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If there is one thing that Hoest, the iconic leader and frontman of Norwegian Black Metallers TAAKE,  has demonstrated with his trademark Helnorsk Svartmetall  sound  over the band’s twenty five year career, it is that it is possible for the genre not only to survive, but also to thrive and re-generate itself into something fresh and relevant, whilst losing none of its traditional feel.

And alongside TAAKE for many years now has been the Dark Essence Records label, based, like the band itself, in Bergen, and well known not only for its roster of long-established and extremely successful exponents of Black and Extreme Metal, but also for its unerring ability to sniff out the best of the new generation of bands coming up today.

Now, this hugely successful partnership between label and band has come up with a collaboration that will see the release of “7 Fjell”.  This career-spanning, limited edition box set will be a one-time only issue of 1,000 copies, and will contain seven picture discs that comprise all of TAAKE’s full-length albums to date. Each individual disc of seven tracks each (no bonus tracks), will come in a die-cut sleeve, and also included in the box will be  a TAAKE slip mat for your record player!   Of the seven albums, the last four have never before been released as picture discs.

“7 Fjell”, which translated  means the “7 Mountains”,  is a reference to both the seven mountains that surround Bergen, as well as the seven albums themselves.  With artwork by HELHEIM’s H’grimnir, based on a photo by Peter Beste, the picture discs are as follows:

Nattestid…. (1999)

  1. Nattestid ser Porten vid I
  2. Nattestid ser Porten vid II
  3. Nattestid ser Porten vid III
  4. Nattestid ser Porten vid IV
  5. Nattestid ser Porten vid V
  6. Nattestid ser Porten vid VI
  7. Nattestid ser Porten vid VII

…Bjoergvin… (2002)

  1. Over Bjoergvin graater Himmerik I
  2. Over Bjoergvin graater Himmerik II
  3. Over Bjoergvin graater Himmerik III
  4. Over Bjoergvin graater Himmerik IV
  5. Over Bjoergvin graater Himmerik V
  6. Over Bjoergvin graater Himmerik VI
  7. Over Bjoergvin graater Himmerik VII

…Doedskvad (2005)

  1. Hordalands Doedskvad I
  2. Hordalands Doedskvad II
  3. Hordalands Doedskvad III
  4. Hordalands Doedskvad IV
  5. Hordalands Doedskvad V
  6. Hordalands Doedskvad VI
  7. Hordalands Doedskvad VII

Taake (2008)

  1. Atternatt
  2. Umenneske
  3. Lukt til Helvete
  4. Doedsjarl
  5. Motpol
  6. September omsider
  7. Velg bort Livet

Noregs Vaapen (2011)

  1. Fra Vadested til Vaandesmed
  2. Orkan
  3. Nordbundet
  4. Du ville ville Vestland
  5. Myr
  6. Helvetesmakt
  7. Dei vil alltid klaga og kyta

Stridens Hus (2014)

  1. Gamle Norig
  2. Orm
  3. Det fins en Prins
  4. Stank
  5. En Sang til Sand om Ildebrand
  6. Kongsgaard bestaar
  7. Vinger

Kong Vinter (2017)

  1. Sverdets Vei
  2. Inntrenger
  3. Huset i Havet
  4. Havet i Huset
  5. Jernhaand
  6. Maanebrent
  7. Fra Bjoergegrend mot Glemselen

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“7 Fjell” is set for release on the 7th December and it is anticipated that demand for this item is going to be particularly high. It is therefore advisable to pre-order now from the following to avoid disappointment:

BandCamp: https://taake.bandcamp.com

Webshop: https://www.darkessencerecords.no/product-category/taake/

US Webshop: https://taake.aisamerch.com/item/65768

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More information about TAAKE can be found on the band’s official Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/taakeofficial  or on their website at http://svartekunst.no

The official video for the track “Nordbundet” from the TAAKE album “Noregs Vaapen” can be seen below and at http://youtu.be/OAIIbnrYC7Q


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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 Records Bandcamp:  http://karismarecords.bandcamp.com/
Dark Essence on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/darkessencerecords
Dark Essence on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/DarkEssenceRecords/videos
Dark Essence Records on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DarkEssenceRec
Dark Essence Records on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/darkessencerecords/
Dark Essence Records Webshop: https://www.darkessencerecords.no/shop/
Dark Essence Webshop North America:  https://darkessence.aisamerch.com
Dark Essence SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/dark-essence-records

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Black Metallers BLODARV have inked a deal with the Dutch record label SOULSELLER RECORDS for the release and world-wide distribution of the band’s upcoming full-length album “The Illuminating Darkness” which will be available in CD, Digital and 12″ Vinyl formats in 2019.

Aside from having  recently signed bands such as  USURPER, DEATHCULT, PATRIA and   GRAVDAL  to their roster, SOULSELLER RECORDS have also been instrumental in the official re-issues of various Black Metal classics classics from bands such as GORGOROTH, OPHTHALAMIA, VED BUENS ENDE, OLD FUNERAL, DEN SAAKALDTE, THORNIUM and ANCIENT, to name but a few.

Commenting on the decision to sign with SOULSELLER RECORDS, BLODARV had this to say:

We have to say that we are really looking forward to working with Soulseller –  a cooperation that will greatly benefit both the band and the fans. Soulseller have proven themselves to be a label of some note with a great many quality  releases over the years, and we are more than satisfied to be working with them on the upcoming album.

One of the things that was very important to us was that this album should also be released on Vinyl. Not only because many of our fans prefer vinyl over other formats, but also because as soon as we had written the first track,  we all felt that vinyl was where it belonged, and,  as a consequence,  the whole album was created with that particular medium in mind.

Another aspect to signing with Soulseller was the availability issue.  Up until now, once we had sold out of our releases at the official BLODARV store in Denmark it has been extremely difficult, not to mention very expensive, for our European fans and followers to get their hands on them.  Ordering from Mexico, where our previous label and their distro were situated,  meant that fans in Europe were hit with taxes, customs charges and prohibitive postal costs, whilst we ourselves could only stock a very small number, as all our releases had been limited to 1,000 copies.  With Soulseller this will all change.

There are, of course, a few more reasons why we are looking forward to this co operation, not least of which are trust, shared visions and goals, dedication, artistic freedom, and the excellent communication we have with Soulseller.

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More info about “The Illuminating Darkness”  will be available soon, but in the meantime BLODARV recently gave fans an insight into what they could expect from the album by premiering the track  “A dark trail of Death” which is available to stream or download at the following:

Bandcamp : www.blodarv.bandcamp.com/track/a-dark-trail-of-death
youtube :  www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMU5XMwyc28
Soundcloud : www.soundcloud.com/blodarv/a-dark-trail-of-death/s-FjszF

More information about BLODARV can be found on the band’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/blodarvofficial  and Website at www.blodarv.net

OFFICIAL WEBSITES & CONTACT
Band Contact : stafahugin@hotmail.com
Band camp: www.blodarv.bandcamp.com
Website : www.blodarv.net
Facebook: www.facebook.com/blodarvofficial
Youtube: www.youtube.com/huginofblodarv
Twitter: www.twitter.com/blodarv
Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/blodarv
Webshop: www.blodarvshop.bigcartel.com
Myspace: www.myspace.com/blodarv
Reverbnation: www.reverbnation.com/blodarv
Management: www.patriciathomasmanagement.com
H & S Artwork: www.facebook.com/hammerartstudios
SOULSELLER RECORDS
Website: www.soulsellerrecords.com
Store: https://soulsellerrecords.bandcamp.com
US Store:  https://soulsellerrecords.aisamerch.com

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Eccentric and Prolific  are two adjectives that perfectly describe Norwegian Psychedelic Prog Folk Rockers  TUSMØRKE who are ready to release their third album in twelve months.  Titled “Osloborgerlig Tusmørke: Vardøger og utburder vol. 1”, it will hit the streets on the 30th November on Karisma Records.

As a taster, the band have released a single taken from the album.  The track, “Kjentmannen” can be heard below as well as streamed and downloaded at https://karismarecords.lnk.to/kjentmannen


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Being a band that moves fast, there is so much of TUSMØRKE’s material that gets left out, either through lack of space or lack of studio time, therefore, as the “vol 1” part of the album title suggests “Osloborgerlig Tusmørke: Vardøger og utburder vol. 1” is the first part of a series of compilations that feature songs, demos, outtakes and curios that didn’t QUITE make it onto TUSMØRKE’s albums themselves.

It is also a concept album that explores the rich history and mythology of Norway’s capital city Oslo. Vardøger are premonitions that precede an actual event. Utburder are infants who are abandoned in the woods at birth and whose haunting cries reverberate eerily through the night . So here you have the album in a nutshell – the signs of things to come and the sounds of the unwanted.

With artwork by the renowned Norwegian artist Arne Bendik Sjur, tracklisting for “Osloborgerlig Tusmørke: Vardøger og utburder vol. 1” as follows:

  1. Skattegravere i Grefsenåsen
  2. Hovedøya
  3. Gamle Oslo
  4. Djevelen fra Oslo
  5. Kjentmannen
  6. Akers Akropolis
  7. Alvene i Oslo
  8. Gamle Aker Kjerke

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“Osloborgerlig Tusmørke: Vardøger og utburder vol. 1” will be available in CD, Digital and Limited Edition vinyl formats.  The  first LP will be released on transparent orange vinyl (limited to 700 copies) with a 4 page lyric booklet and an A2 poster, and is now available to pre-order in all formats from https://tusm-rke.bandcamp.com/album/osloborgerlig-tusm-rke-vard-ger-og-utburder-vol-1

As well as the upcoming releases, TUSMØRKE, who are known for their offbeat sense of humour,  are treating fans to a new video for a track from their previous album “Fjernsyn i farver”.  Directed by Aleksander U. Serigstad, the video, for the track “Tøyens Hemmelighet” is even more amusing and out there than their previous forays, and  sees the intrepid band members being lured into the Oslo Botanical Gardens by a mysterious figure who goes by the name of Zatek.

The video can be seen below and at https://youtu.be/EvhRlAFxQG0


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Featuring members of WOBBLER, JORDSJØ and ALWANZATAR,  TUSMØRKE’s lineup fields an almost dizzying variety of instruments,  and is comprised of  Benediktator on Bass, vocals, Glockenspiel and percussion, Krizla on Flute, vocals, electronics and percussion,  The Phenomenon Marxo Solinas on Minimoog Model D, Korg CX3, William de Blaise on harpsichord, Steinway & Sons Grand Piano, Hohner Clavinet D6, Mellotron M400, Hammond C3, Wurlitzer 200 and Solina String Ensemble, and HlewagastiR on Drums and percussion.

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TUSMØRKE’s next live appearance will be at the Nøtterøy Kulturhus in Nøtterøy, Norway  on the 17th November.

They will also be celebrating the release of “Osloborgerlig Tusmørke: Vardøger og utburder vol. 1” with two shows supported by SAMMAL and BISMARCK.

30 November:  Røverstaden, Oslo
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01 December:  Inside, Bergen
https://www.facebook.com/ events/552001755238553/

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

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/Tusmorke/
Bandcamp:  https://tusm-rke.bandcamp.com
Band contact: tusmorke.booking@gmail.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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With their sixth full-length album “Villa Carlotta 5959” set to hit the streets on Karisma Records on the 2nd November, Norwegian Alternative Rockers LJUNGBLUT have released a second single from the album.   The track “235” can be streamed or downloaded at http://phonofile.link/ljungblut-235

Commenting on the track, and its rather unusual name of “235”, LJUNGBLUT founder Kim Ljung had this to say:

Why 235? A Manchester casino goes by this name. Lorry (ZEROMANCER band member and LJUNGBLUT sound engineer) and I were  there some years ago.  Lorry was doing well with the chips up until the point where I convinced him to head for the Roulette wheel. All on red. Broke in no time. Inspiration.

 Sindre (bass) wrote this one. He sent me a demo and asked me if it had the the right feel to make it a LJUNGBLUT track. Of course it had. I loved it instantly! Its stomping beat and the blend of both laid back and feisty guitars, triggered off a wave of words and ideas for vocals.

 His way of thinking about music is different to mine. Which is great and refreshing. Same goes for Dan (guitars) who has also written several songs on the upcoming album “Villa Carlotta 5959”. The guys have really cracked the code on how to compose songs in real Blut-fashion. I believe “235” was the very last song on the album that we rehearsed together, and made ready for live-recording, with  some twists regarding notes, and re-arranging.  Plus lifting the track up one key, meant that I had to push it vocally a bit more. It definitely suited the lyrics and the energy of “235”.

 For the mix, Alex (SEIGMEN/ZEROMANCER bandmember and LJUNGBLUT co-producer/mixer) and I decided to keep the room alive. We pushed up all faders for mono and stereo-room to get the live-feel even more present in the track. 

 The lyrics are quite easy. It has obsessive-compulsive disorder written all over it. I think everyone in the band can relate to these words to a certain extent!

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Formed in 2005 by Kim Ljung  as a vehicle for material he didn’t think would be suitable for  either SEIGMEN or ZEROMANCER , bands for whom he is both the bassist and main songwriter, LJUNGBLUT eventually expanded from a solo project, which saw the release of three albums, into a fully fledged band.  Dan Heide (ZEROMANCER, RED7) on guitars, Ted Skogmann (APOPTYGMA BERZERK) on drums , Joakim Brendsrød on keys and Sindre Pedersen on bass, joined Ljung, on keys and vocals, and, as a quintet, the band released two independent albums with Norwegian lyrics.

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“Villa Carlotta 5959” is, in fact, the last in the trilogy of the Norwegian language albums and in it Ljung creates smorgasbord filled with fascinating subjects ranging from the historical and factual, such as the tracks “Hasselblad”, which is about the 12 Hasselblad cameras left behind on the surface of the Moon, and “Superga”, which refers to the province of Turin, Italy, best known for  its Cathedral and the plane crash that killed the Torino football team in 1949, to the personal ,  with tracks like “Min Krig” (My war) and “Aldri helt stille” (Never completely quiet), which address the subject of Ljung’s chronic migraines.

Encompassing a wide range of tempos and dynamics,  “Villa Carlotta 5959” presents the listeners with a cohesive sound and a melancholy mood, swathing Ljung’s characteristic vocals in vintage synths and instruments .    Recorded live in the studio and mixed by Alex Møklebust (SEIGMEN / ZEROMANCER) and Terje Johannesen, guest artists on “Villa Carlotta 5959” include Ljunggren (A-HA, ZEROMANCER), Ginge Anvik (SUBGUD, soundtrack composer) and  Terje Johannesen.

“Villa Carlotta 5959” will be released in CD, Digital and Vinyl formats, as well as a Limited Edition Turquoise LP.  Artwork is by Hanne-Christine Flåten,  and track listing is as follows:

  1. Hasselblad
  2. Oktober
  3. Til Warszawa
  4. 235
  5. Superga
  6. Diamant
  7. Himmelen som vet
  8. Ohnesorg
  9. Aldri helt stille
  10. Min Krig

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“Villa Carlotta 5959” is now available to pre-order from:

Bandcamp (all versions) : https://ljungblut.bandcamp.com/
Webshop (CD and LPs): https://www.karismarecords.no/webshop/

To  celebrate the release of “Villa Carlotta 5959” LJUNGBLUT will play the following dates in Norway:

09 Nov:  Papirhuset, Tønsberg
10 Nov:  Papirhuset, Tønsberg
12 Nov:  Kulturkirken Jacob, Oslo

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More information about LJUNGBLUT can be found on the band’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Ljungblut-86549322482/

A video for the title track from LJUNGBLUT’s 2016 album “Ikke alle netter er like sorte”  can be seen below and at https://youtu.be/ukmQo13JkPY


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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Ljungblut-86549322482/
Website: www.ljungblut.com
YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2GURpUy14Zv87L9T-ftYTg
Karisma Records: http://www.karismarecords.no/
Karisma Records Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/karismarecords
Karisma Records Bandcamp: https://karismarecords.bandcamp.com
Karisma Records on YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/c/KarismarecordsNor
Karisma Records Twitter: https://twitter.com/KarismaRecords
Karisma on SoundCloud:  https://soundcloud.com/karisma-records
Karisma Records Webshop: http://karismarecords.bigcartel.com/
Karisma Records US Webshop:  http://karismarecords.aisamerch.com/
Karisma Records BandCamp: http://karismarecords.bandcamp.com/music
Karisma Records KlickTrack Store (digital only):  http://shop.klicktrack.com/karismadarkessencerecords

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With their second full-length album “Limbohead” having hit the streets in March of this year on Karisma Records, Norway’s DOBBELTGJENGER have given fans a brand new single with which to fill the void in between releases.

Titled “Paper Cutter”, the single is available to stream and download at https://KarismaRecords.lnk.to/PaperCutter

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DOBBELTGJENGER’s lineup of 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,  prefer to eschew conventional labels

in order to produce “straight-to-the-point” and refreshing alternative rock songs without being shackled by any “genre” pre-conceptions.

“Limbohead” itself has been described as a “colourful, varied and addictive rock album”,  which pretty much sums up DOBBELTGJENGER, whose lyrics tell tales of deep-rooted neuroticism,  and whose eclectic  sound contains contagious grooves, a futuristic guitar sound and soulful rock vocals.  They also clearly demonstrate that as a band DOBBELTGJENGER is not averse to  injecting a dose of fun into the proceedings now and then.

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“Limbohead”  comes in CD, 12″ Vinyl and Digital formats and is available from all the usual retailers and streaming services,  as well as 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/

A video by Jarle H. Moe for the track “Calling Tokyo” from “Limbohead”  can be seen below and at https://youtu.be/m3vkKr_vM8o

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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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Swedish Black Metallers HYPERION will take time out of the studio, where they are busy recording the follow up to their highly acclaimed debut album ” Seraphical Euphony”,  in order to join BATUSHKA as main support on two dates on the Polish Black Metal legends upcoming tour.

As well as the two shows with BATUSHKA, HYPERION will also appear in Sweden in what will be their final shows of 2018, so that they can concentrate fully on the new album,  which will be released on Black Lion Records once completed. Upcoming shows as follows:

19 Oct: Klubs Melnā Piektdiena, Riga, Latvia (with Batushka)
Info at: https://www.facebook.com/events/200118643909212/

20 Oct: Rockclub Tapper Tallinn, Estonia (with Batushka)
Info at: https://www.facebook.com/events/167417083980673/

30 Nov: Sticky Fingers, Gothenburg, Sweden
Info at: https://www.facebook.com/events/298695747578960/

01 Dec: Copperfields, Stockholm, Sweden
Info at: https://www.facebook.com/events/552103061885553/

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Fans are advised that 80% of the tickets for theTallinn shows are already sold out, and anyone wishing to attend should get their tickets in advance and not rely on tickets being available at the door in order not to be disappointed

More information about HYPERION can be found on the band’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/HyperionSwe/ or on the website at https://www.hyperion.nu

Fan-filmed footage of HYPERION performing the track “Blood of the Ancients” live in Berlin can be seen below and at https://youtu.be/TFAC9QFdBrg


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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Hyperion on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HyperionSwe/
Hyperion Website: https://www.hyperion.nu
Hyperion Bancamp: https://hyperionblacklion.bandcamp.com
Hyperion Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hyperionswe/
Hyperion YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/hyperionsweofficial
Band contact and booking: info@hyperion.nu
Black Lion Records Website: https://blacklion.nu
Black Lion Records on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/blacklionrecordsswe/
Black Lion Records Bandcamp: https://blacklionrecords.bandcamp.com
Black Lion Records on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/blacklionrecordsswe/
Black Lion Records on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Blacklionrecswe
Black Lion Records on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdKzG_KjmK7A-PnunzLvzdQ
Information from: contact@blacklion.nu

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When a band’s members all come from backgrounds as diverse as classical piano, electronica, prog and hard-rock, and if they manage to pull it all together in a consummate fashion to create a unique sound, you would be safe to guess that the band was Norway’s OAK.   And, with their latest full-length album “False Memory Archive” due out on Karisma Records on the 19th October,  the Pop/Rockers have released the title track as a single, about which they have this to say:

If you are somewhat loose with everyone’s  conception of what ‘Pop’ actually is, then  the track “False Memory Archive” is the album’s pop leitmotif,  which still unmistakably sounds like OAK.  It also happens to be the album’s title track and, as such, it serves as a kind of introduction to the theme of the whole album.  It is a song that appears  light and happy in its expression, but all the while it still contains its fair share of darkness

The track “False Memory Archive” is available from, or can be heard at http://smarturl.it/OakFMA

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Since starting out as a folk-rock duo, and releasing their 2013 debut album “Lighthouse”, OAK’s lineup of Øystein Sootholtet (Bass, guitars, banjo, keys & programming), Simen Valldal Johannessen (vocals, piano, keys & lyrics), Sigbjørn Reiakvam (drums, percussion, programming & keys), Ole Michael Bjørndal (guitars) and Stephan Hvinden (guitars), have made considerable strides as both musicians and songwriters as their sophomore album demonstrates.

There is still a nod in the direction of the debut full-length, but “False Memory Archive” is both darker and groovier , whilst retaining that successful amalgam of sound that is neither wholly progressive pop, nor wholly progressive rock,  but which is absolutely trademark OAK  and is comprised of catchy elements and stunning vocal harmonies, which create that unique duality that defines them as a band.

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“False Memory Archive” was recorded in Oslo at the Ljugekroken Studio and the Tøyen Church, and was  mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren and OAK at the Fascination Studios.  With front cover artwork by  Lisa Love and design by Deformat, and featuring a guest appearance on guitars by Bjorn RIIS, tracklisting for “False Memory Archive” is as follows:

  1. We, The Drowned
  2. Claire De Lune
  3. False Memory Archuve
  4. Lost Causes (Bjorn Riis guesting on guitar)
  5. Intermezzo
  6. The Lights
  7. These Are The Stars We’re Aiming For
  8. Transparent Eyes
  9. Psalm 51

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“False Memory Archive” will be released in CD, Digital and Crystal Clear Vinyl formats, and is now available to pre-order at:

Bandcamp:  https://oakinoslo.bandcamp.com
Webshop:  https://www.karismarecords.no/artists/oak/

Oak PR3

More information about OAK can be found on the band’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/oakinoslo/ or on their website at http://www.oakinoslo.com

Additional Information
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/oakinoslo/
Website: http://www.oakinoslo.com
Bandcamp:  https://oakinoslo.bandcamp.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/oakinoslo/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/OakInOslo
Band contact and Booking: contact@oakinoslo.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 BandCamp: http://karismarecords.bandcamp.com/music
Karisma Records US Webshop:  http://karismarecords.aisamerch.com/
Karisma Records KlickTrack Store (digital only):  http://shop.klicktrack.com/karismadarkessencerecords