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Australliance Single PR

Moved by the devastating Australian wildfires,  Heavy Metal musician KEVIN STORM, has recruited a plethora of fellow musicians, including VULTURE INDUSTRIES frontman Bjornar Erevik Nilsen and Dark Essence Records artist and video producer COSTIN CHIOREANU, to form AUSTRALLIANCE to take part in a single released to raise money for the Wires Wildlife Rescue (https://www.wires.org.au) which will receive any and all proceeds from the single.

You can buy, or donate as much as you want for the single, titled “Can’t shut it off”,  directly from Kevin on Bandcamp at www.kevinstorm.bandcamp.com

As well as from all the usual streaming and downloading services via  https://darkessencerecords.fanlink.to/Australliance

Romanian musician, artist and video producer COSTIN CHIOREANU, has also created a video for “Can’t shut it off” which can be seen at https://youtu.be/wXnuXmsY-lI


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According to Kevin the song “starts as the loudest scream of despair yet ends with a sigh of hope,” and he explains how not just fellow musicians, but also major companies involved in the metal scene, including Norway’s Dark Essence Records, and the metal community in general, rallied to his call to produce produce “Can’t shut it off”:

My name is Kevin Storm, I am a professional heavy metal musician that tours the globe and last Sunday the news of Australia’s wildfires had me in tears. I couldn’t sleep and wrote the lyrics in 5 minutes, and the day after started recording a charity song during a 10-hour live stream. After this I started inviting fellow musicians to contribute.

The whole thing grew out of hand as the community started to gather around it and in one week we had 16 musicians, some VERY well known in the heavy metal community, who all contributed to a heartbreaking song that is mixed in one of the best recording studios, backed by major companies And so much more is happening in the campaign.

The song ends in a 24 piece-choir and musicians taking part include:

Kevin Storm – Lyrics and Songwriting, Guitars, Keys
Shawter (Dagoba) – vocals
Bjornar Erevik Nilsen (Vulture Industries) – vocals
Daniël de Jongh (Textures) – vocals
Cammie Gilbert (Oceans Of Slumber) – vocals
Louis Soenen (Fields of Troy) – additional vocals
Nils Courbaron (Sirenia) – guitar lead
Chris Gedge (Mocha Metal) – additional guitar
Eligio Tapia  (Crepuscle) – additional guitar
Christina Earlymorn – Dermon (Finsterort) – additional guitar
Veli-Matti Kananen (Kalmah) – keyboards, bass
Frank Schilperoort (Dictated,..) – drums
Carmen Agtsteribbe – additional vocals
Harri Koskela (Lost in Grey) – choir
Anne Lill (Lost in Grey) – choir
Emily Leone (Lost in Grey) – choir

Drums for “Can’t shut it off” were edited by Daniel Medley at Ten South Sounds and was mixed by Bjornar Erevik Nilsen and Mastered by Herbrand Larsen at their Conclave and Earshot Studios in Bergen, Norway.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
KEVIN STORM
Kevin Storm Facebook: www.facebook.com/kevin.storm
Kevin Storm Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kevin_storm_guitar/
DARK ESSENCE RECORDS
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
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
VULTURE INDUSTRIES
Vulture Industries Website: http://www.vulture-industries.net
Vulture Industries on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/vultureindustries
Vulture Industries on Twitter:  https://twitter.com/VultureIndustr1
Vulture Industries on SoundCloud:  http://soundcloud.com/vulture-industries
Vulture Industries WebShop: http://vultureindustries.bigcartel.com/
Management & Booking: Propulsion Music:  http://www.propulsionmusic.no/
Booking: bjornar@propulsionmusic.no

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

Tomb Album Art PR

“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

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/

Hymnr PR

HYMNR, who describe themselves as a Black Metal band from unknown parts of the world, have inked a deal with Saturnal Records for the release of their debut full-length album “Far Beyond Insanity”, which is set to hit the streets on the 8th May.

With artwork by David Thièrrèe, “Far Beyond Insanity”  will be available in CD, Digital and LP formats, as well as a Limited Edition Vinyl , limited to 50 copies, which will contain a poster and a patch, and will be signed by the whole band.  For Old School fans, Elderblood Productions will release a Tape version, limited to 100 copies.

Hymnr Album Art PR

The band has given absolutely nothing away as regards who exactly HYMNR’s members are, simply announcing that the lineup is composed of V on Vocals, V1 on Guitars and VII on Drums.  They have, however, issued this statement regarding the band, its formation, and what to expect from its music:

HYMNR is an entity, a formation that spawned itself.  The music, the story, and the concept of HYMNR is its own tale, charting the tragic path that has led the world, humanity, and religion on a downwards spiral.

 HYMNR is a not so much a band as a concept that sets forth the old anguish-filled tales of how it all ended up where it did.

 What HYMNR is, no one can say, except maybe the induvidual minds of the ones who are willing to embark on this journey.

 HYMNR  needs to be heard and seen, and, above all, felt.

Hymnr Logo PR

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

HYMNR  INFORMATION
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/HYMNROfficial/
Band Contact:  hymnrofficial@gmail.com
PR:  patriciathomas@btinternet.com

SATURNAL RECORDS
Website:  http://www.saturnalrecords.com/shop/
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/saturnalrecords/
Contact: saturnalrecords@gmail.com

ELDERBLOOD PRODUCTIONS
Website:  https://elderbloodproductions.bigcartel.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elderbloodprod/
BandCamp: https://elderbloodproductions.bandcamp.com/
Contact:  elderbloodproductions@gmail.com

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/

 

Nattverd PR1

With their sophomore full-length album “Styggdom” set for release on Osmose Productions on the 31st January 2020, fans of Norwegian Black Metallers NATTVERD get their first taste of what to expect from the album with the debut of the track “Dragsvoll”, which can be heard below and at https://youtu.be/02P3z2u_zU4


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Formed two years ago, and with a lineup of extremely experienced and talented musicians, comprised today of Serpentr  on vocals, Ormr on Vocals and Guitars,  Atyr on Guitars, Sveinr on bass. and Anti Christian on session drums,  NATTVERD has always sought to keep the actual identity of those musicians private, preferring that the band be judged  purely on its music, as opposed to any former, current, or future, bands or releases its members may be involved in.

NATTVERD’s extremely successful debut album “Vi Vet gud Er En Løgner”  showed a band that played Black Metal in the traditional way – cold and nasty and filled with fury and hate. But with “Styggdom”, NATTVERD have grown and expanded, to  come up with a much more varied, atmospheric,  album. An album that shows just how versatile this band can be when it comes to delivering Black Metal.

Drums, Bass, Guitars and Vocals for “Styggdom” were recorded at Velvet Recording, Spydeberg, Norway and engineered by Nattverd and Christer Krogh. Mixing and mastering was handled by Tore Stjerna at the Necromorbus Studios.

With artwork, layout and design by Khaos Diktator Design, “Styggdom” will be available in CD, Digital and Limited Edition LP formats.  Tracklisting is as follows:

  1. Slakt Dem, Der De Loeper Hoedeloese Rundt Baalet
  2. Dragsvoll
  3. Skoddeskott
  4. Heksebrann
  5. Gatelangs I Land Og Rike
  6. Gamle Erik
  7. Hedninger Av En Svart Verden
  8. Guds Djevelske Naervaer

Nattverd Styggdom Album Art Reveal

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

Webshop:  http://bit.ly/nattverd-shop
Osmose Productions Release Page:  https://osmoseproductions-label.com/nattverd-styggdom/
Osmose Productions Artist Page:   https://osmoseproductions-label.com/bands/nattverd/
Bandcamp: https://osmoseproductions.bandcamp.com/album/styggdom

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

Nattverd Logo

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nattverdofficial/
Bandcamp: https://nattverdofficial.bandcamp.com
Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/nattverdofficial/
PR: patriciathomas@btinternet.com
Osmose Productions:
Website: https://www.osmoseproductions.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/osmoseproductions/
Bandcamp: https://osmoseproductions.bandcamp.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/osmoseproductions/
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/OsmoseProd
Contact:  osmoseproductions@gmail.com