Twitter:  https://twitter.com/twilight13media
Sofia Sarri Website: http://sofiasarri.com/
Sofia Sarri Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/sofiasarrikira/
Sofia Sarri Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/sofia_sarri_/
Sofia Sarri YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/user/kirakitana
Sofia Sarri Twitter: https://twitter.com/sofia_sarri
Dark Essence contact: post@karismarecords.no
Dark Essence Records: www.darkessencerecords.no
Dark Essence on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/darkessencerecords
Dark Essence Records Bandcamp:  http://karismarecords.bandcamp.com/
Dark Essence Records YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/DarkEssenceRecords
Dark Essence Records Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/darkessencerecords/
Dark Essence Records Twitter: https://twitter.com/DarkEssenceRec
Dark Essence SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/dark-essence-records
Dark Essence Records Webshop: https://www.darkessencerecords.no
Dark Essence Records North American Webshop:  http://darkessence.aisamerch.com/
Dark Essence Records Australian Webshop: https://www.heavymetalmerchant.com/bands/d/dark-essence-records/

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This is probably the darkest and most brutal album we’ve ever made! It’s also the most honest work ever from my perspective.

So says CREST OF DARKNESS founder Ingar Amlien about “The God of Flesh”, the ninth full-length album from the Norwegian Black Metal veterans.

Set for release on the 25th October on My Kingdom Music, “The God of Flesh” promises nine tracks filled with CREST OF DARKNESS’  trademark Satanic themes. But this time the band has expanded the feel, variety and depth of their music, showing them to be as much at home with more progressive and melodic elements, as they are  the with the aggressive and dark brutal side, for which they are known.

Recorded  and mixed at the MLP Studio and Engineered by Nils H. Mæhlum,  with guitars being recorded at Attic 43 and engineered by Rebo, “The God of Flesh” was produced by Crest of Darkness and mastered  at the Kvålsonic Lab by Tom Kvålsvoll.

With all lyrics by Amlien and music by Amlien, Rebo and Bernhard, except for the track “Forgotten” where Amlien joins forces with the album’s session keyboardist Kristian Wentzel, and with cover art by  Marius Engli Andersson, track listing for “The God of Flesh” is as follows:

1. The God of Flesh
2. The Child with no Head
3. Endless Night
4. The Spawn of Seth
5. Forgotten
6. Euthanasia
7. Blood
8. Godless Evil Eyes
9. Salvation in Hell

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Seeking an outlet for his passion for sonic brutality and his interest in Vampirism and Satanic ideology, on which he is an acknowledged expert, Amlien  formed CREST OF DARKNESS in the mid nineties.  The band today,  which Amlien considers to be the strongest lineup to date, consists of Amlien (CONCEPTION, ROQUEFIRE, AMLIEN’s INFERNO) on Bass and Vocals, Rebo on Rhythm and Lead Guitars, and Berhard (ex- PALE FOREST) on drums.

Of  the new album and the contribution made by his band mates, Amlien  had this to say:

During the whole production of the album I was thinking that now, more than ever before, I wanted to make an album my way!  And, as a result, we haven’t made any compromises whatsoever, in any direction.  And I’m very fortunate to be able to say that I was not alone during the whole process. With the help of my fantastic band mates Rebo and Bernhard, it became possible to bring my darkest fantasies and visions to life through “The God of Flesh”

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“The God of Flesh” will be available in Digital, Digipak CD, Deluxe CD Box, and Vinyl formats, and is now available to pre-order from the following:

All Formats:  https://smarturl.it/CODFLESH
Digi CD:  http://smarturl.it/CODFLESH-CD
Deluxe Edition: http://smarturl.it/CODFLESH-DELUXE
LP: http://smarturl.it/CODFLESH-LP

CREST OF DARKNESS are set to play the following three dates in the UK with STAHLSARG:

Fri 6th Sep:  Retribution Alive, The Black Heart, London
Sat 7th Sep:  The Wheatsheaf, Banbury
Sun 8th Sep:  The Soundhouse, Colchester

Whilst on the 12th October they will be at Good Omens, in Trondheim, Norway.

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

A video directed by Anders Børresen for MONITORmeda for the title track from CREST OF DARKNESS’ 2017 album “Welcome the Dead”  can be seen below and at https://youtu.be/4jxLXUPRLyI


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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Website:  http://www.crestofdarkness.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/crestofdarknessofficial
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Band Contact and Booking: contact@crestofdarkness.com
Management and Booking:  patriciathomas@btinternet.com
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