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Darkness Shall Rise, the German label specialising in the release of high quality music cassettes, will release the first two albums from Norwegian Black Metal veterans RAGNAROK on the 31 August.

The two albums, 1995’s “Nattferd” and 1997’s “Arising Realm”, have never been released on cassette before, giving collectors and RAGNAROK fans a long-awaited treat.  Both albums were originally released on the legendary Head Not Found label, and served as a storming introduction to RAGNAROK, the band  founded by iconic drummer Jontho Panthera.

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Since then, RAGNAROK has gone on to release a total of nine full-length albums,  as well as a retrospective showcasing 20 years of the band’s hard-to-find demos and EP’s.  With well over two decades of existence, Jontho has ensured that RAGNAROK has remained faithful to what is seen as  Norwegian Black Metal marked with an uncompromising sound that is filled with anger and aggression.

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“Nattferd” and “Arising Realm” will be available in a limited quantity of 350 copies each, and are now available to pre-order from  https://darknessshallrise.de/

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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/

The official video for the title track from RAGNAROK’s 2004 album “Blackdoor Miracle”, which featured TAAKE’s Hoest on vocals, can be seen below and at https://youtu.be/DjKfzggZD0s

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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

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Karisma Records is set to release “Flying Colours”,  the next album in its planned series of six full-length releases that makes up the entire back-catalogue of Norwegian Prog Legends RUPHUS.

Originally released in 1978, “Flying Colours” is unusual for RUPHUS, a band used to an ever-shifting lineup, in that it featured the same musicians as on its predecessor “Inner Voice”, namely Kjell Larsen on guitar, Asle Nilsen on bass), Sylvi Lillegaard on vocals, Thor Bendiksen and drums and Jan Simonsen  on keyboards.

By the time “Flying Colours” hit the streets for the first time, RUPHUS had been settled in Germany for such a long time, extensively touring Continental Europe, to the extent that even Norwegian fans assumed the band was German.   It is, nevertheless, a prime example of Proggy Norwegian 70’s Jazz Rock, firmly cementing the band’s reputation as one of the leading lights of the European Jazz Rock Scene.

Recorded at the  Rosenborg Studios in  Oslo and engineered by Hans Petter Danielsen,  the new release of “Flying Colours has once again be been remastered by Jacob Holm-Lupo (White Willow, The Opium Cartel, etc) who is working  with new digital transfers from the original master tapes which are stored in the Norwegian National Archives for posterity.

With artwork by Jan Ole Norum  tracklisting for “Flying Colours is as follows:

  1. Foodlover’s Diet
  2. Frysja
  3. Early Riser
  4. Flying Colours
  5. The Rivulet
  6. Joy
  7. Moody Moments
    Part One: The Moment
    Part Two: Gloom
    Part Three: Exaltation

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“Flying Colours” will be released in CD, LP and Limited Edition Purple Vinyl (250 copies only) on the 7th August, and is now available to pre-order from:

https://www.karismarecords.no

As a bonus to fans of Norwegian Prog in general, and RUPHUS in particular, Karisma Records will revisit the band’s debut album “New Born Day”, which it re-released in March of this year, by making available a limited edition white vinyl version.  It is an album widely regarded as one of the best albums to have emerged from the  Norwegian Prog scene, so this version will come as a pleasant addition to any fans collection.

“New Born Day”, which will also be released on the 7th August, is now available to pre-order from:

https://www.karismarecords.no/shop/artist/ruphus/ruphus-new-born-day-white-vinyl/

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Additionally.  RUPHUS  fans who thought they’d missed out on the “Ranshart” limited edition yellow vinyl  will be happy to hear that Karisma have found a few copies, which are available now from https://www.karismarecords.no/shop/artist/ruphus/ruphus-ranshart-yellow-vinyl/

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A versatile and ground-breaking band, RUPHUS, with their long, melodic, compositions,  and multiple, intertwined themes, were regarded as being the Norwegian equivalent of YES, not just in style, but also in skill.   The band’s revolving door policy as regards their lineup meant that, as members left and others joined, RUPHUS’ sound changed accordingly,  taking them from their early days playing hard progressive rock, to becoming one of the leaders in the field of jazz rock. Only Kjell Larsen (guitar) and Asle Nilsen (bass, flute) would go on to play on all of RUPHUS’ albums.

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

A video of RUPHUS playing live at the studios of Norway’s  NRK TV can be seen below and at https://youtu.be/5RnuFIuAn0U


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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thebandruphus/
Promo and other information: post@karismarecords.no
Karisma Records: http://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: http://karismarecords.bigcartel.com/
Karisma Records US Webshop:  http://karismarecords.aisamerch.com/

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For their new video release, Black Metallers ZIFIR have chosen the track “Empire of Worms”,  from their latest album “Demoniac Ethics”, which was released on Duplicate Records in January of this year.  It is, according to the band, a track that:

Represents the anti religious and nihilistic perspective of ZİFİR. The song itself is a sinister reminder of death, especially for those who are in search of a better “afterlife” by praying behind the walls. The state of having worms swarming inside, rather than the peaceful endless rest at any form. The lyrics are self explanatory…

“Beneath the ground filled with bones
The heaven is bare and empty
Dig up the graves
You will see the empire of worms

 Nothingness of the past
Nourished the God in them”

The video for  “Empire of Worms”  can be seen below and on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2_fiPyjB0E


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Since the band was first formed by Onur Önok  and O.S. back in 2006, ZIFIR has been clear and uncompromising in its direction and vision.  As exemplified by their lyrics, it is a vision that embodies some of the basic tenets of the Black Metal genre –  philosophy, anti-religion and nihilism.

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Aside from Önok on vocals, the band’s lineup today includes Nursuz on Drums and Ilgar on Bass.  More information about ZIFIR, which in Turkish means “Tar”,  can be found on the band’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/zifirofficial/

A video for the track “Chants for Execution” from ZIFIR’s 2020 album “Demoniac Ethics” can be seen below and at https://youtu.be/2jMRSRlhJHY


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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Website:  https://www.zifirofficial.com
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/zifirofficial/
Bandcamp:  https://zifir.bandcamp.com
YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCulucoGIxsiJZ4tmDe2YcRQ
Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/zifirblackmetal/
Band Contact:  zifir666@gmail.com
Duplicate Records:  http://duplicate-records.com/

Airbag 2020 PR4

Karisma Records have today released “A Day at the Beach”, the fifth full-length album from  Prog Rockers AIRBAG.

Featuring  six new songs recorded during the  autumn and winter of 2019-20, and inspired  by the resurgence of 1980s electronica, new wave and movie scores, “A Day at the Beach” sees AIRBAG  creating a powerful sound that combines ethereal soundscapes with their signature guitar driven progressive rock.  The result is a stunning selection of songs revealing a mature band looking forward from its already impressive legacy.

Once again teaming up with long-time collaborator and engineer Vegard Sleipnes, “A Day at the Beach” was mastered by Jacob Holm-Lupo and  produced by Asle Tostrup and Bjørn Riis. Cover design, is, as always, by vocalist Tostrup.   Track listing for “A Day at the Beach” is as follows:

1. Machines and Men
2. A Day at the Beach (Part 1)
3. Into the Unknown
4. Sunsets
5. A Day at the Beach (Part 2)
6. Megalomaniac

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“A Day at the Beach” is available in CD, black and coloured vinyls and Digital formats and can be purchased, downloaded or streamed from the following https://karismarecords.fanlink.to/Airbag_ADayattheBeach as well as all the usual retailers.

Hailed as one of the most important bands to emerge from the Norwegian prog scene over the past decades, AIRBAG  was formed in the mid 2000’s by five high school class mates, which included two of today’s members Asle Tostrup (vocals) and Bjørn Riis (guitars).  AIRBAG is a band that is able to blend diverse musical styles and sounds, with a strong narrative listening experience. Today’s lineup also includes Henrik Bergan Fossum (drums) and “A Day at the Beach” is AIRBAG’s first album as a trio, and which also features talented guest musicians including WOBBLER’s Kristian Hultgren.

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Regarding their latest album, AIRBAG recently had this to say:

The album is the result of a strong collaboration between all three of us. Having lost two original members since our last album, we were forced to rethink how we write and create new music, but it also allowed us to venture into something new that turned out to be very inspiring.

Lyrically, “A Day at the Beach” is very much a story of us and them, told by a husband, father and brother leaving his family behind into an unknown future. It’s the contrast between the desperate individual struggling to survive and people in power observing at a safe distance.

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

A video of AIRBAG performing in Quebec in 2019 can be seen below and at https://youtu.be/3fFoN-JJr-U


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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Website: www.airbagsound.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/airbagsound
YouTube: www.youtube.com/airbagsound
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/airbagsound/
Airbag Booking: bjorn@airbag.no
Promo and other information: post@karismarecords.no
Karisma Records contact: post@karismarecords.no
Karisma Records: http://www.karismarecords.no/
Karisma Records Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/karismarecords
Karisma Records Bandcamp: https://karismarecords.bandcamp.com
Karisma Records on YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/c/KarismarecordsNor
Karisma Records Twitter: https://twitter.com/KarismaRecords
Karisma on SoundCloud:  https://soundcloud.com/karisma-records
Karisma Records Webshop: http://karismarecords.bigcartel.com/
Karisma Records US Webshop:  http://karismarecords.aisamerch.com/

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There are virtually zero good things that have come out of the current pandemic, but one of the positives is that fans the world-over, who would normally only be able to watch their favourite bands on stage via poor-quality fan-filmed footage,  are now getting to watch the bands perform via live streaming, using multiple cameras and high quality sound.

One of the bands who will be communicating with their fans this way is Norway’s VULTURE INDUSTRIES, who have joined up with photographer Jarle Hovda Moe, who is running a series of professionally filmed,  live-streaming concerts, via his Medstraum series,  to film their show.

The show will be filmed at a local Bergen historic location, the Vestindien, which was the town’s last public brothel, and will take place at 22:00 CET on Saturday 20th June,

Fans will be able to watch the event live on Facebook on the VULTURE INDUSTRIES page at https://www.facebook.com/vultureindustries/ , on the band’s website at http://www.vulture-industries.net/ and on YouTube.

Exact streaming links will be available closer to the time, and all information and updates will be published on the Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/268027394402784/

Commenting on the concert, frontman Bjørnar E. Nilsen had this to say:

For no other reasons than the anguishing prospect of being bored to death by the dull reality of covid-19 and a deep philanthropic urge to keep you all amused, we give you VULTURE INDUSTRIES live from the historic location Vestindien. Now a museum, this was once Bergen’s own House of the Rising Sun. For this special evening we will dub it House of the Irregular and we invite you all to join us by the Bergen docks for an hour of musical rarities new and old.

The show is absolutely free for everyone, but Charity is endorsed and appreciated, but, we emphasise, not obligatory via  Vipps: 92266316 or Paypal: paypal.me/VultureIndustries

 Special merchandise, designed by the Romanian musician and multi-media artist Costin Chioreanu especially for the event is available to purchase from https://vultureindustries.bigcartel.com

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With a career spanning over a decade and with hundreds  of shows under their belts, Norwegian Progressive Metallers  VULTURE INDUSTRIES  are  well known both for the technical skill of their lineup, which comprises Øyvind Madsen and  Eivind Huse on Guitars, Tor Helge Gjengedal on Drums, Kyrre Teigen on Bass and Bjørnar E. Nilsen on Vocals,  and the eccentric and somewhat manic antics of frontman Nilsen, whose on-stage weirdness has garnered a multitude of fans for the band over the years.

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More information about VULTURE INDUSTRIES can be found on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/vultureindustries/ and on the band’s website  at http://www.vulture-industries.net/

A video of VULTURE INDUSTRIES performing the track “Strangers” from the “Strange Times” album can be seen below and at https://youtu.be/G8Cy1s4XNZU


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VULTURE INDUSTRIES INFO
Website: http://www.vulture-industries.net
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/vultureindustries
Bandcamp:  https://vultureindustries.bandcamp.com
Webshop: https://vultureindustries.bigcartel.com
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBSajmM4gDMC8Tt41pc2BAw
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vultureindustries/
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/VultureIndustr1
Band Contact: bjornar@vulture-industries.net
Management & Booking: bjornar@propulsionmusic.no
Label – Season of Mist: http://www.season-of-mist.com/bands/vulture-industries

 

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Session guitarist KEVIN STORM, known for his work with bands such as VULTURE INDUSTRIES, KALMAH, EQUILIBRIUM, SHINING to name but a few, has today revealed the details of his new project FLEETBURNER and the upcoming self-titled debut album which will be released on Butler Records.

The idea of forming FLEETBURNER came about when both Storm and drummer  Tomas Myklebust (MISTUR, GALAR, KABARET MAKABER, ROADKILL) were on tour with VULTURE INDUSTRIES as session musicians, and ended the tour agreeing that they should form a band together.

With Netherlands’ Storm on Guitars, Keys, Soundscapes, Production and Story, and Norway’s  Myklebust on Drums and percussion and additional sounds, FLEETBURNER’S multi-national ranks were soon expanded with the arrival of US vocalist Ken Simerly, Finland’s  Veli-Matti Kananen (KALMAH, VINTERGATA) on Keys,  and Sweden’s Peter Iwers (ex-IN FLAMES) on bass.

According to Storm, “Fleetburner” is a concept album about “leaving everything behind, burning all ships in your wake, to sail towards…everything but this”.  The main protagonist, and namesake of both the band and the album, is The Fleetburner,  who has set sail towards no particular destination but with the goal of steering  away from pain, and pursued by an ever-growing fleet of blood-spillers who want what he has, without truly knowing what that is.

The albums storyline encompasses the entire lifespan of the protagonist who starts out as an insecure,  runaway child, and develops into the voyage of a man facing his both his inner, as well as his external, demons. The first track from the album, which the band has chosen to debut as a video is “Open Water”, which sees The Fleetburner reach open water “after having fled the land-based world, where fires rage, war is waged and man cannot escape the infinite cycle of pain and human error“.  It is a deeply emotional and personal song that deals with carrying the burden of your fellow man and the taking of what was never given”.

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With Artwork by Kevin Storm and Motion Graphics and lyric video by Martin “Captain Morgue” Vrigsjo Staflin of MVS Visual, the video for “Open Water” can be seen below and at https://youtu.be/q9UUoMgo8Yk


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Whilst the track itself can be streamed or downloaded at https://fleetburner.lnk.to/openwater

Mixed & mastered by Hans Pieters at  The Peoples Noise,  with Vinyl Edit by Renzo van Riemsdijk at Masterenzo.nl,  “Fleetburner” is Produced by Kevin Storm at the Stormstudio.  Drum edits are by Daniel Medley at  Ten South Sounds.  With Artwork by stuz0r and Logo by Gustavo Sazes track listing for “Fleetburner” is as follows:

I: The Land
II: The Beach
III: The Breakwater
IV: Open Water
V: The Fleet
VI: The Passenger
VII: The Deck
VIII: The Course
IX: Below the Waves
X: The Deep
XI: The Endless

“Fleetburner” includes guest appearances from Agnete M Kirkevaag (MADDER MORTEM) – Additional Vocals, Voice of the Ocean, Caleb Bergen (SLEEPWALKERS) – Additional Vocals, Voice of the Ocean, Nils Courbaron (SIRENIA, THINK OF A NEW KIND) – Guitar solo on tracks II and IX, and Christopher Amott (DARK TRANQUILITY) – Guitar solo on track X.  Along with Maria Scream Arkhipova (ARKONA), Joni Snoro (EPHEMERALD) and  Nils Groth (HERETOIR) who make up the Voices of the Fleet on “The Endless”

Set for release in September (exact date to be announced), “Fleetburner” will be available in CD and Digipak formats, including a double-sided artwork poster, and as a Gatefold, double LP which will include a large double sided artwork poster, and an interior design exclusive to the vinyl release, by Stuz0r.

More information about FLEETBURNER  can be found at the following:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fleetburner 
Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/fleetburner_official/
Website:  http://www.fleetburner.com
YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXsG9aykUF5EXR72UHpBHNA/ 

Additional Information:
Butler Records: http://www.butlerrecords.com
For  press info, interviews, bookings, etc., please contact Stefan.Hayes@bertus.com or Kevin.storm1980@gmail.com

Acarash PR 2020

With their music imbued with esoteric  poetry and ritualistic contemplation, Occult Metallers ACÂRASH have today released their second-full length album.  Titled “Descend to Purity”, the album is a masterful blend of Hard Rock and Black Metal that explores and expands the boundaries of Rock with a sound that varies between raw catchiness, dark introspection, and progressive doom.

ACÂRASH’s  lineup, which includes Sølve Sæther on drums, Lukas Paulsen on guitars and Anlov P. Mathiesen on bass and vocals,  has created a distinctive sound that is founded on the pillars of the 80s and 90s avant-garde rockers THE VOID and which respects and embraces tradition whilst at the same time bringing something new and fresh to the table.

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Ruben Willem at the Caliban Studios in Oslo, track listing for  “Descend to Purity” is as follows:

  1. Descend to Purity
  2. Satanic Obsession
  3. Desecrate. Liberate.
  4. Goat, Skull, Ritual Circle
  5. Below Ceremonial
  6. Three Knives
  7. Steel Hunter
  8. Red Stone Betrayal

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Describing “Descend to Purity”, as  “A vessel for justice, strength and revenge”, ACÂRASH recently had this to say about the album:

This album is a potent cocktail of visionary blackened doom and primitive heavy metal. Emerging from dark spiritual clarity and hard work, the music conquers and transforms. 

 Transformation through suffering. Conquest through purity.

“Descend to Darkness” is out today, 29th May, on Dark Essence Records, and is available in CD, Gatefold vinyl and Digital formats from all the usual retailers and streaming services as well as the following:

Webshop: https://www.darkessencerecords.no/webshop/
Bandcamp:  https://karismarecords.bandcamp.com/music
Digital Streaming and Download Services: https://darkessencerecords.fanlink.to/Acarash_DescendToPurity

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

A lyric video for the track “Satanic Obsession” from “Descend to Darkness” can be seen below and at https://youtu.be/5kNgZLvY2W8


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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/acarash/
Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/acarash666/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Acarash666
Band Contact:  info@acarash.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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Psychedelic Prog Rockers SHAMAN ELEPHANT will celebrate the release of their latest album “Wide Awake but Still Asleep” by streaming their release party live from the Bergen Kjøtt Cultural Centre via social media.  Details of the event can be found at https://www.facebook.com/events/196280798118430/

The event will stream live at 22:00 on Saturday 30 May at the following:

Shaman Elephant Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/shamanelephant/
Karisma Records Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/KarismaRecords/
Medstraum Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/medstraum/

It will also be available to watch on YouTube after the live event.

“Wide Awake but Still Asleep”, which hits the street on Karisma Records today, 29th May, is the second full-length album from the Norwegians, whose 2016 debut album “Crystals” brought them to the attention of Prog fans world-wide, who were impressed not only by the band’s studio output, but also by their live performances,  and their skill at  blending  60s and 70s psychedelia with progressive rock.

Produced by ENSLAVED’s  Iver Sandøy  at the Solslottet Studio, and with cover design by Maja Markegård and photography by Tom Wøbbekind, track listing for “Wide Awake but Still Asleep” is as follows:

  1. Wide Awake but Still Asleep
  2. H.M.S. Death, Rattle and Roll
  3. Steely Dan
  4. Ease of Mind
  5. Magnets
  6. Traveller
  7. Strange Illusions

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The band, whose  lineup  comprises Eirik Sejersted Vognstølen on vocals and guitar, Jard Hole on drums, Ole-Andreas Sæbø Jensen on  bass, and Jonas Særsten on keyboards,  have lost none of that SHAMAN ELPHANT charm for which they are known, but they have reached a new maturity in terms of  their song writing and playing, as well as having developed a greater focus on who they are and what they want from their music.   Commenting recently on “Wide Awake but Still Asleep”,  the band had this to say:

With this album we feel like we have found out who we want to be as a band. Whilst the first album was going in all directions, this album feels more focused and mature. “Wide Awake but Still Asleep” is our attempt at making the melodies move like butterflies while the grooves sting like killer bees.

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“Wide Awake but Still Asleep” is available in CD, LP (both Black and Transparent Orange vinyl versions) and Digital formats and is available from all the usual retailers and streaming services as well from the following:

Bandcamp: https://shamanelephant.bandcamp.com
Webshop: https://www.karismarecords.no/artists/shaman-elephant/
Streaming and Digital Download Services: https://karismarecords.fanlink.to/ShamanElephant_WideAwakebutStillAsleep

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

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Shaman Elephant Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shamanelephant
Shaman Elephant Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shamanelephant/
Shaman Elephant Bandcamp:  https://shamanelephant.bandcamp.com
Shaman Elephant SoundCloud : https://soundcloud.com/shaman-elephant
Band contact and booking:  shamanelephantband@gmail.com
Promo and other information: post@karismarecords.no
Promo and other information: post@karismarecords.no
Karisma Records: http://www.karismarecords.no/
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 on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/karismarecords/
Karisma Records Webshop: http://karismarecords.bigcartel.com/
Karisma Records US Webshop:  http://karismarecords.aisamerch.com/
Karisma Records BandCamp: http://karismarecords.bandcamp.com/music

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RUPHUS’ fourth full-length album “Inner Voice” hits the streets today on Karisma records in what is the label’s mission to release all six albums from the legendary Prog Rockers.  The album joins the previously released “New Born Day”, “Ranshart” and  “Let Your Light Shine”, leaving a further two, “Flying Colours” and “Manmade”,  whose release later this year will complete this exceptional set.

Once again produced by the legendary Terje Rypdal ,  “Inner Voice” saw the arrival of new members Sylvi Lillegaard on vocals and Jan Simonsen on keyboards,  whose presence  introduced fresh blood and musical influences to RUPHUS who had, by now, relocated to Germany following the massive success of the band’s previous release “Let Your Light Shine”.

As with all the re-releases in the series, “Inner Voice” has been mastered by Jacob Holm-Lupo  (White Willow, The Opium Cartel, etc) and offers the fans a prime example of the Norwegian Proggy Jazz Rock genre of the ’70’s. It is the album that firmly cemented the band’s reputation as one of the leading lights on the European Jazz Rock Scene.

With cover design by Jan Ole Norum and cover photo by Kim Hart, track listing for “Inner Voice” is as follows:

  1. Inner Voice
  2. Come Into View
  3. No Deal
  4. Too Late
  5. Within The Walls
  6. Left Behind

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“Inner Voice” is available in CD, black vinyl and a 250 copy limited edition in transparent blue vinyl from all the usual retailers or directly from https://www.karismarecords.no/artists/ruphus/

A versatile and ground-breaking band, RUPHUS, with their long, melodic, compositions,  and multiple, intertwined themes, were regarded as being the Norwegian equivalent of YES, not just in style, but also in skill.   The band’s revolving door policy as regards their lineup meant that, as members left and others joined, RUPHUS’ sound changed accordingly,  taking them from their early days playing hard progressive rock, to becoming one of the leaders in the field of jazz rock. Only Kjell Larsen (guitar) and Asle Nilsen (bass, flute) would go on to play on all of RUPHUS’ albums.

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

A video of RUPHUS playing live at the studios of Norway’s  NRK TV can be seen below and at https://youtu.be/5RnuFIuAn0U


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With their fourth  full-length album “Demoniac Ethics” having hit the streets in January of this year on Norway’s Duplicate Records, Black Metallers ZIFIR find themselves, as do so many bands, in the “post-release / pre-new album stage”.  But, unlike those bands who remain dormant before they begin work on their next opus, ZIFIR have decided to release a series of videos of ambient tracks that the band would not necessarily include on an  album, but which, nevertheless, represent an aspect of the band, and the state of mind of its members at any given time.

The first in the series is a piece entitled “Illet”, a dark, malevolent,  soundtrack, that reflects the current Pandemic situation in which humanity finds itself.

The video for “Illet” can be seen and heard below and on YouTube at https://youtu.be/Dz7VlJUgN1w


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Formed in 2006 by Onur Önok  and O.S.,  today’ s lineup is composed on Önok on Vocals and Guitars, Nursuz on Drums and Ilgar on Bass.  With lyrical themes based around the subjects of philosophy, anti-religion and nihilism, ZIFIR embodies the spirit of a band whose Black Metal vision is clear and uncompromising.

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More information about ZIFIR, which in Turkish means “Tar”,  can be found on the band’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/zifirofficial

A video for the track “Chants for Execution” from ZIFIR’s 2020 album “Demonic Ethics” can be seen below and at https://youtu.be/2jMRSRlhJHY


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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Website:  https://www.zifirofficial.com
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/zifirofficial/
Bandcamp:  https://zifir.bandcamp.com
YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCulucoGIxsiJZ4tmDe2YcRQ
Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/zifirblackmetal/
Band Contact:  zifir666@gmail.com
Duplicate Records:  http://duplicate-records.com/