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Self-styled Futuristic Retro Rockers DOBBELTGJENGER have released a single from their upcoming album “Limbohead” ahead of its release.  The single, “Tin Foil Hat”, which also happens to be the opening track from the album, is available to hear and download at

Itunes link: http://smarturl.it/ Itunes_TinFoilHat

Spotify link: http://smarturl.it/ Spotify_TinFoilHat

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A video for the track “Tin Foil Hat” can be seen below and at https://youtu.be/Oci_l50J14k


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Drawing their inspiration from everything from astronauts lost in space to old video games, Norway’s  DOBBELTGJENGER was  formed in the  musical cradle that is Bergen in 2015.  The band  features an experienced and skilled  lineup  of musicians that include Sondre Veland (MAJOR PARKINSON,  OSSICLES) on drums, Jakob Sønnesyn (DEPRESNO,  9 GRADER NORD) on bass, Vegard Wikne (OCEAN OF LOTION) on guitars and vocals, and Knut Martin Rasmussen Langeland on guitar.

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Whilst the DOBBELTGJENGER ‘s 2016 debut album “When I’ve Gone to Space” was heavily influenced by progressive rock and elements of jazz and psychedelia, “Limbohead” represents a shift away from a narrow  psychedelic expression towards a more eclectic sound.  The end result is described by the band  as a “punk-inspired, and more hands-on,  record” replete with explosive stoner riffs and electric slide-guitars.

Lyrically,  “Limbohead” recounts tales of deep-rooted neuroticism, a sort of colourful tapestry of an anxious reality, where doors are locked, in order to shut out the dangerous conspiracies of the world.  But whilst the subject matter is serious, DOBBELTGJENGER are all about bringing back the groove and the fun to genres that sometimes take themselves a tad too seriously by using contagious grooves, a futuristic guitar sound,  and soulful rock vocals that alternate between vulnerable falsettos, punkish screams and rhythmic narratives.

With artwork by Kristine Malde Lende, tracklisting for “Limbohead” is as follows:

  1. Tin Foil Hat
  2. Calling Tokyo
  3. Like Monroe
  4. Locking My Doors
  5. Swing
  6. In Limbo
  7. Keep’em Coming
  8. Radio
  9. Mangrove

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“Limbohead”, which will be released in CD, 12″ Vinyl and Digital formats  is now available to pre-order from https://dobbeltgjenger.bandcamp.com and https://www.karismarecords.no/webshop/

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

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Website: https://www.facebook.com/dobbeltgjengerofficial/
YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyGofEc5xSOmxVDmiuSaulg
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/DOBBELTGJENGEROFFICIAL/
Snapchat: DOBBELTGJENGEROFFICIAL
Spotify: open.spotify.com/album/2fj2XxUCPutZwFUM4ZB9rk
Band contact: dobbeltgjengerband@gmail.com
Booking: jorgen@agenturet.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 Webshop: http://karismarecords.bigcartel.com/
Karisma Records US Webshop:  http://karismarecords.aisamerch.com/
Karisma Records BandCamp: http://karismarecords.bandcamp.com/music
Karisma Records KlickTrack Store:  http://shop.klicktrack.com/karismadarkessencerecords

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With a genuine pride and belief in their Norse heritage,  HELHEIM have spent over 25 years honing their craft, and making use of old Norse legends and traditional instruments to rise far above the plethora of bands that make up the genre, and who succeed in coming across as mere cartoon-like parodies of the real thing.

And the start of 2018 certainly finds HELHEIM’s lineup of V’gandr on bass and vocals, H’grimnir on  guitar and vocals, Hrymr on  drums and Noralf on guitars reaping the rewards of all their hard work and dedication to their craft, with two excellent pieces of news.   Starting off with a nomination for the 2017 Spellemann Award (the Norwegian equivalent of the Grammy’s)  in the Metal category for their ninth full-length album “landawarijaR” which was released on Dark Essence Records in January of last year.

The album, which was recorded at the Conclave and Earshot Studios in Bergen, and produced by Bjornar E. Nilsen (VULTURE INDUSTRIES, BLACK HOLE GENERATOR) and mastered by Herbrand Larsen (ENSLAVED), includes guest vocals from William Hut, Morten Egeland (NARROWHEAD), Pehr Skjoldhammer (ALFAHANNE),  Bjornar E Nilsen  and Ottorpedo.  Through  “landawarijaR’s” music and lyrics, as well as through the two accompanying videos,  HELHEIM express the need to include the Norse Heritage into modern life by emphasising the importance, mystery and never-changing wonder of the Runes.

More information about the Spellemann nominations can be found at http://spellemann.no/nominerte-spellemann-2017/

The second piece of news may not be new to HELHEIM’s US fans, but certainly their European fans will not know yet that a track from the band has been used in a high-profile CBS TV series, which has been snapped up by SKY for the UK market – with news still awaited regarding its appearance in other European and Scandinavian countries.  The series, SEAL Team, stars DAVID BOREANAZ (Bones, Angel, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and follows the exploits of an elite S.E.A.L. team.  The track “Jormundgand”, from HELHEIM’s album of the same name, which was originally released in 2006 and re-released on Dark Essence Records in 2008, features in Episode 7.  Titled “Borderlines” the track forms the music to a couple of (somewhat controversial) torture training scenes!

More information about SEAL Team is available at http://m.imdb.com/title/tt6473344/

The track “Jormundgand”, can be heard below and on BandCamp at http://helheim.bandcamp.com/track/jormundgand


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The two videos directed by Guilherme Henriques, for the tracks”Baklengs mot intet” and “Ymr” from the album “landawarijaR” can be seen below on YouTube

“Baklengs mot intet” at https://youtu.be/kRiimctYXiQ


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“Ymr” at https://youtu.be/ikkKoB56JVM


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More information about HELHEIM can be found on the band’s website at http://www.helheim.com or on Facebook at  http://www.facebook.com/helheimnorway

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Helheim Website: http://www.helheim.com
Helheim Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/helheimnorway
Helheim  YouTube:  http://www.youtube.com/frosjo
Helheim Bandcamp:  https://helheim.bandcamp.com
Helhiem SoundCloud:  https://soundcloud.com/helheimofficial
Band Contact: helheim@helheim.com
Booking: bjornar@propulsionmusic.no
Dark Essence contact: post@karismarecords.no
Dark Essence Records: www.darkessencerecords.no
Dark Essence Records Bandcamp:  http://karismarecords.bandcamp.com/
Dark Essence SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/dark-essence-records
Dark Essence on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/darkessencerecords
Dark Essence Records Webshop: https://www.darkessencerecords.no/shop/
Dark Essence Webshop North America:  https://darkessence.aisamerch.com
Dark Essence Records KlickTrack:  shop.klicktrack.com/karismadarkessencerecords

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With the tape version of JORDSJØ’s  upcoming album “Jord” featuring in a number of “Best Of 2017” lists,  Karisma Records is off to a flying start with its 2018 releases, as the ubiquitous Bergen-based label reveals details of the album’s more conventional format release.

Replete with an  underlying theme of alienation, belonging, and dreams, and following on from three cassette demos, “Jord” is considered by the band to be their first “proper” album.  Whilst “Jord” makes use of flute, guitars and a vast array of vintage synths, and with a nod in the direction of 70’s Prog, Electronic and Folk, it is an album that takes on the warmth of its vintage sound, but emerges as something  fresh and interesting.
Set for release on the 9th March in CD and Digital formats, and with artwork by Sindre Foss Skancke, tracklisting for “Jord” is as follows:

1 Over Vidda
2 Abstraksjoner fra et Dunkelt Kammer
3 Finske Skoger
4 Jord I
5 Jord II
6 La meg forsvinne
7 Postludium

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Consisting of founder and multi instrumentalist Håkon Oftung (TUSMORKE, BLACK MAGIC ) and drummer Kristian Frøland, JORDSJØ was formed in Oslo, Norway in the autumn of 2014.  The duo draw their inspiration from old horror movies, German 70s Synth music, Swedish Prog, fantasy novels and Norwegian nature,  and together they create a charismatic, folk-inspired Symphonic Rock that stands out amongst the legion of Prog Bands.

Already hard at work preparing their next opus, “Jord”, will be followed by what the band calls “a kind of Intermezzo” titled “Nattfiolen” which will explore more deeply the mysticism that surrounds the forest.

JORDSJØ  are confirmed to appear at the Close to the Rain Bergen Prog Festival in 2018 and more information about  the band can be found on Facebook at  https://www.facebook.com/jordsjoe/

Past releases from JORDSJØ can be heard at https://jordsjo.bandcamp.com

A video for the track ” Hulderheimen”  from JORDSJØ’s 2015 release can be seen below and at https://youtu.be/F-kRpbd0kGI


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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/jordsjoe/
Bandcamp: https://jordsjo.bandcamp.com
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 Webshop: http://karismarecords.bigcartel.com/
Karisma Records US Webshop:  http://karismarecords.aisamerch.com/
Karisma Records BandCamp: http://karismarecords.bandcamp.com/music
Karisma Records KlickTrack Store:  http://shop.klicktrack.com/karismadarkessencerecords

 

 

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You may be curious as to what Futuristic Retro Rock actually is, and, if you are, then the answer will be revealed on the 2nd March 2018 when Karisma Records releases “Limbohead”, the second full length album from Norway’s DOBBELTGJENGER.

Long-time fans of the band will, of course, know that DOBBELTGJENGER play music that is eclectic, and that they are all about bringing back the groove and the fun to genres that sometimes take themselves a tad too seriously.  That’s not to say that DOBBELTGJENGER should not be taken seriously.  Far from it.  The lyrics of their new album tell tales of deep-rooted neuroticism, a sort of colourful depiction of an anxious reality, where doors are locked, in order to shut out the dangerous conspiracies of the world.  But they do so using  contagious grooves, a futuristic guitar sound,  and soulful rock vocals that alternate between vulnerable falsettos, punkish screams and rhythmic narratives.

Formed in Bergen in 2015,  DOBBELTGJENGER field an experienced and skilled  lineup  of musicians that include Sondre Veland (MAJOR PARKINSON,  OSSICLES) on drums, Jakob Sønnesyn (DEPRESNO,  9 GRADER NORD) on bass, Vegard Wikne (OCEAN OF LOTION) on guitars and vocals, and Knut Martin Rasmussen Langeland on guitar.   With inspiration drawn from everything from astronauts lost in space to old video games,  DOBBELTGJENGER’s debut album “When I’ve Gone to Space” was released in late 2016, and was heavily influenced by progressive rock and elements of jazz and psychedelia.

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With “Limbohead”, however, DOBBELTGJENGER have moved away from a solely psychedelic expression and have shifted towards a more varied sound, to produce, what  the band describe as a “punk-inspired, and more hands-on,  record” which also makes good use of explosive stoner riffs and electric slide-guitars.  They cite, as their inspiration,  new genres in their already progressive and rock-driven expression.  Amongst them 80’s Post Punk (TALKING HEADS, JOY DIVISION) and 90’s Stoner, Boogie and Grunge Rock (ZZ-Top, EAGLES OF DEATH METAL, JEFF BUCKLEY)

With artwork by Kristine Malde Lende, tracklisting for “Limbohead” is as follows:

  1. Tin Foil Hat
  2. Calling Tokyo
  3. Like Monroe
  4. Locking My Doors
  5. Swing
  6. In Limbo
  7. Keep’em Coming
  8. Radio
  9. Mangrove

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

A video for the title track from DOBBELTGJENGER’s debut album “When I’ve Gone to Space”,  which frontman  Wikne describes as being “A lonely journey into space – about diving into oneself and into the vast and strange “space” where lost astronauts in search of inner peace meet”, can be seen below and at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcHqvfhblh0


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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Website: https://www.facebook.com/dobbeltgjengerofficial/
YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyGofEc5xSOmxVDmiuSaulg
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/DOBBELTGJENGEROFFICIAL/
Snapchat: DOBBELTGJENGEROFFICIAL
Spotify: open.spotify.com/album/2fj2XxUCPutZwFUM4ZB9rk
Band contact: dobbeltgjengerband@gmail.com
Booking: jorgen@agenturet.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 Webshop: http://karismarecords.bigcartel.com/
Karisma Records US Webshop:  http://karismarecords.aisamerch.com/
Karisma Records BandCamp: http://karismarecords.bandcamp.com/music
Karisma Records KlickTrack Store:  http://shop.klicktrack.com/karismadarkessencerecords

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With two critically acclaimed solo albums already to his name, AIRBAG co-founder, songwriter and lead guitarist BJORN RIIS will kick off 2018 in style with the release of a mini-album on Karisma Records in February.

Titled “Coming Home”,  the five-track album will include a newly recorded semi-acoustic version of the title track from Bjorn’s 2014 debut album “Lullabies in a Car Crash”,  as well as a duet with the Norwegian singer SICHELLE.

Bjorn’s  interest in music started in his early teens, an era of guitar-led bands that preceded the emergence of the Progressive Rock movement, which, together with Electronica and Movie Scores, also served to influence him and lead him to develop a style filled with soaring leads and gorgeous textures.   Today he has become a much-respected guitarist within the musical community, with his own blog which is followed by thousands of fans.

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Not unnaturally, therefore, guitar playing takes centre-stage on his releases, and “Coming Home” is no exception.   As Bjorn explains:  “I’ve always felt that the guitar is an extension of me and a more comfortable and natural way of expressing myself musically”.

Talking about “Coming Home” itself Bjorn had this to say:   “I’m really happy and proud of the vocals this time, and the duet with Sichelle on “Drowning” is very emotional.  Lyrically, “Coming Home” deals with the fear and insecurity of being forgotten by the people around you. You imagine all these dramatic scenes and wonder if you’ll ever be missed if something really was to happen”

A regards the idea of including the track “Lullabies in a Car Crash”, which features  AIRBAG and BJØRN RIIS BAND touring guitarist Ole Michael Bjørndal on lead guitar, Bjorn went on to explain: “Lullabies just fit right into the mood and theme of this album. It’s almost become a new song. It’s very honest and moving” .

The front cover image for “Coming Home”,  is from a collection titled “Sorrow” by the Norwegian photographer Kjetil Karlsen, who provided the much-lauded  cover image for Bjorn’s second full-length album “Forever Comes to an End”.  The design and layout is by Asle Tostrup.

Tracklisting for “Coming Home”,  which will be released in MCD format on Karisma Records on the 20th February,  is as follows:

1. Daybreak 4:00
2. Coming Home 6:44
3. Drowning 6:14
4. Tonight’s the Night 3:16
5. Lullabies in a Car Crash (alternative version) 6:29

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More information about BJØRN RIIS can be found on the guitarist’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/BjornRiisMusician/   and on his website at http://www.bjornriis.com,   whilst those interested in guitar tutorials and equipment related matters may like to check out Bjorn’s  YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6JRXuFfSeZ1AzenPh_krpA

Music by BJØRN RIIS can be found at https://bjornriis.bandcamp.com

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Band contact:  bjorn@airbag.no
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/BjornRiisMusician/
Website:  http://www.bjornriis.com
YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6JRXuFfSeZ1AzenPh_krpA
Bandcamp: https://bjornriis.bandcamp.com
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 Webshop: http://karismarecords.bigcartel.com/
Karisma Records US Webshop:  http://karismarecords.aisamerch.com/
Karisma Records BandCamp: http://karismarecords.bandcamp.com/music
Karisma Records KlickTrack Store:  http://shop.klicktrack.com/karismadarkessencerecords

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It’s almost five years now since AETERNUS released their last album “…and the seventh his soul detesteth”  on Dark Essence Records, but fans of the veteran Norwegian Dark Metallers will have something to look forward to next year as the band has just announced that they plan to begin recording their new album in early January.  Not only will this be the band’s eighth full-length album, it will also serve to celebrate AETERNUS’ 25th Anniversary.

As with its predecessor, the new album will be recorded at Bergen’s Conclave & Earshot studios, and will be produced by Herbrand Larsen, who previously co-produced AETERNUS’ “Shadow of Old” and “Ascension of Terror” albums.  The album will be released on Dark Essence Records in 2018.

One of the pioneers for the “Dark Metal” genre, AETERNUS was formed in 1993 by guitarist and frontman Ares.  Aside from Ares, today’s lineup includes Phobos (GRAVDAL) on drums and KRAKOW’s Eld on bass.  The band’s sound is one that combines features from both Black Metal and Death Metal, interspersed with haunting, melodic interludes, all topped off with skilled musicianship.

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Commenting on what will be their 25th Anniversary release, the band had this to say:  ” We`ve been working on new material for four years now, so it feels very good to know that we are finally ready to get the  best of it recorded and released  the same year that we mark our 25 year anniversary!  So expect only the best!  And before you know it we’ll also be  back on stage performing the songs live as well!”

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

Fan-filmed footage of AETERNUS on stage at Inferno Festival 2013 can be seen below and at http://youtu.be/H-us6-RajKY


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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/Aeternusofficial
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/AeternusNorway
Bandcamp:  https://aeternusnor.bandcamp.com
SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/aeternusnorway
Band Contact & Booking Norway : Areslives@hotmail.com
Booking Europe  : http://www.district-19.com/
Booking USA : http://www.perditionbooking. com/site/about/
Dark Essence contact: post@karismarecords.no
Dark Essence Records: www.darkessencerecords.no
Dark Essence Records Bandcamp:  http://karismarecords.bandcamp.com/
Dark Essence Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/darkessencerecords
Dark Essence SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/dark-essence-records
Dark Essence Records Webshop: https://www.darkessencerecords.no/shop/
Dark Essence Webshop North America:  https://darkessence.aisamerch.com
Dark Essence Records KlickTrack:  shop.klicktrack.com/karismadarkessencerecords

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When NORDJEVEL hit the Black Metal scene two short years ago they made a huge impact on fans, not least with their music, but also with an impressive lineup of skilled, vastly experienced musicians, who quickly gelled as a unit and began producing music that had labels clamouring to sign the band.

Now, two years later, with a full-length album and an EP, several festival appearances, and a US tour under their belts, NORDJEVEL have made a significant change to their lineup with the addition of another guitarist in the form of VREDEHAMMER’s Valla.

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Commenting on the change, NORDJEVEL’s svengali-like founder Doedsadmiral, whose uncanny ability to bring together some of the scene’s top musicians has spawned bands such as SVARTELDER, DOEDSVANGR and ENEPSIGOS, had this to say:

“We are really excited about Valla joining NORDJEVEL’s ranks.  His guitar skills, and writing abilities,  are well known to everyone, and his playing will bring a whole new dimension to the band.  The thought of working on a new album with a musician of his calibre has given us all a huge boost to morale, and we’re looking forward to what the next stage of the band’s career will bring.

Aside from new arrival Valla, NORDJEVEL’s lineup consists of co-founders Doedsadmiral on vocals, lyrics and artwork, and Nord (FATAL IMPACT, TVANGESTE, BYRDI) on guitars, and DzeptiCunt (ex-RAGNAROK) on bass.  Work has already begun on the band’s second full-length album, which will be titled “Necrogenesis”.

NORDJEVEL has already been confirmed for 2018’s Inferno Metal Festival in Norway and Boarstream Open Air in Germany, and other live appearances will be announced shortly.

More information about NORDJEVEL can be found on the band’s website at http://www.nordjevel.no/  or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/nordjevelofficial

The official video directed by Marcin Halerz of Red Pig Productions for the track “Djevelen I Nord” from NORDJEVEL’s self-titled debut album can be seen below and at https://youtu.be/zS1YAM7KdvQ


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The track “The Shadows of Morbid Hunger” from NORDJEVEL’s self-titled debut album can be heard below and at http://osmoseproductions.bandcamp.com/track/the-shadows-of-morbid-hunger


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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Website: http://www.nordjevel.no
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/nordjevelofficial
SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/nordjevelofficial
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQBQPM_iEe9kJeZq_nFdcug
Band Contact:  nordjevel@gmail.com
The Flaming Arts Agency: http://www.theflamingarts.eu
Booking and Management:  info@theflamingarts.eu
PR: patriciathomas@btinternet.com
Osmose Productions: http://www.osmoseproductions.com/
Osmose Bandcamp: http://osmoseproductions.bandcamp.com/
Contact: osmoseproductions@gmail