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It is fitting that Black Metallers NYRST have chosen the title track to introduce their  debut full-length album “Orsök”, because it is a track whose sound illustrates to perfection an album that is filled with incredibly cold, stark, and barren soundscapes, and whose lyrics come straight from old horror literature and are laced with cosmic undertones.

The band’s grim and icy Icelandic heritage, is where NYRST draws its inspiration, and the band’s new video for the track “Orsök”, illustrates this to perfection.  The video, by Daníel Puskás of Valhallartworks can be seen below and at https://youtu.be/m4oZcDqB1i8


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Commenting on the video, the band had this to say:

NYRST are proud to premiere the music video for “Orsök”, our first single and the title track from our upcoming album. We had a very specific vision in mind to convey the harsh and barren landscape of our country, which was our main inspiration when we wrote the album. There is something about the desolate wastes of the highland that gives you a sense of hopelessness, but also this immense calm, a perfect symbiotic relationship that made us find a very accurate atmosphere and sound which made all this possible.

 The lyrics of Orsök tell of a lone wanderer and his journey across the frozen wasteland,  where he is forced by the Gods to sacrifice his young daughter to host a Goddess or a cosmic entity, thereby bringing doom upon life. Departing with the baby, absolute loneliness and grief become his companions, following him to the end of his journey. 

 In his final moments, conceding to the spirits,  he realizes his mistake and embraces the void.

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The single “Orsök” is available to stream or download from https://darkessencerecords.fanlink.to/Orsok

Set for release of Dark Essence Records on the 24th April, and with artwork by Moonrot and additional artwork by Skadvaldur, track listing for “Orsök” is as follows:

  1. Æðri verur
  2. Orsök
  3. Nástirni
  4. Athöfn
  5. Hvísl hinna holdlausu
  6. Turnar í fjarska

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

Webshop: https://www.darkessencerecords.no/webshop/
Bandcamp: https://nyrst.bandcamp.com/album/ors-k
US Webshop:  https://darkessence.aisamerch.com/

With a lineup that today is comprised of Snæbjörn on vocals,  Eysteinn and Davíð on guitars, Egill on bass, and Sveinbjörn on drums,  NYRST was formed in the winter of 2013.  The band’s first demo was released in 2018 and 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.

NYRST’s next live appearance will be on Saturday 29th February at the by:Larm Festival, in Oslo, Norway, followed by the 14th March at the Hard Rock Cafe in Reykjavik, and the 18th April at Gaukurinn, also in Reykjavik.

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/

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Following on from the release of “Afterlife Romance”, the debut full-length album from Romanian artist COSTIN CHIOREANU and Greek singer SOFIA SARRI, which was released last October on Dark Essence Records, the duo put together a live band featuring Sofia Sarri on Vocals, Chioreanu on Guitar, Kostas Stergiou on Keyboards, Petros Lamprides on Bass and Giorgos Pouliasis on Drums, which performed a one-off show in Athens, Greece,  featuring songs from the album.

This special performance took place at Temple in Athens and was filmed by African Astronaut Production House and recorded live at by George Bokos, together with Assistant Live Recording engineer Thanos Zarkalis and Front of House engineer Vagelis Moschos.

The video, which features dancer Anna Fytila on “Dance On The Clouds Floor”, and comprises three songs from the show,  is edited by Costin Chioreanu and Mixed and Mastered by George Bokos at the Grindhouse Studios Athens, can be seen below and at https://youtu.be/PUAxlfXmers


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CHIOREANU has joined forces with virtual reality wizard ADRIAN TABACARU and is set to take “Afterlife Romance” even further, bringing it to life not just musically, but also visually,  at this year’s Inferno Metal Festival in Oslo, Norway. Titled “Midnight Cemetery” this virtual reality tour will allow participants to journey through Choireanu’s music in such a way that will enable them to interact with elements of his personal dark and strange realm

“Midnight Cemetery” will run during the whole of the Inferno Festival which takes place from the 9th to the 12th April, and the stand can be found in the Artists Area of the Rockefeller.

Costin Chioreanu Inferno Fest 2020

“Afterlife Romance” is  available in CD, Gatefold Vinyl and Digital formats from all the usual retailers, streaming and download services or direct from Dark Essence Records at the following:

Webshop: https://www.darkessencerecords.no/artists/costin-chioreanu-sofia-sarri/
Bandcamp: https://costinchioreanu.bandcamp.com/album/afterlife-romance

More information about Costin Chioreanu can be found at https://twilight13media.com/and about Sofia Sarri at http://sofiasarri.com/ or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/sofiasarrikira/

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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

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: http://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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Norwegian Black Metal veterans CREST OF DARKNESS have revealed a new video by Stig Kenneth Limmesand for the title track from their ninth full-length album “The God Of Flesh”.

The video can be seen below and at https://youtu.be/0VNOLVXpwjQ


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CREST OF DARKNESS founder Ingar Amlien has this to say about the new video:

 Stig Kenneth Limmesand has done a great job with the video for “The God Of Flesh”.  He’s succeeded in capturing CREST OF DARKNESS and all our symbolism in the best possible way, presenting them in a such a way that is not only up to date, but also very much “Old School”  in the “right way”

Released on My Kingdom Music in December of last year, “The God Of Flesh” is still filled  with CREST OF DARKNESS’  trademark Satanic themes,  but, at the same time, it marks a change to the  feel, variety, and depth of the music.  It is, according to Amlien, “probably the darkest and most brutal album we’ve ever made! It’s also the most honest work ever from my perspective

With “The God Of Flesh” CREST OF DARKNESS’ vastly experienced, and extremely skilled,  lineup of Amlien (CONCEPTION, ROQUEFIRE, AMLIEN’s INFERNO) on Bass and Vocals, Rebo on Rhythm and Lead Guitars, and Berhard (ex- PALE FOREST) on Drums, along with the album’s session keyboardist Kristian Wentzel,  demonstrate how equally at home they with more progressive and melodic elements, as they are  the with the aggressive and dark brutal side, for which they are known.

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Seeking an outlet for his passion for sonic brutality and his interest in Vampirism and Satanic ideology, on which he is an acknowledged expert, Amlien  formed CREST OF DARKNESS in the mid nineties and considers today’s lineup to be the strongest in the band’s history, as he explains:

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

“The God of Flesh” is available in Digital, Digipak CD, Deluxe CD Box, and Vinyl formats from all the usual retailers at http://smarturl.it/CODFLESH

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

Additional Information
Website:  http://www.crestofdarkness.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/crestofdarknessofficial
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/CRESTOFDARKNESSOFFIC
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crestofdarkness/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/CrestofDarkness
BandCamp: https://crestofdarkness.bandcamp.com
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/67dTHBWfRi3CkmwdodcAxz?si=Z0QuDxc3TR-xL52In-JXSg
SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/crest-of-darkness
My Kingdom Music:  info@mykingdommusic.net
http://www.mykingdommusic.net/
http://www.facebook.com/mykingdommusic.label
Band Contact and Booking: contact@crestofdarkness.com
Management and Booking:  patriciathomas@btinternet.com
https://patriciathomasmanagement.com/

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Despite ENEPSIGOS’s 2017 debut album “Plague of Plagues” having been enthusiastically welcomed by fans of traditional Black Metal, the band itself always felt that the album did not really go far enough in establishing what ENEPSIGOS,  and its music,  was all about.

But now, with Osmose Productions set to release ENEPSIGOS’  sophomore full-length album,  “Wrath Of Wraths”,  on the 27th March, all that is about to change.  Because, according to the band, “Wrath Of Wraths” is “a manifestation of  what ENEPSIGOS really is, and will be.  Dark, disgusting, twisted, ritualistic and violent”.

And today Osmose have released a single  from the album to give fans a taste of what to expect.  The track, “Cups Of Anger”  is available from https://open.spotify.com/album/0e7KhfWWta7YuSZP3hH9Qs

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And can be heard below and at  https://youtu.be/epsuL6OVXxc .


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With intro and interludes by Alexander Wolf and V.I.T.H.R, vocals,guitars and bass for “Wrath Of Wraths” were recorded at the Bergegarda Studios in Norway,  whilst drums were recorded at the Beastcave Studios in Italy. Mixed and mastered by Tore Stjerna at the Necromorbus Studios in  Sweden, and with artwork by Benjamin Vierling and additional inlay artwork by Nestor Avalos, tracklisting for “Wrath Of Wraths” is as follows:

  1. Shields Of Faith
  2. Confess
  3. Seventh Seal
  4. The Whore Is The Temple
  5. Cups Of Anger
  6. Water And Flesh

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“Wrath Of Wraths” will be available in CD, Digipack, Black and Limited Edition White Vinyl and Digital formats, and is now available to pre-order from the following:

All CD, LP and Merch: http://bit.ly/enepsigos-shop
BANDCAMP: https://osmoseproductions.bandcamp.com/album/wrath-of-wraths
Release Page: https://osmoseproductions-label.com/enepsigos-wrath-of-wraths/
Band Page: https://osmoseproductions-label.com/bands/enepsigos/
PRESAVE on platforms (Spotify, Deezer, Itunes): https://backl.ink/117810532

Formed in 2016  by  V.I.T.H.R, otherwise known as Doedsadmiral, founder and frontman of bands such as NORDJEVEL, SVARTELDER and DOEDSVANGR,  and drummer Thorns,  known for his work with BLUT AUS NORD, DEATHROW, FIDES INVERSA, FROSTMOON ECLISPE and DARVAZA,  the band parted company with bassist Straff upon completion of the debut album and were consequently joined by Rituul on bass and guitars, and it is with this lineup that “Wrath Of Wraths” was recorded.

Originally conceived as a studio project, and demonstrating a brutality and darkness imbued with with ritualistic undertones, ENEPSIGOS recently inked a deal with the Flaming Arts Agency to bring the band’s  sound, which is is unashamedly rooted in early, and some would say “true”,  Black Metal traditions, to live audiences.

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

The video for the track “Pagan Rites” from ENEPSIGOS’ album “Plague of Plagues” can be seen below and at https://youtu.be/5eK9w0Ag3XE


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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Webshop:  https://enepsigos.bigcartel.com/
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/EnepsigosOfficial/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/enepsigoshorde/
SoundCloud:  https://soundcloud.com/enepsigos-official
Band Contact: Enepsigos666@gmail.com
PR:  patriciathomas@btinternet.com
LABEL
Osmose Productions: http://www.osmoseproductions.com/
Osmose Bandcamp: http://osmoseproductions.bandcamp.com/
Contact: osmoseproductions@gmail.com
BOOKING
The Flaming Arts Agency: http://www.theflamingarts.eu
Booking:  info@theflamingarts.eu

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

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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.

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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/