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Tomb PR2

With the 24 January release of  “Thin The Veil”, the sixth full-length album from Total Occultic Mechanical Blasphemers T.O.M.B, merely days away, Dark Essence Records have revealed a video for  “No Return” the opening track from the album.

The video, by the Ukranian underground visual video artist 028HATE, can be seen below and at https://youtu.be/k-yV5mMNcxk


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“Thin The Veil” is mastered by Tore Stjerna of the Necromorbus Studios in Sweden and features collaborations with musicians such as legendary MAYHEM drummer  Hellhammer ,  Andy Winter, from the band WINDS,  on bass, Craig Smilowski  (Ex-IMMOLATION) and  Duncan McLaren of VENOM WOLF, along with spoken necromancy spells recited by Maurice De Jong (“Mories” of GNAW THEIR TONGUES).  

With artwork by the underground occult artist Paul Barton, tracklisting for “Thin The Veil” is as follows:

  1. No Return
  2. Where the Wretched Lurk
  3. Pestilence
  4. Invocation
  5. Thin the Veil
  6. Decapitation of the Gods
  7. Lunar Reckoning
  8. Escape from Phlegethon
  9. License to Depart
  10. Pure Noise Necromancy
  11. Hellmouth

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“Thin The Veil”  is available in CD, Digital and Vinyl editions, and is now available to pre-order ahead of its release from the following:

BandCamp: https://tombnoise.bandcamp.com
Dark Essence Records Website: https://www.darkessencerecords.no/webshop/
Dark Essence Records US Website: https://darkessence.aisamerch.com/

Formed in 1998 and drawing their initial inspiration from bands such as ABRUPTUM, HAVOHEJ, SAMAEL and SUNNO))), T.O.M.B’s lineup of  No-One, B. Zimimay, Tyler B and Samantha Viola have skilfully crafted their own avant-garde style, which is characterised by an eclectic mix of Ambient, Doom, Industrial, Noise and traditional Black Metal.

Dealing with subject matters such as death, paranormal activity and occult practicesn T.O.M.B have used their trademark sound, which is both horrific, and, at the same time, hypnotically spell-binding,  to devastating effect on “Thin The Veil”,  demonstrating why the band is considered to be  one of the top innovators of modern day Black Metal.

Tomb PR1

T.O.M.B will hit the road during January and February 2020, supporting MORTIIS on his North American tour.  Routing as follows:

24 Jan: The Whiskey Junction, Minneapolis (MN)
25 Jan: Reggies, Chicago (IL)
26 Jan: Civic Music Hall, Toledo (OH)
27 Jan: The Masquerade (Purgatory), Atlanta (GA)
28 Jan: The Orpheum, Tampa (FL)
30 Jan: White Oak Music Hall, Houston (TX)
31 Jan: Come and Take it Live!, Austin (TX)
01 Feb: Gas Monkey Bar & Grill, Dallas (TX)
02 Feb: The Riot Room, Kansas City (MO)
03 Feb: Oriental Theatre, Denver (CO)
05 Feb: Club Red, Meza (AZ)
06 Feb: Brick by brick, San Diego (CA)
07 Feb: Catch One (Underground), Los Angeles (CA)
08 Feb: DNA Lounge, San Francisco (CA

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

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/

Costin Chioreanu Inferno Fest 2020

Romanian artist and musician COSTIN CHIOREANU is set to debut “Midnight Cemetery”, a guided Virtual Reality tour, at 2020’s Inferno Metal Festival in Oslo, Norway, which this year takes place from the 9th to the 12th April.

Taking place at the Rockefeller venue, “Midnight Cemetery” is a visual rendition of “Afterlife Romance”,  the recent album by CHIOREANU and Greek singer  SOFIA SARRI, which was released on Dark Essence Records at the end of last year.  CHIOREAN, who joined forces with fellow artist and musician ADRIAN TABACARU to make this vision a reality,  tells us something about the event:

“Midnight Cemetery”   is a  guided Virtual Reality tour that encompasses the complete story of the album “Afterlife Romance” and takes it to the maximum level of insanity. In what will be the worldwide premiere of “Midnight Cemetery” , you will literally be able to enter my personal visual world through the medium of Virtual Reality.  And there you will be able to interact with elements of this dark and strange realm thanks to the alien-skilled ADRIAN TABACARU.

We suggest you might like to visit our stand, which you will find at the Rockefeller artist area,  before your first beer -otherwise you will might remain trapped in the Midnight Cemetery…forever.

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 been aware, until recently, 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.

ADRIAN TABACARU is the other creative half of the “Midnight Cemetery” Virtual Reality experience, building the whole structure and giving life to CHIOREANU’s illustrations.  After graduating from the Music University, TABACARU gained a huge amount of advanced knowledge in the field of interactive music composition and performing arts,  receiving a master’s degree for his professional practices. His musical inspiration comes from Classical music, Jazz Fusion, Electronic music and Progressive Rock.  Today, TABACARU is a much-respected drummer, musician, composer and multimedia artist, playing together with Costin Chioreanu and Sofia Sarri in the band ARAC. He has a wide range of activities including live performances, music composition, video production and multimedia art installations, and has recently concentrated his focus on Virtual Reality experiences.

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.

More details about the “Midnight Cemetery” can be found on the Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/744916739364710/

For more information about:
COSTIN CHIOREANU:  https://twilight13media.com/
ADRIAN TABACARU:  http://www.adrian-tabacaru.com/ or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AdrianTabacaruOfficial/
SOFIA SARRI: http://sofiasarri.com/ or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/sofiasarrikira/

A video by CHIOREANU for the track “Thanatoguards”  from “Afterlife Romance” , his album with SOFIA SARRI,  can be seen below and at https://youtu.be/xT6dwkIyScc


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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
Adrian Tabacaru Website:  http://www.adrian-tabacaru.com/
Adrian Tabacaru Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/AdrianTabacaruOfficial/
Adrian Tabacaru YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/user/AdrianTabacaru/
Adrian Tabacaru Twitter:  https://twitter.com/adriantabacaru
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/

Taake Kampfar Tour PR

TAAKE and KAMPFAR have today announced that they will be joining forces to undertake a co-headlining European tour during March and April of 2020.

Titled the Northern Alliance 2020 Tour, the two iconic Norwegian bands will be supported by France’s NECROWRETCH and will play a total of 18 dates throughout 11 countries.

Routing for the Northern Alliance 2020 Tour is as follows:

19.03     Kwadrat                               Krakow                 PL

20.03     Nova Chmelnice                 Prague                  CZ

21.03     Hellraiser                            Leipzig                  DE

22.03     Viper Room                        Vienna                  AT

23.03     Dürer Kert                          Budapest             HU

24.03     Orto Bar                              Ljubljana            SI

25.03     Legend                                Milano                 IT

26.03     Alchemica Music Club    Bologna                IT

27.03     Hall of Fame                     Zürich                  CH

28.03     Gebr de Nobel                  Leiden                  NL

29.03     L’Entrepot                         Arlon                    BE

30.03     Backstage                          Paris                     FR

31.03     Zappa                                Antwerpen          BE

01.04     Live Music Hall               Mörlenbach       DE

02.04     Willemeen                       Arnhem               NL

03.04     Resonanzwerk                  Oberhausen       DE

04.04     Zwischenbau                     Rostock               DE

05.04     Pralnia                                  Wroclaw           PL

For more information about the bands, please see the following:

TAAKE
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/taakeofficial
Website: http://svartekunst.no
Bandcamp: https://taake.bandcamp.com/album/taake

KAMPFAR
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/kampfarofficial/
Website: http://www.kampfar.com/
Bandcamp: https://kampfarofnorway.bandcamp.com

NECROWRETCH
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Necrowretch/
Website: http://necrowretch.net
Bandcamp: https://necrowretch.bandcamp.com

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/

Tomb PR2

Dark Essence Records have today revealed a new single from “Thin The Veil”, the upcoming sixth full-length album from Total Occultic Mechanical Blasphemers T.O.M.B, along with a video to accompany the track, which is titled “Pestilence”.

The video, for “Pestilence”, by the Ukranian underground visual video artist 028HATE, is directed by James P. Gannon,  and can be seen below and at https://youtu.be/HIhfl_raDlE


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The single itself, which features MAYHEM’s legendary drummer Hellhammer, along with Norwegian musician Andy Winter, from the band WINDS, on bass, can be streamed or downloaded at the following:

https://darkessencerecords.fanlink.to/PESTILENCE

Formed in 1998 and drawing their initial inspiration from bands such as ABRUPTUM, HAVOHEJ, SAMAEL and SUNNO))), T.O.M.B’s lineup of  No-One, B. Zimimay, Tyler B and Samantha Viola have skilfully crafted their own avant-garde style, which is characterised by an eclectic mix of Ambient, Doom, Industrial, Noise and traditional Black Metal.

Dealing with subject matters such as death, paranormal activity and occult practicesn T.O.M.B have used their trademark sound, which is both horrific, and, at the same time, hypnotically spell-binding,  to devastating effect on “Thin The Veil”,  demonstrating why the band is considered to be  one of the top innovators of modern day Black Metal.

Tomb PR1

“Thin The Veil” is mastered by Tore Stjerna of the Necromorbus Studios in Sweden and features collaborations with musicians such the afore-mentioned Hellhammer on drums and Andy Winter on bass, as well  as  Craig Smilowski  (Ex-IMMOLATION) and  Duncan McLaren of VENOM WOLF, along with spoken necromancy spells recited by Maurice De Jong (“Mories” of GNAW THEIR TONGUES).

With artwork by the underground occult artist Paul Barton, tracklisting for “Thin The Veil” is as follows:

  1. No Return
  2. Where the Wretched Lurk
  3. Pestilence
  4. Invocation
  5. Thin the Veil
  6. Decapitation of the Gods
  7. Lunar Reckoning
  8. Escape from Phlegethon
  9. License to Depart
  10. Pure Noise Necromancy
  11. Hellmouth

Tomb Album Art PR

“Thin The Veil”   is set for release on the 24th January and will be available CD, Digital and Vinyl editions, and is now available to pre-order from the following:

BandCamp: https://tombnoise.bandcamp.com
Dark Essence Records Website: https://www.darkessencerecords.no/webshop/
Dark Essence Records US Website: https://darkessence.aisamerch.com/

T.O.M.B will hit the road during January and February 2020, supporting MORTIIS on his North American tour.  Routing as follows:

24 Jan: The Whiskey Junction, Minneapolis (MN)
25 Jan: Reggies, Chicago (IL)
26 Jan: Civic Music Hall, Toledo (OH)
27 Jan: The Masquerade (Purgatory), Atlanta (GA)
28 Jan: The Orpheum, Tampa (FL)
30 Jan: White Oak Music Hall, Houston (TX)
31 Jan: Come and Take it Live!, Austin (TX)
01 Feb: Gas Monkey Bar & Grill, Dallas (TX)
02 Feb: The Riot Room, Kansas City (MO)
03 Feb: Oriental Theatre, Denver (CO)
05 Feb: Club Red, Meza (AZ)
06 Feb: Brick by brick, San Diego (CA)
07 Feb: Catch One (Underground), Los Angeles (CA)
08 Feb: DNA Lounge, San Francisco (CA

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

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/

Nyrst PR1

Dark Essence Records have announced today that they have welcomed NYRST onto their roster and will be releasing the debut full-length album from the Icelandic Black Metallers  in 2020.

Formed in the winter of 2013, NYRST released their first demo in 2016.  The demo garnered praise for the band’s use of diverse vocals and chilling atmosphere, whilst NYRST’s  mystic and haunting stage performances have gained them respect as  a live band in the metal scene of their native Iceland

Today’s lineup of Snæbjörn on vocals,  guitarists Eysteinn and Davíð, Egill on bass and Sveinbjörn on drums, pays homage to the bands grim and icy Icelandic heritage by delivering a debut album that promises to be filled with a soundscape that is incredibly cold, stark and barren, whilst its lyrics come straight from old horror literature, laced with cosmic undertones.

NYRST had this to say about their upcoming collaboration with Dark Essence Records:

Nyrst are thrilled to announce that we have joined the Dark Essence Records roster to debut our first album. We draw huge inspiration from various artists on the label so we are extremely honoured to be able to work with this revered label.

Our trust lies with  Dark Essence Records and we believe they are the perfect platform for us to grow and expand our music.

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

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Additional Information
Nyrst on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Nyrst/
Nyrst on Bandcamp: https://nyrst.bandcamp.com/album/demo
Nyrst on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_nyrst_/
Band Contact & Booking:  nyrstofficial@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/

Rattenfanger logo PR

Taking their name from the legend of the Pied Piper of Hamelin (Rattenfänger von Hameln), RATTENFÄNGER’s lineup of Thurios on guitars, Krechet on bass, Vlad on drums, and keyboards, and Roman on guitars and vocals, are soon to release “Geisslerlieder”, a sophomore full-length album that is more ambient, but heavier and more aggressive than their critically acclaimed debut full-length “Epistolae Obscurorum Virorum”.

With its release set for the 6th December, Dark Essence Records are treating fans to a second glimpse of what  the Ukranian Death Metal legends  will have to offer with their the long-awaited second full-length album, by releasing a second single from “Geisslerlieder”

The single, for the track “Les Bons Hommes”, can be streamed or downloaded at https://darkessencerecords.fanlink.to/Rattenfanger_Les_Bons_Hommes

Since it draws its lineup from musicians from bands such as DRUDKH, BLOOD OF KINGU, HATE FOREST and DARK AGES, it is inevitable that RATTENFÄNGER would be the epitome of old-school Death Metal,  however, the band has a sound that  is distinctively, and devastatingly, its own.  A sound that is pitch black and bone crushingly brutal.

With lyrics written entirely in Latin, in the style of medieval poets, thinkers and troubadours/minstrels, track listing for “Geisslerlieder” is as follows:

  1. De Laude Flagellorum
  2. Materia Prima
  3. Pestarzt
  4. Les Bons Hommes
  5. Sella Stercoraria
  6. De Blasphemia In Latina Vulgaris
  7. Funis Coronat Opus

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“Geisslerlieder”,  will be available in CD and Digital formats and is now available to pre-order from the following:

Webshop: https://www.darkessencerecords.no/shop/
Bandcamp: https://rattenfanger.bandcamp.com/album/geisslerlieder
US Webshop:  http://darkessence.aisamerch.com/

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
BandCamp:  https://rattenfanger.bandcamp.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/

Tomb PR2

Today’s reveal of a new video and single taken  from “Thin The Veil”, the upcoming sixth full-length album  from Total Occultic Mechanical Blasphemers T.O.M.B , shows that Dark Essence Records are off to a flying start in 2020.

The video for the single “Decapitation of the Gods”, by Carl Eek Torgersen of Necrolust Productions, gives the listener a glimpse into the brutal, blasphemous savagery present throughout the new album,  and highlights T.O.M.B.’s next phase of collaborative work with MAYHEM’s legendary drummer Hellhammer, along with Norwegian musician Andy Winter, from the band WINDS, on bass.

The video for “Decapitation of the Gods” can be seen below and at https://youtu.be/1-I6JlHgsSI


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Whilst the single can be streamed or downloaded at https://darkessencerecords.fanlink.to/TOMB_DotG

As well as Hellhammer and Andy Winter, “Thin The Veil” features collaborations with musicians such as  Craig Smilowski  (Ex-IMMOLATION) and  Duncan McLaren of VENOM WOLF, as well as spoken necromancy spells recited by Maurice De Jong (“Mories” of GNAW THEIR TONGUES).

Mastered by Tore Stjerna of the Necromorbus Studios in Sweden, and with artwork by the underground occult artist Paul Barton, “Thin The Veil”  is set for release on the 24th January, in CD and Vinyl editions, and is now available to pre-order from the following:

BandCamp: https://tombnoise.bandcamp.com
Dark Essence Records Website: https://www.darkessencerecords.no/webshop/
Dark Essence Records US Website: https://darkessence.aisamerch.com/

Tracklisting for “Thin The Veil” is as follows:

  1. No Return
  2. Where the Wretched Lurk
  3. Pestilence
  4. Invocation
  5. Thin the Veil
  6. Decapitation of the Gods
  7. Lunar Reckoning
  8. Escape from Phlegethon
  9. License to Depart
  10. Pure Noise Necromancy
  11. Hellmouth

Tomb Album Art PR

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.

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 deals with subject matters such as death, paranormal activity and occult practices.

Tomb PR1

T.O.M.B will hit the road during January and February 2020, supporting MORTIIS on his North American tour.  Routing as follows:

24 Jan: The Whiskey Junction, Minneapolis (MN)
25 Jan: Reggies, Chicago (IL)
26 Jan: Civic Music Hall, Toledo (OH)
27 Jan: The Masquerade (Purgatory), Atlanta (GA)
28 Jan: The Orpheum, Tampa (FL)
30 Jan: White Oak Music Hall, Houston (TX)
31 Jan: Come and Take it Live!, Austin (TX)
01 Feb: Gas Monkey Bar & Grill, Dallas (TX)
02 Feb: The Riot Room, Kansas City (MO)
03 Feb: Oriental Theatre, Denver (CO)
05 Feb: Club Red, Meza (AZ)
06 Feb: Brick by brick, San Diego (CA)
07 Feb: Catch One (Underground), Los Angeles (CA)
08 Feb: DNA Lounge, San Francisco (CA

Tomb tour PR

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

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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Dark Essence Records announced today that they have inked a deal with the UK’s CODE and will release the band’s fifth full-length album in 2020, on a date as yet to be announced.

Formed in London in 2002, CODE have, since then, adroitly eschewed any attempts to categorise them or place them into a particular genre, preferring to forge, as the band puts it, their own “low path”.  Starting from  the black ruminations of Aort’s early project, SEASONAL CODE, the band drew a creative line that led through a series of full-length studio albums starting from the brittle avant-garde of  2005’s “Nouveau Gloaming”, to 2009’s Spellemann-nominated “Resplendent Grotesque”, then on to the mad theatre of 2013’s “Augur Nox”,  and the bleak, anaesthetic wash of 2015’s “mut”.

A  savage live tour recording also appeared in 2015, and, in 2017, CODE released two EP’s – “Lost Signal”, which was largely a live re-forging of the material from a new perspective, and “Under the Subgleam” which served as a hint at what was to come.

CODE’s lineup of Aort and Andras on Guitars, Lordt on Drums, Syhr on Bass and Wacian on Vocals, have carved out a stark new shape in modern music and, having kept in touch with Dark Essence Records over the past decade, both band and label had no hesitation about working together.

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As CODE explained:

Our first contact with Dark Essence was way back in 2009 when we were honoured to be asked to play at their festival in Bergen.  We have been keeping in touch ever since and are delighted to now officially be a part of the  Dark Essence family.  As a culmination of our varied musical past, Dark Essence feel like the perfect home for the metallic blackness we have been busy concocting over the last two years. 

 We are very excited to be working with a label that firmly believes in CODE and we are keen to bear the blackened fruit of this alliance in 2020. The harvest of this communion will be our forthcoming fifth album which promises to be a return to CODE at our sharpest, most dynamic and blackest best.

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

Additional Information
Code  on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/codeblackmetal/
Code on Bandcamp: https://codeblackmetal.bandcamp.com
Band contact and booking:  onecodeone@hotmail.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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After a seven-year wait since the release of RATTENFÄNGER ‘s debut album,  Dark Essence Records have today revealed details of the long-awaited second album from the Ukranian Death Metal legends.  Titled ” Geisslerlieder” the seven-track album is set for release on the 6th December in CD and Digital formats.

In  the meantime, fans can get a taste of things to come because Dark Essence Records have today released a single from the album.  Titled “Materia Prima”, the track can be streamed and downloaded at the following:  https://darkessencerecords.fanlink.to/Rattenfanger_Materia_Prima

With a lineup comprised of musicians from bands such as DRUDKH, BLOOD OF KINGU, HATE FOREST and DARK AGES, RATTENFÄNGER are the epitome of old-school Death Metal,  with a sound that  is distinctively, and devastatingly, their own –  pitch black and bone crushingly brutal.

With “Geisslerlieder” RATTENFÄNGER’s lineup of Thurios on guitars, Krechet on bass, Vlad on drums, and keyboards, and Roman on guitars and vocals, have come up with an album that is more ambient, but heavier and more aggressive than their critically acclaimed debut full-length “Epistolae Obscurorum Virorum”.  And, as with its predecessor,  all the lyrics for “Geisslerlieder” are written entirely in Latin, in the style of medieval poets, thinkers and troubadours/minstrels.

Tracklisting for “Geisslerlieder” is as follows:

  1. De Laude Flagellorum
  2. Materia Prima
  3. Pestarzt
  4. Les Bons Hommes
  5. Sella Stercoraria
  6. De Blasphemia In Latina Vulgaris
  7. Funis Coronat Opus

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“Geisslerlieder” is now available to pre-order from the following:

Webshop: https://www.darkessencerecords.no/shop/
Bandcamp: https://rattenfanger.bandcamp.com/album/geisslerlieder
US Webshop:  http://darkessence.aisamerch.com/

For those who are new to RATTENFÄNGER, the band took its name from the legend of the Pied Piper of Hamelin (Rattenfänger von Hameln), who was hired by the townsfolk of Hameln, Germany, to rid the town of the rats that had overrun it. Unfortunately he is deceived and cheated of his payment, and he exacts a terrible revenge on the citizens.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
BandCamp:  https://rattenfanger.bandcamp.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/